"ArtHopper provides a forum for arts and visual culture in the greater Lake Erie region including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit and beyond."
An amazing idea finally, hopefully takes root with a single site highlighting visual art across a wide area. A few people might think this site reminds them of Glass Tire, which has been doing this in Texas since 2000.
Why, it seems like I was just bashing us for not doing that again-when Glass Tire's southern California site launched. I think I've brought this up for years and was honestly just too discouraged to keep banging the drum.
In this post.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we thought a bit more regionally. What factor do state borders and old money foundations have in creating artificial distortions? Do people who visit or live in one place know much about what's happening so close by?
Looks like this has already been up since the beginning of the Year.
Check out some posts.
Stencils Stuck on a Repeat Mix Tape
Space Elevators, Paper Ships, Bicycle Rhymes & Enamel Landscapes
Brite Winter Festival
Portraits of Akron
From a Smudge of Paint and a Voice
Fashion & Fresh Flowers at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Center for Post Natural History Grand Opening
Turn Headlights On – Headlights On?
Betsy Eby & Bo Bartlett @ David Klein Gallery
I am really digging this, particularly the respect for grass roots events; small gallery and art happenings. (Glass Tire always seemed too tilted towards big money galleries or institutions) I also like that regional museums seem to be advertising on the site.
If I have a gripe, I guess it's that Buffalo's exciting grass roots scene is not included but I guess one has to stop somewhere.