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August 10, 2021

WRDSMTH talks about creativity and career ahead of CIA visit

By Michael C. Butz

Whether as a child growing up on Cleveland’s West Side or as an internationally recognized street artist, WRDSMTH has long valued creativity. He appreciates its many forms, as evidenced by an artistic practice that combines his top creative interests: writing and graffiti.

WRDSMTH is now sharing his passion for creativity at sites across his hometown, including the Cleveland Institute of Art. As part of the “How Do I Love Thee” tour, organized by Graffiti HeArt, he’ll install 15 murals throughout Cleveland, Lakewood and Cleveland Heights.

His work—featuring typewriter paintings with pages that share inspirational messages—is readily recognizable. The message...

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August 06, 2021

Animation senior's work nominated for Student Academy Award

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