Cleveland Walls: An Outdoor, National Group Show

In an unprecedented bonanza of public art, Summer 2021 brought Cleveland three city-wide series of installations, presenting work by more than 30 artists in 48 locations. Each of them– The Sculpture Center’s Crossroads: Still We Rise, Midtown Cleveland, Inc.’s CLEVELAND WALLS!, and Graffiti Heart’s How Do I Love Thee tour by the stencil artist WRDSMTH–amounts to an important outdoor exhibit, […]

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Artist Darius Steward to Unveil New Public Art in the Cleveland Public Library’s Eastman Reading Garden

What if we physically carried the emotional pain, stress, and discomfort that we hold inside? Would we be better at relieving and working through that pain if everyone could see how much it was weighing us down? Cleveland artist Darius Steward uses the baggage we carry to inspire his creative works. His latest piece and first sculpture project, titled Baggage […]

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Art from a Distance: Darius Steward

  In this installment of CAN Blog’s Art from a Distance series, painter Darius Steward talks about being at home with his family during the COVID crisis, and developing new ways to reach out to potential customers at a time when gallery exhibits are not an option. Steward’s work was featured both in FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art […]

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Darius Steward: Moving On

Bonfoey Gallery and Thomas French Fine Art present Moving On, featuring the newest works of Darius Steward. Bonfoey’s is pleased to be the exclusive venue in Cleveland offering these Steward pieces. We will be hosting an opening reception with the artist on Friday, September 13th from 5:00 to 7:30pm, and Darius will be giving a gallery talk about his work […]

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2018 Cleveland Arts Prizes announced

The Cleveland Arts Prize has announced the winners of its 2018 awards. The 58th annual prizes recognize artists working in fields as diverse as architecture, literature, painting, and comics. A Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Rita Dove, a playwright, author, poet and lyricist based out of Akron. In 1993, Dove became the first Black Poet Laureate of the United […]

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CAN Triennial Dealer Guide: Darius Steward and Justin Woody

Darius Steward Darius Steward is a visual artist and educator currently living in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Delaware obtaining a Master of Fine Art degree in May 2010. His undergraduate work was completed at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he had a concentration in drawing and painting. Since graduating, Darius has shown artwork with Museum […]

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Darius Steward At Tregoning & Co.

If you haven’t had a chance to see Darius Steward’s new exhibition, “Baggage Claim” at Tregoning & Co., you should check it out Friday (12/15/17) during Third Friday at 78th Street Studios. The artist will be there – performing – as part of the exhibition. Tucked into a corner of the gallery is an easel, stool, and pedestal – and […]

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MOCA’s Constant: How To Engage Community?

If you look at MOCA’s Constant as the Sun as a way to see what is going on in the region’s art world, you would see a sampling of wildly disparate practices. From straightforward documentation to generative exercises in community engagement, to quirky metaphor, the 10 individuals/collectives are all over the map in their motivations, their media, and their concepts. […]

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Scratching The Surface: New Works by Darius Steward

  For many people, the blank page can be an intimidating place to start. Whether you are a writer or a visual artist, the bleached sanitized glow of a white piece of paper can be paralyzing and anxiety-inducing. Where do I start? Where do I end? The initial marks seem so important and influences every mark moving forward. Yet, Darius […]

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