Cleveland Mayoral Candidates and the Arts: Ross DiBello

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: Basheer Jones

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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Potential Energy: Susan Snipes at Studio 215

In the old Looney Tunes Road Runner cartoons, there’s a recurring idea of suspense: that some dramatic action is about to happen, often involving gravity, but sometimes due to some other form of tension retained. We know from experience that something is probably going to go wrong for the Coyote. He  has balanced a gigantic boulder precariously, high up on […]

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Creative Fusion: Metrohealth, Signs of the Times

As mayoral and congressional elections approach in Cleveland, yard signs promoting the candidates have already begun to proliferate. This year, the candidates have some strong visual competition from artists chosen for MetroHealth’s Signs of the Times project, sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation through its Creative Fusion program. In styles as diverse as the community, the artists’ signs call the community […]

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Whereas, and Hereby: Westlake Mayor Declares Eileen Dorsey Day

Eileen Dorsey has been more than busy lately with mural commissions at Barrio Tacos both in Columbus and Traverse CIty Michigan, as well as locally at Flannagan’s Pub, and at Redwood Living Headquarters in Independence. Not to mention Out of the Shadows, her current exhibit at Cain Park’s Feinberg Gallery (including some collaborative works with Garrett Weider), and all kinds […]

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James March: Blending Logic with Emotion

The emotionally expressive brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism collide with the programmatic hard-edged lines of Op art in James March: Op Expressionism (at BAYarts thrugh August 7). Together, the two modes of painting balance internal and external perceptions of the artist’s psyche, each creating a dynamic energy of their own. Used together, March brings order to chaos and conflict to structure. […]

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Like a Prophecy: Private Lives of the Nabis

At the time of its conception more than five years ago, no one could have conceived the ways the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibit Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis would coincidentally connect to contemporary experience in 2021. Private Lives gathers paintings and prints from a group of late 19th-century artists in Paris. Members of […]

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