Heights Arts Celebrates 20 years with New Events for the New Year
Heights Arts celebrates a great 2019 with the annual Holiday Store. Stop in and shop over 100 local artists for gifts for the whole family. The 2019 Holiday Store is open every day, excluding holidays.
A new year means new events. The first exhibition of the year is Point–Line–Pattern–Plane, a fiber show curated by textile artist Janice Lessman-Moss. Featured in the Untouched: The Digital Paradox show, Lessman-Moss invites other textile artists to produce work using the distinctive materiality and processes associated with the medium of fiber. Although building on a foundation of traditional techniques, all the artists use the language of textiles to create objects of beauty and meaning, reflecting the sensibilities of our time. Processes such as weaving, stitching and dyeing are used to develop form and surface, while repetition, accumulation, color and pattern are mined for content and character. This show runs from January 17 through March 1. The Ekphrastacy event for the exhibition is on February 13, where invited poets recite original poems inspired by pieces in the show, following the artists discussing the creative processes for their work.
The first Spotlight gallery exhibition of the year features Sean Jason Kelly. Kelly has worked as a local tattoo artist for the past fifteen years and has participated in many exhibitions, community projects and instillations in the Cleveland area. His work includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and site-specific instillations, including five public art sculptures at Melt Bar and Grilled. His work will be on view from January 31 through March 15.
Heights Arts turns twenty in 2020! What better way to celebrate than a Close Encounters chamber music concert? On Sunday, March 1, at the beautiful Eaton Mansion, the Heights Arts and Beethoven Birthday Bonanza features a program of the beloved artist in celebration of his 250th birthday. Three works by Beethoven fill this program—one each from his early, middle, and late periods—allowing you to trace his development from the adoring young student of Papa Haydn to a rebellious avant-garde composer with bristling contempt for his contemporaries. At twenty years old, Heights Arts is the perfect age to present this thrilling program! Tickets for this concert, along with discounted member and student tickets are on sale now at heightsarts.org/concerts.
Calling all artists! Heights Arts is presenting its second Members Show on March 6. Any member of Heights Arts is invited to submit work in hopes of being a part of this awesome show. There is a $10 entry fee. Applications will be accepted until 40 artists are selected. For more information, visit heightsarts.org/portfolio-item/call-for-artists-members-show-2020/.
For more information on Heights Arts community programs and events, including house concerts, gallery performances and outreach, visit heightsarts.org.
HOLIDAY STORE | NOVEMBER 1–DECEMBER 30
OPEN EVERY DAY, EXCEPT HOLIDAYS
FIBERS SHOW WITH JANICE LESSMAN-MOSS| JANUARY 17–MARCH 1
RECEPTION 6-9PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 | EKPHRASTACY 7PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13
SPOTLIGHT: SEAN JASON KELLY| JANUARY 31–MARCH 15
RECEPTION 6–9PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: HEIGHTS ARTS AND BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY BONANZA| SUNDAY, MARCH 1| Eaton Mansion
MEMBERS SHOW 2020| MARCH 6–APRIL 19
RECEPTION 6–9PM FRIDAY, MARCH 6
2175 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118