Art House at Parade the Circle and pARTy on the Square June 8th!
On Saturday, June 8th Art House kicks-off the party with Urban Bright students from Denison Elementary. Two third grade classes worked with artist Wendy Mahon for 10 weeks preparing for their walk in the parade. Come by and support Art House’s Wet Me Down Urban Bright team as they demonstrate for the audience the beautiful cycle of water! The parade takes place in University Circle and begins at noon.
After the parade jump on a trolly or drive over to the Gordon Square Arts District for pArty on the Square!
Enjoy the festivities then stop by and visit Art House in its storefront location on Detroit Shoreway to meet international guest artist, Alka Mathur. Take a look at the unique work created by Mathur during her stay in Cleveland and some earlier work brought from India. Mathur incorporates everyday used tea bags into her own work . For her, the simple act of making, drinking, drying, and unfolding the tea captures memories which she uses to create visually alluring pieces that weave people together through moments in time.
3-5 pm: Discharge Painting: Join Alka Mathur, international artist from India, to create one of a kind works from cloth or paper using natural dyes as paint.
6-8 pm: Stamping and Printing: Use traditional stamps from India to create unique pieces such as cards, bookmarks, and abstract works.
Gordon Square Arts District is located between West 58th-West 69th & Detroit Ave, Cleveland
You are cordially invited to join Art House as we celebrate the artistic accomplishments of students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and our resident artists at the annual Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Year End Exhibition.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
4:00 to 6:00 pm | Student and Community Reception.
Light refreshments will be served.
6:00 to 7:00 pm | Funder, Teacher, and Artist Reception.
Artists in Residence and Partner Schools
Kristen Cliffel | Ceramics, William Cullen Bryant School; 8th grade
Melissa Daubert | Kinetic Sculpture, John Marshall High School
Wendy Mahon | Paper Mache, Denison School; 3rd Grade
Cynthia Penter | Digital Video, James Ford Rhodes High School
Kate Ward-Terry & Ray McNiece | Printmaking and Bookmaking, Lincoln-West High School
Peggy Wertheim | Silk painting, Denison School; 3rd Grade
Kate Ward Terry | Collagraphs, Watterson—Lake School; 2nd grade
Urban Bright is Generously Funded by:
The City of Cleveland, The Bruening Foundation, The Abington Foundation, The Cyrus Eaton
Foundation, Dominion, Mardi Gras Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Martha Holding Jennings Foundation, Target, Thomas H. White Foundation, The International House of Blues Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, OAC, & CAC.
Ceramic Open Studio Open House
Join Art House on May 11th for an interactive Open House as we relaunch our Ceramic Open Studio program!
For more information visit Ceramic Open Studio
The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program comes to Art House!
This April Art House welcomes artist Alka Mathur from India for a three month residency made possible by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program. Check back for more information about her stay!
Born in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. She is a qualified artist from the Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. She has held various solo and group shows since 1992. Her language has been a mix of the contemporary with the traditional. She has been able to explore the two worlds and come up with a vocabulary which marries the east and the west. She has a passion for tea bags and is very interested in how life is synonymous with tea; starting from the tea leaves being cultivated in large tea estates to it ending up as drained tea bags in some ones trash can. She enjoys the stains and dyes that the tea bag produces. She has also studied under expert dyers in Jaipur. All this has culminated in a body of work that is varied, earthy and uniquely her. Her stint at a Residency in Santa Fe helped her to crystallize and clarify her ideas and processes. Alka’s works are a part of Private and Public collections in India and abroad.
Art House’s Ceramic Lab Tech and Teaching Artist Billy Ritter brings his visions to Texas.