CAN Announces Winners

  Collective Arts Network is pleased to announce winners of its benefit card game, Cleveland Artists On Deck. Winners were first revealed at the launch of the Winter 2020-2021 issue of CAN Journal Friday, November 20 at Framed Gallery. But before we name the names, we should muse a bit about what made the game great. This was a COVID-safe, city-wide […]

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CAN in the Time of Corona

  It was within days of hearing the term “social distancing” for the first time that the alt-weekly Cleveland Scene announced that it would lay off some staff and stop print production, moving to an online-only format, at least for the near term. That hits close to home, as a bunch of CAN’s writers, including myself, have worked for that […]

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CAN Journal: The Best Magazine in Ohio

When you’re telling the truth, it’s not bragging—it’s just reporting.  And certain occasions, it’s just appropriate. I couldn’t be more proud to report that at its annual All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, The Press Club of Cleveland recognized CAN Journal, the quarterly publication of the nonprofit Collective Arts Network, as the Best Magazine in Ohio.  The CAN team was […]

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Worldwide Begins at Home

You’ve seen at least one variation of this idea expressed on bumper stickers: Think Globally: Act Locally. That may mean something different to everyone who reads it, but when it’s stuck on the back of an old, fuel-efficient car along with a bunch of other bumper stickers that say things like “Imagine Whirled Peas,” and “Coexist” (spelled out in the […]

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Collective Arts Network: Laura Ruiz Montes / Ediciones Vigia (Matanzas, Cuba) & Damaris Punales Alpizar (Cleveland)

El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Books Endure as Three-Dimensional, Mixed-Media Sculpture I often wonder about the future of books. I do not worry about the content. Humans are not going to stop letting their imaginations run wild, telling stories, recounting history or pondering philosophical and social facts. But inevitably, in time, technology will change the way we […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Collective Arts Network: Laura Ruiz Montes (Matanzas, Cuba), Damaris Punales Alpizar (Cleveland)

El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Laura visits us from Matanzas, a beautiful and quiet city of colonial architecture east of Havana. Like Cleveland, Matanzas is a city of bridges and rivers, with a unique history and culture, often ignored. Like Cleveland, Matanzas is a vibrant city, full of artists: poets, painters, and writers. There are very few […]

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Cuba, Cleveland and the Arts: An Import-Export Relationship

“As a former US diplomat, I can tell you that there is not a country in the world, rich or poor, that you can’t learn something from.” That’s Ronn Richard, president of the Cleveland Foundation, speaking of the Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program, and specifically its focus on Cuba this Spring. This week, a delegation of Cleveland nonprofit […]

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