An April shower of events at Heights Arts
Heights Arts exemplifies its “plural” aspect (not just art, but arts) in April with an especially wide range of offerings representing many flavors of creative expression.
The exhibition At Table: Cleveland Culinaria presents a tasty array of art objects created by teams convened to explore themes based on the art of cooking. Everything—from one-of-a kind ceramics, textiles and place settings, to food-themed sculpture, wall art, and even the tables to dine upon—was created by 27 local artists especially for this exhibition. Check out as well the poems written by local literary artists inspired by the exhibition.
Five special informal dining events were devised by these teams to showcase their themes. Visit www.heightsarts.org/events for ticket availablity for the April dates in the series: Monday, April 4, 7–9 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, 4–6 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy one last look at the At Table exhibition, which runs through April 16, while attending a No Exit concert of contemporary classical music, featuring works by Erik Satie, on April 16 at 8 p.m. The next day, April 17, at 3 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Music cello faculty member Pamela Kelly will lead a master class performance in the Heights Arts gallery.
The following Thursday, April 21, the exhibition Things That Fly opens. Organized by Heights Arts board member Sharon Grossman, it features works of art that explore themes of flight—guaranteed to give visitors a lift! Meanwhile, the spotlight exhibition featuring a selection of beautiful graphic images by internationally renowned artist/illustrator—and Cleveland Heights resident—Cathie Bleck runs through April 30.
Film buffs can check out the movie for which Heights Arts is a community partner at this year's Cleveland International Film Festival, Liza the Fox Fairy, screening on Saturday, April 9, at noon, and Sunday, April 10, at 7:15 p.m., at Tower City Cinemas. The film is a dark and hilariously twisted modern fairy tale from Hungary—and it's visually beautiful.
As Greater Cleveland continues to reinvent itself, driven by its most creative and committed individuals, Heights Arts continues to celebrate and share that creativity with residents of and visitors to the vibrant Heights area. Visit Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, open Tuesday though Saturday. Call 216-371-3457 or visit www.heightsarts.org for hours and the latest information.
Greg Donley is president of the Heights Arts Board of Trustees.