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Public Art Will Greet the RNC Visitors Riding the Rails

July 07, 2016

RNC delegates riding in and out of downtown Cleveland on the RTA Red Line will be treated to an art display. It will be only a fleeting glimpse, but it’s part of a public art project designed to last.

In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman takes a peek at wall murals along the rail line.

For weeks, Amber...

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Author: Vivian Goodman
Link: http://wksu.org/post/public-art-will-greet-rnc-visitors-riding-rails#stream/0

The Hot New Park at the Center of the National Convention

June 30, 2016

CLEVELAND—Just in time to play a starring role in next week’s Republican National Convention, Cleveland’s most iconic civic space has undergone a $50-million face-lift. Public Square, for the past century little more than an unpleasant traffic-clogged intersection at the center of the city, is again a park for people—six acres of swooping promenades lined with sinuous sculptural seating, lush gardens and a public lawn.

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Author: Colin Woodward
Link: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/what-works-ohio-cleveland-public-square-urban-park-re

Cleveland is ready for it's close up

June 28, 2016

CLEVELAND — Just before the Republican National Convention begins, this city is making good this week on its longtime plan to renovate a 10-acre public green space, following a trend in major American cities to link park construction with economic redevelopment goals.

On Thursday, Cleveland will reopen Public Square after a $50 million, 15-month renovation. More than eight years in planning, the restoration...

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Author: Keith Schneider
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/realestate/commercial/a-revitalized-cleveland-is-ready-for-its-clo

Keliy Anderson-Staley Showcases Cleveland's Diversity in Portraits

June 17, 2016

In addition to an ongoing solo exhibition at the Society for Photographic Education, Texas-based photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley is one of 19 artists selected for LAND Studios' InterUrban collaboration with the RTA and the City of Cleveland. After spending a week photographing more than 150 Clevelanders with a process dating back to the 19th century, Anderson-Staley selected 50 to be enlarged and installed inside the RTA...

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Author: Josh Usmani
Link: http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/keliy-anderson-staley-showcases-clevelands-diversity-in-portrait

Red Line riders 'hold up' Tower City ceiling in latest 'Inter | Urban' art project

June 16, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The newest addition to the ongoing Red Line rapid transit public art blitz creates the illusion that a small and diverse army of anonymous Clevelanders is holding up the roof of the station platform at Tower City Center.

To create the work, Cleveland photographer Peter Larson set up a photo booth at the station last month and asked transit riders to volunteer...

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Author: Steve Litt
Link: http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2016/06/red_line_riders_hold_up_tower.html

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