Letting the Fresh Air in…YARDS Projects
Plein air is a French expression meaning “open air” and refers to the creation of art made outside. We have invited artists to leave the four walls of the studio behind and experience painting, drawing, printmaking, documenting and observing in the landscape.
Fresh Air displays artists doing just that—getting outside, and being inspired by the views and perspectives of Cleveland, including the people, places and perches of Worthington Yards. The Fresh Air exhibition celebrates artists Asia Armour, Jen Craun, Hadley Conner, Sarah Curry, Susan Danko, Bonnie Dolin, Eileen Dorsey, Phyllis Fannin, Anne Kibbe, Grace McConnell, Cynthia Penter, Karen Petkovic, LaSaundra Robinson, Lisa Schonberg, and Dawn Tekler.
Two other annual programs include open air art experiences. Plein Air in the YARDS will feature artists painting and drawing from life. Past Plein Air artists include Sarah Curry, Dave King, Darius Steward, Jamie Morse, and Dana Oldfather; many of the artists from the Fresh Air exhibition will also be participating. This happens during the Worthington Yards Appreciation Cookout for all residents and attendees, so we can nourish your souls and your tummies. Those interested in participating contact Liz Maugans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleveland Film Night in the YARDS is curated by Robert Banks, Rian Brown and Cynthia Penter. Worthington Yards and YARDS Projects celebrates our local filmmakers with this epic curatorial team connecting us to the incredible filmmakers and film community here in Cleveland. If you were able to attend the CAN Triennial film and video nights, this is the opportunity for the plein air-version inspired by those fantastic nights. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and snacks.
FRESH AIR EXHIBITION | JULY 11–AUGUST 31
Reception 6–9pm Thursday, July 11
ART/VENTURES: PLEIN AIR IN THE YARDS | 1–4PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Venture out to our own backyard!
CLEVELAND VIDEO & FILM NIGHT | FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Films start at 9pm
YARDS Project Space
725 Johnson Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44113