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Community Culture Night


Past Community Culture Night's

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ART HOUSE Inc. is delighted to invite you to a thought-provoking and inspiring event. Join us on Thursday, October 19, 2023, 6:00- 8:00 pm for a captivating free screening of "Master of Light," the winner of the SXSW 2022 Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award. This remarkable film tells the extraordinary story of George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who defied societal barriers after spending a decade in federal prison. 

"Master of Light" follows Morton's artistic journey as he nurtured his talent behind bars and emerged as a powerful force in the art world upon his release. Returning to his hometown of Kansas City, Morton confronts his demons by painting his own family members, shedding light on racial injustice and intergenerational trauma.


In addition to the enlightening conversation, we will provide light refreshments to create a welcoming atmosphere for attendees. This event welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds, aligning with ART HOUSE Inc.'s mission to foster art accessibility within the Greater Cleveland community. However, it may not be the suitable for very young children.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness the transformative power of art and be part of a movement that promotes exploration, expression, and positive change. We look forward to welcoming you to ART HOUSE Inc. for an unforgettable evening of film and conversation. 

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Darice Polo is a multi-­‐disciplinary artist. For the past two decades, she has exhibited
drawings, paintings, prints and video that explore the intersection of personal and collective history. These multi-­‐disciplinary works have been exhibited singularly, and in dialogue with one another in a range of national and international venues.

Her work has been shown and screened in both national and international venues.

Brújula, the independent film she is currently producing, raises the question of why her grandparents emigrated from Puerto Rico to New York in 1927. Through her personal history it addresses the plight of Puerto Rico, and how U.S. colonization has undermined the sovereignty of its people and culture. It tackles topical concerns and through a lineage of storytellers conveys the resolve of a nation to overcome adversity.

Her short film Nature Boy was recently selected by the Film Diary Festival and screened at the Millennium Film Workshop in New York. Other short films have been shown at A.I.R Gallery in New York and internationally at the SEA Foundation in The Netherlands and at the Creative Time Summit in Warsaw, Poland.

Kevin Jerome Everson, an artist and filmmaker from Mansfield, Ohio, holds an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He currently teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Everson has created eight feature-length films and over 120 short films, some of which have won awards. His recent work includes an eight-hour film called "Park Lanes" (2015) and a DVD box set of his films called "Broad Daylight and Other Times."

His films and artwork have been exhibited at prestigious venues worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Academy in Rome Prize.

Brent Kee Young, a renowned glass artist and Professor Emeritus at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has garnered recognition from numerous institutions in the United States and Asia. His intricate and technically complex glass creations, particularly the Matrix Series made from web-like borosilicate glass rods, have been displayed in museums, galleries, and universities.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery has acquired and showcased Young's work, including the Fossil Series and the Matrix Series piece "Amphora… Save." In 2023, his work was featured in the exhibition "This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World." Young has received several awards, including the 2023 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and he was recognized as a Creative Workforce Fellow in 2011.

His works can be found in prominent public collections such as The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and The Corning Museum of Glass, among others. Notably, The Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, have acquired numerous pieces from his Matrix Series.

Young has conducted glass-working workshops in various locations, including Japan, Canada, Taiwan, and across the United States. He has also served as a juror for The National Endowment for the Arts and lectured at the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery. In 1990, Young played a significant role in establishing and teaching at the first glass program in a national university in Japan, Aichi University of Education.

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