SPACES Unveils their New Home

The folks at SPACES really know how to throw a good party – and their grand opening weekend on January 14 and 15 did not disappoint.  It was two days of performances, temporary installations, delightful food and drink, and of course some dancing. During the Saturday night “Roving Housewarming Party” nearly 30 area artists either contributed art or gave performances; […]

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MAKERS: Frank Oriti, Oil Painter

Cleveland painter Frank Oriti recently moved into a new studio in the Screw Factory.  Much larger than his previous space, sunlight pours into the room through an immense wall of windows.  His tools and easels are all carefully set and at the ready, and giant heaps of oil paint wait for his brushes.  I have been an admirer of Oriti’s portrait paintings […]

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Zine Scene – A Few Words with Phoebe Thomas of the Cozy Up! Collective

Somewhere in my attic there is a box filled with tattered and torn old zines. I’ve held on to these photocopied and unevenly stapled collections of anarchist poems, punk album reviews, crude drawings, and suburban-nihilist thought for over twenty years.  But zines have moved beyond my limited, largely 1990’s perception, and are starting to get their “fair dues” as an art form.  MOCA Cleveland […]

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Meet Me in The Square

In the fall of 2002, a group of Clevelanders stood together in our city’s center and thought about what it could be: a beautiful, vibrant, and active space that would create a legacy for generations to come.  In order to make this vision a reality, LAND studio, in partnership with James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), best known for New York’s […]

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Dancing on the Edge | Michelle Murphy at 2731 Prospect

    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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Spring, 2016 Events

Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. Enjoy the shows!   CONTINUING Through March 12 New Directions — new works from young up and coming artists, Harris Stanton Cleveland Gallery Directors Choice […]

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