Heights Arts highlights February events

On Thursday, Feb. 11, at Heights Arts, regional artisans Doug Meyer of Rustbelt Rebirth; Kevin Busta; and David Meyers of Rustbelt Reclamation will share insights about the challenges and inspirations of working with salvaged and repurposed industrial and residential materials.

The three create custom furnishings and innovative household objects using such materials as shopping carts, windmills, factory machinery, and wood from razed houses, and their work is currently on view in Heights Arts’s Remade in Cleveland exhibition.

As part of Height Arts’s literary programming, Meredith Holmes, the Cleveland Heights poet laureate, has invited Terre Maher, Mary Quade, Barbara Sabol and Barry Zucker to write original, ekphrastic poems inspired by select objects in the exhibition. The poets will read their works during the free evening program on Feb. 11, which begins at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, Cara Tweed of The Music Settlement, Cleveland State University, and Laurel School Music Academy will lead a master class performance of young violinists from Cleveland-area public and private schools at 3 p.m. in the Heights Arts gallery. Supported by a grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the master class program offers high-level teaching experiences to budding musicians in grades 6–12. The Feb. 21 performance is free and open to all. Student applications for participation are available on the Heights Arts website.

For more information on Heights Arts, call 216-371-3457 or visit www.heightsarts.org.

Mary Ryan

Mary Ryan is on staff at Heights Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 6:07 PM, 01.31.2016