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I had the privilege of going to the Sparx City Hop again last Saturday, September 21st. It is a great day of fun held every year that gives you the opportunity to tour parts of Downtown Cleveland and its surrounding areas, to experience many great restaurants and shops; and of course, to experience the unbelieveable art of many of the artists at The Heller Building on Superior Avenue. I have been going every year for the past five years; and it is awesome art every single time.
I decided to take some photographs of three of the artists featured on the third floor of The Heller Building. They are Mindy Tousley, Ruth Bercaw, and (JKN) Gerry Kramer. Each one of these artists is very different in their approach to art. However, they all have one thing in common. That is passion for what they create; and working on it until they have the piece of work the way they want and need it to be. When was the last time any of us honestly did that? Maybe, you would say, “Well, all the time.” Many more would probably say, “It must be nice to have the time.” The truth is that these artists are very busy people like we all are. However, they understand that in order to get something done right; they need to give it the time and attention that it needs. They also are passionate about what they do and want to get it right. What the heck is wrong with that? Absolutely nothing!
Maybe some people wonder why I waited until September 29th to publish this article. Well, some of it was because I had the unfortunate privilege of fighting bronchitis this past week. The other reason was because I honestly wanted to get this article right. Coughing all over my article, either literally or figuratively, was not going to do that. Sure, I have been in a hurry to do things before. Many times, it has not turned out so well. I hope that I have done these artists justice. I also hope you enjoy the pictures of their work. I would also encourage you to contact them personally if you have questions and/or want more information about their works.