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Emergent 2021

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Heights Arts is proud to support young or budding artists, and as our world gets back to normal, those artists may need our help more than ever to get noticed and book shows. We hope our Emergent 2021 exhibition, opening June 18, serves as a catalyst for that effort.

In the past, the annual exhibition only highlighted college graduates, but Heights Arts sees the opportunity to lift other artists as well, who may have developed their talents without as much formal schooling in art. First presented in 2015, Emergent celebrates the strength of the northeast Ohio region as a training ground for the great artists of tomorrow.

This year’s show features Ariella Har-Even, Bianca Fields, Cass Penegor, Erykah Townsend, Joseph Travarca, Miguel Rivera, Nick Birnie, Odin Black, and Saloni Parekh, artists who express themselves through sculpture, paintings, jewelry, and mixed media designs.

Alongside Emergent 2021 is a Spotlight showcase by Rick Rollenhagen, whose stone works begin with small pieces of nature and transform them into elegant sculptural forms. Learn more about Rick’s Spotlight Exhibition HERE.

Emergent 2021 and Rollenhagen’s Spotlight run concurrently Friday, June 18 through Sunday, August 15. Opening night viewings on the 18th will allow 20 people in the gallery space, and masks are required. If you still feel like watching the opening from home, tune in at the link below for a special showcase of the exhibition, at 7 p.m. Friday.

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