Tobacco-tax money supports 20 artists in Ohio

Amy Casey, “Keeping it together,” 2009, 36″ x 50″ Cleveland painter Amy Casey was recently awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship. Cuyahoga County commissioned the nonprofit Community Partnership for Arts and Culture to implement distribution of the county’s tobacco-tax dollars to 20 local artists. Clevland Scene critic Douglas Max Utter met Casey in her studio … read more… “Tobacco-tax money supports 20 artists in Ohio”

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Critic Douglas Max Utter notices a tendency to stroke and fondle odd bits of material until they die from the excess attention

Douglas Max Utter in Cleveland Scene: “Among other trends in contemporary art is a notable tendency to stroke and fondle odd bits of material until they die from the excess attention. Cool stuff, no doubt; I’m just saying. As an example, there’s the work by artists selected from around the country for the exhibit Hyper-Nature … read more… “Critic Douglas Max Utter notices a tendency to stroke and fondle odd bits of material until they die from the excess attention”

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Symbolic terrain in Cleveland

“Curious Terrain,” curated by Tim Knapp. Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Through March 8. Artist include Robert Robbins, Randall Tiedman, JenMarie. According to Knapp’s curatorial statement, when most people hear the word landscape an image likely comes to mind, and that image is often of something outside of them. A place, a … read more… “Symbolic terrain in Cleveland”

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Skuodas reverberates in Cleveland

“Audra Skuodas: Reverberation,” 1point618 Gallery, Cleveland, OH. Through Dec. 21. See images of Skuodas’s earlier work at Moti Hasson Gallery. Skuodas continues her delicate exploration of the tension and attraction that maintain the cosmic order. In the Cleveland Free Times Douglas Max Utter, waxing poetic about the six 5′ x 6′ paintings included in the … read more… “Skuodas reverberates in Cleveland”

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Todd Chilton: accepting imperfection

“Todd Chilton: Recent Paintings,” Raw & Co Gallery, Cleveland, OH. Go to Todd’s website to see images of his paintings. Douglas Max Utter reports in The Cleveland Free Times: “Chilton’s six crisp, introspective oil on canvas paintings are engaged in a search for some word, some clue, trapped between paint, canvas, and simple, even primitive … read more… “Todd Chilton: accepting imperfection”

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