Featuring Melinda Placko and Guy Vincent
Melinda Placko earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a focus in public and collaborative art. She has taught art for over seven years through the Cleveland and Akron Art Museums, Youthbuild Holyoke, and Beck Center for the Arts. A working artist and co-founder of Melk Truk Studio, she creates mixed media drawings on a variety of surfaces such as paper, sidewalks, lawns, parking lots, walls and walkways.
Guy Vincent is an internationally exhibited and collected multidisciplinary artist who is always on the edge of experimental frontiers. His work manages to balance new explorations while retaining strong roots in the traditions of art and cultural histories. Most recently, he was awarded the Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Excellence Fellowship in 2017. Established mediums like painting, drawing, and photography mix with materials like steel, plastic, wood, and in recent years, explorations within the digital realm. Always fascinated with mark-making, the primal modes of expression going back over 40,000 years, Guy-Vincent is pioneering new texts and images of communication. Digital technologies have provided opportunities to develop a unique visual language that references and redefines cultural-linguistic traditions. These net-based projects are shared via social media platforms such as Twitter and often serve as a catalyst for new conceptual directions. His work has been exhibited, collected, and critically acclaimed in Italy, Germany, France, Croatia, Mexico, South America, and throughout the United States. Collections include; Museo Civico d'Arte Contemporanea (Spoleto, Italy) Eaton Corporation Headquarters (Cleveland, Ohio) Hotel Giardino (Pisa, Italy) Key Bank Headquarters (Cleveland, OH) SAP America - Philadelphia, PA.