Creative Fusion Outcomes: Greg Martin returns to Havana to exhibit at Fábrica de Arte Cubano

Cleveland photographer Greg Martin traveled to Cuba as part of the Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion cohort in the winter of 2017. While in Havana and Matanzas, he made photographs of locals using the wet plate collodion process, a complex technique that dates to the early days of photography. It involves first dipping a piece of glass or metal in a […]

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Creative Fusion: Fifty Years After the Crooked River Burned, A Global Response

Creative Fusion’s Waterways to Waterways is an artistic celebration of the Cuyahoga At the center of the Cleveland Foundation’s 2019 Waterways to Waterways Creative Fusion program are five grassroots organizations spearheading nine unique efforts to draw attention to the Cuyahoga River. The 2019 program will also include a Global PechaKucha Night. On June 20, “Waterways” will fill the Jacobs Pavilion […]

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ART AND THE CROOKED RIVER: A PATH THROUGH HISTORY

The Waterways to Waterways cohort of Creative Fusion residents continues a long tradition of artistic response to the Cuyahoga. The general lay of the land surrounding Cleveland offers little drama to feed either artists’ or tourists’ desire for the extraordinary. Even the coast of our Great Lake offers little variation—with none of the outcroppings, peninsulas and offshore islands that usually […]

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Creative Fusion – Waterways To Waterways: Art and the Cuyahoga

The Cleveland Foundation Presents Creative Fusion Waterways To Waterways: Art and the Cuyahoga by Stephen Love “No visible life…it oozes rather than flows,” lamented Time Magazine in its now infamous article on the environmental plight of the Cuyahoga River. The article featured the river fire of June 22, 1969, a combustion so small that no known photographs exist. The thirteenth […]

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Creative Fusion, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Myoyoung Kim / South Korea

Myoyoung Kim remembers that she first saw the term “info-graphic” in an article in The New York Times in 2001. It caught her eye because it perfectly described something she had been doing on her own, as a way of communicating research data while she pursued her BA at the Korea National University of Arts. Myoyoung was studying Interaction Design, […]

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The Murals Are the Message

Commissioned in bulk, murals have recently proliferated around Cleveland   At least one thing is happening very fast at City Hall: October 19, Mayor Frank Jackson’s office announced an extraordinary opportunity for a Cleveland artist—to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of our sister city relationship with Rouen, France, by traveling there to paint a large mural, eighty feet long by […]

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Creative Fusion – M. Carmen Lane / Cleveland

A Tough Interrogation M. Carmen Lane is a two-spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, cultural worker, poet, popular educator and consultant living in Kahyonhá:ke (Cleveland, Ohio). Carmen is a part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Data Art cohort. We talked about their influences, what drives them, and the artist’s work in A Color Removed, an exhibition curated by Michael […]

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Creative Fusion: Angelica Dass / Brazil

Beautiful Jails Angélica Dass is no stranger to integrating art and numbers. Her best-known project, Humanae (pronounced “human eye”), involved 4,000 portraits of a wide variety of people, each staring straight into the lens and presented against a background matching the skin color of their nose, and placed and codified along the color continuum of the Pantone Matching System (PMS) […]

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