The last Cuyahoga river fire occurred on June 22, 1969. This year marked fifty years since that huge turning point and northeast Ohio broke out in celebration of how far the Cuyahoga has come since that fateful day. Many community members and groups decided to share their pride for the Cuyahoga’s accomplishments through a number [...]
Northeast Ohio native aspires to paint entire Cuyahoga River
Susan Check is an alumnus of Kent State University and used to live in Tallmadge, Ohio — just a stone's throw away from the crooked river. Over the last five and a half years, she has painted about 40 sections of the Cuyahoga River. Her goal is to be "discovered" one day so she can proudly display [...]
Can our creativity connect us to nature?
I think it’s safe to say that art and creative projects have been heavily influenced by nature throughout our human history. Painters like Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet gained much of their fame from their nature-inspired paintings. Poetry and songs have used natural elements to express emotion. Film and television shows have used the [...]
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