Rust Belt Sensibility

Stumbling out of the Beachland Ballroom a few weeks ago, after a failed attempt at brunch, arriving too early for the record sale and rubbing elbows with a t-shirt saleswoman in the bathroom frantically scrubbing her sweater sleeve, distraught at having spilled her Kahlua and coffee on herself at 9:30 a.m., I grabbed a postcard…

(Re)emergence

The holidays may be officially over (barring the impending celebration of the new year) but there is no rest for the weary. Especially weary artists and gallery owners. John Farina and Adam Tully of the Maria Neil Art Project are back at it again, with the next exhibition in queue set to open January 3. Highlighting…

Don’t give boring … give ART!

That’s the motto of the Maria Neil Art Project, host of the the Winterloo Art Mix showcase, which is running for one more weekend before hibernating until next holiday season. Run by John Farina and his partner Adam Tully, owners of the Maria Neil Art Project gallery (15813 Waterloo Rd), which opened in September, the…

Cleveland Bazaar

“Oh my god, there’s a flannel.” That first red and black checked, cuffed, felted, button up (but not all the way up) shirt my ever so fashion-conscious sister pointed out was a good sign. After driving past rows and rows of streets strung in Christmas lights, three CVS’s, five children’s boutiques and onto a snow-covered, residential…

Follow me

There is so much to do around here. So much. I wish I could write constantly. Experience, write, share repeat would be ideal. If only there was a way I could keep you all updated, scratch that, inundated with information about my location and thoughts on the things I find in Cleveland … Wait, there…

Craft local

“Selfie” may have been the Word of the Year, or whatever, and I dare not speak against it, but I’d like to nominate another, equally important word for Word of the Cleveland Holiday Season: “Upcycle.” One of the more unique and literal interpretations of the #shoplocal movement is by the Collective Upcycle (@CLEupcycle). It’s a…