Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Projects--Pick Three

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 09:25.

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Vote for the top three projects or events you would like to see happen in our community. The six finalists are listed below, along with short videos. The ballot is located at the bottom of the page.

AHA! FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Lead Organization:
LAND studio

Project Partners: 
Cleveland Public Library, Positively Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and others.

Project Description: 
This project is a free, multi-day festival of lights in downtown Cleveland’s public spaces to celebrate the recent development boom and “illuminate” changes to our urban landscape. AHA will bring together people from across the region in the spring or summer of 2014 to highlight these beloved public spaces through art installations using light, video projections and live cultural performances by a combination of local, national and international artists. 

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CLEVELAND IMAGE FESTIVAL

Lead Organization: 
Cleveland Museum of Art

Project Partners:
The Transformer Station, LAND studio, the Great Lakes Science Center and others.

Project Description: 
Celebrate historical, contemporary and emerging image-making during the Cleveland Image Festival in April 2014. Throughout the month, at programs and displays at museum galleries, and public spaces throughout Cuyahoga County, you’ll have a chance to discover and learn how digital image technologies are transforming culture through the widespread accessibility of the Internet and social media. Engage and participate through social media platforms and other avenues in this collaborative project by Cuyahoga County’s leading arts and culture venues.

Watch the video!

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DARING TO BE “DUMBO”
 
Lead Organization: 
Dancing Wheels
 
Project Partners:
WKYC-TV Ch. 3, The Diversity Center of Cleveland, Girl Scouts of America and others.
 
Project Description: 
Led by Dancing Wheels, this project will expand on the dance company’s world premiere performances of the multi-media ballet “Dumbo” (May 6-11, 2013) to create an entertaining and educational TV documentary based on the issues of bullying and social injustice.  Using the life stories of artists and community figures, the documentary will explain how they rose above the ridicule to become successful.  The program will be made into a school assembly program that will be performed at schools and in the community throughout the county.  The documentary will premiere in March 2014 and will air on WKYC-TV Ch. 3 in Northeast Ohio, and outreach programs will take place April – August 2014.  

Watch the video!

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EAST MEETS WEST: CLEVELAND ROAD TRIP

Lead Organization:
Zygote Press, Inc.
 
Project Partners: 
LAND studio, St. Clair Superior Community Development Corp., Gordon Square Arts District and others.
 
Project Description:
This project is a year-long, community-wide collaboration between businesses, artists, commuters, neighborhood residents and city government intended to bridge the east (via Superior Ave.) and west (via Detroit Ave.) side divide of the Detroit-Superior Bridge over the Cuyahoga River.  Between August 2013 and August 2014, EmW will employ a multi-media approach to bridge this gap using sign-painting and artist installations to unite the neighborhoods along this corridor while giving artists the opportunity to work collaboratively with businesses beginning in the Gordon Square Arts District on Detroit and ending at East 55th St. and Superior Ave.

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MOBILE ENCOUNTERS

Lead Organization:
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Project Partners: 
Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Bike Cleveland and others.

Project Description: 
This project will temporarily transform two streets in Cleveland into physically active cultural corridors.  Concentrating multiple urban acupuncture points of activity, the temporary interventions will stimulate long-term change, complete with safe bicycle amenities, pop-up shops, reactivated vacant lots, organized play activities and interactive public art installations, which respond to the distinct cultural flavor of each neighborhood.  To take place on Payne Avenue between E. 30th St. and E. 40th St. (May 18 – June 9, 2013), and on Lorain Avenue between W. 41st St. and W. 32nd St. (August 24 – September 14, 2013).  

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OUT OF THE BOX AND INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Lead Organization: 
Cleveland Public Theatre

Project Partners: 
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Northeast Shores Development Corporation, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation and others.

Project Description: 
Cleveland Public Theatre seeks to build on the momentum that inspired Gordon Square Arts District and energize neighborhoods in the process of revitalization.  By commissioning artists to make great performances inspired by neighborhoods, and transforming vacant spaces into exciting new places to make art, we break out of the confines of conventional arts institutions and into the community.  A dozen performances throughout Cuyahoga County to take place in vacant commercial, industrial and public spaces are planned, beginning in February 2014, culminating with a festival of performances in July 2014 (performances will be free or pay as you can). 

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Land Studio is a fraudulent front for Joe Roman

 Land Studio supported the recent Port Authority failed levy.   Look behind it.    Meant to look like a hip, independent organization - Land Studio is a fraud for the Corporate Downtown interests.   

Please prove me wrong....

Fronts for GCP

Yes Jeff--I agree.  The complexity of the machine in this town makes me nauseous.

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