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Publicly Funded Artists Offer Array of Experiences for County Residents

Cleveland, OH (May 26, 2016)—As part of Creative Workforce Fellowships received from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), 40 Cuyahoga County artists are each required to engage residents in at least one public activity during 2016. Many are already going above and beyond that call. In June 2016, engage with artists who received one of the $15,000 Creative Workforce Fellowships at the following events, or view some of their latest work online as it becomes available.

June 7: Brews + Prose: Co-director and Creative Workforce Fellow, Dave Lucas welcomes MacArthur Genius Fellow, Terrance Hayes and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Francine J. Harris to read at this month’s Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery. It will be a unique literary experience where audiences can drink local microbrews while listening to local masterpieces. Join the group the first Tuesday of every month to find out why literature is better with beer.

Through June: Pop-Up Movement Training with MegLouise: This June, artist, Megan Young will host several pop-up movement training opportunities for adults of all ages and abilities in Cleveland public spaces! Young draws on classical dance training, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis, Capoeira, Gaga Movement Language, Contact Improv, Viewpoints, and other space/time organizing theories to provide invigorating, self-directed physical experiences. Sessions are offered for $10 per event. Subscribe to the MegLouise mailing list or the MegLouise classes Facebook group to get updates about pop-up training dates and locations. Contact Megan at for more info.

Through June 8: Inter|Urban: Creative Workforce Fellows, Darius Steward and Ryan Jaenke were selected to create murals as part of the city-wide initiative, Inter|Urban produced by LAND Studio. The project aims to connect public transit riders physically, socially and culturally through use of public art along the rail lines.


Through June 11: Cicada Project, field recordings: Sound artist, Bob Drake is organizing a community art/audio ecology project to document the sounds of the Ohio Brood V 17-year cicada emergence. Participate in the making of this work. Take a survey if you’re interested in getting out into the woods with a recording device and enjoying some sweet bug song.

June 12: The Slow Waltzes at the Bop Stop: Composer, Christopher Auerbach-Brown will premiere his first solo piano work. Performed by pianist Brianna Matzke, paradoxes are the soul of this 45-minute work for solo piano - dancing in ultraslow motion, the eye of a storm, a beautiful struggle.

June 17: Ward Comix #1 Release Show/Pop-Up Gallery: Comic artist Nathan Ward will release the debut issue of his new comic at Now That’s Class. Free live music and a pop-up gallery including original art from the comic will be available for purchase. Preview the comic on his Facebook event page.

June 17-19: Capoeira Retreat: In the traditional art of capoeira, it is common knowledge that the best way to get to know your neighbors is to “play” them. Artist, Megan Young supports community building and physical agency by facilitating a capoeira retreat to Lake Hope, OH. Group Housing & All Training Included, Bring Your Own Food.Only a few spaces left, Register HERE $125 adults / $35 per child (accompanied by adult).

June 21: Make Music Day: Christopher Auerbach-Brown will lead a performance of a work by Dean Rosenthal titled “Stones Piece” on Make Music Day in Cleveland on June 21.  

June 24: Night Market Cleveland: Lauren Herzak-Bauman, ceramic artist, sculptor and Creative Workforce Fellow, will offer up her functional ceramic works for sale. Night Market Cleveland draws its cultural history from the traditional Asian night markets.

June 25: Hudson Flea: Lauren Herzak-Bauman, ceramic artist, sculptor and Creative Workforce Fellow, will offer up her functional ceramic works for sale. The Hudson Flea is an upscale flea market riddled with amazing vendors on the grounds of the Evaporator Works in Hudson Ohio.

June 25-26: Fellows at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Centennial: Poet, Dave Lucas and sculptor Irina Koukhanova will share their work at the CMA Centennial Celebration. Lucas will participate in “Ekphrastic,” in which a number of writers will attempt to create poems in response to select works at the museum. Koukhanova is one of a number of hand-picked artists to set up a temporary working studio in tents around the Lagoon. Attendees can become familiar with artists' way of working and their finished pieces. Artists will be present in their booths at all time. 

Through July 21: Screening of The Fixers documentary: Filmmaker and Creative Workforce Fellow, Paul Sobota in collaboration with Kate Sopko, will screen The Fixers at SPACES gallery. The film runs through July 21st. The documentary asks what the rest of Cleveland—recently found to be the most economically distressed large city in America—could tell RNC delegates about how public policy impacts the lives of urban Americans.


Through July 18: The Longest Walk, body-based public art installation: Megan Young seeks female identifying volunteers of all ages, shapes, and abilities to be part of a public installation during the Republican National Convention. Volunteers should be comfortable walking for durations of up to 20 minutes. To sign up and for more information, access the Longest Walk Participant Form 


Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle

June 4: Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle: This summer, Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflatables will invade the Hudson River Museum’s limestone Victorian home, Glenview, and the Brutalist concrete spaces in its modern wing, mushrooming in the galleries.

Through July 28: Scores for Distributed Dancing, Code/Switch Exhibition: Megan Young will present live participatory events and ruptural performance at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago. Installation includes experimental videos from Cleveland, Hong Kong, and Chicago and playing cards with algorithmic logical operators for movement development.

June 10: Early Music America, Annual Meeting and Awards Reception:Baroque violinist, Julie Andrijeski received the Thomas Binkley Award for outstanding achievement in both performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college collegium musicum. This is one of only three 2016 awards for achievements in the early music field from Early Music America. Each award winner will be honored on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 4:00PM in Berkeley, CA.



About the Creative Workforce Fellowship

The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of CPAC that invests directly in Cuyahoga County artists. Funded disciplines include crafts, dance, design, literature, media, music, theatre and visual arts. Since 2009, 161 Cuyahoga County artists have received funding through the program. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is made possible by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 


About Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture is a nonprofit organization in Cleveland, Ohio. CPAC serves and supports arts and culture professionals and community leaders who are working to create a brighter future for greater Cleveland. Through counsel, relationship building, research, programs and advocacy, CPAC works to strengthen, unify and connect greater Cleveland’s arts and culture sector. CPAC envisions greater Cleveland’s diverse arts and culture sector as a leading partner in contributing to our community’s vitality and enlivening the human experience. For more information, visit

About Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC)

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. Cuyahoga County residents created Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2006 when they approved a tax on cigarettes to support arts and culture in our community. In 2015, the community affirmed its commitment to arts and culture by extending the tax through 2027 with Issue 8. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested more than $140 million in more than 300 organizations to deliver on the promise made to support thousands of enriching arts and culture experiences in every corner of the county. In addition, CAC supported 161 Cuyahoga County artists through the Creative Workforce Fellowship since 2009. For more information, visit

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