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Cleveland Artist Spotlights


No one can tell the story of our local artist communities better than the creators themselves. Learn more about the artists who have made greater Cleveland their home, and take your own lessons from their experiences. Submit an Artist Spotlight

Brent Kee Young

Independent glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art Professor Brent Kee Young has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia, which have displayed or acquired his work. Many of the institutions have engaged him as a speaker and teacher.

Roberta Williamson

Roberta Williamson’s love of nature grew out of her early childhood experiences in a poor, urban environment devoid of trees, grass and nature. Eventually her family moved to the suburbs. Roberta’s pieces not only portray the wonder of nature but the elements that are part of the human condition. Many of her works speak of loss, loneliness and longing. 

Randall Tiedman

Randall Tiedman was a highly intuitive self-taught artist. He was accepted for an advanced standing at the Cleveland Institute of Art after his tour of duty in Vietnam but decided to pursue art on his own. He did not publicly exhibit his art until 1982, when he made his gallery debut in the Proscenium '82 at the Beck Center.

Michael Loderstedt

Michael Loderstedt’s work incorporates photography, printmaking, artist books and installation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from East Carolina University in 1981 and his Master’s of Fine Arts from Kent State University in 1985. 


Kasumi is internationally celebrated as a leading innovator of a new artform synthesizing film, sound, video and emerging technologies. She has won global acclaim for her experimental films and video art in venues worldwide, from herLincolnCenterappearance with Pinchas Zukerman and The New York Philharmonic to live performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky.