2018 Cleveland Arts Prizes announced

The Cleveland Arts Prize has announced the winners of its 2018 awards. The 58th annual prizes recognize artists working in fields as diverse as architecture, literature, painting, and comics. A Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Rita Dove, a playwright, author, poet and lyricist based out of Akron. In 1993, Dove became the first Black Poet Laureate of the United […]

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CAN Triennial Dealer Guide: Darius Steward and Justin Woody

Darius Steward Darius Steward is a visual artist and educator currently living in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Delaware obtaining a Master of Fine Art degree in May 2010. His undergraduate work was completed at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he had a concentration in drawing and painting. Since graduating, Darius has shown artwork with Museum […]

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Darius Steward At Tregoning & Co.

If you haven’t had a chance to see Darius Steward’s new exhibition, “Baggage Claim” at Tregoning & Co., you should check it out Friday (12/15/17) during Third Friday at 78th Street Studios. The artist will be there – performing – as part of the exhibition. Tucked into a corner of the gallery is an easel, stool, and pedestal – and […]

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MOCA’s Constant: How To Engage Community?

If you look at MOCA’s Constant as the Sun as a way to see what is going on in the region’s art world, you would see a sampling of wildly disparate practices. From straightforward documentation to generative exercises in community engagement, to quirky metaphor, the 10 individuals/collectives are all over the map in their motivations, their media, and their concepts. […]

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Scratching The Surface: New Works by Darius Steward

  For many people, the blank page can be an intimidating place to start. Whether you are a writer or a visual artist, the bleached sanitized glow of a white piece of paper can be paralyzing and anxiety-inducing. Where do I start? Where do I end? The initial marks seem so important and influences every mark moving forward. Yet, Darius […]

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TERRIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL: Darius Steward, Clotilde Jimenez, and Race as a subject for artistic dialog

When we talk about race in Cleveland, conversation runs quickly toward headline stories, especially of white police officers and Black men or boys. Thanks to a couple of high profile shootings and the way the justice system responded, the city had a major role in the national discussion of race-related violence in 2015.  That was the context in which I […]

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Feel the Pressure

The Maria Neil Art Project, in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland’s historic Collinwood neighborhood, will be featuring new work by Cleveland artist Darius Steward in the upcoming solo exhibition Pressure.  The exhibition will run March 4 through April 17, with an opening reception Friday, March 4, from 5 – 10 pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free and […]

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