Making it implicit: “Expanded Communication” at Bay Arts

Stephanie Kluk, untitled, 2017.

Before Modernism, art drew upon a store of symbols common to all—or at least common to all the classically and biblically educated gentry who made up fine arts audiences. Modern and postmodern artists deconstruct common symbols, or dispense with them altogether. A contemporary artist’s pigeon need not represent the Holy Spirit—it could just as easily be an embodiment of resilience […]






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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

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  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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Thinking big with small pieces: After the Pedestal at The Sculpture Center

Beth Lindenberger, "Clear Divide," ceramic and ground brick.

“After the Pedestal” is the Sculpture Center’s tenth exhibition of smaller works. How small? Not small enough to be distracting. This isn’t a competition to see who can make the smallest recognizable image, or to cram the most detail into a compressed space. But even the largest pieces could be carried by one person (save perhaps Mark Rubelowsky’s aptly-named “Table.” […]






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From inner to outer: Tricia Kaman at Ursuline College

Tricia Kaman, "Best Friends."

Portraitist and figure painter Tricia Kaman has been developing her craft for four decades, and the results of her experiments and refinements are on display at Ursuline College’s Wasmer Gallery. “Women in Reverie,” now in its final two weeks in exhibit, gathers 52 of Kaman’s oil and pastel images of women and girls. The artist captures women in many activities—conversing, napping, […]






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