Northeast Ohio artists express discontent with the status quo

Shaker Heights – August 9, 2017. Shaker Community Gallery, a new arts organization, opens its second show, Art of Dissent, on August 26 at Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, from 6-8 pm.

Keen observers of the world around them, four local artists express their dissatisfaction with the status quo: an abusive culture, economic inequities and polarizing political winds blowing across our country. The Art of Dissent is alive and well in Shaker Heights and illustrates just what irks artists Gary and Laura Dumm, Liz Maugans, and Michelangelo Lovelace. SCG encourages the community to visit and explore where its own flashpoints ignite. The show is curated by Leslye Arian.

Located in the heart of Shaker’s emerging new downtown, Shaker Community Gallery welcomes artists and art lovers to visit and engage through its regular gallery hours and at three community forums in September.  Learn how professionals in other realms express and acquire art with an attitude. For more information, visit

Art of Dissent continues through October 8 and is open on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 pm, Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm, and by appointment. Contact Leslye Arian at (216) 926-8842 or


About Shaker Community Gallery

SCG is a venue for artists of Northeast Ohio in which to showcase their work, engage the community through ideals of creative placemaking, and to bring people together to inspire and to be inspired. SCG is enormously grateful for the support provided by Rev. Faass and the congregation of Christ Episcopal Church.

Media Contact:

Vicki Blank
Phone: 516-209-7675