BAYarts Sullivan Gallery gets festive

Artwork by Dana Depew is seen in both on the walls and hanging from the ceiling of the Sullivan Gallery. The hot chocolate bar is complemented by old-fashioned sweets. 

Currently, the Sullivan Gallery is decorated with the bold rosy pinks, canary yellows and aquamarine of artwork by Cleveland local Dana Depew. Along with the handful of textile-based artwork are two light installations, which are, in a word, "funky."

Embellished with some additional decorations in silver, handmade furniture by Diana Brewer, and upcycled light fixtures by Robert Love, the artwork makes a fun atmosphere for the Fuller Cafe. During the holiday season, the coffee area features a hot chocolate bar and additional homemade bakery by Rosa's Peasant Cookies. 

"It makes a perfect spot for people to sit and talk after shopping at our gift shop," said Executive Director Nancy Heaton."People can't stop complimenting this unique art that Karen Petkovic, our artistic director, selected for us. It's been a big hit with visitors who smile as they sit surrounded by such large, colorful pieces of art in the gallery." 

Of the artist, education assistant Melanie Harlan can't stop saying what a "truly nice, and genuine person" the artist, Depew, is. "My family owns a piece of his and we love it," she says. "The colors are magnetic."

The Sullivan Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale is the Marketing Manager at BAYarts.

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:35 AM, 12.05.2017