Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, December 14, 2018 – Western Reserve Hospital, in partnership with the City of Cuyahoga Falls, is proud to announce “Face of Exhibit,” a community art installation at City Hall. The installation celebrates original works by Susan Mencini, Cuyahoga Falls resident and art instructor at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. The community is encouraged to view the art during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are always honored to display works of art in City Hall, but are thrilled when it is the work of local residents such as these phenomenal pieces by Susan Mencini,” stated Mayor Don Walters, Cuyahoga Falls. “We are grateful for the partnership that we maintain with Western Reserve Hospital so that our residents and visitors have access to and can enjoy local art in a public space, free of charge.”
“We are proud to partner in this initiative that promotes a broad diversity of artists and their dedication to continuously enhance our community,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital “We enjoy the opportunity to support artists in our area and are grateful for their presence and work which beautifies our community.”
Susan Mencini is a 1980 graduate of Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio and studied at Kent State University. In 2000, she became a volunteer and member of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center on Front Street where she has taken numerous workshops and classes. In 2007, she began teaching an adult basic acrylic/design class and currently teaches an acrylic mentoring class for more advanced students. In the fall of 2018, she began her thirteenth year as the Artist in Residence at Cornerstone Community School in Tallmadge where she teaches over 100 students, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Western Reserve Hospital is providing services by art curator Jessica Lofthus to select and hang the art pieces to create cohesive collections. Artwork continues to periodically be rotated out of City Hall and replaced with new works so that the community may continue to enjoy art, free of charge.