And Then There Is Life, at La Cosecha
Being an artist/entrepreneur takes much sacrifice and patience. Many times your mind wanders to the perspective of others: staff, artists, colleagues, and the community we reflect and serve. And then life makes things complicated, bringing personal struggles that feed our muse to absorb its blows. When I decided to reformat art shows, not only to survive a pandemic but to continue expanding with a new business model, in the background story, I lost my father in February 2021 prior to our spring reopening. In December 2021, history was made, totaling 101 pieces sold in since our doors opened. Time was a blur with cold reality.
And to begin 2022, we had a successful show in February, again selling artwork at an optimistic pace; unfortunately, we have been closed more often since the January snowstorms. The rooftop was strained, our ceiling began to leak daily, and pieces of it started falling. These struggles fell to a distant noise with family news of the serious decline of our mother’s health. Again, life makes what is important apparent and vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
Whether the goal is to be a voice of the underserved artists or the tool of economic development, we are now undergoing repairs with plans to reopen June 2022. We’ll soldier on, because life continues, with no plans but to exist, because through art I survive mentally.
Vocero Latino News Media Podcast
We are proud to be the host for the weekly podcast Coversado Con Haguit Marrero y Elvin Santiago, produced by Cleveland Vocero Latino News. Recorded every Saturday and featuring a diverse group of local people, inspiring stories, controversial topics, and performances, the podcast is open to the public during our hours of operation.
Last Saturday Every Month
Our Open Mic Night “Higher Verse”, featuring amazingly talented artists, is held on last Saturday every month. Signup begins at 6 pm, and the show starts at 7 pm. Open call: musicians, poets, magicians, and comics—everybody welcomed! An audience vote wins the prize. Higher Verse is hosted by Ju-Marri Sims, AKA Kaesevyn, a Cleveland native who’s been hard at work for the last decade conjuring up music for the minds and souls of listeners young and old. The songs he has created in collaboration with producers and by himself are monuments of astronomical sound and delivery.
EARTHLING: FEATURING ARTIST JULIANN O’FRAY | 4PM SATURDAY, JUNE 4
INNER COLORS: FEATURING ARTIST JESSICA ISLEIM | 4PM SATURDAY, JUNE 11
BUSKERS NIGHT: FEATURING JUSTO SABORIT LATIN SOUL DUO | 4PM SATURDAY, JUNE 18
DESTROY ALL NONPROFITS: FEATURING ARTIST TOPILTZIN | 4PM SATURDAY, JULY 2
LIGHT BRINGER: FEATURING ARTIST JULIANN O’FRAY | 4PM SATURDAY, JULY 9
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 3 ANNUAL DESIGN SHOW | 4PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
CAN JOURNAL FALL LAUNCH PARTY | 4PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
WICKED II: FEATURING ARTIST LTP ART | 4PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
MATRIX: FEATURING ARTIST TOPILTZIN | 4PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
LA COSECHA GALERIA
THE HEADSHOP NEW CAFÉ
4490 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109