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“Justice League” screened pre-release

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On a rainy Wednesday night in the middle of November, students and community members packed into Strosacker Auditorium on the Main Quad. But this was no class lecture. Instead the audience sat eager waiting to watch a free, early screening of “Justice League,” two days before its official release....

Students talk Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

Weiwei Kong, Contributing Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Music

Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6, The Cleveland Orchestra performed Gustav Mahler’s Tragic Symphony, composed in the early 20th century. Mahler was strongly influenced by the Romantic movement when he composed the first five symphonies, infusing them with simplicity, naturalness and innocence. ...

In the mind of an artist

Anmol Nigam, Photography Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

What takes nature thousands of years to form, Natalie Lanese has created in a week. Engulfing the Immersion Zone in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Lanese’s creation—“Cavern”—was born. Staffed with a rotating schedule of  student volunteers, Lanese worked around the clock from March 3-1...

Education, food and booze at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Food

https://www.cmnh.org/calendar/birds-beasts-brats-beer Friday September 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 (members) or $35 (nonmembers) If you are over 21 and enjoy beer, bratwurst, animals or all of the above, head to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Friday, September...

Art Book + Zine Fair Preview

Sanjana Singh, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Bound: Art Book + Zine Fair will arrive to MOCA on August 26th to 27th. Although it is the second annual exhibition, the inspiration is different from last August’s Mimeo Revolution theme. After last year’s success, Cleveland native TR Ericsson modeled an idea based on the MoMa PS1 Book Fair, which...

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Meet the Artists of the Gallery 1299 Opening

Alex Clarke, A&E Editor

August 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Located in the Warehouse District of Cleveland, Gallery 1299 had its grand opening on June 10, 2016. The unique idea of connecting an art gallery with a nightclub brings art and nightlife under the same roof. Gallery 1299 is focused on the local businesses, artists and social community. Upstairs from...

Parade the Circle

Parade the Circle

Taylor Moran, Executive Editor

August 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

Parade the Circle started at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, but by 10:30 a.m. the streets were already lined with people looking to get a spot in the shade, and the air smelled distinctly of popcorn.  People were staking out their spots and opening up their lunch boxes to give their small children fo...

Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates 100 years

Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates 100 years

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This year holds special meaning for the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), which is celebrating 100 years since opening its doors on June 6, 1916. To commemorate this milestone, the museum will hold various events, exhibitions and parties throughout the year. Led by Director William M. Griswold, all of...

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

Head Uptown for spring art exhibitions

Holly Chen, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This season the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) offers several compelling exhibitions centered around the theme of the body. The exhibitions, organized by Associate Curator Rose Bouthillier, are among her last exhibits at MOCA. “Stranger,” an exhibition featuring nine international...

Spring gardens amidst autumn leaves

Spring gardens amidst autumn leaves

Holly Chen, Contributing Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

As winter is fast approaching in Cleveland, the vibrant autumnal colors and crisp fallen leaves remind us that, soon, the Cleveland landscape will be devoid of life, save the occasional bird or squirrel braving the cold to scrounge up some food. If you find yourself longing to see green again, you might...

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