An Interview with Jenniffer Omaitz

Jenniffer Omaitz Constructions at BAYarts interview by Jessica Stockdale Through a thoughtful blending of paintings, assemblage and site-specific installation, Jenniffer Omaitz tackles chaos and form in her new exhibition Constructions. This is the first time she has displayed her 2D and 3D work together, and with it, overlapping weighty themes of architecture, boundaries, movement and geometry. JS: Can you talk […]

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MAKERS: Rebekah Wilhelm

The first time I saw Rebekah Wilhelm’s work I was seriously frustrated. The piece was a large installation of tiny scraps of paper strung together like a chain mail screen (above). On each piece of paper was a word, just barely legible in the dim light of the gallery. As I found myself struggling to read the words and piece together […]

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Searching for Equality: Jessica Pinsky at BAYarts

  “Weaving represents the inherent geometry of life and by stressing, cutting and manipulating this geometry, I constantly challenge and question this reality.” – Jessica Pinsky   As I looked at Jessica Pinsky’s stunning weavings in the Sullivan Family gallery at BAYArts, I kept thinking about Greek mythology.  Several stories from antiquity include weaving as a motif, but today I’m thinking about Philomela […]

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CAN Editor Michael Gill Honored at BAYarts

BAYarts will honor CAN Journal’s co-founder and executive director at the annual Moondance Benefit on September 9. Each year, BAYarts honors an individual who has contributed to northeast Ohio’s cultural landscape in a transformative and lasting way. Past honorees have included CPAC President & CEO Tom Schorgl, Liz Maugans of Zygote Press and Brian Zimmerman, CEO of Cleveland Metroparks. Some […]

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Two Yodys at BAYarts

Tom Yody and his daughter Rebecca E. Yody love acting on the creative process they have been honing collectively for decades. Debuting all new work, the duo will showcase their individual styles and unique use of materials for the first time since they collaborated on an exhibition at the Brandt Gallery.  According to the pair, each show is a unique […]

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New Collaborations at BAYarts

Carlson and Utter:  Between Presence and Projection   John W. Carlson and Douglas Max Utter will be exhibiting together in the Sullivan Family Gallery at Bay Arts, openingJanuary 6, 2017!  Longtime friends with different styles and points of view, Carlson and Utter each possess a unique way of handling provocative subject matters using traditional and non-traditional materials.  Carlson combines oils, alkaloids, […]

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BAYarts: Here There Be Monsters

When Gary & Laura Dumm’s collaborative work “Scream of the Butterflies” won Best of Show in BAYarts Annual Juried Show 2016, it was clear they had a bigger story to tell.  Inspired by A Cautionary Series of Environmental Artworks in Popular Culture that encouraged the legend that mapmakers in the Middle Ages would designate unexplored areas on their maps with […]

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BAYarts: Celebrating 10 Years

  This year BAYarts commemorates ten years of art programming and community engagement with special events showcasing some of the highlights of the past decade.   In addition to art education and cultural events,  under the discerning eyes of BAYarts directors and countless guest curators BAYarts gallery exhibitions have featured hundreds of artists from across northeast Ohio.  Two accessible galleries, […]

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