- August 30 2019 - UP IN FLAMES CLOSING RECEPTION art exhibit at Doubting Thomas in Cleveland, OH, Group show 6-11pm
“The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.” - author, Auguste Rodin
Fire is an element that is powerful, symbolic and destructive. This art exhibit is going to focus on all aspects of fire, such as the deadly wildfires in California, fire goddesses, Greek mythology, zodiac symbolism, and fire in it’s own element. Other than it’s natural state, fire is a subject associated with strength, vitality, and passion, yet is shown in many different ways and cultures over time. Fire can also be a powerful thing in it’s most common form. It can be destructive and harmful just like struggling with mental illness. A portion of this art show will connect the parallels and bring awareness to mental illness. The inspiration behind the show is a book called “Ayla on fire” by local author, Ayla Atash.
Featured artists: Tessa LeBaron Paige K. Manda Specht Ayla Atash Shawn Mishak Doug Meyer Tim Joyce