The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program comes to Art House!

This spring, in partnership with The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program, Art House has the privilege of hosting international artist Alka Mathur, from New Delhi, India. As one of six host organizations in the city, Art House is  delighted to have this wonderful opportunity.

Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, Mathur graduated in fine arts from the Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. Working in  mixed media, she incorporates collage, pastel, paint, ink and tea bag stains/dyes into distinctive work on paper and  cloth. Of particular interest and passion to Alka is the use of tea bags as a metaphor for life. Her recent work incorporates  used tea bags with tea stained napkins and stories from the people she met on her journeys. During her travels to  London,  the United States, and Bangladesh, Alka created an artistic vocabulary which marries the East and the West.

The Art House board and staff are finalizing plans for Mathur’s arrival in April. Additionally, staff is in the midst of  finalizing programs that will offer the community opportunities to engage with Ms. Mathur at both the Art House studio  and at offsite locations.

Creative Fusion is an urban-based international artist residency program initiated by The Cleveland Foundation. The  program consists of two, three-month residency periods each year, with up to six international artists selected for each  period. Invited artists are given the opportunity to develop new work and share a contemporary view of their culture  with the community.

Work of Art House / Creative Fusion artist Alka Mathur

We hope you can join us in welcoming Alka to Cleveland!