The Return of At Table Plus Paula Zinsmeister and the Annual Holiday Store at Heights Arts

Lari Jacobson, Ethopian Face

Fall and early winter exhibitions at Heights Arts begin with the second iteration of the popular At Table: Cleveland Culinaria show that assembles teams of artists working in various media with local chefs and food professionals. Each team develops a theme around the menu devised by the chef and the artists create new work specifically for their table. These works are on view throughout the run of the exhibition, August 31 to October 14, and each team also presents a “table night” where guests can purchase tickets to sample the special menu (space limited; tickets through At each event, Cleveland Heights poet laureate Damien McClendon reads a spoken piece inspired by the event’s theme. The scheduled nights for the chef/artist teams are:

Sunday, September 9 at 5:00pm

Douglas Katz of fire food & drink, Provenance, and the Katz Club Diner. With Billy Ritter, ceramics; Timothy Callaghan, painting; Jessica Coven Stenson, wood; Adrien Eisenhower, painting; and Carl Ziek, furniture. Menu inspired by post-Civil War Cleveland culture.

Sunday, September 16 at 5:00pm

Gerry Grim of Edwin’s Leadership & Restaurant Institute. With Amy Halko, ceramics; S. Jordan Fine, glass; Carmen Romine, fiber; Ashley Sullivan, painting; and Dana Depew, sculpture. The symbolic use of recycled and reclaimed objects guides the overall aesthetic.

Sunday, September 23 at 5:00pm

Zeleke Belete of Zoma. With William Brouillard, ceramics; Matthew Pritchard, ceramics; Joyce Morrow-Jones, fiber; Lari Jacobson, painting; and Shayna Pentecost, glass. Menu explores the fascinating culture of Ethiopia, a melting pot of traditions from Africa as well as other continents.

Sunday, October 7 at 5:00pm

Karen Small of The Flying Fig. With Andrea LeBlond, ceramics; Cheryl Cochran, illustration; Tyler Federico, photography; and Ari Warner, furniture. Menu and setting inspired by local urban farms such as the Ohio City Farm and the North Union Farmers Market (among others), and the urban landscape (graffiti, bridges, train lines, industrial buildings, etc.).

Opening Friday, September 14 in the Spotlight gallery is a selection of art by Paula Zinsmeister, who has shown work at Heights Arts since the gallery was founded. Her subtle and layered works employ a variety of printmaking techniques including intaglio, monoprinting and paper lithography, and often focus on botanical forms.

Finally, the annual Holiday Store opens on Friday, November 2. The 100 or so artists include many who have become favorites since the first Holiday Store in 2003, as well as a selection of great new artists who have never shown at Heights Arts before. Look for a mix of artists, musicians, and poets, with visual artists working in a variety of media from paintings, glass, ceramics, jewelry, to art dolls and scarves, prints and cards. Help sustain the longtime artists and also welcome the new talents by shopping at the Holiday Store.

More information at 216.371.3457 or, or stop by the gallery at 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.

Heights Arts

2175 Lee Road

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118