Harris Stanton Opens Cleveland Location, presents Midwest Artists

The Harris ∙ Stanton Gallery is expanding! The gallery is very excited to announce the opening of a second location in the warehouse District of downtown Cleveland. The official opening takes place June 6th with the exhibition 100 Midwest Artists.


The gallery’s first location on West Market St in Akron has been in existence for 27 years. A feat for any small business particularly an art gallery. Gallery owner Meg Harris ∙ Stanton has been toying with the idea of opening a second location for a few years now, partly because of the success that the gallery has experienced as a participant in the NOADA ARTExpos held at MOCA and the Transformer Station for the past three years. As many of you know, the gallery’s niche in Northeast Ohio are the many international artists that Meg enjoys close ties with. She regularly travels to Europe to purchase work directly from the artists and publishers. Harris ∙ Stanton also handles dozens of local artists, many of them new to the Cleveland art market.


Harris Stanton’s Midwest Artists Exhibition celebrates 6 of the 22 Ohio artists chosen for E. Ashley Rooney’s book, 100 artists of the Midwest (Hardcover, 224 pages, Schiffer Publising, Ltd., June, 2012).


The diverse group of artists in the exhibition–Marianne Hite, Lynn O’Brien, Pat Zinsmeister Parker, Mark Soppeland, and Aaron Witwer–are represented or shown regularly by the Harris Stanton Gallery. Together their work encompasses a variety of different mediums such as fused glass, mixed media sculpture, printmaking, and painting.


They are among the 100 living artists of the midwest, given a fresh look by Rooney’s expansive book. The volume includes their personal stories and inspirations, along with several examples of their works. A wealth of urban settings, wide plains, flourishing cities, rushing rivers, and placid lakes serve as source material and inspiration for the artists. The works presented show how each artist interprets life. They explore the richness of the homegrown imagery of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as their culture, society, and environment. The artist delineate our Midwestern stories for future generations in oil, pastels, sculpture, and other media. The book includes more than 600 full color images.


An opening reception for the artists will be held in our new Cleveland location Friday June 6, from 5:30 – 8:00pm. Several of the artists will be on hand to answer questions and give a brief talk about their work mid-way through the opening. For more information, please visit HarrisStantonGallery.com.


Harris Stanton Gallery

2301 W Market Street

Akron, OH 44313


Harris Stanton Gallery Cleveland

1370 West 9th St.

Cleveland, OH 44113




Midwest Artists Exhibition: June 6 – July 5, 2014 in our new Cleveland location

Opening Reception 6-9 pm June 6


Image Information

Marianne Hite, River Goddess, fused glass and metal.

Lynn O’Brien, Forms from Nature #17, acrylic and mixed media

Mark Soppeland, Guardian of the Blue Flame, Mixed media light sculpture

Pat Z. Parker, Rocket Science, monoprint and collage