Art House Community Culture Night
Art House held its new program Community Culture Night on November 7th with “A Conversation with John Ranally.” Ranally, a sculptor, 30 year near west resident, community artist activist, and co-owner of Studio Foundry, showed images and fielded questions about his life and work. John has done some remarkable work with neighborhood residents, most recently a large welded steel gate with Inner Visions of Cleveland. He is an urban pioneer in the truest sense, dedicated to creating a better world through direct action in his community.
John’s work parallels that of Art House—a place born from the efforts of neighborhood artists and residents who understood the need for a safe place to create, express, and nurture the mind and soul. Known for stellar teaching artists, hosting international artists through Creative Fusion, and its commitment to community, Art House is “an incubator for creative exchange,” as stated by board member Brinsley Tyrell.
Community Culture Night seeks to grow this mission. Given the success of this event, another Community Culture Night will be scheduled in the spring, with dates and the artist to be announced. Art House is grateful to Dodd’s Imaging for their belief and sponsorship of this first event.
Kim Bissett is an Artist, a lecturer in the Baldwin Wallace University Department of Fine Arts, an Art House Board member, and resident of Cleveland’s near-west side.
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