Worldwide Begins at Home

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You’ve seen at least one variation of this idea expressed on bumper stickers: Think Globally: Act Locally. That may mean something different to everyone who reads it, but when it’s stuck on the back of an old, fuel-efficient car along with a bunch of other bumper stickers that say things like “Imagine Whirled Peas,” and “Coexist” (spelled out in the […]






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Collective Arts Network: Laura Ruiz Montes / Ediciones Vigia (Matanzas, Cuba) & Damaris Punales Alpizar (Cleveland)

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Books Endure as Three-Dimensional, Mixed-Media Sculpture I often wonder about the future of books. I do not worry about the content. Humans are not going to stop letting their imaginations run wild, telling stories, recounting history or pondering philosophical and social facts. But inevitably, in time, technology will change the way we […]






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CREATIVE FUSION: Collective Arts Network: Laura Ruiz Montes (Matanzas, Cuba), Damaris Punales Alpizar (Cleveland)

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Laura visits us from Matanzas, a beautiful and quiet city of colonial architecture east of Havana. Like Cleveland, Matanzas is a city of bridges and rivers, with a unique history and culture, often ignored. Like Cleveland, Matanzas is a vibrant city, full of artists: poets, painters, and writers. There are very few […]






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Cuba, Cleveland and the Arts: An Import-Export Relationship

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“As a former US diplomat, I can tell you that there is not a country in the world, rich or poor, that you can’t learn something from.” That’s Ronn Richard, president of the Cleveland Foundation, speaking of the Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program, and specifically its focus on Cuba this Spring. This week, a delegation of Cleveland nonprofit […]






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Dancing on the Edge | Michelle Murphy at 2731 Prospect

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    You may have seen Michelle Murphy’s work recently in the NEO Geo exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art, fitting comfortably amongst artists that use geometry and formal elements as a means of expression.  Indeed, Murphy does have definite connections to the famed Op Art school of thought espoused by Julian Stanczak and others at the Cleveland Institute of […]






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