Show Up!

Almost all of the artists that I know who have been successful in our region have been full participants in its art life.  They show up at art openings, participate in activities like the Monster Drawing Rally at SPACES or Monothon at Zygote, visit each other’s studios, and populate the boards of art organizations. When their careers were new, it […]

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Object Lessons: Cyra Levenson works to engage art students of all ages, through the collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art

  Cyra Levenson has been in her role as the Cleveland Museum of Art’s director of education and academic affairs for just over a year. Her broad duties include overseeing interpretation of the collection, as well as collaborating in the launch of The Keithley Institute for Art History, which offers object-based learning opportunity for researchers or students interested in museum […]

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Sunflowers on Red Bricks: Re-reading Latin America and the Caribbean from Cleveland, Ohio

  by Laura Ruiz Montes Translation by Damaris Puñales Alpízar Laura Ruiz Montes is a poet, writer, and critic in Matanzas, Cuba, who was a Spring 2017 Creative Fusion resident in Cleveland, hosted by CAN Journal and supported by the Cleveland Foundation. This is the second part of her essay on Cleveland artists of Latin American descent. The first part […]

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FALL 2017 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 September 1 Justin Brennan: Paintings and Drawings; Stephen Kasner: Homecoming Preview HEDGE GALLERY   Through September 9 Word. […]

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Individually and Collectively: A City of Immigrants with a Chorus of Voices – We All Do Better When We Work Together

This issue of CAN marks the beginning of our sixth year. Depending on when you start counting, our fifth anniversary is either just about to happen, or came sometime during the last six months. On this occasion, we can’t help explore who we are, and why we are here. And in light of the national and international political climate, with […]

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Death from the Skies: Meet 2017 Guggenheim Fellow / KSU Associate Professor Mahwish Chishty

Killing is an old story, but military drones are doing what they can to update it. Since 2004 the CIA, operating under the past two administrations, has waged what amounts to a futuristic, robotic aerial war against alleged terrorists organizing along Pakistan’s northwest border, killing thousands of people.  Some died because they were targeted, others because they were too close […]

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Magical Wax: The Playable Art of Wax Mage Records

“I do everything with the same conviction, whether I’m taking photographs or performing or painting or writing. I’m the same person.” – Patti Smith I doubt it’s very surprising that a musical artist would dabble in other art forms.  The Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) was also a well-known painter who showed his work alongside Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky, and […]

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Sunflowers on Red Bricks (Re-reading Latin America and the Caribbean from Cleveland, Ohio)

Laura Ruiz Montes is resident in Cleveland during the Spring of 2017, hosted by CAN with support from the Cleveland Foundation through the Creative Fusion program. Poet, critic, and editor of  Ediciones Vigia—a publisher of artist books in Matanzas, Cuba—her role during the residency has been to write her impressions of art from the community of Latino immigrants in Cleveland. […]

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