Framed Gallery presents Tezeno, Glenn, and Burton
EVITA TEZENO: WHIMSY
Reception 6:00 to 9:00pm Thursday, March 5
Evita Tezeno, a native of Port Arthur, Texas, is a commercially successful artist and youth mentor who is very concerned with the state of health of our communities and the environment. She is particularly interested in the healing communication offered by art and compassion. Her work consists mainly of collages influenced with cubism. Color, texture and shape are the core of her collages. Inspired by images that she sees in her sleep, Evita translates these visions through mixed media, with various handmade papers, acrylic paints and found objects. Pulling from experiences and children’s stories, she creates whimsical images that provoke laughter and also enrich the soul.
TIFFANI GLENN: FEMININALITY
6:00pm Friday, April 3
Tiffani Glenn’s work is an examination of women of color from a stylized, distinctive perspective. Though on the surface the characters may appear fun-filled with a backing of vibrant colors, the overall message is to look beyond the obvious. The challenge is for those who see her work to look more carefully at the adversities women of color face in society and see them depicted as women who choose to overcome these adversities by exuding self-acceptance and a feeling of empowerment.
Tiffani wants women of color to let go of who they think they are supposed to be and simply be who they are without feeling ashamed. Being a woman in society has its own challenges, but being a black woman poses even more challenges. It is important that black women not only feel, but know that they can beat the odds by standing firm in who they are.
MISSY BURTON: ADVANCING
6:00pm Friday, June 5
Missy Burton is a visual artist with an extraordinary talent for capturing raw photos and transforming them into timeless pieces for display suitable for home, work or office. She has completed a series of art collections entitled, Butterfly, Where’s the Smoke and I am Woman. Missy Burton wants her work to ignite inspiration for change within the world and provide a sense of appreciation for the natural beauty of the Earth. Each piece that she creates has been carefully contoured and designed to reflect some form of life meaning or to tell a story. Whether she is shooting butterflies or still life, there is a piece of her soul in every piece she creates. Missy is most proud of the work she does giving back to the local community by mentoring young aspiring artists.
EVITA TEZENO: WHIMSY | RECEPTION 6-9PM THURSDAY, MARCH 5
TIFFANI GLENN: FEMININALITY | OPENING 6PM FRIDAY, APRIL 3
MISSY BURTON: ADVANCING | RECEPTION 6 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 5
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Cleveland, OH 44110