Peril, time, memory: BAYArts’ annual juried show

Friday March 8, BAYArts hosted its opening reception for its annual juried exhibition. The exhibition was open to any artist, professional or amateur, 18 years or older. A total of 74 individuals participated. This year, Jenniffer Omaitz and Mark Inglis served as judges. Omaitz is a painter and educator based out of Kent. Inglis is the vice president of marketing […]

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Form and feeling: John W. Carlson and Steven Standley at NY’s Field Projects

This Valentine’s Day, two Cleveland-based artists will open an exhibit in the nation’s art capital. Next week, The Carlson/Standley Experience will open at Field Projects Gallery in New York. The show is named for the contributing painters, John W. Carlson and Steven Standley. Though the style and content of both artists diverge from one another, they complement one another. Based […]

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Notes from the Interior: Michael J. Marefka at Mahall’s

Michael J. Marefka’s Notes from the Interior: A Guide for Romantics, ongoing now in the upper level of Mahall’s 20 Lanes, is a happy marriage between artwork and creative curation. Marefka’s Modernism-inspired paintings are enhanced by their display in the apartment-like second story of Mahall’s. Lakewood’s triple threat bowling alley/concert venue/bar has long been a respected player in the West […]

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A door to here: “Portals_Thresholds” at CIA’s Reinberger Gallery

An exhibition title like Portals_Thresholds naturally raises the question, “Portals to where?” To give away the game: They take us back to where we are already, but via an unfamiliar route, offering new perspectives. Portals_Thresholds is now on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery. It features works by Sara Ludy, Rachel Rossin, Rafaël Rozendaal, and the collaborative […]

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Soaring Beyond the Divide / Lissa Bockrath at Lesko Gallery

Lissa Bockrath’s works have a fearless quality. They evoke climactic moments of awe and revelation, using paint to recreate feelings of immanent transcendence, even divine presence. Perhaps they’re most like music — symphonic tone poems by expressive composers like Franz Liszt or Bedrich Smetana. In ways that parallel the sonic textures of those composers her sweeping oil on canvas inventions […]

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