Rebecca Groynom
Rebecca Groynom

Stories by: Rebecca Groynom

Rebecca Groynom is a freelance writer, photographer, and resident of Cleveland Heights. In addition to writing for Fresh Water Cleveland, she has been published in several scientific journals, and her photography has been showcased in exhibitions throughout the US.
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Artistic relief: Cleveland Photo Fest brings cutting-edge photography exhibits to the city
The 2021 Cleveland Photo Fest focuses on the art as it brings creative relief to galleries throughout the city.
Notorious RBG: New exhibit at Maltz Museum pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsberg
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts called Ruth Bader Ginsberg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice." Now,  Beachwood's Maltz Museum celebrates the second woman, and oldest Justice, on the Supreme Court.
Dropping a Love Bomb: Local artist fights domestic violence with newest series
Artist Leah Brooklyn shows her support for victims of domestic violence through her latest hand-drawn series, "Love Bomb."
Howling for healthcare workers: How residents on one Cleveland Heights street show their support
Each night at 8 p.m. residents on Corydon Road howl to the sky—praising Cleveland's frontline workers for their efforts during the pandemic.
Artists declare the city will be their stage on Saturday for drive-in performances around Cleveland
With many Northeast Ohio stages dark because of the coronavirus pandemic, three performance arts pros decided to make all of Cleveland their stage and host more than 25 artists at secret locations throughout Cleveland with "The City is Our Stage." 
HEDGE Gallery celebrates its 10th birthday at 78th St. Studios with new exhibition
Today 78th Street Studios is regarded as one of Cleveland’s primary art meccas with more than 60 creative businesses housed in its cavernous 170,000-square-foot complex, but a decade ago, there were less than 15 businesses inside the space. When it opened in April 2009, contemporary art gallery HEDGE Gallery became one of them.
Rare Japanese art takes the spotlight in Little Italy at The Verne Gallery
“A lot of people take for granted that this little special Japanese print gallery is in Cleveland,” says Michael Verne, who took over the gallery more than 30 years ago. “This is the one place in the world that you can see some of the highest-quality Japanese prints.”
Take me to the water: Philippe Cousteau visits Cuyahoga Valley National Park
World Water Monitoring Day attracted a high-profile visitor to Northeast Ohio: Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Together with local environmentalist James Trogdon, Cousteau led a group of 150 students from four area schools in testing the water quality of the Cuyahoga River.
With cutting-edge architecture and creations by locals, art is rising in the Moreland district
Whether it's a national design competition, kids making their own space or locals splashing color amid an active greenspace, Shaker Heights' Moreland district is alive with art and community collaboration.
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.
A perfect slice of Cleveland: AsiaTown
Fresh Water contributor Rebecca Groynom offers up a perfect slice of Cleveland with an insider's tour of AsiaTown.
An artistic journey from Ecuador to Cleveland Heights
Growing up in Ecuador, Rafael Valdivieso went against his family's tradition of embarking on a career in politics to pursue his love of the arts.
Sculptor Chakaia Booker's exhibit opens CIA Reinberger Gallery
The Reinberger Gallery kicks off its visiting artist series with internationally acclaimed sculptor Chakaia Booker's Take the Highway exhibit.
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