Collaborative Effort Makes Fine Exhibitions

City Artists at Work and The Plain Dealer have been collaborating to offer several exhibitions throughout the year in what is now considered by many to be the Gallery at The Plain Dealer. The Sparx in the City event that takes place on Saturday, September 21, presents an opportunity for City Artists to not only open their studios, but also showcase their work in a group showing at The Plain Dealer, from September 3 through October 31. Visitors who make The Plain Dealer Gallery their first stop on the tour have an opportunity to see current work by many of the artists of the area and can plan their studio visits accordingly.

Exhibitions are curated by the co-directors of City Artists at Work, Bill Jean and Mindy Tousley. Although the majority of exhibits center on artists of the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood’s Art Quarter, artists from beyond the area are also invited. Most recently, artists from Akron were showcased in an amazing assemblage show while student print work from The Cleveland Institute of Art brought many new faces to the gallery.


Meeting, wax encaustic on wood, by Susan Squires

The collaboration between the two organizations makes space available that is well suited for art exhibitions, with its open spaces, white walls and very good lighting, along with excellent natural light from the banks of windows that face Superior Avenue. Though the exhibits are designed by the curators, the installation is in the hands of the remarkable PD team who also provide a generous reception of wine and a delectable assortment of cheeses and veggies.

Since The Plain Dealer needs to be a secure business environment, after the opening reception, visitors need to call the Bonnie Spiegle to schedule a visit at 216 999 4028. Since part of the building now houses businesses other than the PD, the exhibits are viewed by a broad group of visitors and clients who frequent the building.


City Artists At Work

2218 Superior Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44114


City Artists At Work Group Show

September 3 through October 31

The Gallery at The Plain Dealer

1801 Superior Avenue,

Cleveland, Ohio 44113

by appointment: 216.999.4028