Transition/Dislocation: Mobile Home at Waterloo Arts

Krista Tomorowitz and Timothy Callaghan are artists and residents of Collinwood, living in the geographically unique, culturally diverse community along the Lake Erie shore, which includes the Euclid Beach Mobile Home Park. The mobile home park is unusual in that it offers affordable lakefront living to people in mobile homes. In June, the owner of the mobile home park (Western […]

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Waterloo Arts Asks, Neighborhoods: Community or Commodity?

In June and July, Waterloo Arts gallery will host three artists who have recently created bodies of work by playfully experimenting with the objects, space or subject immediately available to them, creating sculpture from everyday mass-produced objects, painting domestic space and capturing shadow images using a cellphone. Jennifer Irene Masley is a sculptor who has been researching form, irreverently using […]

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Springtime at Waterloo Arts Brings Color and Joy

On view in Waterloo Arts’ main gallery through March 25 is I Paint Houses, a site-responsive collection of three-dimensional paintings by Alex Vlasov. Undercutting the art historical weight of the term “painting,” Vlasov’s newest body of work playfully constructs a relationship between raw building materials, fluorescent color, and the everyday as a canvas. Mitered angles of construction lumber halo lively […]

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The Garage, the Field, and the Table Enter Waterloo Arts

Seneca Kuchar opens Waterloo Arts’ fall exhibition season in the main gallery honoring the community and camaraderie of an American auto body shop. In On Blocks: Repair Manual for an American Dream, Kuchar presents saturated and oily diagrammatic paintings that depict exploded automotive systems alongside the “real deal” mechanic’s repair kits required for the car’s reassembly. On Blocks evokes the […]

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All A – DayGlo

One of the joys of the annual DayGlo show at Waterloo Arts (February 4 – 26) is that it celebrates something so very Cleveland: an industrial product that is right at home in the art world. DayGlo is a Cleveland-based industrial manufacturer of fluorescent pigment: their customers are other manufacturing companies that use the pigment to make vividly colorful packaging […]

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Stuff This in Your CV (In Support of Waterloo Arts and other Juried Regional Exhibits)

  Juried fine arts exhibitions–like the one on view now at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland, and like other all-American events–are both popular and under-appreciated by people likely to read a Curriculum Vita. Yet those shows are packed with memorable works, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the depth and variety of bodies of work developed by thoughtful people who conduct their […]

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Waterloo Arts Adds Staff, Invests in the Future

It’s been a year of existential crisis and lumbering forward. Waterloo Arts has decided to lean in by adding staff as an investment in the future. New part-time Gallery Manager Kayli Salzano oversees gallery communications, logistics, and marketing, and she’s organizing a gallery committee to guide curatorial decisions and gallery programs. Salzano says, “I’m excited to carve out space for […]

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The Fertility of Transformation: Anna Chapman and Kristen Newell At Waterloo Arts 

  Emerging from a period of global “inaction times” wherein we had all been ordered to shelter in solitude, Anna Chapman and Kristen Newell turn to nature and text to locate themselves in a shared web of renewal. Many of us have found new ways in the past year to negotiate the tension between “action” and “inaction.” We’ve reassessed and […]

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2020: The Year COVID Drove Evolution

The novel coronavirus was not only devastating to the art world in 2020: COVID drove evolution, as well. Some strategies artists and organizations invented or embraced were not only innovative in the moment, but are likely to endure in 2021 and beyond. Here are a few innovations, adaptations, and repackaging efforts that got our attention in this terrible, horrible, no […]

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