We Love Graffiti And We Want To Look At It!
Graffiti has long been a part of urban culture with its colorful images and intriguing words spray painted on abandoned buildings, bridge underpasses and other locations. Unfortunately, graffiti is an art that often goes uncelebrated due to its illegal nature. Nevertheless, graffiti is undeniably an art, and one can only imagine that the brain of the graffiti artist is both a dark and colorful place.
The Graffiti Brain exhibit will be a showing of the imagination, intrigue, and skill of various graffiti artists from Cleveland and other areas. The Black House Gallery will be completely saturated with graffiti and street art, having pieces seen on all walls, ceilings and floors. In addition to appreciating authentic graffiti pieces, guests of the exhibit will be educated on the motivation and history behind this influential style of art.
Graffiti Heart Scholarship
Graffiti Heart is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote urban graffiti and street art in positive ways by showcasing urban artists and art through commissioned projects on various approved canvases. In addition to commissioned projects and murals Graffiti Heart offers student art experience scholarships to students around Greater Cleveland.
In an effort to support the awesome work of Graffiti Heart, The Black House Gallery will be donating 50% of all donations and profits (up to $2300) to Graffiti Heart. $2300 will allow Graffiti Heart to send one more student to a special Cleveland Institute of Art two week intensive program.