has been without comprehensive visual arts coverage, and really visual arts coverage at all, for the better part of the last year after Joseph Clark moved on to other ventures. It's something we know has been lacking, something Scene
and Free Times
had a long, proud history of covering, and we know the arts community, as rich and diverse and passionate as it is, deserves someone on that beat. (We noted as much in our recent look
at the state of Cleveland's art scene.)
Which is why we're excited to introduce you to Josh Usmani, who was most recently covering arts for Cool Cleveland
. He's also a working artist, teacher, Clevelander, and all around swell guy. He'll start later this week as Scene
's new visual arts editor. Look for him in print and online.