Contact: Debra Shepherd
216.939.1662 • 216.687-3914 email@example.com
25 local, national and international artists create art influenced by or in memory of Masumi Hayashi (September 3, 1945 - August 17, 2006). Doubting thomas gallery 856 Jefferson Avenue. The Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio October 12th – November 2nd 2007
CLEVELAND, OH, September 13 – Masumi Hayashi, a well known and loved Cleveland artist and Cleveland State University professor, was murdered August 17, 2006. This show is an act of love for Masumi by former students, friends and fellow artists. The show mediums vary from classic photography, painting, assemblages, Hayashi technique (photo collage) and dynamic photo to video.
The show will open Friday, October 12th from 6pm – 11pm, and will feature musical performances by: Michael Doc Dreyfuss, (electric viola) michaeldocdreyfuss, Bill Weita, (ambient guitar)
The gallery will hold regular hours Fridays and Saturdays from 6-10pm.
The show will close Friday November 2nd with a quiet gathering of the artists.
Artists include: Ruth Bercaw, taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cooper School of Art, and Cuyahoga Community College, Ruth has shown extensively throughout the country (www.ruthbercaw.com/);
Helen Liggett, Professor, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Concentrations: Urban theory, discourse analysis and visual culture and photography. Dr. Liggett’s photographic work has been featured in numerous shows (Urban-Encounters-Helen-Liggett);
Julius Lyles, former student. Mr. Lyles’ work has been featured in several galleries in Cleveland and included in exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago (/2006-2007/lyles/);
D. Anthony Mahone, former student, Associate Faculty, College of the Redwoods, Mendocino concentration in classic photography. Mr. Mahone has exhibited in various galleries across the country (/photo-anthony.);
James Messina March, former student, MFA Kent State. Mr. March has shown in the 2003 Cleveland Photography Biennial and numerous galleries throughout the country, including New York City.
Mark Soppeland, Professor, University of Akron, Myers School of Art. Mr. Soppeland is the recipient of four Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists’ Fellowships, the OAC International Artist in Residence Fellowship and is the creator of over fifty public art projects (http://www.marksoppeland.com/);
Douglas Max Utter, has taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Akron, Kent State University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Mr Utter has shown his work in various locations ranging from Cleveland, New York City to Germany (Douglas_Max_Utter).
Other former students include:
Etsuko Dunham (endunham.com/)
Shawn Mishak (curator, All the King’s Horses, Astericks Gallery)
Scott Radke (scottradke.com/ )
Thaddeus Root (thaddeusroot.com/)
Dott Schneider (dottschneider. )
Debra Shepherd (fuseaction)
Steve Stanaszek (sofajet)
Other artists influenced By Masumi include:
Joan of Art (trueartgallery410)
Melissa Daubert (melissadaubert.com/ )
Linda Herman (2007 CSU Merit Scholar)
Jacob Wesley Lang ( founder, former Pangaea Press)
R.A. Washington ( rawashington)
Adrijana Wichert (www.adriwichert.com)
Mike Zellers (mikezellers.com/ )
The show is organized and curated by three former students of Masumi Hayashi: D. Anthony Mahone, Thaddeus Root and Debra Shepherd.
For more information about Masumi Hayashi, please reference:
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