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...
Author: Vivian Goodman
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.
Author: Colin Woodward
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...
Author: Keith Schneider
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...
Author: Josh Usmani
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...
Author: Steve Litt