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.
James Quarles is a local Clevelander who attended Shaker Heights High School taking art art classes from both Keaf Holiday and Dan Whitely. After graduating in 2005 he attended the Columbus College of Art and Design majoring in fine arts and graphic design. The 2009 graduate of CCAD returned home to Cleveland to pursue his passion through painting, screen printing, drawing and writing. He worked in multiple mediums but acrylics emerged as the “weapon of choice”. He also uses found objects to give alien surfaces a touch of home.
The current exhibit focuses on color, illustration and cultural icons whose work has been influential to Quarles. Other fictional characters are pulled from pop culture and folk references adding to the landscape and lore that is at once familiar and new.
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.