HEDGE Connects to KSU, CIA

HEDGE Gallery is preparing another year of dynamic exhibitions by joining forces with local colleges and universities, art organizations and of course, local artists.


Pigeons, by Emily Sullivan-Smith

Pigeons, by Emily Sullivan-Smith

Process + Materialsopened February 20 in collaboration with Kent State University School of Art and its gallery director, Anderson Turner. The show features work by a large group of local artists, including many from the university’s art program such as Emily Sullivan, Dana Depew, Rebecca Cross, Lesley Sickle and Andrew Simmons.

 Our hope is that KSUs Art Program can create stronger ties with Cleveland galleries, such as HEDGE, and educate our art graduates about furthering connections with them,Turner says,

Process + Materialsis a multi media exhibit featuring artists who develop their work through a variety of practices. Printmaking, installation pieces and sculpture are just some of the media on view in this show, which will run until April 3, 2015.

April 17, HEDGE Gallery opens its first juried show, a collaboration with Cleveland Institute of Art Visual Arts and Foundations Lecturer, Michael Meier, which will highlight students’ work. All currently enrolled CIA students are encouraged to enter both 2D and 3D work, which will be reviewed by a jury including HEDGE Gallery Director Hilary Gent, and writers and artists Michael Gill and Douglas Max Utter.

I want CIA students to become more comfortable with the gallery/artist relationship, and to gain experience submitting work to galleries before they graduate. This show has potential to be an annual or bi-annual event, which will give the general public an example of what our student body is currently working on,stated Meier.

The CIA Student Show opens April 17, (78th Street Studios Third Friday event), and will be on view through May 8. Open call for submissions starts March 6, and deadline for online submission is Friday, April 3 at 5 pm. For information, please contact Hilary Gent (hedgent at gmail.com).

HEDGE Gallery will host the 7thannual Drawn and Quarteredevent on May 15, alongside some well-known artists such as Gary Dumm, Ron Hill, George Kocar and Juan Quirarte. The event promises to be another rip roaring good time, with drawing groups competing against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. This interactive portion of the event will start at 7 pm, and run until 9 pm. The Gallery will also host the Drawn and Quartered Art Exhibit (where many of the participating artists works will be available for sale) May 15 until June 5, 2015.

Image info: Plight of the Passenger Pigeon, Emily Sullivan, three panel 12 color screen print with gold leaf

(part of the Process + Material exhibit)
HEDGE Gallery

78th Street Studios, Suite 200

1300 D, West 78th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44102



Process and Materials: February 20 – April 3

Cleveland Institute of Art Student Show: April 17 – May 8

Drawn and Quartered: Competiton May 15; Exhibit: May 15 – June 5