Local artist Deanna Dionne launches her line of delicate and industrial sculpture with open studio day, May 4
Cleveland, OH (April 23, 2019) When artist Deanna Dionne moved to downtown Cleveland, OH in 2014, her car kept getting broken into. The multi-media artist was drawn to the idea that you could create something new, something beautiful out of such a destructive act. Dionne has spent the last several years creating one of a kind pieces of jewelry that repurpose broken auto glass into earrings and necklaces.
In 2019 she incorporated sculpture into her line, taking the structural elements of her wearable works and expanding on them to create larger, three-dimensional pieces that bring the delicate and industrial aspects to life in a way not previously experienced.
Dionne has been a regular at events like Cleveland Flea and Night Market Cleveland in the past but is now welcoming the public into her downtown studio to celebrate the relaunch of her brand. Formerly Cleveland Street Glass, Dionne recently rebranded to Street Glass Studio and will open her workspace on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dionne will debut a new collection of earrings and necklaces, all made from auto glass collected around the city. Enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes look at the process and lifestyle of this full-time artist, and get a sneak peek of her upcoming sculpture exhibit that will open May 24, 2019, at Verite Glass in Oberlin.
Additionally, Dionne has invited two other female artists to join her open studio. Grace Kildoo McConnell will show her tranquil watercolor landscapes, abstracts, and portraits. Tatiana Athena Gracyk creates conceptual fiber sculptures using a modern technique known as needle felting. Her work often depicts the far-reach of humanity's footprint and the deleterious effects of the commodification of nature.
Street Glass Studio is at 2218 Superior Avenue, upstairs in Suite 200. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 4, 2019. RSVP online on the Facebook event page.