Worthington Yards Presents Uplifters: New Beginnings from Old Stuff

As a general rule, nostalgia in art is frowned upon. It’s a shtick that makes people feel like they should care about your art more than they should, because it’s familiar, and sometimes stagnates as sentimentality. Nostalgia is viewed as an intellectual and aesthetic crutch that prevents cultural artifacts from reflecting their own epochs. With that in mind, we are […]

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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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Women Picturing Cleveland, and Duo, at Worthington Yards

The Women Picturing Cleveland exhibition started as the “perfect vision” for a show scheduled back in March. Clearly, this show has significantly shifted gears. What has not changed is the number of talented and active women photographers shooting pictures here in Cleveland (and beyond). Many of the featured artists are mentoring younger women as mothers, grandmothers, daughters, university faculty members, […]

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Art Made in the Shutdown: Patty Flauto

  CAN Journal has been pleased to partner with Worthington Yards to present Art Made in the Shutdown, an exhibit featuring works of more than 120 artists who have in common this tumultuous moment in history, when a global pandemic intersects with our long-overdue reckoning with racism. In the wake of a recent Zoom dialog among the artists, we continue […]

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Art Made in the Shutdown: Mary K. Thomas

Since the beginning of the COVID Shutdown, CAN has shared virtual gallery tours and studio visits and other updates from artists about how they were impacted, how they were challenged, and how they coped during the isolation. Now more than three months into the crisis, we know artists have not stopped making work, even if they have had to channel […]

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Got Hope?

You gotta give them hope. Harvey Milk Hope is the sea change within ourselves, how we imagine our world and those who are in it. My middle name is Hope, and hope brought me to Worthington Yards. To hope is to gamble, and with hope comes a world of possibilities. Worthington Yards and its developer, Dalad Group, took a gamble […]

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Trade Marks and Women Picturing Cleveland at Worthington Yards

The artists in Trade Marks II bring their creative energies to the workforce and rarely get the chance to shake off their “day jobs”—until now! Bruce Buchanan restores stained glass windows in churches, Jamal Collins teaches design-thinking and Photoshop to kids, Karen Beckwith is a Tamarind-trained master printer, Claire Campbell is an art therapist and helps people understand their life’s […]

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Artists Select and Residents Select at YARDS Projects at Worthington Yards

Artists selected for the Artists Select 2019 have created an organic, offbeat mix of contemporary art outside the purview of the classic curator/artist relationship. Rather, participants in the show explore the dynamics of the artist/artist cantor, and will include public and private school teachers, artist friends and colleagues, all while encouraging newcomers to the Cleveland scene (and YARDS Projects) vis-a-vis […]

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