Metamorphosis Cleveland: A Ravaged River Revitalized and 50 Years of Change
The Metamorphosis Cleveland contest and celebratory event is a cocurricular activity recognizing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River fire on June 22, 2019. The theme of Metamorphosis Cleveland is sustainability and how Cleveland, the United States and the world have changed environmentally, socially and economically in the last 50 years. What is your artistic interpretation of sustainability?
Early in the Spring 2019 semester, the Metamorphosis Cleveland team will launch a College-wide call for submissions asking students to interpret a sustainability-related change (or metamorphosis) meaningful to them — something environmental, social and/or economic. Submissions may call attention to positive or negative changes.
The deadline is April 3, 2019.
Students may use any medium to express or demonstrate sustainability, including writing; visual art; music, video, dance or performance; a science project; or just about any method they choose. The submission may tie in to a specific classroom assignment or course, but it does not have to.
More details about the Metamorphosis Cleveland event can be found here.
Links to resources that may be helpful when thinking about Metamorphosis Cleveland projects and examples of works can be found here.
Students may choose to enter one of five submission categories:
- Creative Writing: Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction.
- Visual: Paintings, posters, sculptures, photographs, collage.
- Performance: Short plays, spoken word poetry, songs, dance.
- Media: Films, websites, social media campaigns, slideshows, board games.
- Academic: Research posters, PowerPoint presentations, academic papers and projects.
Once all submissions are received, judging will take place and finalists will be notified. Selected entries will be honored and displayed at the Metamorphosis Cleveland celebratory dinner and gallery walk on Thursday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m. at Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center.