Herbert Ascherman Jr.: 40 Years photography retrospective at Heights Arts

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While making his living in portraiture, Cleveland photographer Herbert Ascherman Jr. also pursued passions in other photographic genres—street photography, nudes, and landscapes.


Herbert Ascherman Jr.: 40 Years gathers approximately 60 key works from all of those interest areas, selected by Ascherman and Heights Arts, which powerfully represent his wide-ranging career. Drawn from the 150,000 black and white negatives in his archive, the exhibition features new gelatin silver and platinum prints produced in small editions on the occasion of this show.


The community is invited to hear Herbert speak about his life in photography at a gallery talk on at 7 pm Thursday, September 29.


New works by CIA faculty Sarah Kabot take over the spotlight gallery from September 16 through October 22. Sarah notes, “I am currently examining the contemporary state of public memorial in light of international combat and unrelenting domestic gun violence. This collection of drawings and sculptures echoes the fragmentary nature of commemoration itself. Initially, these monuments were gestures of power and/or communal sentiment. Over time, they often devolve into incidental landmarks— their original meaning lost.”


Beginning November 4, the Heights Arts gallery is filled with fine arts and crafts by more than 85 regional artists for the holidays.  Support your local artists, and give yourself or someone else a gift handmade right here in northeast Ohio!



HERBERT ASCHERMAN JR.: 40 YEARS | September 2 – October 15



SPOTLIGHT: SARAH KABOT | September 16 – October 22


15th ANNUAL HOLIDAY STORE | November 4 – December 30



Heights Arts

2175 Lee Road

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118




Image caption: Herbert Ascherman Jr., “Girl in a White Dress on a Merry Go Round”