The Cleveland Foundation Presents Creative Fusion Cleveland Meets Havana

El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Even if you haven’t heard of Creative Fusion, the Cleveland Foundation’s international artist residency program, I bet you’ve been touched by our visiting artists over the past nine years. Perhaps you viewed their work at an exhibit, participated in an artist-led workshop, or spotted the bright new murals transforming buildings in Ohio […]

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

“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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The Cleveland Foundation Presents: Creative Fusion, Global Artists with Targeted, Lasting Local Impact

CAN’s coverage of Creative Fusion means to spread the word about a program that opens doors between Cleveland and the world. Since 2008, Creative Fusion has brought international artists here to create exhibits and performances with local host organiztions. In Fall, 2016 we are enthusiastic to tell you that the program is evolving in ways that will engage local artists […]

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Cleveland Print Room – Loreto Greve, Santiago, Chile: A Tender Eye for the Romantic

Santiago-born artist Loreto Greve adds her exhilarating presence to Cleveland’s packed season of new exhibitions, concerts, and performances this fall, as a participant in the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program.   Greve’s host is the Cleveland Print Room, a non-profit community darkroom, educational center, studio workspace, and photographic gallery located in the Quadrangle arts district in the […]

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Transformer Station – Rainer Prohaska, Krems an der Donau, Austria, Cleveland Bound: Tying it All Together

Austrian artist Rainer Prohaska’s work is as much about construction as about the final structure, according to Danielle Meeker, the Transformation Station’s gallery manager. During his three-month Creative Fusion resdiency, Prohaska will create and install work in the outdoor space adjacent to the contemporary art gallery and half-time annex of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Apart from temporary installations on […]

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Ingenuity – Luis Ituarte, Tijuana, Mexico / Los Angeles, California: Borderlines: one part aesthetics, one part social construction

When Luis Ituarte considers the idea of borders, it is not in the traditional sense where lines of demarcation are drawn to signify one’s crossing into new territory. Instead, Ituarte’s approach is more Post-western. He recognizes notion of borders geographical and otherwise, but raises a question: why do we have borders to begin with? It’s a simple question, but in […]

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Cleveland Public Theater – Ananda Nahu, Salvador Bahia, Brazil

Renowned Brazilian painter and muralist Ananda Nahu is a master in stencil technique with extensive experience leading community-driven public art projects from Rio de Janiero to New York. She uses vibrant colors and bold combinations of patterns and shapes, a process she describes as a “remixing of different cultures.” “[My style is] characterized by integrating harmoniously different interpretations of cultural […]

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SPACES – Michela Picchi, Italy / Berlin, Germany: “Someone designed that.”

Designer and illustrator Michela Picchi comes to Cleveland this fall, bringing her six-hue palette, a pop art sensibility and a fierce enthusiasm for a new opportunity. Picchi, an Italian-born artist living in Berlin, is one of  six members of this fall’s Creative Fusion residency created by the Cleveland Foundation. Visiting artists are hosted by a local organization — SPACES, in […]

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Ohio City, Inc. – Maria Lopez an Javier de Riba, Barcelona, Spain: The Necessities of the Wall by Charity Thomas

Javier de Riba and Maria Lopez began painting indoor murals four years ago, and since then, have branched out to create installations and large-scale outdoor murals. That’s what brings them to Ohio City this Fall. Hosted by the neighborhood development organization Ohio City, Inc., they are among the half dozen artists visiting Cleveland this fall as part of the Cleveland […]

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