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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