Dr. Lady J: A Woman Who Slays, at the 2022 FRONT Triennial

Dr. Lady J—credentialed with a PhD in musicology, and a dissertation on how drag went mainstream—is a co-host of the FRONT Triennial podcast APodofDustandRainbows. She collaborates with textile artist Loraine Lynn on an installation/performance opening at the Cleveland Institute of Art on September 30. Dr. Lady J (she/they) is the world’s first drag queen with a PhD dissertation on drag […]

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Fall 2022 Events

Fall 2022 Events: Your easy, chronological guide to exhibits and opportunities at Northeast Ohio galleries, studios, and museums coming in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN Journal. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to check with galleries for current protocols. Some in-person indoor events […]

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Amber Kempthorn: (Extra)Ordinary Magic

Amber Kempthorn stirs meticulously-rendered everyday objects and revelatory encounters into the sweeping stardust of her dream-like works on paper. Since earning an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008, the Northeast Ohio native (born in Cuyahoga Falls, she also attended Ohio’s College of Wooster and Hiram College) has developed a tantalizing style, glimmering with mystique and memory as it […]

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Photo Poets: Braxton Taylor

“How do you interpret the title, Photo Poet?” – Aja “To be a photo poet, is to be someone who can capture a moment with the intention of telling a story in the final product.” – Braxton From the hood to the woods and everywhere in between, Braxton Taylor’s photography reflects on his personal exposure to an array of everchanging […]

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FRONT Triennial: “I Think It’s Absolutely Changed”

FRONT TRIENNIAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PREM KRISHNAMURTHY AND CURATOR ANNIE WISCHMEYER TALK ABOUT CURATION DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC Brittany Mariel Hudak recently sat down with Prem Krishnamurthy and Annie Wischmeyer in the Ames Family Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art to discuss their curatorial strategies, inspirations, and what we can expect for FRONT 2022. Their team had just held a […]

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