Fall into Some Untouched Territory, Get into the Spotlight and Gear Up for the Holidays at Heights Arts

Glass ornaments by Sue Berry are among the many beautiful gift ideas to be found in the Heights Arts Holiday Store.

We start our 2019–2020 exhibition season with Untouched: The Digital Paradox, a group exhibition opening on Friday, August 30. Matthew Hollern, professor and chair of Jewelry + Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art, is the guest curator for the show, which explores the evolving role of technology in the creation of art. “Sometimes the digital history of an object is apparent,” says Hollern. “At other times the role of technology is there but it’s invisible. Sometimes a work seems like digital trickery but it’s actually not. Digital work can really challenge assumptions.”

The artists in Untouched include George Kozmon, Barry Underwood, //benitez_vogl (Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl), Janice Lessman-Moss, Marcus Brathwaite, Tony Ingrisano, Yasniel Valdes and Matthew Hollern. “This will be the first time Heights Arts has presented a show like this,” say Hollern. “People will say, ‘Oh, I’d heard about that, but I had no idea what it means.’ I’m really excited about the diversity of artists and all the different audiences that will come together.”

The community is invited to hear the artists discuss their work at “Ekphrastacy,” Thursday, September 26 at 7:00pm. In this event, local poets respond to the artists’ remarks with their own literary interpretation of the pieces discussed.

Making her debut in our SPOTLIGHT gallery, Jamie Richey will have her work on display starting Friday, September 13. Jamie Richey is a photographer and mixed-media artist, featured previously in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions and publications, including the Cleveland Print Room and the Cleveland West Art League. Highlighting her most recent work, Richey’s exhibition will be on view until October 27.

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Our annual Holiday Store opens up November 1 and runs through the end of the year. Every year, we call for new artists to submit pieces for sale to be included in our holiday store. Stop in and shop for unique gifts for everyone on your “nice” list. Open every day, except for holidays.

For more information on Heights Arts community programs and events, including house concerts, gallery performances and outreach, visit heightsarts.org.


Reception 6–9pm Friday, August 30 | Ekphrastacy 7pm Thursday, September 26

Reception 6–9pm Friday, September 13

Open every day, except holidays

Heights Arts

2175 Lee Road

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118