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Heights Arts Says Goodbye To Cleveland Heights’ 9th Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon

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As Heights Arts welcomes Ray McNiece as Cleveland Heights’ 10th Poet Laureate, we say “well done” to our most recent wordsmith extraordinaire, Damien McClendon. A modern-day griot, Damien is known across the city – and nation – for his ability to illustrate the highs and lows of this country’s most marginalized communities through poetry. During […]

Random Acts of Art: Art- Stephen Greenberg and “When the Circus Came to Town”

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Please enjoy this video about local artist Stephen Greenberg’s drawing, When the Circus Came to Town and his artistic process.   Would you like to contribute to Heights Arts’ Random Acts of Art, initiative? Click Here for more information. To learn more about our Exhibitions, Click Here To View all contributions to Random Acts of […]

Random Acts of Art: Art- Brett Potts and “The Lost Elephant; Battle in the Sanctuary”

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Please enjoy this video about local artist Brett Pott’s painting, Lost Elephant; Battle in the Sanctuary and his artistic process.   Would you like to contribute to Heights Arts’ Random Acts of Art, initiative? Click Here for more information. To learn more about our Exhibitions, Click Here To View all contributions to Random Acts of […]

Random Acts of Art: Poetry- Ray McNiece performs “Adam’s Alzheimer’s”

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Please enjoy this poetry reading of Adam’s Alzheimer’s by the 2020-2022 Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Ray McNiece.   Would you like to contribute to Heights Arts’ Random Acts of Art, initiative? Click Here for more information. To View all contributions to Random Acts of Art, Click Here To learn more about our Literary programs, Click […]

Artist of the Month: Music

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Natsumi Shibagaki, a native of Japan, serves as staff pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music. An avid chamber musician and collaborator, Ms. Shibagaki has performed with numerous artists in the greater Cleveland area, including members of the Canton Symphony, the Akron Symphony, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Ms. Shibagaki has participated in a […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

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I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After over 25 years making wood furniture and sculpture, I went back to school at the Cleveland Institute of Art for post graduate work in Ceramics. I am also self-taught in mosaics. My current work includes both functional ceramics and tiles […]

Artist of the Month: Literary

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John Burroughs was recently honored as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio. He serves as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press and is the author of over a dozen books including, most recently, Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems, 1992-2019, published by Venetian Spider Press. John has wowed audiences across the […]

Ekphrastacy: Members Show 2020, “Black Horse”

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Invisible Storm by Amanda Stovicek D’Alessandro after Black Horse by Jean Hoffman   The muscles knot in anticipation. One cheek pressed against another a thin layer of fire blend together. The shape of the body is monstrous kept afloat on spindles and thin bones and blood. There are abandoned horses everywhere. They’ve closed the barns […]