Current Exhibits

Penumbra — October 1 - December 18, 2022

Lissauer Gallery | Second Floor (not ADA accessible)

Katie Mongoven's embroideries are stitched portraits, stories stabbed into cloth, offering memories and reflections. Inspired by relationships and mundane and dramatic moments in her life, she recreates these raw and personal moments that touch upon a myriad of emotions in the semi-abstract form.

Katie Mongoven is a Chinese-American fiber artist based in Detroit, MI. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mongoven’s large-scale embroideries are stitched portraits, stories stabbed into cloth, and offerings of reconciliation. Mongoven has exhibited her innovative embroidery pieces across the United States, including University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL. She has also appeared on Kent State University’s public radio WKSU podcast, Shuffle. Mongoven has attended residencies at California Institute of the Arts, University of Michigan, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is held in public collections at Summa Health in Akron, OH and MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH, and in various private collections throughout the United States.

Archiving Horseshoe Lake

View the digital exhibition here

The story of Horseshoe Lake has been at the forefront of local history and community discussions over the past year. During summer 2022, Digital Exhibition Assistant Austen Walker completed an SHS archives collections survey related to Horseshoe Lake, digitized priority items, and curated a digital exhibit based on archival findings.

The result is Archiving Horseshoe Lake, a digital exhibit sharing the history of the Horseshoe Lake area from pre-colonization to present that encourages residents to consider the current situation in a broader context.

The Archiving Horseshoe Lake project was made possible through an Ohio Humanities grant matched by a generous donation from SHS member John Barber.

Upcoming Exhibits

The Lissauer Gallery features art from Northeast Ohio artists. Founded by Jack and Linda Lissauer, Shaker Heights residents and longtime supporters of the arts, this intimate gallery is designed to encourage new and emerging artists, promote an appreciation of art, and support local artists. We also acknowledge partnerships with leading galleries such as Bonfoey Gallery, The Maria Neil Art Project, and Tregoning & Co.

Please note the Lissauer Gallery is on the second floor and is not ADA accessible.

CURRENT EXHIBIT: Penumbra by Katie Mongoven, October 1 - December 2022