MICHAELANGELO LOVELACE: TRUE STORY

After 40 years making art, Cleveland-based Michaelangelo Lovelace is finding an audience nationwide. In 2018 Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York presented his solo exhibition, The Land. In Fall 2019 the gallery will present his work in a solo show at Art Expo Chicago. Lovelace credits a 2013 Creative Workforce Fellowship, the Maria Neil Art Project, and  winning the Cleveland […]

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Creative Fusion: Re-imagining Riverview

ARTISTS: Malaz Elgemiabby | Sudan & Kent ORGANIZATION: LAND studio   The Creative Fusion program is born of the Cleveland Foundation’s initiative to integrate international artists and local artists with spaces in our community, focusing on different topics every year. The Cleveland Foundation created a program called Waterways to Waterways, where they focus a cohort of international and local artists […]

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High Art, Plastic, and Hats: Ron Shelton

Multi-media artist Ron Shelton’s work is currently installed at 78th Street Studios (our plastic world, as part of CAN Triennial) and Lakewood Family Health Center (Figures in the Solstice Steppers). He talks about TV, colors, Tidy Cats, plastics, his commentary on the Midwest and why his work sometimes disappears. JI:  Tell me about High Art Fridays. What was the impetus […]

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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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THE FOREIGNER’S HOME: Oberlin filmmakers Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree’s new documentary on Toni Morrison and the role of artists as chroniclers, curators, and critics of the soul of humanity

The Foreigner’s Home is author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s meditation on the role of artists as chroniclers, curators and critics of the collective soul of humanity. Cleveland director, producer, editor, animator and filmmaker Rian Brown directed the unusual documentary, a compilation of footage shot by Morrison’s son, Ford Morrison when she stepped in as guest curator of The Foreigner’s […]

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Carrying the Dog in the Bag: Elizabeth Emery / Cleveland interview with Jimi Izrael

Sculptor Elizabeth Emery was selected as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program for The FRONT International Cleveland Triennial.  She corresponds with writer and culture-critic jimi izrael about FRONT, the Cleveland art movement he’s missing, the way her sculptures move and fellow dog-lover David Berkowitz.   jimi: Hi Elizabeth — how goes?    ELIZABETH: Greetings.   jimi: Are you […]

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