Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
We travel to an Ohio town that discovered artistic treasures in the fertile ground beneath their feet. Also, Berea is known as the practice home of the Cleveland Browns, but it wasn't sports that built this city: try sedimentary rock. And we introduce you to two artists transforming the concrete jungle of one town through art.
We journey two-and-a-half hours southeast of Cleveland to the town of East Liverpool, Ohio. In the heart of the city sits the Museum of Ceramics. The ceramics industry fueled the town’s growth and put the City of East Liverpool on the map.
From East Liverpool we move north to Berea for a look at a business that helped build the city. What comes to mind might be the Cleveland Browns; that's where they practice, or, perhaps Baldwin Wallace University. But long before Berea became known for these two institutions, the city was known around the world for being in the sandstone business.
And in our ongoing Applause America series, we introduce you to two artists painting their way across the walls of communities in Sacramento, California.