Creative Fusion Outcomes: Gisela McDaniel, Portrait of / Retrato de Gina DeJesus, 2020.

PAINTED IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, located near the corner of West 25 St. and Castle, this mural is a celebration of the life and story of Gina DeJesus. Gina and her cousin, Sylvia Colon, have founded the Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children and Adults, located across the street in the former Astrup Awnings Building. Gisela McDaniel is a diasporic, […]

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La música que nos une

Durante las próximas semanas, tres artistas residentes estarán trabajando con estudiantes locales a través de la Sociedad de Guitarra Clásica de Cleveland (CCGS, por sus siglas en inglés). Estos artistas son Anastasia Sonaranda, de México; Hermelindo Ruiz, de Puerto Rico; y Thomas Flippin, de Estados Unidos continental. Los tres son guitarristas y compositores que se han adaptado a las nuevas […]

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THE MUSIC THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER

For the next few weeks, three artists-in-residence will be working with local students through the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society (CCGS): Anastasia Guzman Sonaranda, from Mexico; Hermelindo Ruiz, from Puerto Rico; and Thomas Flippin, from the continental USA. These artists are guitarists and composers who have adapted to the new circumstances and will be working online, given the current health crisis. […]

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Arte a distancia: MetroWest presenta exhibición de once artistas de Cleveland sobre el coronavirus

La crisis de COVID ha propiciado que el arte público al aire libre tenga un papel más relevante. Es visible para todos, todo el tiempo, sin obligar a los espectadores a aglomerarse en multitudes en las galerías y a respirar un aire encerrado. Además, ofrece una alternativa única para unir a una comunidad,al proporcionar una experiencia común incluso cuando las […]

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METROWEST PRESENTS ART AT A DISTANCE: ELEVEN CLEVELAND ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE COVID CRISIS

The COVID crisis has created a world in which outdoor public art has an important role. It’s visible to everyone, all the time, without subjecting viewers to gallery crowds or indoor air. It has a unique way of bringing a community together, providing common experience even when people are isolated. That’s what has happened with several of the Creative Fusion […]

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EL MUSEO DE MI BARRIO: TURNING CLEVELAND NEIGHBORHOODS INTO MUSEUMS

Arts and culture organizations throughout the nation have had to get creative about how to continue their work through a pandemic, and Cleveland’s own Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center is no different. Located on Cleveland’s Near West side, Julia De Burgos’ mission is to transform lives by preserving, educating and promoting Latino heritage through the teaching and practice of […]

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CREATIVE FUSION – A New Mural in Clark-Fulton Honors Gina DeJesus: Gisela McDaniel, Detroit

Detroit, Michigan-based artist Gisela McDaniel has been working with her partner Tony Rave on a mural that is sure to become a landmark in Clark-Fulton. Her subject is Georgina DeJesus, co-founder with her cousin Sylvia Colon, of the Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children and Adults. DeJesus is known around the world as one of three women abducted, chained, and […]

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CREATIVE FUSION – Reaching Across Barriers: Hector Castellanos-Lara, Cleveland

With support from the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program, Cleveland artist Hector Castellanos-Lara hopes to work with artist Ana Quiroz, who lives in San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, Mexico—assuming travel plans survive the COVID crisis. His project is to build a permanent gateway structure as part of Art House’s green campus expansion: a structure that will mark this […]

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CREATIVE FUSION – Counting Through the Arts: The Why We Count Project

The 2020 Census could end a month earlier: on September 30 instead of October 31, as planned when the coronavirus became a pandemic. The door-knocking efforts by census officers trying to count everyone in our country will end before the extended date stipulated in April, when the COVID-19 crisis made it clear that it would be impossible to follow the initial deadlines and […]

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