Waterloo Arts Adds Staff, Invests in the Future
It’s been a year of existential crisis and lumbering forward. Waterloo Arts has decided to lean in by adding staff as an investment in the future. New part-time Gallery Manager Kayli Salzano oversees gallery communications, logistics, and marketing, and she’s organizing a gallery committee to guide curatorial decisions and gallery programs. Salzano says, “I’m excited to carve out space for the gallery to focus more specifically on community and care. I hope to work more closely with [Waterloo Arts Program Manager] Danny Volk, the gallery committee, and the gallery’s future exhibiting artists to introduce opportunities for artists and art-appreciators to collaborate. I’d love to witness all parts of the organization nourishing one another and for the space to buzz with creative energy.”
Salzano is working with artist Miguel Rivera-Vera to organize his forthcoming WA exhibition. Opening Friday, October 1, Rivera-Vera’s works, often whimsical and poignant, are poetic explorations of memory—embodying the emotional and atmospheric nature of past experience.
Gallery Assistant Jamie Cohen-Kiraly works with artists on installs, is chief gallery attendant, and “brightens our world with her rad painting skills.” Check out the piano Cohen-Kiraly painted for The Grand Piano Pursuit, organized by Piano Cleveland, currently on view in front of the gallery.
Program Manager Danny Volk oversees WA’s current community engagement project, The Green Palette, which provides resources for volunteers to redevelop neglected planter beds on Waterloo Rd. The Green Palette webinar series shares information on urban farming, soil and water, native plants, and seed saving. The project is just a small part of a larger conversation about resources in neighborhoods and who controls them. Danny is also assisting with the Waterloo Arts Fest which returns on Saturday, September 11, from noon until 7:00pm.
Working behind the scenes, Office Assistant Carol Condon is described by Executive Director Amy Callahan as “our office mom.” With calm and aplomb, Condon does what needs doing. “It has been nice to have a group of other creatives to exchange ideas with and I am looking forward to moving WA forward with our new team,” says Callahan.
WATERLOO ARTS JURIED EXHIBITION | AUGUST 6–SEPTEMBER 18
ON VIEW AT WATERLOO ARTS AND PHOTOCENTRIC
WATERLOO ARTS FEST | NOON-7PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
MIGUEL RIVERA-VERA | OCTOBER 1–NOVEMBER 13
HOLIDAY COOP SALE | NOVEMBER 27–DECMBER 24
ART OF THE ORNAMENT | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
15605 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
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