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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Creative Fusion: The Allure of Surface Tension, Loreto Greve & Amber Ford, Cleveland Print Room

  Loreto Greve came to my studio one afternoon, We played around with an old Epson Photo Scanner 2450, resulting in an odd but interesting series of self-portraits of her which morphed the otherwise attractive young artist into slightly grotesque and oddly shaped facial pictures. She was amused by the process.  “Another one,” she said after we loaded her portrait […]

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Multiple Exposure, Members Showcase, and Glass Lantern Slides at CPR

Multiple Exposure Cleveland (MX) is a Cleveland Print Room pilot program supported by the Cleveland Foundation as part of their Arts Mastery Initiative. MX teaches Cleveland middle and high school students technical aspects of photography, helps them develop visual literacy and storytelling skills, and exposes them to the business of photography, including curating shows and marketing their work. A culminating […]

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Must See: Lori Kella in Scale3 at Cleveland Print Room

Lori Kella is so much more than a photographer. There is a bit of magic in the images currently on view at the Cleveland Print Room. “Seven Summits” is her visual interpretation of the highest mountain peaks on each of the seven continents. If you’re not familiar with Kella’s work, she’s known for creating elaborate dioramas, including tiny trees, fake […]

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Cleveland Print Room – Loreto Greve, Santiago, Chile: A Tender Eye for the Romantic

Santiago-born artist Loreto Greve adds her exhilarating presence to Cleveland’s packed season of new exhibitions, concerts, and performances this fall, as a participant in the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program.   Greve’s host is the Cleveland Print Room, a non-profit community darkroom, educational center, studio workspace, and photographic gallery located in the Quadrangle arts district in the […]

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CPR: Busy with Classes, Workshops, and Exhibits

Things are busy as always at the Cleveland Print Room this Fall, with more new classes and workshops than ever, and a lively schedule of exhibits in our gallery to delight and inspire. The Fall gallery schedule begins with Perpetual Ephemera, a group show featuring four area artists — Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Hadley K Conner, and Raheleh Mohammad – […]

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Summer at the Cleveland Print Room

The Summer heat doesn’t slow things down at the Cleveland Print Room for a minute! CPR is excited to present our second annual open-call, juried exhibition, The Peer Show, judged this year by Transformer Station co-founder Laura Ruth Bidwell and Akron Museum of Art Collections Manager Arnold Tunstall. The Peer Show  awards cash prizes in five categories, and features works in a […]

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Creative Fusion: With Breathlessly Clever Solidarity / Blessing Ngobeni / Tzaneen, South Africa / Cleveland Print Room

Blessing Ngobeni is a South African Artist from Tzaneen. He comes to Cleveland this Spring, hosted by the Cleveland Print Room–a community darkroom that engages the public through analog photography. During his Creative Fusion residency, using the Cleveland Print Room as a base, Ngobeni will be working with students in the painting and drawing departments at  Cleveland State University and […]

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Works of Greg Martin at the Cleveland Print Room

Cleveland Print Room’s 2016 exhibition calendar starts with works of Cleveland artist, photographer, and toy designer Greg Martin. Martin, who works primarily in the 19th Century medium of wet plate collodion, has received multiple awards and recognition for his efforts with this antiquated photographic process since graduating from CIA’s Industrial Design program in 1989. While Greg has worked with the […]

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