HOME IS WHERE THEIR ART IS: John Farina and Adam Tully Talk About How They Met and Built a Collection Together

John Farina and Adam Tully don’t just collect art: they live it. Pieces from their eclectic collection ranging somewhere between 600 and 700 works adorn every room in their home, including the attic, bathrooms, closets, and hallways. About 85 percent of that, Farina estimates, is work by local artists. Even their cats—Emma, Hex, and Roosevelt—play with charming little toys crafted […]

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Dreamscapes Galore: Ingenuity Fest 2019

“Ingenuity, born as Cleveland’s Festival of Art and Technology, has certainly been through some bleak times.” . . . That’s how CAN’s Michael Gill began a review of the re-energized Festival one year ago. And here we are a year later, with another wildly successful festival under their belts (judging by the amount of people I saw posting photos on […]

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Some Disassembly Required

In 2017, artist and gallery owner Dan Miller survived what should have been a fatal motorcycle wreck. He was the victim of a hit and run. The trauma and subsequent depression was a tough time for Dan, but it also caused a creative spark in him. Dan conceptualized an exhibition creating pieces dealing with that trauma and severe depression. His […]

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Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

Rule: an accepted principle or instruction that states the way things are or should be done, and tells you what you are allowed or are not allowed to do. Some rules—such as the laws of physics—must be followed, while other rules—like rolling through a stop sign, leaving dirty dishes in a communal sink or abusing power—are easily broken. What is […]

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The Immigrant Experience—On Canvas

Brown is the color of warm dirt beneath the feet of children running around the mountaintop village, where people rise earlier than the sun. And, when the sun recedes behind the highest peaks, the brown people blend back into their mud-built homes. This is the vision in the mind of Elmi L. Ventura Mata, the latest artist to be seen […]

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Bold New Photography from Bryon Miller

Many in the visual arts community know Bryon Miller as a gallerist presenting work. These days, Miller is more interested in producing work. In July, he opens his first solo exhibition in more than ten years. In this new show, Miller exhibits a new body of work focused on the notion that we’ve inherently lost something. It could be a detachment […]

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Feel the Pressure

The Maria Neil Art Project, in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland’s historic Collinwood neighborhood, will be featuring new work by Cleveland artist Darius Steward in the upcoming solo exhibition Pressure.  The exhibition will run March 4 through April 17, with an opening reception Friday, March 4, from 5 – 10 pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free and […]

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