Waiting for the Work to Be Done: Ruddy Roye and The Outhwaite Project

Ruddy Roye is a documentary photographer whose editorial clients include the New York Times, Ebony, Essence, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and others. In 2016, TIME Magazine named him the Instagram Photographer of the Year. As a 2020-2021 National Geographic Storytelling Fellow, he created “When Living is a Protest,” a project documenting how families who have lost family members to […]

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FRONT: After the Dust—and Rainbows—Settle

The 2022 FRONT Triennial, titled Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows from a short poem by Langston Hughes, engaged seventy artists and took place in more than twenty non-traditional venues, in addition to eight exhibitions and projects presented in the galleries of presenting partners. A staggering 290 FRONT-related community and educational programs and 170 events organized by FRONT staff were […]

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Rescued, Restored and Redeemed: Fillous’ Tree of Knowledge to Rise Again in Berea

Discussing the laborious and time-consuming reclamation of artist Robert Fillous’ historic TreeofKnowledgesculpture, Keith Berr holds his thumb and forefinger within a hair’s breadth of each other. “It was this close to being destroyed and lost,” says Berr, award-winning commercial and fine art photographer and owner of Keith Berr Productions in Cleveland, of the majestic, 18-foot-tall cast aluminum relief sculpture designed […]

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Photo Poets: Stephen Shaum

Photo Poets Street Photography curated by Aja Joi Grant Photographer: Stephen Shaum, owner of Bike Courier Perfect, @bikecourierperfect Bio: Committed to living, working, and playing by bike. Searching for life on the margins of presupposed, prepackaged experiences. Being in tune to the city’s flow. Photography styles: Architectural, Documentary Multidisciplinary photographer working in digital media, utilizing a mirrorless Sony camera. Notice […]

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Holiday Markets 2022

You want to support artists and makers, shop small, and shop local all the time, and especially during the holidays, and we’re here to help. This gathering of markets is presented chronologically, so last-minute shoppers can go right to the date and know their options. But don’t wait! The first several are already open for business. Through December 22 Valley […]

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Winter 2022-2023 Events

Your easy, chronological guide to 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. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to check with galleries for current protocols. Some in-person indoor events require proof of […]

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AAWR honors recently archived artists

                                              This winter, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve will return to its roots by honoring artists who have recently entered the prestigious 10,000-piece collection of Ohio art.  On November 17, the museum opened an exhibition dedicated to painter Rebecca Kaler. Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Kaler uses bold, saturated colors and energetic brush strokes influenced by her extensive time […]

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State of the Art: Constructs

Leading up to their exhibition State of the Art 2020, curators from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, traveled across the US to find some of the most impressive artists working today. Through their efforts, they brought together a diverse group of 61 artists whose work reflects the present moment from a wide range of perspectives […]

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