Archive for September, 2014

Fred Bidwell Gallery Talk TONIGHT!

September 25, 2014

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Fred Bidwell Gallery Talk
Sep 25, 6pm
Transformer Station
1460 W 29th St. Cleveland, OH

Fred Bidwell, Co-founder of Transformer Station will make a special presentation in the galleries on in the final week of “Unknown: Pictures of Strangers” to share his thoughts on the art and artists of this remarkable exhibition. Bidwell will discuss the concept of the show which explores how artists use photography to capture images of strangers. Through the back-stories of many of the works on view and other examples of the artists’ works, this talk will address the many intended meanings of anonymous portraits and their often charged relationships to issues of social taboos, privacy, anonymity, self-image and class distinctions. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Community engagement and education programs made possible by The George Gund Foundation


Visiting Artist: Dale Yudelman

September 24, 2014

20Dale Yudelman is a photographic artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently in residency in Cleveland for Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program. Coming from a background in photojournalism, Dale began working in a range of photographic genres. His most recent project, Life Under Democracy returns to social documentary, and earned Dale  the inaugural Ernest Cole Award – South Africa’s most prestigious photography prize.

Dale will visit CSU photo next Wednesday, Oct 1 @ 2:35pm. Check out his website:


People’s Art Show T-Shirt Design Competition

September 22, 2014


Download PDF flyer: t-shirt002

People’s Art Show Call for Entries

September 22, 2014

PAS21WebDrop Off:
Fri, Oct 17 and Sat, Oct 18
10am – 4pm
In person drop off only

All work accepted and exhibited

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 30th 5-8pm


CSU Art Dept Meet and Greet

September 17, 2014

SOFA meet and greet

Art Department Meet and Greet
Tuesday, September 23 @11:30am
Faculty Lounge (Middough Bldg. 2nd floor)

Free food.
Sponsored by SOFA: Student Organization of Fine Art

CSU Photo Represents in Case Reserve Review

September 15, 2014

CSU photo was well represented in the Fall 2014 issue of Case Reserve Review, a literary and art journal published by Case Western Reserve University. In fact, we dominated. Congratulations to Yiyun Chen who nabbed the cover and to everyone else who was published. Many of you had multiple images published. Stay awesome.

Hard copies are available on the campus of CWRU. Here’s a link to the PDF.


Josh Usmani, CSU Alum, New Scene Arts Editor

September 12, 2014



Josh Usmani, a recent graduate of CSU’s Art Department, has been named as Cleveland Scene’s new Arts Editor. Previously, Josh was doing a great job covering the art scene for He wrote a great review of last spring’s student exhibitions, which you can link to here and here.

Read Scene’s announcement welcoming him. Congratulations, Josh.

CSU photo Visits Transformer Station

September 11, 2014
Fred Bidwell shares his expertise with CSU photo students at the Transformer Station.

Fred Bidwell shares his expertise with CSU photo students at the Transformer Station.


Fred Bidwell in front of Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers work at the Transformer Station.

Last week CSU photo visited the Transformer Station to view Unknown: Pictures of Strangers and Transit Byzantium, a video art installation by Tim Davis. To revisit some of the work we viewed, visit And good luck on your own photographs of strangers.