We support the arts and our local artists. Our unique venue provides a great exhibit space outside of the traditional gallery setting while providing an artistic experience for our customers. This connection with art is made even stronger by providing rotating exhibits of selected, local artists.
“Everywhere I look I see the beauty of the Rust Belt. Nature is reclaiming old factory buildings and bridges throughout the region.” Photographic images hover gracefully behind factory window inspired frames. “The broken or missing glass and the rusty framework are beautiful remnants of the vibrant industry that built our city.”
Megan Frankenfield is a visual artist living and working in Cleveland. She is an art educator and maintains a studio in the Lake Erie Screw Factory in Lakewood, Ohio. Frankenfield exhibits her paintings throughout north east Ohio and in a permanent installation in the New Hilton Convention Center Hotel. Her “Factory Window” series will be on display at The Fairmount through May 2017. Come browse her current portfolio and contact her directly if you are interested in purchasing or commissioning a piece of her work.
Jim Sestak | Photographer | 1920-2006 | A Retrospective of Vintage Images | Now through July 4th. Originally from Pittsburgh, Sestak founded the Park Camera Club and was a contributor to the Pittsburgh International Salon of Photographic Art. The current exhibit includes black and white images of everyday life and arial views of Pittsburgh, a “saucy” selection of burlesque poses, images from rural Pennsylvania, a dramatic chiaruscuro self portrait, and the final outdoor Ringling Bros. circus in 1956. A treasure chest.
Charles Herndon | January 10th through March 7th. CLE native Charles Herndon works out of his studios on Kelleys Island. The Island has been his endless source of inspiration, information and store house of material for the sculpture, painting and photography on which he has spent his working life.
For more about the artist and his process visit www.charlesherndon.com
Betty Jean Skufca | December 6th through January 10th. Her paintings and prints are full of animal imagery, exquisite portraits, spiritual themes and children’s fairy tales. Her vibrant paintings are rich in fantasy combining realism, surrealism and Middle Eastern influences.
Now in her seventies, Betty has been painting meticulously beautiful and magical work most of her life. More of her work can be seen at www.airartbyimatec.com.