Best Art Gallery, Best Event Space
"It's not just the 40 art galleries and studios and showrooms that make the Roarin' Twenties-era warehouse-turned-fine-arts-enclave so magical. They've got live programming as well! …"
See The Possible: 78th Street Studios
WKYC TV 3
"The building is a former automotive factory and once was the American Greetings headquarters. Now the 78th Street Studios is the largest fine art complex of it's kind in Northeast Ohio and it's drawing artists and crowds to the Gordon Square art district.…"
Herding Cats: Four Artist Organizers Discuss The Hows and Whys
"CWAL is a membership organization, open to anyone, with dues helping to pay the rent. It’s an all-volunteer effort for now, but CWAL founder, Mona Gazala hopes it can eventually hire a paid director and expand its space to offer classes.…"
Interview with Sandy Buffie- aka The Lint Lady
Create Mixed Media
"Sandy makes amazing life-sized busts out of dryer lint, but also spends a lot of time on the HARDWEAR jewlery line. It consists of earrings, necklaces, rings, cuffs and boot straps made from electrical wire, hardware and found objects.…"
Lissa Bockrath: Infinite Unbound
"Images of natural disaster and man made catastrophe inundate our news. Artists remain sensitive to the shift that happens in the world. In her recent show, Infinite Unbound, Lisa Bockrath freezes that moment when man and nature collide…"
Character Split at Survival Kit
"Personified through bold, black and white prints and playful multicolored combinations, both artist's sets of characters convey human attributes and gestures that encourage the viewer to suppose hypothetical conversations or confrontations…"
CROSSROADS: Newer Galleries Exploring the Intersection of Art and Music
"The social spheres of musicians and visual artists have overlapped for centuries, but recently the founders of several newer Cleveland venues have made a point of encouraging and nurturing such crossover. Chief among them are Alex Tapie and Brian Straw…"
Environmental Art For Interior Spaces: Local Artist Susie Frazier
Beneath The Surface Blog
"As the interview unfolds, you'll quickly realize that Susie's genuine passion for natural materials as early as childhood has sustained her impressive artistic life…"
In The Kitchen: Hitting The Sweet Spot
"It only takes a moment to bite into a delectable dessert, but it takes hours of preparation to create it. Photo essay by Billy Delfs…"
78th Street Studio "Third Friday" is a Trip To a Contemporary Art Museum
"Tucked away between 78th and 80th Street in the old American Greetings Creative Studios is a collection of over 40 arts businesses who labor at all hours of the day and night. Their goal is to offer a variety of art that is bold and commercially viable…"
podcast of Sandy Buffie
Create Mixed Media
"Why dryer lint…"
Young At Art, Survival Kit Gallery Celebrates Its First Year With An Expansion
"Part of the reason for showing younger artists is to get this contemporary aesthetic out there. We not only want to be seen as an art gallery, but as an alternative venue space. …"
Husband Uses Photos, Blog to Tell Story of Wife's Struggle With Cancer
The Plain Dealer
"About a year ago, Angelo Merendino began documenting Jennifer's experience through photos, a way to express themselves to their families without words…"
Husband's Love of Ailing Wife On Display
WKYC-TV Channel 3
"The Summit County couple had only been married a few months when Jennifer got the diagnosis. The news was tough, but it's been a journey they've documented together through thousands of photographs…"
Local Art Promotes Exercise at the Cleveland Clinic
"Hospital administrators have turned the stairwell into an exercise gallery by commissioning artist Augusto Bordelois to coordinate the painting of dozens of murals by high school students.…"
Margi & Janet's Great Escape: Gordon Square
Cleveland Jewish News
"The Gordon Square Arts District has become a thriving destination for theater, film, shopping and dining. With its cool, urban vibe, the pedestrian-friendly area quickly became one of our favorite spots …"
Two's Company: Wildly Different Artists Find Common Ground
"Casey Callender offers a series of striking photographs featuring strange and unforgettable protagonists. Local legend Marco Vaccher, meanwhile, uses sculpture to meditate on mortality by way of technology…"
The Studios at West 78th Street on "Applause"
PBS TV affiliate WVIZ
"78th Street Studios is one of the cornerstones of the Gordon Square Arts District and the home for an eclectic group of artists and arts organizations. On this episode of Applause, we introduce you to building owner Dan Bush and some of the artists…"
Nature's Path: Organic Fine Artist Fines A Home Inside 78th Street Studios
"Frazier is well-known in Cleveland for creating destinations. She co-founded Sparx in the City, the organization behind Ohio’s largest art-walk event, Gallery Hop, and was contracted to redesign the Gordon Square Arts District’s streetscape in 2007http://…"
"It's About You" Show Hosted by Joe Cronauer
WKYC-TV Channel 3
"Every day objects from nature serve as inspiration for environmental artist, Susie Frazier…"
Sustainable Art in the SmartHome on "Around Noon"
NPR affiliate WCPN 90.3 fm
"Dan Polletta opens the doors of the new SmartHome on the grounds of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History for a peek at the art inside with sustainable artists Susie Frazier Mueller and Rosalyn Gaier…"
78th Street Studios In Cleveland Open To Visitors on Third Fridays
The Plain Dealer
"This out-of-the-way relic of the industrial past has reached critical mass as a vital new center of gravity in the Cleveland visual-arts scene…"
Capturing Cleveland's True Colors
"Photographer Billy Delfs has has worked with national media, including Newsweek, Time, Redbook and ESPN; major corporations, such as Continental Airlines and US Airways; and local businesses TWIST Creative and Epstein Design Partners …"
Tragic Beauty Is Cuban Artist's Hallmark
"Bordelois’ paintings are characterized by voluptuous figures and a mixture of bright and warm hues that delight the eye and exude a dreamy beauty. But, beneath the aesthetically pleasing exterior of the work lies a powerful message unique to each canvas.…"
In Qian Li Exhibit, Bottomless Pit of Fear Needs No Explanation
The Plain Dealer
"Qian Li has no memory of the accident that sent her to a hospital bed for a full year at the age of 10. She was walking on the sidewalk on the street where she lived with her family in Qingdao, China, when a car driven by a drunk driver struck her…"
Arts Mecca on Cleveland's Near West Side
"If you're looking for a one-stop shopping art "fix," few places will satisfy you quite like the West 78th Street Studios…"
Frank Herrmann Exhibit at Tregoning & Co. Conveys Passion For Asmat Culture
The Plain Dealer
"The best paintings -- usually the ones with the simplest compositions -- radiate a highly compressed energy and a rich, smoldering sense of light…"
Growing Fast, Urban Infant Launches New Workshop
"Urban Infant has gained a following. In January 2011, the company's products were featured in Parenting magazine and on the Today Show. …"
EcoArtist Susie Frazier Sets Up Shop In 78th Street Studios
"Frazier's new studio highlights the continued growth of the 78th Street Studios, which developer Dan Bush has renovated to feature exposed brickwork, vibrant colors and a contemporary industrial aesthetic…"
Charmaine Spencer: Sculptor
"I wanted my work to do something different and not have that much waste associated with it. What I’m most concerned with is fine art that is environmentally friendly and doesn’t cause any harm to the earth…"
Survival Kit Gallery: A New Home For Alternative Art
"Four young artists, each with unique talents and backgrounds, had traveled and explored scenes all over the world and came to the conclusion that they could best realize their vision in Cleveland…"
First Annual 4th Coast Pop Up Market A Success
ABC NewsChannel 5
"A colleciton of local designers and artists and featured limited edition pieces from emerging Cleveland businesses…"
Top 11 Trends of 2011
"We love what's going green now in baby gear, and these Urban Infant baby bibs that are fused together from plastic bags top our list of faves…"
33 Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas
"Jumbo Chalk, by Urban Infant, is extra vivid and sized for sidewalk art. The chalk also comes with a booklet of hopscotch variations played around the world…"
Photo Essay: Cleveland's Lake Erie Surfers
"Unlike the west and east US coasts where the waves are pulled by currents, the wind is what makes up waves on Lake Erie. It is usually cold when they surf, windy and wet; either in a storm or just before the lake freezes over…"
Experience 78th Street Studios
In This Light Blog
"The 78th Street Studios complex is interesting in itself for the re-purposing of the buildings where it is housed, blending industrial ambiance with the making and exhibition of art…"
Tear It Down
"Foreclosure, sprawl and a sagging economy have left a crumbling American Dream in their wake. These ruins remain, scarring our city. But there is hope for a fresh start. Feature Photos by Billy Delfs…"
Legation, a gallery
Cleveland Fine Arts Examiner
"Exhibitions have a friendly, eclectic atmosphere, and local bands usually accompany each art opening.…"
The Secret's Out
Cleveland Gallery Guide
"We thought it would be better to do things as a whole. Now when people come, there's more of a variety rather than just one gallery opening. And it's worked…"
A Work of Art
"At 85 percent capacity, 78th Street Studios is no longer a well-kept secret, and Bush often brainstorms ideas to use the remaining empty square footage to bring resources to the artists, such as a library, photography studio or administrative office. Even…"
Studios at 78th Street Will Help Make Gordon Square Arts District A Destination
The Plain Dealer
"Some business leaders say that they can't recruit young professionals because Cleveland's not hip. 78th Street Studios will raise the hip quotient. This is a stretch of property where artists are going to want to live…"
Charmaine Spencer: A Place To Dwell
The Sculpture Center
"Using cast offs and reconstituted items she describes as readily accessible, easily processed materials that have been made available by consumer-discarders, Spencer creates bold sculptural works with a subtle social message concerning shelter…"