Each time one of our Creative Fusion residencies ends, we think we will never see as wonderful a group of artists again. Each time we are wrong. As you will see with the Fall 2015 residency, our international guests have jumped into their work with both feet, connecting with the community and beginning to explore their own creative projects. We can’t wait to see what each of them will produce during their short but intense three-month stay here.
This is the first in a series of ongoing blogs introducing you to our new artists.
Hosted by Cleveland Print Room
In his first few weeks in Cleveland, Adolfo has begun the community outreach aspect of his residency by touring the facilities of MetroHealth, where he will participate in their Artist-in-Residence program, in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). Adolfo will soon begin working with 5th graders at Walton Elementary School. The children will create art based on self-portraiture and identity, while MetroHealth’s School Health Program offers health services to children on-site.
Adolfo has also been engaging with the Cleveland Print Room community and broader Cleveland arts scene. He met with local photographer and Cleveland Print Room board member Halim Ina to discuss Halim’s recent three-month photography trip to Cuba. He attended the opening of the Print Room’s Surroundings exhibition, which drew nearly 400 attendees, including local artists, curators, students and board members. Adolfo has visited a number of local arts organizations, galleries and museums including the 78th Street Studios and MOCA, where he viewed the work of Nevet Yitzhak and met the artist.