Robert Hartshorn and Sharon Pomales Tousey Dive Deep at BAYarts

They are remarkable percentages, the numbers for how much water is both in the human body and covering the earth. (Approximately 60% and 71%, respectively.) It is this psyche-entrenched inspiration that is the theme for the BAYarts October exhibition by Robert Hartshorn and Sharon Pomales Tousey, entitled Just Add Water. These unconventional and award-winning artists will be offering their personalized […]

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The Man Whose Head Expanded

Some artists plow the same fields over and over, as it were, working in a given medium for entire careers. That can’t be said of Eric Rippert, whose show The Man Whose Head Expanded was on view June 7 through July 6 at BAYarts. A lot of people know Rippert for his photographic work, specifically for Cleveland landscape photos featuring […]

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A Sense of Mystery at BAYarts

Opening January 11 at BAYarts are two exhibitions influenced by religious and emotional identities that present the viewer with a sense of mystery open to personal interpretation. Justin Brennan’s Ego is a new collection of fragmented, abstract portraits that seek to examine the character and mental dispositions of people. The artist notes that these include self-portraits as well as “people […]

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Martha Cliffel’s “Palette of Junk” at BAYarts

Martha Cliffel is a thoughtful Cleveland artist who creates pieces sourced from the detritus of others’ lives. Her studio in The Screw Factory is packed with timeworn and discarded objects found at flea markets, thrift shops, and the trash. With round-the-clock impulses and endless inventory, it’s no surprise that her daughter (Cleveland artist Kristen Cliffel) says she makes a masterpiece […]

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Bruce Checefsky: Modern Day Monet

Bruce Checefsky, slated for a gallery exhibition at BAYarts this August, has work that draws a visual comparison to what techniques a tech-savvy Monet might have experimented with in a contemporary world. This is because Checefsky’s latest work showcases unique studies from his exquisite garden, processed in a unique method. Jessica Stockdale: How did you get the idea to use […]

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