links for 2010-03-26   03.26.10

The Cleveland Institute of Art Announces Grafton J. Nunes as New President
"The board of directors of The Cleveland Institute of Art announces Grafton J. Nunes as the Institute's next president effective July 1, 2010. Nunes is currently the dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson College in Boston. He was unanimously elected by the CIA board at a meeting held late Thursday, March 25.

"'We are delighted that Grafton has accepted the leadership of The Cleveland Institute of Art,' said Gary R. Johnson, chair of the CIA board of directors. 'Grafton is an engaging and inspiring institutional leader who brings energy, vision and a strong, proven commitment to arts education.'"

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
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links for 2010-03-18   03.18.10

Television Review - 'The Last Truck - Closing of a G.M. Plant' - HBO Documentary Captures Days in the Death of a General Motors Plant -
The HBO documentary The Last Truck: Closing of a G.M. Plant carries an emotional charge way out of proportion to its bare-bones style and 40-minute running time. Its heartbreaking, in an unassuming way that reflects the personalities of the autoworkers it observes.

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

Build your confidence!   03.09.10

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Going to a museum and trying to discuss what you are viewing can induce librarian-like stares from patrons around you. I don't know about you, but experiencing art in complete silence does not make my experience more meaningful nor more enlightened. It helps to look at a piece of art and turn to my companion to hash out what our different thoughts are on execution, meaning and success. Most times our opinions on various points totally differ but my appreciation for a piece of art or an installation is much richer after voicing my thoughts and hearing those of others.

Space Invaders 2010, a program continued from last year due to popular demand, was created to help viewers gain a better understanding of the work theyll see in the region. We'll engage in group discussions at local institutions as we work to conquer our fears and confusion about contemporary art. Everyone will leave the program with tools with which to use on their own.

This year we'll visit the same local institutions as last year (SPACES, The Sculpture Center, MOCA and The Cleveland Museum of Art) but we've added an invasion to the Akron Art Museum and a field trip to The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus. If you want to participate again or want to give it a shot for the first time just click here and sign up!

If you have any thoughts about last year's experience please share them below or let me know if you have any questions about what to expect.

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: General

ART MART   03.07.10

Whats going on over at SPACES?

Well, we are working on a few projects: One is the final ARTMart: SPACES Members Show and Sale. WHAT? WHY? Have no fear we have plans.

It has been a fantastic party where artists have shown off their artwork, meet, talked to the public, networked with other artists, sold some work, and helped SPACES raise money. ARTMart: SPACES Members Show and Sale has been around for over 20 years and little has changed during the life of the event.

In 2011, we plan to replace ARTMart, but not replace what ARTMart does, which is connect artists and the public in a fun, accessible way.
The new format will engage more SPACES members, allow for even more networking,idea sharing, and community engagement.

Change! I hate Change! But Change helps us grow and learn new things about ourselves. What is the new program? Well, that is what we are working on and we need your help! We want to hear from you! We will keep you posted on a member-informed event currently being planned to take place in the upcoming months. We plan to gather the masses, have some fun, and talk about how we can stir things up a little in 2011 while connecting our members, artists and the community.

In the meantime, lets celebrate the SPACES Members Show and Sale with one last big bash! ARTMart opens on April 9, 6:00 -9:00 p.m. (all members can show their work, all members get into the event for free, all others pay $5 admission on opening night) The Show and Sale will be on view April 10 and 11, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 3 days! Information about the show and how to participate is on our website

Do you have some ARTMart memories? An idea for the new event? Share them with me. Marilyn Simmons

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: General

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