Silos (Part Two)

This past year, I have been privileged to assist workshops with special needs children. I helped show participants how clay can be formed; I passed out glaze cups and brushes and demonstrated different ways glaze can be applied. Interacting with these children put into sharp focus how the world, as experienced, is different for everyone. Because many of us manage […]

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Silos (Part One)

In mid-March I attended a Say Yes to Education information session that explained its comprehensive, wrap-around support strategy to break down barriers to children’s academic success all the way to a post-secondary degree. Nadia Del Valle, the national program director, cited the fact that the various agencies necessary to realize this goal had repeatedly attended planning meetings as discreet, isolated […]

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Art House Energy Exchange

There is nothing like the buzz generated by the exploration, discovery, and learning that spontaneously occurs when children and adults come to Art House to participate in workshops or arts-in-education programs. The expansive energizing effect that these sessions offer is infectious, joyful, and particularly confirming for those of us who work to provide these opportunities. Viewing art, sharing ideas and […]

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CAN Triennial Artist Roster Announced

The number of artists who applied to the curated CAN Triennial exhibition was enormous, and the range of their experience and accomplishment, the diversity of their techniques and perspectives all were inspiring. We should not be surprised: this is emblematic of the energy and intensity visible every week in the Cleveland art scene. In all, curators William Busta, Angelica Pozo, […]

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The War of Art

The War of Art is the abbreviated title of a book by Steven Pressfield in which he discusses Resistance: resistance to the creative process and any cause that calls us. It is a toxic force that is experienced as fear. Fear precipitates flight. An underlying connection to this theory is the dismissive attitude that continues to persist towards the deep […]

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Art House: Listening to Teens

A few years ago, I did an art project that involved interviewing Max Hayes High School students. I made this connection through the art and shop teachers. Individually and as a group, I asked them to talk about what they liked and disliked about the city, what their ambitions were. The art room environment made them feel comfortable and open. […]

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ABC & CCN: News around Art House

The last few months have been busy!  Denison fourth-graders constructed large fish, based on what they had learned about Lake Erie’s aquatic population and personal experiences of Cleveland.  During our second Annual ABC (Artists+Bowls+Chili) Chili Cook-Off the studio was packed with people enjoying chili samplers.  Nine contenders competed against last year’s winner: “Goya and the Gringo.” “Just Andy” rose to […]

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Art House: A new beginning

  In the past few months Art House, Inc. has experienced many changes.  Following Amy Craft resigning as Executive Director, Stephanie Kluk accepted the offer to become the new Associate Director at Zygote Press and Meri Ruble became Program Coordinator at Progressive Arts Alliance. Laila Voss accepted the offer to become Art House’s new Executive Director and has been working […]

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ARTneo Presents Locus of Transition: Works by Jason Milburn and Laila Voss

  ARTneo is pleased to present Locus of Transition featuring the work of Jason Milburn and Laila Voss, the second and third prize winners from ARTneo’s 2015 Cleveland Creates juried exhibition. A consummate observer of human behavior, Jason Milburn’s work has revealed the psychological disjuncture within which people exist, even as they may be in close proximity to and interact […]

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