'William Gould's Cleveland: A Retrospective,' the new exhibit at BAYarts

This original watercolor by William Gould shows his eye for architectural detail.

Artist, architect, urban designer, Renaissance man: William Gould has been making his mark on Cleveland architecture and the regional art scene for years. BAYarts is pleased to offer a look at the artist’s achievements and the vast, lasting impression he has made on greater Cleveland.

Gould is a hyphenated artist-painter, artist-architect, and artist-city planner with over 40 years experience in all three disciplines. The artist-painter deals with everyday impressions of the urban and built environment in Northeast Ohio as he paints en plein air with watercolor and oils. His original watercolors evoke many emotions, and express impressions of the surrounding bridges, cement silos and industrial factories.

Gould integrates three disciplines – art, architecture, and city planning – into his vision of the city. Through his watercolors and oils he continues to paint the industrial and by-gone scenes of Cleveland.

Bill and his wife, Harriet, reside in an artist live/work studio in the Superior-St.Clair neighborhood. They are the founders of ArtSpace Cleveland, whose mission is to assist artists seeking affordable live/work studio space in the city of Cleveland.

The show opened on Nov. 8 and will be available to view in the Sullivan Gallery through Dec. 27. A gallery talk will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13. For more details, visit bayarts.net

Nancy Heaton

Executive Director of BAYarts, non-profit art education and exhibition center in Bay Village

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:16 AM, 11.12.2013