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Likeness Opening Reception

Likeness, Sarah Curry

Works in progress at studio of Sarah Curry

Friday, January 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.

“Likeness,” which kicks off the new year at Heights Arts, brings together six Northeast Ohio artists who approach the portrait from different perspectives. They are playful with both point of view and materials, expressing information with color, texture, and medium. Rather than necessarily depicting the head and shoulders of the sitter as in the traditional definition of a portrait, these works delve into a deeper meaning of portraiture: images that reveal something of the character of the subject, sometimes in most unexpected ways.

The following artists are showcased: Sarah Curry, painting; Susan Gallagher, ceramics; Bernadette Glorioso, painting on repurposed fabric; David King, mixed media drawing; Daniel Levin, photography; Mary Ann Tipple, fiber arts. One wall will be dedicated to self portraits by the artists.

Guest curator Sharon Grossman noted, “You can have a portrait without just depicting someone’s face. All of these artists challenge the notion of portraiture by using traditional media in non-traditional interpretations.”

The community is invited to a public reception and opportunity to meet the artists on Friday, January 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.