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“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 30, 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 2, 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 2, 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...

CMA chooses new director

CMA chooses new director

Jessica Yang, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Top Stories

After a short search for a new director, the Cleveland Museum of Art has appointed Dr. William M. Griswold, currently the Morgan Library & Museum director, as the 10th director starting early fall 2014. Griswold’s appointment comes seven months after the abrupt departure of David Franklin, former...

CWRU fills spaces with art

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Case Western Reserve University: usually, the name is associated chiefly with science and engineering, among other things. However, most would be surprised to hear that certain areas of the school are blossoming with art. Take, for example, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), which...

Art exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month

Art exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

This month, women took Cleveland’s art scene by storm, with the seventh annual “From WOMAN” exhibition. Lakeland Community College has presented these exhibitions in honor of Women’s History Month every year since 2008. Organizer and curator Mary Urbas explains that the exhibitions are “by...

MOCA opens new exhibit on death and life

Maria Fazal, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts

Despite its relatively small size, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland is not to be overlooked. In fact, the museum has already arranged its impressive upcoming Spring/Winter 2014 exhibitions: “DIRGE: Reflections on [Life +] Death” and “Sara VanDerBeek.” The first of these, “DIRGE,”...

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