Art at the School House opens in Little Italy

William Martin Jean, Louvre Series - 3D, 12″ square, acrylic

William Martin Jean, Louvre Series – 3D, 12″ square, acrylic

Art at the School House is Murray Hill’s newest exhibition gallery. Founded by Margo Brown and directed by Herb Ascherman with Special Collections Curator Missy Bystrom, the gallery will open April 6 in Suite 108, the premier location of the Murray Hill School House.

AATSH will exhibit four artists annually, each of whom works in varied media: painting, works on paper, photography and one category best described as “contemporary,” which may vary from installation to new media. Also on display will be sculpture and stained glass by area craftsmen.

2018’s lineup opens on April 6 with William Martin Jean, seminal master of paper and design. The Japanese concept of wabi-sabi philosophizes that nothing in life is perfect or ever complete—that everything is in a state of transition. Will’s paper construction and design plays to that tradition through elegantly formed geometric abstractionism.

Our summer exhibition, opening Friday, June 1, features the extremely colorful painting and pastel work of Bonnie Dolin. For most of her career, Bonnie has used the city as the subject and context of her creative explorations. As of late, the formalism of architecture has been transposed into solid abstraction.

Fall will kick off on Friday, September 7 with a magnificent exhibition of Keith Berr’s photography. Although well known in national circles as both a commercial and fine art photographer, this is Keith’s first major gallery exhibition in a decade. His Mysterious Selection will unveil new images never previously exhibited.

On permanent display is the work of Howard Hitchcock (1927–2016). A multifaceted California artist, Hitchcock worked in an endless variety of media including metalwork, dry point, watercolor, acrylic, and gravure printing—prominent examples of which are available for purchase. He is most remembered for his seminal book Out of the Fiery Furnace, which explains the ceramic shell mold industrial cast process he personally developed.

Art at the School House will be open Wednesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm, and on Sundays from noon to 5pm. For more information, contact Herbert Ascherman: or 216.559.0104.

Herb Ascherman – School Master

Margo Brown – Playground Monitor

Missy Bystrom – Collections Curator

Art At The School House

2026 Murray Hill, Suite 108

Cleveland Ohio 44106