Collaborative Program “Inspires” Love of Science

Thirty-some second-graders from Harvey Rice Elementary School are buzzing with excitement as they hang up their jackets and file into a classroom at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Science is about to come alive for them in the best possible way: up close and hands on.

This visit is not a typical hour-plus tour through the museum, hitting the highlights before boarding the bus back to school. These students will have an immersive experience that is nearly four hours long, with plenty of time to wonder, touch, explore and even have lunch at the museum. More...

Cleveland Metroparks: Powerful Performers

With slender wooden sticks in hand, a young girl stands in the center of a crowd and begins tapping on the cylindrical drum in front of her. The crowd, many backing with their own distinct drums, taps rhythmically along with her, transforming the tranquil Garfield Park Reservation into a makeshift music venue filled with "drum power." More...

Esperanza: Finding Hope in Art

If you could create a piece of art to symbolize your individuality, struggles, hopes, and dreams, what would it look like? This was the challenge presented to young people participating in Esperanza's summer program. The result: A bright, boldly colored three panel ceramic mural capturing the unique characteristics of its creators while symbolizing the power of community through creativity. More...

GroundWorks DanceTheater Gets People Moving with "It's Your Move" Project

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture recently spoke with GroundWorks DanceTheater’s managing director Beth Rutowski about the dance company’s It's Your Move project.

In a nutshell, "It's Your Move" is a video project that encourages people to send a video of themselves moving. GroundWorks asks you to “move” in response or reaction to a "move" they initiate through a video prompt sent out by email, Facebook, etc . In the coming weeks, GroundWorks will send out a “move of the week” and the hope is that people will be inspired to show us their “move.” More...

In Pictures: Esperanza's Ceramic Mural Project

This summer, local Hispanic high school students are creating a ceramic mural that depicts the educational struggles experienced by the Hispanic community, and the students' hopes and dreams for the future. The program is part of a summer experience for local Hispanic students organized by Esperanza, which includes fifteen two-hour workshops and studio time at the Beck Center in Lakewood. More...

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