Heights Arts presents first-ever members' show

Visitors congregate outside the gallery during a Heights Arts exhibition opening. Elisa Meadows photo.

This spring Heights Arts, the nonprofit community arts organization located at 2175 Lee Road, will present its first artist members’ show. The exhibition opens Friday, April 27, with a community reception 6–9 p.m., and runs through June 10.

The Members’ Show is an outgrowth of Heights Arts' mission to support the community by providing opportunities for artists and art audiences to discover one another. As a multi-disciplinary arts organization, Heights Arts taps into the potential of the region’s creative residents to enrich community life. The non-juried exhibition comprises works by current Heights Arts working artist members.

“One of the missions of Heights Arts from the beginning has been to encourage Heights residents to become involved in the arts, not only as audiences but as active participants,” said Greg Donley, chair of the Heights Arts Exhibition Committee. “We thought a non-juried members’ show would be a nice way to further that mission while at the same time thanking our artist members for their support over the years and celebrating the high level of artistic achievement in our community.”

The works on view will range from photography and painting to ceramics and jewelry. Submissions are still being accepted; more information can be found at www.heightsarts.org.

On Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., Heights Arts presents Ekphrastacy: Artist Talk + Poets Respond. This discussion and poetry reading take place in conjunction with the current Drawn Together exhibition and is free and open to the public. The Ekphrastacy series is unique to Heights Arts and offers an opportunity for exhibition artists to share insights on their work, while regional poets respond in verse to works in the exhibition that inspire them.

On Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m., the final Close Encounters chamber music concert of the season, "Strangers on Earth, at Home with Bach," will take place in a Shaker Heights villa. Performers include Cleveland Orchestra cellist Dane Johansen, who will present Heights Arts’ first all-Bach Close Encounters concert. Johansen will be joined by assistant concertmaster Jessica Lee, and Omni Quartet violist Joanna Patterson. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.heightsarts.org.

Patsy Kline

Patsy Kline is Heights Arts' marketing and communications coordinator.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 11:20 AM, 03.31.2018