CREATIVE FUSION OUTCOMES: THE HINGETOWN MURALS
The first thematically focused cohort of Creative Fusion artists came to Cleveland in the Fall of 2016. Hosted by SPACES, Transformer Station, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland Print Room, Ohio City, Inc., and Ingenuity, they came from six countries to paint murals on Hingetown walls, their efforts matched and supported by six Cleveland-based artists. Visiting artists included Loreto Greve (Santiago, Chile), Ananda Nahu (Salvador Bahia, Brazil), Luis Ituarte (Tijuana, Mexico / Los Angeles, California), David Shillinglaw (London, England) Michela Picchi (Rome, Italy / Berlin, Germany), and Rainer Prohaska (Krems an der Donau, Austria). Cleveland-based artists included Amber Ford, Gary Williams & Robin Robinson, Leila Khoury, Glen Infante, Ryan Jaenke, and Donald Black. Their lasting contribution to Cleveland is a collection of ten new murals that have become bold landmarks in a neighborhood alive with connections and new activity.