A River of Art

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 [...]

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 [...]

Charlie Malone talks River Stanzas

This year, Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center used their Traveling Stanzas to create the "River Stanzas." It was and continues to be a project that celebrates the improvement since the Cuyahoga River's burning that happened 50 years ago and the hopes for the river's future. Charlie Malone, Wick Poetry's program and outreach manager discusses [...]