Photo Poets: Vivica Satterwhite

Photo Poets is a street photography feature, curated by Aja Joi Grant. In this issue we feature Vivica F. Satterwhite. My name is Vivica Satterwhite, I am a 24-year-old Cleveland native and self-taught photographer. I was first introduced to photography by my grandmother, who loved film and captured many family moments on film with her keen eye for shots. I’ve […]

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Redefining Reality: Cleveland Arts Prize Winners Corrie Slawson and Lauren Yeager

Sculptor Lauren Yeager and printmaker Corrie Slawson are winners, respectively, of the 2021 Cleveland Arts Prize for emerging and mid-career artists.   Lauren Yeager, 2021 Winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize for an Emerging Artist Sculptor and photographer Lauren Yeager is recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for 2021, in the Emerging Artist category. Like the majority of fine arts […]

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Aja Joi Grant Can See What You Can’t See

Aja Joi Grant is a printmaker and photographer who uses digital media elements powered by spirituality and a commitment to The Community. Beginning with this issue of CAN Journal, she curates a street photography feature called Photo Poets, highlighting different photographers each quarter. We talk about her show at The Current, the photographer as G-d and Steely Dan. Also, the […]

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A Sand Grain in a Whole Universe: Qian Li

Qian Li speaks for herself. She recognizes the power of this, and the limits of that power. Her art is humbling to encounter. She has exhibited art in an impressively-diverse range of media. Li’s body of work includes painting, installations, prerecorded and interactive videos, live performance, and animation. The content of her work is more than equal to its technical […]

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Collector Sharon Milligan: Finding Identity and Comfort in Art

  Although she grew up viewing African and African American art in her parents’ and grandparents’ homes, Sharon Milligan, PhD, refined her appreciation for both as a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. As one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Spelman’s Museum of Fine Art has long been devoted to showcasing the work of African American artists, […]

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Double Loop at the Cleveland Clinic Raises Important Points about Medical Waste

The chance meeting of Sarah Kabot and Marianne Desmarais at Cranbrook might have been a lark. What emerged was a decades-long collaboration. Marianne Desmarais answered a classified ad that Sarah Kabot had placed in the fall of their first year together at the graduate-only Cranbrook Academy of Art. It seemed like a bizarre request. “I was looking to invade someone’s […]

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Winter 2021 – 2022 Events

Your easy, chronological guide to art events, exhibits and opportunities at Northeast Ohio galleries, studios, and museums coming in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN Journal. For listings of Holiday Markets, visit our Holiday Market Listing on CAN Blog. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some of […]

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Immersed: Artists and Readers Respond to the Big van Gogh Show

Immersive Van Gogh –a multimedia experience of video projections and music built around the art of Vincent van Gogh—is on view in 20 cities, and in Cleveland through February 6, 2022. The spectacle created by Massimiliano Siccardi, produced by Show One Productions in collaboration with Starvox Entertainment,  boasts 500,000 cubic feet of projections, 60,600 frames of video, and 90 million […]

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Afterimages and More is More, at Akron Art Museum

Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception features large-scale abstract paintings, sculptures, prints, and interactive artwork from the 1960s and ‘70s. Through glittering patterns and radiant colors, these works create experiences that are both visual and mental. The works in the show do not illustrate complicated ideas or messages because the art is all about visual sensation. Several artists in the show […]

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