Searing Text, Raw Material: The Morgan Conservatory National Juried Show

The National Juried Show at the Morgan Conservatory annually impresses by showing the possibilities of paper as a material. That’s true once again in the 2021 version, curated by SPACES executive director Tizziana Baldenebro and University of Akron director of galleries Arnold Tunstall. But this year the exploration of materiality is bolstered by a strong component of text—searing text. In one […]

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Michelangelo Lovelace, 1960 – 2021

Cleveland artist Michelangelo Lovelace had a long career of accomplishment that was further on the rise in recent years, with recognition both in Cleveland and beyond.  He passed away at 7:20 am Monday, April 26, after a bout with pancreatic cancer, according to his sister, Janine Lovelace. He had been diagnosed in April, 2020. He is survived by his wife […]

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LaTanya Autry’s Imagine Otherwise, at moCa, MOCHA, and Third Space Action Lab

Places for art can be found in a myriad of eclectic spaces. Curator / organizer LaTanya Autry’s Imagine Otherwise, presented by moCa Cleveland, creatively demonstrates what happens when boundaries are stretched beyond the figurative and literal walls in Cleveland’s art ecosystem. The show challenges the status quo and offers opportunities for artists and patrons who, for a variety of reasons, […]

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Do You Really Want to Go Back in Time? Laura Owens at Transformer Station

Laura Owens (American, b. 1970). Oil, Flashe, and screenprinting ink on linen; 69 x 60 in. Copyright Laura Owens. Courtesy of the artist; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Photography by Jason Mandella   On view at Transformer Station February 27 – May 30,  Rerun is a homecoming for artist Laura Owens, who was raised in Norwalk, […]

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“Apply” for the Cleveland Arts Prize

How does Cleveland recognize its artists, and how are those artists chosen for recognition? Sometimes a single, unobtrusive word can make a huge difference. Consider the Cleveland Arts Prize. This year, the organization’s application window is open March 1 – May 1.  That word “application” is key. It represents what CAP trustee Scott Westover says is the most significant change […]

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The Persistence of Vision: Nevertheless, She Created, at Bonfoey Gallery

March is Women’s History month — truly a big deal of a month, created and re-created by Presidential Proclamation and popular demand since early in the Reagan administration (a true, if ironic, fact). At this time exhibits and educational programs, marking the difficult forward slog of feminism and human rights, vie for public awareness. In Washington DC just about every […]

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The View from Home: AAWR’s Virtual New Now

  The New Now,  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s biennial staple of the Northeast Ohio exhibition calendar, showcases a juried collection of artists from throughout the region. Partnering with Cuyahoga Community College, the exhibition is normally held at Tri-C’s Gallery East. This year, however, it has been moved to an online format on the Archives’ website. Cat Sheridan, the […]

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Free Bodies, Coveted States of Mind at Kaiser Gallery

  If you are curious as to what the last four to 400 years have felt like living in a feminine and/or female, queer, brown, black, disabled, poor, mentally ill body, art is a place to begin your empathetic and sensuous exploration. Even better, if haven’t visited Kaiser Gallery on Professor Avenue in Tremont, founder-curator Tanya Kaiser creates a welcoming, […]

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