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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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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Welcome to CAN Journal.

Welcome to CAN Journal. There’s a moment, sure as flipping a light switch, when you realize something is possible. It catches your attention, like when a person passing on the sidewalk says Hello.   Hello. The visual arts scene in Cleveland is at that moment. And you’re holding the evidence in your hand, or perhaps reading it on a computer screen. The Collective Arts Network […]

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