Art Opening at Aloft Hotel Downtown….The Art of Industry, Chapter 1


                                                                                   Superior Viaduct, 60″x 40″ Acrylic by Peter Hartshorn

If you live in Cleveland you know that visions of our industrial past are always present. To local artists, these compelling scenes demand to be expressed.

Ideas about how to get these images on canvas have been bouncing around my head for years. With Lila Rose Kole and Peter Hartshorn of Hartshorn Studios, I have been focusing on large scale painting in acrylic. Using luminous techniques and edgy new materials we bring a fresh look to the timeless theme of our Rust Belt heritage.

The architects of the new Aloft Hotel Downtown must have been presented with the same challenge: how to offer a refreshing experience to a city on its way to newfound national credibility but still wedded to a smokestack aesthetic. They succeeded in the Flats with a sleek modern sensibility.

Next week art and architecture connect. Hartshorn Studios unveils ten new paintings at Aloft’s W XYZ Lounge. We call this The Art of Industry, Chapter I…..our way of delivering Industrial Chic.

Join us from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Thursday, April 30

Live Music by our friends Kim and Trevor of IN2ATIVE, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar