February 21, 2015
4 pm – 11 pm
Market District, Ohio City

It will be cold... there might be snow... it might be a blizzard, but it doesn’t really matter. This is Cleveland, and we’re going outside to play.

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Hildebrandt Artist Collective

Interview by Emily Appelbaum This year, Brite Winter is thrilled to be exploring sustainability in the arts through our continued partnership with the Great Lakes Brewing Company, and a new collaboration with the Hildebrandt Artist Collective. Started in 2013, the Hildebrandt Artist Collective consists of a dozen Cleveland artists who share a workshop, exhibition space and good times, playing host… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Ed Morra/Mike Render

Interview by Emily Appelbaum Ed Morra has worked with his partner Mike Render for more than thirty years, but not in the jobs they currently hold. They were first collaborators as members of the popular eighties band Joy Circuit. Their later career paths took them into more technical fields… but they still like to play, in more ways than one! We caught… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Ashley Sullivan

Interview by Emily Appelbaum Ashley Sullivan teases bold colors from the landscape and captures fragments that are at the same time wistful and perfectly concise — no question that a major influence on her art has been growing up in northeast Ohio, a place where “the rust belt smokestacks and old industry give way to leaning barns and fields of soy.”… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Muamin Collective

by Jacqueline Bon Muamin Collective bends genres and hangs metaphors out to dry on cassette tapes. They sound like the future while exploring their past. Josiah “Zion” Quarles and Aaron “aLIVE” Snorton are longtime collaborators and even longer friends. Quarles, MC and poet, and Snorton, producer and MC, have been making music together as Muamin Collective for more than a decade.… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Randy Crider

Intergalactic spacemen, sloshed robots, sketchbook babes, and hip-hop dinosaurs — welcome to the magical world of Randy Crider. A cartoonist/illustrator whose work has been used for storyboards, comic books, gaming, magazines, fliers, and more. Crider is also the creator of Brite’s faithful mascot, Fluri the Yeti. Aside from his regular hustle, he’s also a member of the beloved Cleveland artist group Rust… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Archie Green

FFby Jacqueline Bon www.archiegreenisclass.com “Whoever wants to be great, stand up right now. Now repeat after me, If you want to be great and successful, you must walk hand and hand, side by side with great and successful people.” This is the opening line of independent Cleveland rapper/producer Archie Green’s song titled “C.O.S.” The song pays tribute to author and… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Uno Lady

by Rachel Hunt Listen while you read: Uno Lady (from Spotify) One of the first times that I remember watching Uno Lady perform was at Now That’s Class in 2010. I fondly recall the Tacocat EP release show with Christa Ebert, Uno Lady as she is known to the audience, doing a quick costume change in the bathroom behind doors… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Morgan Mecaskey

by Rachel Hunt     Listen while you read: Lover Less Wild by Morgan Mecaskey Taking the plunge from being part of a folk-driven collaborative group to reinventing yourself as a solo musician can be an intimidating undertaking, but Morgan Mecaskey fits none of the singer-songwriter tropes that plague the genre. While the lyrics she pens are exhumed from personal… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: Roses

by Rachel Hunt Listen while you read: roses EP by roses Laozi, a famed philosopher and poet from ancient China, once wrote “if you do not change direction, you may end up where you’re going.” This advice may seem completely arbitrary, and it most definitely came from a website of inspirational quotes, but I think that this piece of prose… Read more →

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Brite Winter 2015 Artist Spotlight: ITEM

by Jacqueline Bon Listen while you read: I Know Your Name by ITEM There’s virtually no way to get bored of ITEM’s live set because their sound is constantly morphing and evolving from song to song. The five-piece experimental pop chameleons are fairly new to Cleveland’s live music roster, and although they only have one song recorded online to-date, they’re… Read more →