Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a contemporary art exhibition across Northeast Ohio comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that takes place across Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin every three years. Its inaugural edition An American City, which was curated by Artistic Director Michelle Grabner, generated over 90,000 visitors from more than 25 countries and brought $31 million in new economic activity to the region. Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows, the second […]
Schedule of Events: Sunday, March 27, 2022: 2:00pm: Concert, The Music Settlement Register Here for The Music Settlement Concert! __________ Saturday, April 2, 2022: 3:00pm: Concert, Cleveland Institute of Music Register Here for Cleveland Institute of Music Concert! *No admission fees for any of these events; free special event parking in Transformer Station’s parking lot or free street parking at all times. Masks required.
Transformer Station is thrilled to present the first-ever exhibition of “In Concert: Photography and the Violin,” which presents the instrument in dramatically different contexts across the history of photography. The 250 works are from the collection of Evan Mirapaul, an Ohio native and former concert violinist. The exhibition is organized by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. “This is an important, unique and lively exhibition,” Mr. Leers said. “Viewers who are interested in fine-art […]
CMA at Transformer Station This exhibition centers on three contemporary artists’ engagement with time and historical revisionism. Johnny Coleman (Oberlin, Ohio) revitalizes the marginalized history of one family’s journey on the Underground Railroad. His deep archival research on Lee Howard Dobbins, a four-year-old enslaved child whose journey north ended in illness and who was laid to rest in Oberlin in 1853, is the source of an ongoing series of large-scale installations. This exhibition will feature a new iteration of the […]
Featured Participants: Art Therapy Studio, Asad Raza, Dansbana!, Dexter Davis, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, La Wilson, Langston Hughes, Leigh Ledare, Loraine Lynn, Paul O’Keefe, Renée Green, Sarah Oppenheimer, SO-IL, Tony Cokes, and others You may carve a dream / With a humble tool. —Langston Hughes, “Ballad of Booker T.” How can the everyday processes of artmaking be transformative for artists and their communities? How can art catalyze healing? To explore these questions, the first exhibition of FRONT 2022, Grand […]
Laura Owens (b. 1970) is known for her ranging and experimental approach to the medium of painting. Her work embraces a breadth of sources from the avant-garde to the popular to the decorative. Owens grew up close to Cleveland in Norwalk, Ohio, and as a teenager spent many hours studying the Cleveland Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collections. Having lived in Los Angeles for the last three decades, she now returns to Cleveland to develop an exhibition in collaboration with high […]