Cultural Gardens – A Centennial of Cultural Diversity

About the Art

February 1 – July 31, 2017
Public Gallery
Entrance to Concourse A

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are a collection of public gardens located in Rockefeller Park on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio.  The Gardens encompass two hundred fifty-four acres of tranquil, ravine like greenspace along a three mile stretch of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and East Boulevard near the University Circle neighborhood.  John D. Rockefeller donated the land on Cleveland’s Centennial celebration in 1896.  The current gardens were founded in 1916 with the mission to represent the diversity and cultures of the world and stand as a symbol of brotherhood.  Twenty-nine gardens currently exist with eight in the works.  This exhibit acknowledges the Cultural Garden’s Centennial.

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Artist Details

Judy Allen

Judy Allen is a photographer, who resides in Fairview Park, Ohio.  She loves to compose landscapes and nature scenes; Living in Ohio provides her with the seasonal changes that make every adventure a photo-op. She was influenced by her father who was always behind a camera.  Ms. Allen is a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society, one of the oldest camera clubs in North America.  For more information please contact Judy at

Edward Frierson

Edward Frierson is a self-taught photographer of four years.  He is a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society.  Frierson’s work has been exhibited at the Cleveland Print Room, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Holden Arboretum and Broadview Heights Community Center.  For more information please email Ed at

Stewart Helberg

Stewart Helberg celebrates life through his photography. As a former business owner, he appreciates both commercial and fine art photography, having shown and sold his photography throughout Northeast Ohio. You can see additional examples of his photography at  or contact him at

Lori James

Lori James received her first 35 mm camera at the age of 16 and has always enjoyed taking photos. She has taken many photos of her kids in their sports, and nature photos. She enjoys making Shutterfly books as gifts, decorating her house with canvas prints, and framing prints as gifts for family.  Please contact Lori at

Robert Kunesh

Robert Kunesh Starting out as an art teacher and Photographer Bob stumbled into Photoshop on his way to becoming a Master of Photography, a Master of Digital Imaging, a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Craftsman and a Certified Professional Photographer.  In 2014 Bob received the Diamond Photographer of the Year Award from PPA and the Image Excellence Award which represents 32 Loan Collection images. Bob has accumulated 158 print merits in both regular and digital competition in the PPA.  In 2015 he received the Canon Par Excellence award in PPA’s Art category. His work is included in 40 or more Photographic books and magazines.  Please contact Robert at

Kathryn Lindemann-Kapadia

Kathryn Lindemann-Kapadia is a native Clevelander and member of the Cleveland Photographic Society (CPS).  Her work has been published in the CPS Darkroom Door and displayed at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  She enjoys photographing the great outdoors whatever the weather happens to be.  Cleveland’s architecture and its natural beauty are favorite subjects along with the wonders of our country’s southwest.  She lives with her husband, Shishir, in Strongsville, Ohio.

Jospeh Miko

Joseph Miko was born in Budapest, Hungary.   In 2016, Joseph joined the Cleveland Photographic Society.  He enjoys entering his photos in exhibitions and contests. Joseph feels the sky is the limit with his photography and he is always looking for opportunities to improve the quality of his work.  For more information please visit his website at or email at

John Rehner

John Rehner started his photography career as a commercial photographer for businesses in the area.  After several years, he realized that his artistic impulses were not being met.  So he took the plunge and opened a gallery and framing studio in Lakewood Ohio.  Now he gets to work with art on a daily basis!  For more information please visit his website at

Nicole Kelly

Nicole Kelly has over ten years of professional experience in graphic design, illustration and photography. She believes creativity is not a trait we carry rather a state that we apply, and that the process of creation should be as beautiful as the creation itself. For more information please visit or email her at

Lauren Pacini

Lauren Pacini is a black and white architectural photographer and author.  Much of his work documents the renovation, restoration and repurposing of historic properties.  In addition to his work in the Cultural Gardens, projects include Cleveland’s Public Square, Saint Luke’s Hospital, and the former Cleveland Trust Complex.  For more information please visit his website at

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