Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CCAD Professor and AICUO EVA's Judge Exhibits at Sherrie Gallerie

I thought I would give you all a good reason to stay inside a few more minutes on this hot Ohio day to enjoy a new blog posting!
It is really exciting for us to see Hiroshi Hayakawa, a previous and current EVA’s second round judge, exhibit his work in a gallery we worked closely with for the AICUO Walking Exhibition in May earlier this year, Sherrie Gallerie.
The series that he has on display, “Vista Interna”, are sculpture like pieces that give viewers an opportunity to interact more with artwork. His pieces are wooden boxes with peepholes and old school cranks to make hands come to life on the inside of the boxes.
Read Melissa Starker’s Exhibit Review in the Columbus Dispatch, she writes a great article about the show. I also suggest if you are in the Columbus area, heading down to the Short North to check out Sherrie Gallerie and Hayakawa’s work. If you can’t make it to the Short North then click here for his blog, he has great pictures and explanations about his current and even past work!
"Vista Interna #5" - Front

"Vista Interna #5" - Back

"Vista Interna #5" - Inside

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

South Euclid Commercial District and Vacant Buildings Get a Make-Over

Poster created by
Notre Dame College
Student, Kirstie Hegedus.

Art can make anything look better or more enticing. One of our member institutions, Notre Dame College just recently began collaboration with South Euclid to begin to exhibit artwork through the Storefront Art Initiative. Storefront Art Initiative gives opportunity for current tenants of South Euclid’s commercial district to showcase art work of current young artists and also give the opportunity to make vacant storefronts more appealing. I think we can all agree, seeing artwork in a vacant building window would bring a fresh view to the area. What a great idea! For more information check out their website.\

Photos of one of the Storefront Art Initiative displays.