Spring at Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron and Cleveland
In celebration of spring, Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron is opening Valley Portrait: Pastels and Paintings featuring the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which will display the works of Peninsula artist Jim Rehmus and the flower- and vegetable-inspired ceramics of Toledo artist, Kristin Kowalski. This will be the first time that Jim’s chalk pastels have been formally exhibited. While Kristen has her MFA, Jim is entirely self-taught and was our best selling artist in 2013, the year of his last show.
In April the Cleveland gallery will host its second annual Art-tini Auction. This year we are excited to announce it will benefit a scholarship fund (The Harris Stanton Gallery Scholarship Fund) for a rising senior in the Visual Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The auction will open for bidding April 8 and close with a vodka themed party on April 15. It’s a great opportunity for novice collectors and more seasoned ones to start or expand their collection. Bidding on the art starts at a discounted price, 20% below retail, and will feature the gallery’s vast array of local and international fine art. The event gives back to a great cause while supporting our area’s local burgeoning talent.
At its Opening on April 29, the Akron gallery will pay tribute to the late local artist, Miller Horns in a special exhibition. Cleveland Institute of Art trained, and Academy of Rome Prize winner, Miller made his experimental prints using photographs and electrostatic collage, often introducing autobiographical elements. Perhaps his proudest achievement is his design of the Hotel Matthews project in Downtown Akron.
The Cleveland gallery is awarding Terry Klausman his first solo exhibition, opening May 20. Klausman is largely a self-taught artist. He began his artistic career making abstract welded and machined steel sculpture, a logical progression from his job as welder. An accident at work which almost severed a finger on his dominant hand forced him into a different medium. While his hand healed, he began drawing with his other hand, making simple repetitive marks which were influenced by the minimalist artists that he admires. The marks formed lines reminiscent of barbed wire or stitches which when repeated obsessively across large sheets of paper created moods varying from serene to disturbing. His most recent work is more fluid and includes curvilinear compositions that also mix the proportions of the stiches to create drawings that are bursting with three dimensionality.
Harris Stanton Gallery Events- Spring 2016
March 18- April 22 Valley Portrait featuring James Rehmus and Kristin Kowalski
April 29- May 27 Miller Horns Tribute Exhibition
April 8-15– Art-tini Auction benefitting the Harris Stanton Gallery Scholarship fund at the Cleveland Institute of Art
May 20- June 18 Terry Klausman Solo Show
Harris Stanton Gallery
2301 W Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Harris Stanton Gallery Cleveland
1370 West 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
The images are:
James Rehmus “Bald Cypress at Boque Chitto” 2016 30×40 acrylic on canvas
Terry Klausman Untitled Diptych, 2015 30x 44 Colored pencil drawing