Balbo Searches for A Second Moon at the Morgan

The Moon has captivated people for centuries, as myths pertaining to the celestial body are found in every culture. It continued to capture the imagination of nations during the space race and Moon landings of last century and remains both a scientific, astrological, and artistic point of inspiration. This is the case for Tom Balbo in his exhibition, In Search […]

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Kathy Skerritt, Remembered: Touch All The World

Kathy Skerritt, the Cleveland painter, installation, and mixed media artist, passed away August 28, at age 64, after resisting cancer for eight years. She was my closest art friend over the last five years. The following brief impressions are necessarily personal. Kathy’s luminous personality loomed over the warp and weft of her creative soul and work. She understood: being comes […]

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NATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AT FAVA

  For anyone interested in contemporary fine art photography, it’s well worth a trip to the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) in Oberlin for the biennial juried photo exhibition, selected this year by Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art. On view through October 31, the show brings together works by 30 artists from […]

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Cleveland Walls: An Outdoor, National Group Show

In an unprecedented bonanza of public art, Summer 2021 brought Cleveland three city-wide series of installations, presenting work by more than 30 artists in 48 locations. Each of them– The Sculpture Center’s Crossroads: Still We Rise, Midtown Cleveland, Inc.’s CLEVELAND WALLS!, and Graffiti Heart’s How Do I Love Thee tour by the stencil artist WRDSMTH–amounts to an important outdoor exhibit, […]

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Stuff This in Your CV (In Support of Waterloo Arts and other Juried Regional Exhibits)

  Juried fine arts exhibitions–like the one on view now at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland, and like other all-American events–are both popular and under-appreciated by people likely to read a Curriculum Vita. Yet those shows are packed with memorable works, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the depth and variety of bodies of work developed by thoughtful people who conduct their […]

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Cleveland Mayoral Candidates and the Arts: Sandra Williams

CAN Journal and Assembly for the Arts partnered to learn from the 2021 candidates for Mayor of the City of Cleveland about their perspectives and proposed policies related to Arts and Culture. Arts and culture play a vital, often underrecognized role in driving Cleveland’s economy, workforce and communities forward. According to a study from Ohio Citizens for the Arts, the […]

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Cleveland Mayoral Candidates and the Arts: Dennis Kucinich

CAN Journal and Assembly for the Arts partnered to learn from the 2021 candidates for Mayor of the City of Cleveland about their perspectives and proposed policies related to Arts and Culture. Arts and culture play a vital, often underrecognized role in driving Cleveland’s economy, workforce and communities forward. According to a study from Ohio Citizens for the Arts, the […]

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