State of the Arts

Northeast Ohio is home to world class and innovative arts and cultural organizations, as well as acting as a landing space for national and international touring shows and artists. WKSU News reports on what's happening on stages, galleries and other spaces in the region.

Ways to Connect

listening to rehearsal
Roger Mastroianni / Cleveland Institute of Music

The Cleveland Institute of Music is under new leadership. In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports that the new president hopes to strengthen the institute’s reputation as a world-class training ground for classical musicians.

The discordant mix leaking from the practice rooms into the hall corridors is music to Paul Hogle’s ears.

“I love to hear that, that blend of sounds. It’s just magical.”  

iphone
ZACHARY DUVALL / WKSU

Fall colors are peaking in these last days of a warmer than normal October. For nature lovers venturing out with their cameras, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman offers the guidance of one of Ohio’s leading landscape photographers in today’s State of the Arts.

It’s Indian summer, and we’re not just talking Tribe.

It was 70 degrees and partly cloudy on a late September day when we met Ian Adams just east of Painesville and a mile west of the Perry nuclear plant.

burbick way mural and henry
VIVIAN GOODMAN / WKSU

Pedestrians as well as car owners are being treated to two art displays in Kent that they might not have expected to see while walking around town or bringing a car in for service.

Wall murals in both a downtown alley and an automotive service center reflect the city’s history as well as a young man’s hometown spirit.

Strolling down Burbick Way headed to South Water Street, Ryan Sole and Adam Baldwin are surprised to see both the art, and the artist. “For real? That’s awesome man, good job. That is really cool.” 

julie and sofa
VIVIAN GOODMAN / Stan Hywet Restoration

Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is more spruced-up than ever for the upcoming holiday season. In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman takes us along on a curated tour.

“We are entering the front door of the Manor House,” says Julie Frey, “So this is where all of the guests and friends of the Seiberlings would have been invited to come in.”

As curator of Stan Hywet,  Frey oversees the furnishings and historic artifacts of one of the last remaining residences of the barons of America’s Industrial Age.

WKSU announces the retirement of award-winning reporter/producer Vivian Goodman on Oct. 31. During her two decades with the station, Vivian has been a classical music host, a news anchor and a reporter focusing on the arts and, more recently, Northeast Ohio’s expanding food culture with the weekly “Quick Bites” feature. Other stand-out work has been Goodman’s multiple trips covering the Cleveland Orchestra on international tours, the “Mean Kids” series on bullying and several pieces on race relations in Northeast Ohio.

Pages