Fri 8/23 @ 6-9PM
The first annual Cleveland Photo Fest, which takes places throughout September and October, will be encompassing a host of events in galleries and other spaces across town. Getting an early start is the Prama: Artspace and Gallery, a relatively new gallery located, of all places, in Parma. That’s where the show Take a Good Look will open this week.
This exhibit showcases one aspect of the Cleveland Photo Fest, which encompasses top professionals as well as beginners in the medium. It features the creative work of students in the photography program at Brush High School, curated by Brush darkroom photography instructor Hadley Conner.
Conner, of course, is well-known in the local art and music scenes. Her film-based photographic work, which also incorporates printmaking, drawing, hand coloring and collage, has shown at a host of galleries including Zygote Press, HEDGE Gallery, the Cleveland Print Room, the Gallery at Lakeland and moCa Cleveland. She’s also performed in local indie bands sine the 1990s, including her current band, garage rockers 45 Spider.
She’s put together the work of 20 of her students, featuring a diverse range of subject matter including underwater photos, macro photos, and street-style photography in which students explore their interest in the environment around them.
The opening reception, Fri 8/23 @ 6-9pm, is free and open to all. The show will be on view through Wed 9/18.
Find a schedule of Cleveland Photo Fest events here.
Also, there’s still time to volunteer to be part of the nonprofit arts festival, as a greeter, an information person, an installer and more. Go here to fill out a volunteer form.