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Seth Chwast

Artist finds his voice in art, builds an international reputation

With a new show at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Heights artist Seth Chwast further establishes himself in the local art scene. That he was diagnosed with autism when he was a toddler only underscores his achievements.

This is Cleveland

How big is Cleveland's heart?

In this special op-ed for Fresh Water, Brandon Chrostowski, founder of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, gives Clevelanders powerful and sobering reminders on the heels of the city's remarkable summer of 2016.  

La Placita

La Villa Hispana: an economic and cultural Latino hub

Years in the making, plans for La Villa Hispana – a center celebrating Latino heritage and commerce in the Clark Fulton neighborhood – will be unveiled next month at a City Planning Commission meeting.

Cleveland School of the Arts

PHOTOS: 21 Cleveland hot spots born after Fresh Water

This week marks Fresh Water's sixth birthday and to celebrate, managing photographer Bob Perkoski visually catalogs a few things that came along after our humble inception.  

The 1310 Bandits Film Group

Immersive "idea lab" celebrates artists as community leaders

Artspace's annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day "idea lab" on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Gary and Laura Dumm

Gary and Laura Dumm: Here There Be Monsters

Local artists Gary and Laura Dumm mix the likes of Frankenstein and vampires with pesticides and global warming - along with a side of humor - in an evocative new show.

Lara Mielcarek directing inmates at Cleveland's Northeast Reintegration Center

Artist Rehabilitation Coalition leverages the Bard to inspire inmates

Cleveland actor Lara Mielcarek's fledgling coalition is bringing Shakespeare – and a new dimension of life – to area inmates.  

poverty

VIDEO: Take a stand against poverty in Cleveland

This effort from the Sisters of Charity Health System invites Clevelanders to join the conversation and #SpeakUpCLE.

SAS Center veternarians perform an annual check up on Metroparks Ranger K-9 officer Logan

Cleveland insider: Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine

Tigers, flamingos and elephants aside, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is also home to the world-class Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine – a mecca of animal care, science, conservation, education and research.

Derf Backderf

Q & A: Derf Backderf

The internationally recognized creator of 'My Friend Dahmer' reveals his complex relationship with the story – from how it saved his life to taking on one of its own in a forthcoming film.

Oluremi Ann Oliver

Meet Oluremi Ann Oliver

Oluremi Ann Oliver is an early childhood consultant, storyteller and member of the committee that awards grants through Neighborhood Connections.

Step Up to UH Info Session at NewBridge

Innovative job program helps community members Step Up

As part of our Grassroots Success series, Fresh Water takes a closer look at the "Step Up to UH" program, which aims to connect prospective local employees to jobs at University Hospitals

Heather Gmucs and Sarah Barker of Wax Mage

Waxing Poetic

Two local record manufacturers are advancing the vinyl renaissance with dazzling multicolored discs. They’re also redefining just what a record can be.  

Artur Fulan, Gustavo Nogueira, Carla Batista and Matt Quinn of Ipanema Market

Ipanema Market to offer up imports, a taste of Brazil on Larchmere

With the help of local Brazilian community members, the owners of Batuqui are set to open Ipanema Market, featuring Brazilian and Portuguese imports amid seasonal products from area farmers, butchers, and cheese makers.

Executive Director Rick Kemm of The May Dugan Center

Q & A: Rick Kemm

The executive director of the May Dugan Center chats about his passion for health and human services and what ignited his decades of work in the nonprofit sector.
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