Heights Arts kicks off August with diverse lineup

Poets compete to the "death" at the annual Heights Arts Haiku Death Match.

As the summer winds down, cool events are happening at Heights Arts.

August kicks off with Show Off, an exhibition curated by Heights Arts’ Heights High interns Ava Collyer and Mia Miller, featuring art by Heights High students. Show Off’s opening reception is Friday, Aug. 2, 6–9 p.m., and the show runs through Aug. 25.

On Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m., Heights Arts hosts a fight to the death in 17 syllables—the annual Haiku Death Match. It’s bigger than ever this year, moving to the larger stage of Cain Park’s Alma Theater. Eight poets, including 2018 defending champion Cordelia Eddy, go head-to-head, vying to win the title of Haiku Death Match Master.

Audience members vote to determine the winner. Tickets are $25 ($17 for Heights Arts members) in advance, and $28 ($20 for members) at the door. Member tickets can be purchased at Heights Arts, or online at www.heightsarts.org. General tickets can be purchased online at cainpark.com, in person at the Cain Park box office, or at the door the night of the match. This event is co-presented by Heights Arts and Cain Park.

In Heights Arts’ Spotlight Gallery, a show of works by printmaker Jennifer Leach, on them theme of female identification, will be on view through Aug. 11.

August at Heights Arts wraps up with the Friday, Aug. 30, opening Untouched: The Digital Paradox. Matthew Hollern, Professor and Chair of Jewelry + Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art, is guest curator for the show, a group exhibition that explores the evolving role of technology in the creation of art. Artists in the show include George Kozman, Barry Underwood, //Benitez_Vogl (Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl), Janice Lessman-Moss, Marcus Brathwaite, Tony Ingrisano, Yasniel Valdes and Matthew Hollern. The Aug. 30 opening reception is 6–9 p.m.

For more information on Heights Arts programs and events, visit www.heightsarts.org.

Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman is a marketing intern at Heights Arts.

Volume 12, Issue 8, Posted 10:51 AM, 07.23.2019