CLEVELAND, April 13, 2012 - Music isn’t the only thing rocking in Cleveland this week. In a tribute to the legacy of music at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the Youth Art Gallery and its debut exhibit called Cleveland Rocks! is now open on the ticketing level adjacent to the Concourse A Security Checkpoint. The second exhibit called Rock-N-Roll Art, by a former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Photographer, is located at Gate B7.
The Cleveland Rocks! exhibit displays the artwork of some of Northeast Ohio’s most talented artists in grades 6-12. The artwork of twenty students was chosen from Roehm Middle School, Michael R. White Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math School, James A. Garfield Middle School, Woodbury Elementary School, Heskett Middle School, and Lakeside High School. Displayed art pieces include student interpretations of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and the Beatles. Catch a glimpse of this exhibit until September 30, 2012. The Gallery changes its themes up to 3 times a year. The Youth Art Program provides the Cleveland Plus Region’s youth with the opportunity to showcase their artwork in an exhibit that gets more than 30,000 visitors daily.
The Rock-N-Roll Art exhibit, located at Gate B7, showcases painted images saturated with electric colors of Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Bootsy Collins, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan, among other former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. This mesmerizing exhibit of pop art is courtesy of Cleveland Artist and former official Rock Hall Photographer Neal Hamilton.
“The rock-n-roll vibe has taken over at Cleveland Hopkins,” says Airport Director Ricky Smith. “Rock Hall Inductee music is playing over the loudspeakers, banners are welcoming rockers, and rocking artwork greets passengers in these two innovative exhibits.”