THE YELLOWHAMMER’S CROSS: MICHAEL LODERSTEDT, GROWING UP ON NORTH CAROLINA’S EMERALD ISLE

The yellowhammer is a bird a little bigger than a robin, protected (like many other song birds) by international treaty as it migrates down the Atlantic coast. When printmaker and photographer Michael Loderstedt was growing up in North Carolina, on the southernmost dot in the string of barrier islands known as the Outer Banks, yellowhammers were a familiar sight. In […]

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Memoir

Michael Loderstedt returns to his hometown with a film camera and notebook to create a memoir of life growing up on a barrier island. The following is an excerpt from the accompanying book to this exhibition, The Yellowhammer’s Cross. On the island, if you weren’t fishing you were probably sick or worse. The Divining Rod 1970 The sun was starting […]

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Holding Pattern: Michael Loderstedt interviews Kahlil Pedizisai about Collinwood Now

Michael Loderstedt had the opportunity to interview photographer Kahlil I. Pedizisai about his work included in the upcoming Collinwood Now exhibition opening at Photocentric (15515 Waterloo Rd.) August 7- 29, in collaboration with Cleveland Heights Now opening August 6 at Foothill Galleries (2450 Fairmont Blvd). These two projects ask both new and seasoned photographers living in their respective neighborhoods to […]

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Photocentric: Hopeful

It’s rare these days for Cleveland galleries to publish catalogs with their exhibits. And while catalogs are very much not the point of art exhibits, they are excellent documents: they capture slices of history, collections of work and their relationships to the times. What happened on Waterloo in North Collinwood Friday, December 6, 2019, was one of those times. A […]

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Michael Loderstedt: Groveland Utopia at Lissauer Gallery

Climate control and temperature regulation are usually important tenets of collections stewardship, but this February at the Shaker Historical Museum, we invite the polar vortex inside. Michael Loderstedt will exhibit his recent work, which addresses the impact of climate change – manifested through weather events including everyone’s favorite Arctic jet stream, the polar vortex – on migratory bird behavior. For […]

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