Heights Arts announces Group Show 2021, featuring several Cleveland Heights artists, in its gallery on Lee road this March. This exhibition was curated by Heights Arts’ Exhibition Community Team from submissions from local artists. Heights Arts receives submissions year-round and regularly reviews the work for future exhibitions showcasing the incredible talent and creativity in Northeast Ohio.
This year, five artists present works in painting, sculpture, and mixed media, all somewhat centered around an abstract theme. Julie Friedman’s paintings take visual cues from nostalgic media images. Paula Izydorek offers abstract compositions in acrylic on birch panels. Mark Keffer’s paintings address themes of uncertainty with forms reminiscent of circuitry. Alessandro Ravagnan presents sculptural membranes in mylar. In his Migrantes, Dante Rodriguez creates human/animal hybrid figures.
Concurrently, Bernadette Glorioso will be featured in a solo exhibition in Heights Arts’ Spotlight gallery. Her paintings are equally abstract, with bright colors and themes. She says the calming yet wonderous nature surrounding her home inspired her latest work. “Since my move back to Cleveland I have been inspired by the breathtaking Metroparks that surround my neighborhood,” Gloriso says. “I can’t deny the impact of nature’s lively inhabitants. My bold interactions with deer, squirrels, skunks, owls, and my brush with a groundhog has strongly influenced my art.”
Group Show 2021 and Glorioso’s Spotlight Show run March 19 through May 16. The public is encouraged to visit Heights Arts at 2175 Lee Road to view the exhibition. The opening will be by appointment between 5:00pm and 8:00 pm on March 19th.
Heights Arts accepts submissions on a rolling basis from local artists, which is reviewed by its Exhibition Community Team in bi-monthly meetings for future exhibitions. Interested artists can find more information on how to submit at heightsarts.org/open-calls.
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