“Homegrown” Talent on Display at the Cleveland Print Room as Photography and local food join forces

The Cleveland Print Room shows off some “homegrown” talent with its second exhibition.

CPR—a new community darkroom, education center and studio workspace—will host Homegrown in its gallery in the ArtCraft Building in downtown Cleveland from March 15 through April 28. Homegrown advances CPR’s goal of highlighting photography in Northeast Ohio, while collaborating with other community organizations, said curators Nancy McEntee and Jonathan Wayne.

McEntee is professor of photography and chair of the film, video and photographic arts department at the Cleveland  Institute of Art, while Wayne is associate professor and chair of the photography department at Tri-C.


With nearly two-dozen local photographers represented, the selected work showcases the diverse “homegrown” talent in  the area.


“Irrespective of the trendiness of the phrase ‘locally produced,’ we have always been this way—down to earth, working in   our respective studios and producing art that comes from a place of substance,” said McEntee.

Representative of a variety of photographic concepts and styles, the show exemplifies CPR’s interest in community outreach. It will also showcase Northeast Ohio’s local food movement and community supported agriculture.

“Homegrown is a collaborative effort,” said CPR founder Shari Wilkins, “linking wonderful food and photography at the same venue. It’s a natural fit.”