Johnny Coleman, 2003 Cleveland Arts Prize winner and professor of studio art and African American studies at Oberlin College specializes in installation pieces that use architectural constructions, audio, and even smells to immerse audiences. Part of Zygote Press' artist-in-residence program, Coleman presents a series of printworks he calls Some Spirits: The Free Side of the River. In Some Spirits, Coleman strives to memorialize some of the slaves whose search for liberty brought them to Northeast Ohio. He has both success stories and chronicles of loss to tell.
An opening reception will be held Friday, September 7th, 6 – 9PM with an artist talk Thursday, September 13th at 6:30PM.
Some Spirits: The Free Side of the River, 9.7 – 10.6 Zygote Press 1410 East 30th St. 216.621.2900