The Cleveland Artists Foundation
"City Life" at Cleveland Artists Foundation
Artists, interpretations of Cleveland city scenes and urban life are the focus of the Cleveland Artists Foundation's City Life exhibition, opening November 20, 1999 at the Beck Center for the Arts at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Curators Gloria Plevin and Patricia Brigotti selected paintings, wood cutouts and fabric assemblages that convey a rare, human quality for this colorful and vivacious show. (left: Virginia Maloof-Cascarilla, Thorne at Bat, 1996, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, Courtesy of the artist)
David Buttram, Shirley Aley Campbell, Virginia Cascarilla, Mary Deutschman, Juliette Hamelecourt, Ellen Jontzen, Michaelangelo Lovelace, Gail Newman, Moses Pearl, Elinore Schurr and Hector Vega are the eleven featured artists who bring their astute observations to their city subjects. (right: Juliette Hamelecourt, The Bicentennial Celebration on the Roof of the Chelsea, 1999, all silk-embroidered tapestry, 27 x 12 1/2 x 3 inches, Gloria and Leon Plevin Collection)
CAF will host an opening reception in the gallery on Saturday, November 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. which, like the exhibition, is free and open to the public. City Life will be on view through Sunday, January 30, 2000 at 1-6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and before Beck Center theater performances.
On Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m., a panel of artists including Shirley Aley Campbell, Michealangelo Lovelace and Elinore Schnurr will discuss their city as subject.
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