Educators talk about “teachable moments”– those times when learning comes easily because something happens that makes information relevant. This is one of those times for people concerned about public funding for the arts in Cuyahoga County. As if to highlight the need to find something other than a cigarette tax to provide such revenue, a recent State of Ohio budget […]Read more
The Cleveland Foundation Presents – Creative Fusion: Art can change the world. Or at least Cleveland.
When my wife Laura and I opened Transformer Station in early 2013, we hoped it would be an artistic success. After almost five years, 20 exhibitions and scores of concerts and events, I think we can claim progress towards that goal. The success that we didn’t expect was the impact our investment had in the neighborhood. The lively sidewalk scene […]Read more
Maybe this is a good time to talk. Just over 75 percent of the people who cast ballots in Cuyahoga County in November voted in favor of renewed public support of the arts and culture through its 30 cent per pack tax on cigarettes. That’s an overwhelming number. And a few months earlier, when the County Council discussed putting the […]Read more