Art Made in the Shutdown: Mary K. Thomas

Since the beginning of the COVID Shutdown, CAN has shared virtual gallery tours and studio visits and other updates from artists about how they were impacted, how they were challenged, and how they coped during the isolation. Now more than three months into the crisis, we know artists have not stopped making work, even if they have had to channel […]

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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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Trade Marks and Women Picturing Cleveland at Worthington Yards

The artists in Trade Marks II bring their creative energies to the workforce and rarely get the chance to shake off their “day jobs”—until now! Bruce Buchanan restores stained glass windows in churches, Jamal Collins teaches design-thinking and Photoshop to kids, Karen Beckwith is a Tamarind-trained master printer, Claire Campbell is an art therapist and helps people understand their life’s […]

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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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Worthington Yards Presents Material Cleveland and A Day in the Life

Cleveland was built off the steel industry and remains a place rich with locally-sourced goods like DayGlo paint, reclaimed wood from historic buildings, and fibers from the Kozo plants grown in the gardens of Hough. These are a few examples that found their way to this region’s artists. In Material Cleveland, artists capitalize on experimenting with raw materials like wood, […]

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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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Natural Selection at YARDS Projects

Several exhibitions of late have focused on peer-to-peer recommendations where artists boost other artists they admire. The Progressive Art Collection’s recent Full Fathom Five and the Bienal de São Paulo are artists-led, artist-curated or suggested nods to who they see as ripe for study or celebration in new venues, in front of new audiences. Artists who exhibited at YARDS Projects […]

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I Scarce Can Take It: Works by Martha Cliffel, Gadi Zamir, Misty Lindsey & Reverend Albert Wagner

“I scarce can take it” is a lyric drawn from the gospel song “How Great Thou Art,” a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody. The line was later appropriated into a poem by the well-known nineteenth-century Swedish poet, Carl Boberg. In Boberg’s poem, the line expresses the spiritual force that the reader/listener experiences from a story of inspiration […]

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