The Spring 2016 issue of CAN Journal
marks the beginning of a partnership between Collective Arts Network and the Cleveland Foundation
to broaden awareness of the Foundation's Creative Fusion
international artist residency program. The new issue will be released at the Bonfoey Gallery
, 1710 Euclid Avenue, in tandem with the opening of Ron Barron's Gleanings
with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. This event is free and open to the public.
Each year since 2008, the Foundation has brought artists from around the world to Cleveland for three-month residencies hosted by local nonprofit organizations. The new issue of CAN introduces audiences to the Spring 2016 cohort, which is hosted by Zygote Press, the Cleveland Print Room, Verb Ballets, Inlet Dance Theater, The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, and The Sculpture Center. Artists of the Spring cohort hail from Albania, Pakistan, South Africa, and Taiwan.
In addition to Creative Fusion, the new issue of CAN includes feature stories on two African American artists whose work deals with race matters, Darius Steward and Clotilde Jimenez, and on what the Cleveland Institute of Art's new unified campus means to the organization's past and future, a review of Unfixed at Transformer Station, comprehensive event listings, and previews of upcoming shows at three-dozen galleries.