Got Hope?

You gotta give them hope. Harvey Milk Hope is the sea change within ourselves, how we imagine our world and those who are in it. My middle name is Hope, and hope brought me to Worthington Yards. To hope is to gamble, and with hope comes a world of possibilities. Worthington Yards and its developer, Dalad Group, took a gamble […]

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Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is

Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is, on view at moCa Cleveland January 31- May 17, 2020, is a knockout exhibition. Organized by moCa chief curator Courtenay Finn for the Aspen Art Museum (where it debuted in 2019), it is the late artist’s first posthumous museum exhibition. It’s a delightfully arranged and presented show: the entire experience wraps around you […]

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Artists Select and Residents Select at YARDS Projects at Worthington Yards

Artists selected for the Artists Select 2019 have created an organic, offbeat mix of contemporary art outside the purview of the classic curator/artist relationship. Rather, participants in the show explore the dynamics of the artist/artist cantor, and will include public and private school teachers, artist friends and colleagues, all while encouraging newcomers to the Cleveland scene (and YARDS Projects) vis-a-vis […]

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Dreamscapes Galore: Ingenuity Fest 2019

“Ingenuity, born as Cleveland’s Festival of Art and Technology, has certainly been through some bleak times.” . . . That’s how CAN’s Michael Gill began a review of the re-energized Festival one year ago. And here we are a year later, with another wildly successful festival under their belts (judging by the amount of people I saw posting photos on […]

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Love Handles: Liz Maugans’s Beautiful Mess at HEDGE

  Liz Maugans, known over the past twenty five years as a power-house of inspiration and sustained effort behind the developing Cleveland arts scene, is also one of the region’s most admired visual artists. Her prints, collages, and drawings document her commitment to personal freedom and the complex emotional and cognitive problems of life in our times – as a […]

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Letting the Fresh Air in…YARDS Projects

Plein air is a French expression meaning “open air” and refers to the creation of art made outside. We have invited artists to leave the four walls of the studio behind and experience painting, drawing, printmaking, documenting and observing in the landscape. Fresh Air displays artists doing just that—getting outside, and being inspired by the views and perspectives of Cleveland, […]

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YARDS Projects Presents TradeMarks and Fabulism

TradeMarks March 1-April 26 CAN launch & opening reception 6–9pm Friday, March 1 In the 1960s, Andy Warhol famously made silk-screened copies of Brillo boxes. In the ’80s, Richard Prince re-photographed magazine ads for Marlboro cigarettes and Barbara Kruger created large-scale word-and-photographic image pieces that objectified her experience of the world, transforming her job as a designer into her work […]

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