Bonfoey: A Year in Review
As we finish another lap around the sun, Bonfoey’s is taking time to commemorate the past year at the gallery. We are grateful for the ability to continue supporting our artists; and as we reflect, we simultaneously plan for the future. We ask ourselves: how can we continue to serve our artists and the community? We always have a goal to do more.
We started the year off strong with the launch of our new website. In a world still plagued with uncertainty, we committed to exploring how to present our artists and their artwork in different ways. The new digital platform enabled us to share our large collection of work, allowing visitors to view artwork far beyond what hangs on our walls.
Despite our enhanced digital presence, we were thrilled to welcome visitors back into the gallery with the opening of three exhibitions throughout the year. In March, we celebrated Women’s History Month with Nevertheless, She Created: a group show featuring the work of nine incredible female artists. Our summer exhibition opened mid-year in conjunction with the Cleveland Photo Fest. The group photography show, titled FOCUS, presented a carefully-curated collection of photographs, each with its own individual focus, that together brought attention to the diverse interpretations of a single medium.
Our final show of the year, Laurence Channing: Paintings and Pastels, opened in November and runs through December 30. The exhibition is comprised of a collection of artworks depicting various Cleveland scenes, most of which are in color! Highly acclaimed for his ability to seductively capture the lesser-praised areas of our city, Channing details authentic parts of the city that often get lost behind the façade of trendy streets and affluent neighborhoods. Stop in the gallery through the end of the year to see Laurence Channing’s work in a striking display of Cleveland in color.
Alongside our exhibition schedule, in 2021 we added over a dozen new local creatives to our represented artists: Lindsey Ballard, Katie Davis, Anita Dawson, Chuck Fischer, Stacy Leeman, Linda Mayer, Brian Pierce, Mary Ann Sedivy, and Trudy Wiesenberger. As we welcome 2022, and our 129th year of business, the Bonfoey Gallery will continue to honor our mission of supporting local artists by promoting the visibility and accessibility of their work.
LAURENCE CHANNING: PAINTINGS AND PASTELS | THROUGH DECEMBER 30
Coming soon: works by Kasumi. Visit Bonfoey.com for more upcoming events
THE BONFOEY GALLERY
1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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