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“Art isn't a mirror, but a window or lens for criticism, provoking sociocultural change within external and internal development.”


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P.O.Box 43021
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143


Old Skool Unpopular Art &
other Influential Synthetic Folklore

Opening Night Reception | Friday, August 14, 2009
from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

Doubting Thomas Gallery | 856 Jefferson Avenue
Cleveland Ohio 44113 


Old Skool Unpopular Art…..includes over 30 visual representations exploring multicultural perception and expression. This two man show is dedicated to conveying the importance of our history and the creative power of artistic vision through photography, painting and mixed media works.

Doubting Thomas Gallery has set its sights on providing local, up and coming Cleveland based artisans with an opportunity to showcase their work. Overtime, Ronald D. Clayton and Julius Lyles III’s works have risen to the top of the platform and have been publicly defined as artists whose designs stem from real world experiences focused on the meaning, myth and stereotype of the word (BLACK), apropos of culture, race, politics, war, environment, economics and class.

Through personal association and recognition these works dig deep in order to engage the mind and examine the importance of growing beyond racial prejudice by providing an understanding of disturbing and negative racial identities and encouraging free thinking positive perceptions for our ever changing diverse society. 

Gallery Coordinator | Dr. Teresa Boyd
Curator | Julius Lyles III
Lite Refreshments | C. Gaitor Cuisine 
Musical Performance | J.T. Lynch Trio 
Poetry Performance | Jacqueline Gillon  

The exhibition will be made available to the public
by appointment | August 12, 2009 ~ August 28, 2009 

Graciously sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (community supported funding) and Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.