Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates showcases "sweet" art show

Happy Happy Joy Joy quilt, by Diane Bird (2016).

For the next three months, sweets of a different variety will be on view inside Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates in Cleveland Heights, at 2285 Lee Road.

Beginning Dec. 8, the long hallway leading from the back parking lot will showcase an array of quilts, embroidery and mixed media fiber art—all part of This Sweet Life—an invitational fiber art exhibit.

The show, which runs until March 1, will kick off with an opening reception on Dec. 8, 6–7:30 p.m. The community is invited to meet the artists and view their work. Many of the art pieces are for sale, in time for the holidays.

The participating Northeast Ohio artists have interpreted the theme of "this sweet life" in diverse ways. The artists include Diane Bird, Victoria Bocchicchio, Natalie Isvarin-Love, Roz Kvet, Katharine O’Connell, Margaret O’Reilly, Amy Reed, Melissa Richmond, Rima Tessman, Eugenia Vainberg, Nelly Vileikis, Violet Watterson and Marty Young.

Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates has been in business—offering a taste of the sweet life—since 1939.

Melissa Richmond

Melissa Richmond, a fiber artist who loves living in Cleveland Heights, said of the show's origins, "Every time I came into Mitchell’s through the back hall, I felt it seemed so white and empty and needed art! So in August I asked Jason Hallaman, the new owner of Mitchell’s, if he’d be interested in an art show. He was enthusiastic so I put together a show of fellow fiber artists interpreting the theme 'This Sweet Life.'”

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 12:10 PM, 12.05.2017