I will admit to this: Sesame Street played an important role in my understanding of the alphabet, addition, subtraction and fractions. In a gentle way, Seasme Street also told stories that helped me to better understand tolerance, cooperation and other...Read More
This past week the foundation was host to Helmo Hernandez, the president of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, one of only six charitable foundations in that country. The Ludwig Foundation is dedicated to the support of contemporary art in Cuba and of the...Read More
The Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Lecture at Case this week was delivered by Jamaica Kincaid, a 1997 winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Ms Kincaid is known for her perceptive and thought-provoking writing on gardening as a metaphor for life. Her lecture is part...Read More
Please note I said open season FOR the artist. The first round of Fellowship grants to 20 local visual artists was delivered recently by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The second round, for performing and literary artists, is now in the...Read More
The foundation just completed its third and final year of SmART in the City, a unique, comprehensive summer arts camp for urban pre-teens. It is with both pride and sadness that I think back on the three summers past.
Pride, because the foundation created...Read More
Did you ever see those Verizon commercials, the ones that boast about the size of their network? The Verizon network is made of a spokesperson with an army of technicians and suits who are there to support you - the customer. As I reflect...Read More
This summer I was lucky enough to visit Montreal for the first time. My favorite part of the experience wasn’t the great cultural institutions, history, architecture, art, or festivals – but the experience of being in a city that has embraced bicycles. The...Read More
Last week the foundation hosted Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, in a conversation with Cleveland’s cultural community about the challenges facing the arts in this cold economic climate.
Dubbed “the Turnaround King” for his successful...Read More
I came across a recent blog post that questioned if the recent Neighborhood Progress, Inc. report, Re-imagining Cleveland was audacious or realistic. If you have not seen the plan, please take a look.
My two cents: the plan is bold and doable. The...Read More
Many of you participated in our recent rounds of community conversations. In fact, we met with over 250 individuals representing organizations from across sectors: arts, human services, economic development, environment, neighborhoods and more.
One of our...Read More