Heights Arts blog

Heights Arts blog

Mark Keffer + Lisa Schonberg

We are pleased to present a 2-person exhibition of works by painter Mark Keffer and printmaker Lisa Schonberg opening on Friday, January 17.  Featuring Keffer’s graphic abstract paintings alongside Schonberg’s vibrant nature-inspired works on paper, the show illuminates the artists’ shared strengths of constructing evocative compositions through a rigor of layering and patterning. pictured: Mark […]

2013 Holiday Store

Heights Arts is celebrating its 12th annual Holiday Store featuring the works of over seventy regional artists through December 29 – the perfect place to find the perfect gift!  What began as a small pop-up gallery in a borrowed space on Lee Road, our first Holiday Store opened in 2002 and launched Heights Arts’ bricks […]

Close Encounters Concert: Trio TaPASi – In Twos and Threes

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3pm Franz Schubert wrote one of his greatest masterpieces for an Arpeggione: a strange guitar-cello hybrid. Had he known how beautiful it would sound on a cello, he would surely have changed his mind. Johannes Brahms expressed his feelings of love and unencumbered joy so freely in his Violin Sonata […]

Founding Director Peggy Spaeth is awarded Cleveland Arts Prize

Heights Arts is very proud of recently retired founding director Peggy Spaeth for being recognized as a recipient of a 2013 Cleveland Arts Prize – Martha Joseph Award.  This award acknowledges exceptional commitment, vision and leadership that has made a significant contribution to the vitality and stature of arts in Northeast Ohio.

Pool Poem, Park Poem

My thanks to the staff and students of LakeErieInk for tweeting me inspirations for the following poems on our June topic of Parks and Recreation. Kathleen Cumberland Pool The blue glass of the pool, lane lines wavering below; one deep breath– and leap! Then kick, scoop, breathe, kick, scoop, breathe, kick … Only me, only […]

All Ohio Ceramic Invitational

Curated by University Hospitals curator Tom Huck, this special exhibition features artists whose works display contrasts in scale, clay bodies, firing ranges, glazing techniques, and execution. The exhibit will feature a representation of sculptural works, vessel inspired pieces, and functional works. Primarily the participants are from the northern Ohio region and well recognized within the […]

Heights Youth Club Mosaic Project

Heights Youth Club Mosaic Project resulted in a 90 square foot glass mosaic mural installed on the exterior of the club’s building in the Cedar Lee business district.  This partnership was made possible through an Ohio Arts Council Artist in Residence Grant and the generosity of several local foundations.  Artist August Bordelois guided the club […]

The View From Now

Cleveland-area artists Linda Butler, Jennie Jones, and Judith McMillan have all been exploring the photographic medium for decades, with subjects ranging from intimate botanical studies to Cleveland architectural landmarks to China’s Yangtze River valley as it was flooded in an enormous hydroelectric project. Each artist has earned a place of honor in the arts community […]

Play Me, I’m Yours

Heights Arts participates in Play Me, I’m Yours, an international street piano project made possible locally by a collaboration between the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Over 20 pianos will be placed at a variety of cultural institutions in Cleveland, the majority in the University Circle area for passers-by to play and enjoy.  […]

On the Streets Where We Live

Some of us get our best and most restorative exercise cycling or walking the beautiful streets of our city.   Here’s a poem inspired by tweets from a current and a former Cleveland Heights resident and about what one can observe on these leisurely recreational outings. What’s in a Name? Was it imitation or appropriation […]