Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle celebrates 25th anniversary

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A favorite Cleveland family tradition, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle returns for the 25th year on June 14 at noon.

This year's theme, Recologia Desigual, Never Odd or Even, celebrates the inspiration of creativity, global awareness and community spirit in three cities: Cleveland, San Francisco, California and Ibiza, Spain.

"In developing the theme I was intrigued by the synchronicity of these three unique creative enterprises all evolving simultaneously in such wide ranging parts of the globe." said Robin VanLear, Parade the Circle founder and the museum's director of community arts.

In celebration of the 25th Parade the Circle, the museum will host a special exhibition highlighting artists, techniques and ensembles from past Parades. The exhibition will be on view in the Susan M. Kaesgen Education Gallery and Lobby on the museum's classroom level May 31 to August 3 with displays in the Ames Family Atrium from June 2 to June 18.

"This exhibition, celebrating 25 years of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle, will offer viewers an opportunity both to witness the artistic growth of this popular event as well as better understand the significance of this Cleveland treasure within the international world of Celebration Art," added Robin VanLear.

The 25th annual Parade the Circle will feature 10 guest artists, all of whom have participated in past Parades: Gerald Abt, Pedro Adorno accompanied by members of his performance company, Aqua, Sol y Sereno, Kelvin Keli Cadiz, Anne Cubberly, Robyn Einhorn, Liza Goodell, Abby Maier Johnson, Allison Murray, Jill VanOrden and Rudolph "Murphy" Winters.

Parade the Circle will begin at noon from the Cleveland Museum of Art and proceed in a counter-clockwise direction around Wade Oval until it spills into the Oval in front of the art museum. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors are invited to participate in many hands-on activities offered by local organizations in Circle Village, presented by University Circle Inc. There is no price for admission to the Parade or to Circle Village.

For more information about Parade the Circle, visit www.ClevelandArt.org/Parade. For more information about the museum, its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visitwww.ClevelandArt.org.

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