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.

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Adults with developmental disabilities at a residential facility in Mantua are composing music.

They've found a means of creative expression thanks to the student musicians who've been helping them.

Zach is confined to a wheelchair.  Like many of the 128 people with developmental disabilities receiving services at the Hattie Larlham Center in Mantua, he needs 24-hour intensive medical care.

Moffitt with drummers

The Cleveland Orchestra lifts the baton this weekend on the finale of a summer-long cultural collaboration.

“The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Hough” has brought the inner-city neighborhood a series of workshops, summer camps and classical concerts. In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports that the neighborhood residency includes Hough’s own talented residents.

George Kozmon

The wit, whimsy, and infectious enthusiasm of a Cleveland art teacher is being celebrated.

In today’s State of the Arts, many former students are seeing their late teacher’s paintings for the first time in a retrospective of his work.

Entering the Tregoning Art Gallery a huge colorful canvas strikes the eye.

It’s full of meticulous realism, and elaborate fantasy.

And it’s one of many paintings native Clevelander Anthony Eterovich made of his home town.

Roger Mastroianni / The Cleveland Orchestra

The thrill of winning the NBA Championship... 

Four days in the national spotlight as host of the RNC...

But wait, that’s not all.

Another source of pride comes to Cleveland starting this weekend.

Stanislav Khristenko, the 2013 winner of the  Cleveland International Piano Competition will perform at Sunday’s opening ceremony for this year’s event.

Showing an Unvarnished Picture of Cleveland to The RNC

Jul 13, 2016
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From the airport, to the lakefront, to Public Square, Cleveland has been spruced up for the RNC. But a group of filmmakers and community organizers says the pretty picture is not an accurate one.

In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman previews “The Fixers” film series.

Kate Sopko says she got the idea to make short films about what life is really like in Cleveland as soon as she heard that her city had won the Republican National Convention.