Month: March 2017

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Arts Leaders Decry Move to Defund NEA

March 26, 2017

Steve Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Leaders of five major Northeast Ohio art museums released a joint letter decrying the Trump Administration’s plan to wipe out the national endowments for the arts and humanities.


The letter, released Friday and posted in its entirety at the bottom of this story, follows other statements by arts and humanities leaders locally and nationwide deploring the damage to the United States that would be caused by zeroing out the $300 million both endowments receive annually.


“The combined budgets of the NEA and NEH cost each American less than one dollar per year,” the letter states.


In Concert March 22, 2017

March 17, 2017

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, March 22, 2017


Comprised of vocalists Elizabeth Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano) and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble thrives on unique musical challenges and a genre-bending repertoire.


With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature, and serves as dedicated advocates of new music. They recently received a Chamber Music America award to commission a new song cycle by composer LJ White, and will be releasing an album of New Focus Recordings in early 2017.


Gallery Talk: April 1, 2:00 pm

March 17, 2017

Esther Teichmann Gallery Talk, April 1, 2 pm



Review: Michael Gill, “CAN Journal”

March 13, 2017




One of the things people say in describing the magnificence of opera is that it combines all art forms. We think of it as a musical experience, and we remember the composers, but it is also visual, theatrical, dramatic, poetic, sometimes even including dance, and no single component delivers the whole experience.


Esther Teichmann’s Heavy the Sea, on view now through April 30 at Transformer Station is primarily visual, and it doesn’t have a singer, but it does weave tragic tales in prose and poetry, and it does come with music composed as a part of the exhibit, performed live several times by the quartet Opus 216 throughout its run at Transformer Station. The exhibit in Cleveland is Teichman’s first solo show in the US.


Review: Steve Litt, “The Plain Dealer”

March 11, 2017


Esther Teichmann’s “Heavy the Sea” show takes you to paradise.
Steve Litt, The Plain Dealer


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Call it Eden, Arcadia or the Golden Age. However you imagine such a realm, the multiplatform German-born photographer and installation artist Esther Teichmann wants to take you there in her captivating exhibition, “Heavy the Sea,” at the Transformer Station gallery in Ohio City.


Individual pieces in the show, on view through April 30, have been exhibited previously, but Transformer Station co-founder Fred Bidwell described it Thursday as a global debut for a body of work never shown elsewhere before in its entirety.


The images originate from several discrete groups of images that Teichmann considers a single, unified project, Bidwell said.


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