Seasonal Special Happenings

The Art of Architecture

When: Thu., April 14 2011

Hear a panel of experts discuss the art of architecture tonight at 6 p.m. at the Cleveland Artists' Foundation inside Lakewood's Beck Center. Panelists include PD critic Steven Litt, Cleveland Public Art executive director Greg Peckham, and Douglas Steidl, dean of the College of Architecture at Kent State University. Their talk coincides with the exhibition Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years, which explores the works of one of the Midwest's leading practitioners of mid-century Modernism. A California native, Hisaka came to Cleveland in 1960 and quickly established his own firm; among his buildings are local landmarks like the Thwing Student Center at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland's Giddings Elementary School, and Pepper Pike's B'nai Jeshurun Temple. The accompanying exhibition features Hisaka's austere structures of whitewashed wood and steel, cataloged on wall-sized photographs and accompanied by written commentary, blueprints, and occasional digital video models; they remain on view through May 21. The CAF gallery and tonight's free talk are at 17801 Detroit Ave. inside the Beck Center. For more information, call 216-227-9507 or go to — Joseph Clark

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