Vaughn Wascovich: Bridging Cleveland

Sounds pretty straightforward, but with Vaughn Wascovich, what you see may not necessarily be what you get. Yes, he is a noted photographer, but the impact of his art results from breaking the rules or, as he describes it, “controlled chaos,” rather than doing things strictly by the book. The Youngstown area native has returned…

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Peeking in at the Kokoon Arts Club

  Clevelanders today would be more than a little surprised at a Cleveland legend that began in August, 1911, the Kokoon Arts Club (originally spelled with a K). From the looks of the actual photos and reports, conservative Clevelanders certainly learned how to throw wildly popular parties at their annual Bal-Masques. One absolute requirement to…

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Labor & New Deal Art at the Cleveland Public Library

Have you been inside the main branch of the Cleveland Public Library yet? Hands down, the 3rd floor Fine Arts Department has the most extensive collections of art and design books within hundreds of miles, but it is so underused. Their archives are vast and actually quite accessible.   On your way down the hall to…

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El Anatsui: Hanging Out

The grand, yet humble, tapestries of El Anatsui are making their way around the world- from Venice to Paris to New York…

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