Trade Marks and Women Picturing Cleveland at Worthington Yards
The artists in Trade Marks II bring their creative energies to the workforce and rarely get the chance to shake off their “day jobs”—until now! Bruce Buchanan restores stained glass windows in churches, Jamal Collins teaches design-thinking and Photoshop to kids, Karen Beckwith is a Tamarind-trained master printer, Claire Campbell is an art therapist and helps people understand their life’s struggles using art, and Douglas Kulbis creates indelible tattoos on Clevelanders’ bodies. Marie Bukowski, who is the Director of the School of Art at Kent State University and administers art, will be showing alongside other commercial photographers, illustrators and graphic designers.
Often times, these artists are consumed with the work that stays with them well after they clock out. They rarely get opportunities to work on their own creative ideas where they can share it within the context of an art gallery. Trade Marks II explores the challenges faced by regional artists who hug the commercial art fields and the art world in their practices. Featured artists are Claire Campbell, Jamal Collins, Randall Slaughter, Steven Mastroianni, Douglas Kulbis, Christy Gray, Georgio Sabino, Bruce Buchanan, Bob Peck, Marie Bukowski, Jef Janis, Dru Christine, Karen Beckwith, Rustin McCann, Mike Sobeck, and Katie Parland.
Women Picturing Cleveland is the “perfect vision” for a show in the year 2020. Shari Wilkins, founder of the Cleveland Print Room, believes the majority of photographers shooting pictures here in Cleveland are women. Many of them are mothers, grandmothers, art faculty, teachers, activists and advocates ranging in age from eighteen to ninety years. They are connected to each other and to younger artists as mentors, and they include Shari Wilkins, Hadley K. Conner, Aja Grant, Bridget Caswell, Jennie Jones, Nancy McEntee, Garie Walters, Yana Mihko-Misho, Da’Shaunae Jackson, Lena Simovic, Linda Butler, Destanee Cruz, Anastasia Pantsios.
TRADE MARKS II | MARCH 5-APRIL 18
RECEPTION 5:30-8PM THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Co-hosted by Worthington Yards residents Geno Apollonaire & Trevor Yasinow
ART/VENTURES STUDIO TALK WITH BOB PECK 10AM SATURDAY, MARCH 21
Start at YARDS then head to Graffiti Heart to meet Stamy Paul and hear more about Bob’s work.
WOMEN PICTURING CLEVELAND | APRIL 30-JUNE 27
RECEPTION 5:30-8PM THURSDAY, APRIL 30
Co-hosted by Worthington Yards residents Heidi DuBois & Heidi Quicksilver
ART/VENTURES, STUDIO TALK WITH SHARI WILKINS 10AM SATURDAY, MAY 16
Start at Yards then head to Cleveland Print Room
YARDS PROJECT SPACE
725 Johnson Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44113