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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CURRENTLY UNDER CURATION: WHAT TEENS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ART

The Cleveland Museum of Art is giving high school students a chance to express themselves through the curatorial arts. The pilot program, Currently Under Curation (CUC), was launched in 2018 as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Arts Mastery Initiative. Curating is a word that’s been watered down in recent years as social media influencers “curate” their favorite things in their feeds, […]

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The View from Home: AAWR’s Virtual New Now

  The New Now,  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s biennial staple of the Northeast Ohio exhibition calendar, showcases a juried collection of artists from throughout the region. Partnering with Cuyahoga Community College, the exhibition is normally held at Tri-C’s Gallery East. This year, however, it has been moved to an online format on the Archives’ website. Cat Sheridan, the […]

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The Beauty They Possess: William Sommer’s Children at Wolfs Gallery

  Wolfs Gallery’s new location is a bit off the beaten track in a commercial/industrial park in Beachwood, but it is worth the visit. It was a treat to walk through the expansive space of multiple connected galleries filled with historic and contemporary art from Cleveland and beyond. Currently, their feature exhibition focusses on portraits of children by William Sommer […]

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Oppositions: The Secessionists vs. The Cleveland Society of Artists

Pulled from the permanent collection of ARTneo, Oppositions explores the contrasting styles of two prominent Cleveland artist groups in the early twentieth century. Portraits, still lifes, and landscapes illustrate the difference between the avant-garde and traditional approaches to creating art. The rivaling groups were formed to both challenge and uphold artistic traditions. The Secessionists, established in 1911, included Henry Keller, […]

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Time Travel: New Paintings by David King

Time Travel: New Paintings by David King offers a sense of nostalgia in an unexpected way. King, first-prize winner of ARTneo’s Cleveland Creates 2017 exhibition, gives faded memories a sense of urgency and puzzlement. The bright fluorescent colors and expressive paint application jolt the viewer’s perceptions of the vintage candid photography source materials that inspire his paintings. David King writes of […]

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States of Expression: Prints from the ARTneo Collection

This survey from ARTneo’s collection provides a look at the history of the print in Northeast Ohio, including comprehensive collections of Henry Keller and Kálmán Kubinyi etchings. The diverse range of artists and time periods illustrates the enduring quality of the printed image with both traditional and experimental techniques. States of Expression opens Third Friday, June 21, and runs through […]

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Recent Acquisitions to ARTneo’s Permanent Collection

Through generous gifts, ARTneo continues to build its collection of the significant art created by Northeast Ohio artists. ARTneo’s permanent collection has become an important resource for those interested in regional art. The exhibition features works by Richard Andres, Tom Balbo, Ruth Bercaw, Timothy Callaghan, Eileen Dorsey, Andy Dreamingwolf, Mary Lou Ferbert, Derek Hess, Andrea Joki, Douglas Lucak, Ken Nevadomi, […]

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