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Here and There, Now and Then: Community Workshop

Monday, June 15 from 5-8 pm

At the Mandel Jewish Community Center

500pxHereANDthereJoin us for the kick-off of our summer exhibition with an arts & writing workshop that’s open to all!

Here and There, Now and Then, opening June 15, is a collaborative, interactive arts project between Heights Arts, Lake Erie Ink, and the Mandel JCC, which gathers and shares written and visual stories about how people got to Cleveland: where their parents and grandparents started out, and what brought them from that place, then, to this place, now.

Participants will be given a variety of prompts to choose from; all asking questions that elicit a personal narrative relating to family history. Storytelling (creative writing, poetry, prose) and illustration (in a variety of mediums) will be made and collected and participants will place pins on a map corresponding to where their family/work they’ve created is from.  All materials are provided at the workshops; just bring your creativity!

Can’t make it to the opening workshop?

Individuals can contribute art or writing to Here and There, Now and Then by picking up a participation form at Heights Arts, at the Mandel JCC, 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, or by downloading a form below. Free art & writing workshops may be scheduled for community and school groups, age 3+, by contacting Heights Arts at 216-371-3457. All materials are provided.


  1. Here and There, Now and Then project description, with prompts for writing and drawing
    Project description form
  2. Here and There, Now and Then participation form
    Consent Release
    Print double-sided and use blank side for creation of your written or visual story


 Here and There, Now and Then is generously supported by a grant from the Mandel Foundation
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