HAF Connects: Sculpting Hats from Plastic Trash

  Cleveland-based artist Ron Shelton puts the worldwide plastic problem front and center in both his own art-making and his practice as a curator / convener. His current exhibit, HAF Connects, is on view now through September 18 at RampArts Gallery, in the 78th Street Studios complex in Cleveland. It’s an exhibit that weaves together multiple threads of ongoing interest […]

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High Art Fridays Challenges the Global Plastic Epidemic

High Art Fridays (HAF) is an eclectic assembly of local and international artists working in a wide range of materials and iconographic ideas to address critical social, historical, and environmental issues through art, education, and community engagement. For the past four years, HAF has focused much of its attention on the current global plastic epidemic, featuring artists around the globe […]

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High Art, Plastic, and Hats: Ron Shelton

Multi-media artist Ron Shelton’s work is currently installed at 78th Street Studios (our plastic world, as part of CAN Triennial) and Lakewood Family Health Center (Figures in the Solstice Steppers). He talks about TV, colors, Tidy Cats, plastics, his commentary on the Midwest and why his work sometimes disappears. JI:  Tell me about High Art Fridays. What was the impetus […]

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