BUCKLE UP AND EVOLVE

We were not much more than halfway through the year when the horrors of 2020—so extreme, so numerous–became a kind of prompt for generating poetry. Across platforms, people would recite the litany of wildfires and floods, and police violence against People of Color, and one failure after the next to hold police accountable; they’d note the COVID pandemic, and the […]

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Arte a distancia: MetroWest presenta exhibición de once artistas de Cleveland sobre el coronavirus

La crisis de COVID ha propiciado que el arte público al aire libre tenga un papel más relevante. Es visible para todos, todo el tiempo, sin obligar a los espectadores a aglomerarse en multitudes en las galerías y a respirar un aire encerrado. Además, ofrece una alternativa única para unir a una comunidad,al proporcionar una experiencia común incluso cuando las […]

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METROWEST PRESENTS ART AT A DISTANCE: ELEVEN CLEVELAND ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE COVID CRISIS

The COVID crisis has created a world in which outdoor public art has an important role. It’s visible to everyone, all the time, without subjecting viewers to gallery crowds or indoor air. It has a unique way of bringing a community together, providing common experience even when people are isolated. That’s what has happened with several of the Creative Fusion […]

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MAKING ART COUNT: And Making the World Richer

Martha Cooper was one of the early documentarians of New York graffiti. Her 1984 book with Henry Chalfant, Subway Art, ranks alongside Jon Naar and Norman Mailer’s seminal 1974 volume The Faith of Graffiti as one of the primary records of the then-nascent form. We bring her up now because in March, the Cleveland International Film Festival will screen the Selina Miles documentary […]

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What’s All This About?

Democratizing, inclusive, acknowledging and addressing conflicts Readers may or may not have known about an organization called the International Conference of Museums, but there is in fact such a thing, and it is based in Paris, and it does have 40,000 members, representing 20,000 museums around the world. In Ohio, they include the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art […]

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We’re Not Bragging

Well, maybe just a little. It’s kind of a Cinderella story. An underdog story. A power-of-the-people story. You may have read on CAN Blog right after it happened, but now that we have had some time to reflect on it, we are compelled also to put it in print: In June, at its annual All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, […]

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Outcomes: Creative Fusion plants seeds of an ongoing artistic exchange

Printmaker Iván Andrés Lecaros Correa first came to Cleveland—and specifically to Zygote Press—in 2012, as a Creative Fusion resident supported by the Cleveland Foundation. He returned in July with his colleague Sabrina Sofía Ávila Martin in a self-supported residency. Seeds planted by Creative Fusion seven years ago now are poised to flourish with support from other funders as a new […]

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