The Observer

Beauty in the details

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Case Western Reserve University’s own Christopher Pekoc has an exhibition on view at the Akron Art Museum. But, considering Pekoc’s busy career, it’s no surprise that he has another exhibition going on at the exact same time. His other exhibition, “Hand Made 2,” runs through February at...

Changing tradition

Maria Fazal, Copy Editor

January 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

On Jan. 29, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland will be unveiling an exhibition by Joyce J. Scott, a sculptor widely known as the “Queen of Beadwork.” A Baltimore native, Scott still calls the city her home, and her art derives some of its core elements of inspiration from her identity...

“Be the lobster”

Nardine Taleb, Contributing Reporter

November 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Poetry & Literature

Do you have the courage? This is the question Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "The Signature of All Things" asked her audience on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Writers Center Stage program, hosted at Tinkham Veale Center. The program invites remarkable authors, poets and journalists...

Coffee shop features gritty Cleveland artist

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

John G. is a name that may not resonate strongly with those outside of Cleveland, but most locals have seen his artwork at some point, whether they realize it or not. His pieces are frequently featured in Melt Bar and Grilled as well as on the cover of Cleveland Scene, and he is also known for collaborating...

“People’s Art Show” opens to commendation and condemnation

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

One of Cleveland’s most controversial art exhibitions has returned for another round. This marks the 21st Cleveland State University’s “People’s Art Show.” The show always leaves an impression, regardless of whether it’s a good or bad one. The main catalyst for the controversial works...

The eye in its wild state

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Surrealist photography typically conjures up images of manipulated digital masterpieces. However, the surrealist form of photography has been around for quite a long time, beginning in the early 20th century. The Cleveland Museum of Art now highlights these early but equally effective works in their...

Let art engage your senses

Tiffany Cheung, Contributing Reporter

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This year’s Fall Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland features two exhibitions: Ferran Adrià’s “Notes on Creativity” and Kirk Mangus’ “Things Love.” Both of these exhibitions feature a new look at contemporary art. Jill Snyder, the executive director of the...

EMBA students make friends for life

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

After an unforgettable trip abroad, Case Western Reserve University’s graduate students in the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) class of 2015 found a creative way to give back to South African communities in need. Every summer, members of each EMBA class travel to different nations...

Photos of CMA’s 2014 Chalk Festival

Photos of CMA’s 2014 Chalk Festival

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

For the 25th year in a row, the Cleveland Art Museum brought professional artists and community members alike for a weekend of chalk art, covering the sidewalks in front of the building. With live music to accompany the artistic process, the festival started in the morning of Sept. 13 and ended on Sept....

The Cleveland Orchestra offers deals for students

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

August 9, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Music

Did you know that 19,838 students attended performances at both Blossom and Severance Hall last year? That’s probably because Severance Hall offers CWRU students some of the best deals there are around to see one of the top orchestras in the world. Students can sign up for the Student Advantage...

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