The Cleveland Foundation Presents Creative Fusion: No Matter How Divergent Our Perspective

At a time when we have more ways to connect than ever before, it feels like we are all starting to understand just a little less about one another. Sometimes it seems that the breadth of our context is getting narrower, while the need for more perspective continues to grow. The belief that bringing together diverse voices can galvanize a […]

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At The River’s Edge

The nature of bulkheads is to fail. Will bulkheads of nature work better? Mao liked to tell the story of the Foolish Old Man who wanted to improve the view from his farmhouse by moving two mountains. Shovel by shovel, generation after generation, he got his wish. Shovel by shovel, generation after generation, the Cuyahoga River was made tame through […]

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A Feel-Good Moment: The 59th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards

Last night at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium, broadcasting icon Dee Perry (CAP 2016) presented the 59th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards to some of the region’s finest. Winners included poets, writers, musicians, composers, visual artists, dancers, leaders, and visionaries at what was a truly uplifting night filled with powerful speeches, delightful music, and extraordinary performances. It was what […]

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Outcomes: Creative Fusion plants seeds of an ongoing artistic exchange

Printmaker Iván Andrés Lecaros Correa first came to Cleveland—and specifically to Zygote Press—in 2012, as a Creative Fusion resident supported by the Cleveland Foundation. He returned in July with his colleague Sabrina Sofía Ávila Martin in a self-supported residency. Seeds planted by Creative Fusion seven years ago now are poised to flourish with support from other funders as a new […]

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ART BECOMING MUSIC Creative Fusion: Composers Series uses the Cleveland Museum of Art as Muse

Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s Progress was inspired by a narrative series of paintings of the same name by William Hogarth. Mussorgsky’s piano composition Pictures at an Exhibition was prompted by… pictures at an exhibition, featuring works by his late friend Viktor Hartmann. Van Gogh’s The Starry Night inspired an orchestral work, an opera, and, for better or worse, Don […]

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Creative Fusion: MID-CENTURY DREAMING

Most every Clevelander has passed the modest mid-century building on West 25th Street between Franklin Avenue and the iconic 1963 Riverview Tower apartment complex, but few actually see it. The landscape somehow swallows it up. Earlier this summer, that changed. LAND studio teamed up with building owner, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) to reactivate the space, which the Plain Dealer […]

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THE CLEVELAND FOUNDATION PRESENTS: CREATIVE FUSION Artists at the Table, Building the Future

The projects of the Cleveland Foundation’s 2019 Creative Fusion Waterways to Waterways cohort marked the 50th anniversary of the famous June 22, 1969, fire on the Cuyahoga River. The fire itself and the improvement of the river’s water quality are landmarks in environmental history. Most of that progress has been made through research, education, and political action, as well as […]

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Mastery at the Print Room

  The photo exhibit A Collection of Stories, which was up at the Cleveland Print Room May 31-June 14, was divided into 7 titled sections. You could say it was like looking at the subject from seven different angles, in a Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen-Ways-Of-Looking-At-A-Blackbird” kind of way: the content and intention of each section were unified, but  distinct, like seven […]

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