Hooray for Alternative Energy

Yes, I realize this is a blog about the arts but I am also a huge alternative energy fan, I’m a strong believer that Cleveland’s investment into the manufacturing of fuel cells will be a huge boost to our economy and attract more jobs. That’s part of the reason why the I’m thrilled about the opening of the Pacific Fuel Cell Willoughby production plant that just opened. If you wonder why I think this is big for the economy just read more about the Third Frontier Project:

http://www.ohiochannel.org/index.cfm?action=third_frontier_project.about

I’m also posting the link to the article on Pacific Fuel Cells from Crain’s Cleveland Business:
Crain’s Article on Pacific Fuel Cells

Now I will return you to your regularly scheduled art coverage. ;P

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New blog link added: Your Daily Art

Normally, I just link to new blogs when I find them interesting, but since this one was so relevant I figured I’d bring a little more attention to it and write a little blurb. Your Daily Art is by Clevelander, Martha who describes her blog by her intro: “Welcome to my art history blog. The format is simple and the purpose is to show you a piece of art, give you a little background, and leave the rest up to you.”

Basically that is it in a nutshell. Every few days or so she posts an art image with a short description. What’s great about the site is that she doesn’t limit her selection or keep it too narrowly focused. This past week alone she featured Mary Cassatt, The Lincoln Memorial, The Peacock Room, and a Renoir. It is heavy on the paintings and drawings, but she does occasionally seem to feature sculpture or architecture pieces.

It really is a great way to get exposed to many different artists, and would be an excellent springboard for discovering artists you would like to explore further.

Think of it as one of those little daily calendars where you rip off a page, but this time instead of a daily joke or bible verse, your growing in your knowledge of the art world.Your Daily Art

Cleveland Design Competion: Fight Urban Decay

Ever looked at a decaying, abandoned, poorly planned landscape and thought “Well that could be better if it just…” Do you have a knack for recognizing the potential beauty in what may seem like an ugly place? Do you have the skills and knowledge to back up your views? Then the Cleveland Design Competition might be for you. This years competition calls on entrants to “present nationally prominent, architecturally significant design solutions” for the area known as “Irishtown Bend”, the rather unstable and barely accessible hillside on the Cuyahoga River’s West Bank.

Find out how to enter athttp://www.clevelandcompetition.com/

Get going though, deadlines for portions of entry are soon!