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Photo By William Huffman
Made out of resin and steel, Primal III, a sculpture by Virgil
Villers, is currently on exhibit at The Sculpture Center. The piece is
part of the Window to Sculpture series located in Clevelands
CSU art gallery hosts
alumnis art works
By William Huffman
Where can a student of sculpture display his/her work?
David E. Davis, sculptor and founder of The Sculpture Center, asked himself
the same question. The result was Window to Sculpture, an
exhibit that gives students a real opportunity to hold their own show.
He believed it was important to nurture the careers of up and coming sculptors
The Cleveland State Art Gallery and The Sculpture Center is celebrating
15 years of Window to Sculpture by displaying sculptures from
31 different alumni.
The exhibit has been quite popular, said Crystal Gioitta,
gallery volunteer. The night before we opened we had a huge party
to celebrate the exhibit. More than 200 people were here to support the
gallery because this is also collaboration with The Sculpture Center.
Window to Sculpture is a series of evocative solo exhibitions
by emerging artists and is the centerpiece to The Sculpture Center. It
serves as a lab to help the artists creative energy thrive.
The works include sculptures that range from a megaphone that is always
cheering to Virgil Villers Primal III.
It is not everyday that an artist will have a piece featured in a gallery,
let alone when they are students. CSU and The Sculpture Center offers
great facilities for those students who wish to pursue art as a career
or just a hobby.
It is a unique opportunity for the artist to learn and experience the
accountability and responsibility that comes with having a full exhibition.
The artists curate their own show by choosing the work to be shown, deciding
placement, and determining pricing. Gioitta said, The gallery staff
provides guidance throughout the experience in areas such as publicity,
and visitor experience.
Artists are able to display their creative works such as Dana Goodmans
The Rambouillet That Discovered Tomatoes, which can be viewed
by many different angles by the visitor.
To date, 106 emerging sculptors have exhibited in either solo or two-person
shows in the Window to Sculpture series.
The Sculpture Center is a non-profit arts organization located in Clevelands
University Circle neighborhood. It is now in its 15th year and continues
to produce numerous sculptors that go on to lead successful careers.
Located on the northeast corner of E. 23rd Street and Chester Avenue,
the CSU Art Gallery provides students the opportunity to experience real
life in a gallery.
The gallery is open to the public this summer Thursday, 10- 5 p.m., Friday,
10- 5 p.m., and Saturday, noon- 4 p.m.
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