Creative Fusion Outcomes: Reconnecting in Cleveland: Cheikhou Ba at Framed Gallery

Cheikhou Ba came to Cleveland from Dakar, Senegal, as part of the Creative Fusion cohort in Fall 2013. Hosted by Zygote Press, he worked with students in the Sisterhood after-school arts program at the West Side Community House, with Cleveland-based artist April Bleakney. To create an exhibit opportunity, Zygote connected with Waterloo Arts, which presented Cheikhou’s work in their Waterloo […]

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Portraitures: Discoveries Through the Canvas Mirror—Framed Presents Annan Affotey and Baba Musah

This spring, Framed Gallery extends its international reach, bringing works by two artists of Ghana, West Africa, to Cleveland—on view starting March 5. Francis Annan Affotey While the scenes are often familiar to the millions of Africans whose daily existence reveals the realities of contemporary life and culture, Francis Annan Affotey presents to the world the joys, and sometime secrets, of […]

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Roots to Love Celebrates Black Men and Fathers at Framed Gallery

Framed Gallery continues exhibiting and selling works of African American artists, and—in new ways—adding to the dialog and the evolution of artistic traditions. On Friday, December 4, Framed presents a new exhibit, Roots to Love. The exhibit celebrates Black men and fathers. It is a group show featuring works of Charly Palmer, Evita Tezeno, Joyce Owens, Gerald Griffin, Chukes, Tiffani Glenn, […]

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Galleries and Museums Slowly Re-Open

In the most complicated and difficult atmosphere in recent memory, Cleveland galleries and museums are beginning to re-open their doors, after being closed nearly three months in response to the COVID pandemic. While commercial galleries as retail businesses have been permitted to open since mid-May, Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement Thursday, June 4 specifically named galleries and museums among a long […]

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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 […]

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Framed Gallery Presents Buchi Upjohn, Abi Salami & Rochelle Johnson

Buchi UpJohn Reception 6:00 to 9:00pm Friday, October 4 Framed Gallery presents internationally acclaimed artist Buchi Upjohn. Upjohn believes that one’s artistic creations cannot be separated from his experiences. Therefore, he reaches deep into his cultural and spiritual experiences to come up with images that truly engage the viewer. The feelings evoked by his work can only be described as […]

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