What could be more obvious or more pleasing than paintings of your hometown? Maybe with a comforting recognition of local landmarks? Maybe enhanced with a new flourish? This was the appeal of the Cleveland Calendars published in the 1980s and 1990s by International Printing Company, who commissioned a different artist each year. These annual commissions included Mary Lou Ferbert, Moses […]
It’s autumn in Timothy Callaghan’s temporary studio at The Madison apartment building in Glenville. Afternoon sun illuminates a wall filled with walnut-ink streetscape studies. Around the apartment, Callaghan also has hung gouache paintings depicting scenes from the surrounding neighborhood. A large sketchbook contains the beginnings of future paintings; tubes of acrylic gouache hint at how they’ll be finished. Callaghan grew […]
The number of artists who applied to the curated CAN Triennial exhibition was enormous, and the range of their experience and accomplishment, the diversity of their techniques and perspectives all were inspiring. We should not be surprised: this is emblematic of the energy and intensity visible every week in the Cleveland art scene. In all, curators William Busta, Angelica Pozo, […]
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