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People's Art Show celebrates 20 years

Popular community event marks second showcase for CSU's new art gallery

Published: Monday, November 26, 2012

Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012 14:11

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CSU's new gallery features nearly 400 works of art from the people of Cleveland.The showcase will run from Nov. 9 to Dec.13.

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Photos courtesy Graham Beck

Living in the city can be difficult. Granted, Cleveland isn’t a particularly big city, but we’re a city nonetheless. And with city living comes certain challenges that we each must overcome every day. Since 1983, the People’s Art Show has brought the fruit of the city's labor to life.

This popular art show is non-juried and open to the public. This year's show features nearly 400 works of art in all mediums by more than 200 artists.

Once someone steps into the new art gallery in PlayhouseSquare it’s easy to get hung up on how unnaturally clean the whole place appears. Compared to their former space it’s almost hospital-like in its sterility. This notion is easily pushed to the side when you allow your eyes to take in the myriad paintings that line the walls and pedestals holding sculptures of all kinds.

The collection is made up of works by a plethora of people with different backgrounds, training and intentions. This shows itself in the assorted subjects, styles and forms the artists used.

Indeed, it appears the open criterion of the show frees people to truly paint anything they please. This is wonderful as every piece feels like a new world with its own rules, its own feeling and its own message. It’s hard to choose a single piece that defines the whole show, because like the people it was named for, this show is a melting pot of everything under the sun.

There are pieces like "Wave Mechanics #3" by James March with its stark colors and interesting shapes across from works like "Princess Parizade Goes in Search" by John Saile that shows the title scene in brilliant colors. Sculptures like "Ambrolpraecepiusschizosagitoogen" by Nettie Kobus rest within earshot of "Maestro" by Mary Anne Vogele, which resembles many of the conductors I have played under personally.

This is art without definition, without borders and without pretense. If you haven’t been to see the show yet it runs until Dec. 13 at the new Cleveland State University art gallery.

The art gallery is located at 1307 Euclid Ave. in the Cowell and Hubbard building.Amblopraecepiusschizosagittogenesis (I think that was supposed to be one word) by Nettie Kobus rest within earshot of Maestro by Mary Anne Vogele which resembles many of the conductors I have played under personally.

This is art without definition, without borders, and without pretense. If you haven’t been to see
the show yet it runs until December 13th at the new art gallery, and we at the Cauldron highly
recommend you take this opportunity to enjoy some fine works of art. If you bring your mother though, we suggest you might want to rush her past Modified Man by Julius Lyles. It’s a bit intense.

Amblopraecepiusschizosagittogenesis (I think that was supposed to be one word) by Nettie Kobus rest within earshot of Maestro by Mary Anne Vogele which resembles many of the conductors I have played under personally.

This is art without definition, without borders, and without pretense. If you haven’t been to see
the show yet it runs until December 13th at the new art gallery, and we at the Cauldron highly
recommend you take this opportunity to enjoy some fine works of art. If you bring your mother though, we suggest you might want to rush her past Modified Man by Julius Lyles. It’s a bit intense.

Amblopraecepiusschizosagittogenesis (I think that was supposed to be one word) by Nettie Kobus rest within earshot of Maestro by Mary Anne Vogele which resembles many of the conductors I have played under personally.

This is art without definition, without borders, and without pretense. If you haven’t been to see
the show yet it runs until December 13th at the new art gallery, and we at the Cauldron highly
recommend you take this opportunity to enjoy some fine works of art. If you bring your mother though, we suggest you might want to rush her past Modified Man by Julius Lyles. It’s a bit intense. Amblopraecepiusschizosagittogenesis (I think that was supposed to be one word) by Nettie Kobus rest within earshot of Maestro by Mary Anne Vogele which resembles many of the conductors I have played under personally.

This is art without definition, without borders, and without pretense. If you haven’t been to see
the show yet it runs until December 13th at the new art gallery, and we at the Cauldron highly
recommend you take this opportunity to enjoy some fine works of art. If you bring your mother though, we suggest you might want to rush her past Modified Man by Julius Lyles. It’s a bit intense.

 

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