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Artist Archives

A place for information about the previous shows and the feature artists.  Eventually, links to recorded artist talks, opening night photos.

Previously at Pinwheel

April 7, 2023 - April 29, 2023



Alana Kirk is a Cleveland, Ohio photographer, born in 1976 and currently based in Lakewood, Ohio. Their art is inspired by mythologies along with the writings of Carl Jung and explores the archetypes and divine within the human.

Alana Kirk is self taught and has dedicated themselves full-time to their art. Their work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and they have a portfolio with Vogue magazine of photographs chose by the editors of Vogue. Her work was also used as basis for the theater production Psychopomp which was performed in Auckland, NZ.

Alana Kirk’s photography can be found at and they can be contacted at

Wise Women

This portrait series on women over the age of 40 began as a desire to shift the narrative around women and aging.  After midlife many women experience an awakening and step into a Self that is more radical, honest, and powerful than she has ever felt.  The pervasive narrative is that everything goes downhill after 40 and women lose their beauty and value to the world, when the reality is women step more into their full selves and take command of their lives in various ways.  The women highlighted in this show come from a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds, and every one is living their version of an authentic and powerful life.  They are the Wise Women, and serve as beacons to light the way to changed perception. 

May 5, 2023 - May 27, 2023


The "Hello!" Show

A recent transplant to Cleveland from Colorado, Sarah Raban is the proud owner of Pinwheel Gallery, and this show will be a retrospective designed to introduce Sarah and her art to the community.

Sarah refuses to commit to a theme or a medium, so this solo show is reminiscent of a group show - all the different Sarahs exhibiting simultaneously

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Fruits of Our Labor - Summer Invitational


June 2, 2023 - July 29, 2023

Artist information coming soon

Collage of renaissance painter on a ladder by Melissa Porter

Stories to be Told


August 4, 2023 - September 30, 2023

“When you can tell your story and it doesn't make you cry you know you have healed”. - unknown


I believe art has the power to heal and good storytelling can crack you wide open. This body of work was created to do just that. It is a result of my creative practice which is designed to help me process and heal from the trauma of narcissistic abuse and the gaslighting I experienced in the 20 years that was my marriage.

I’ve worked through the hard stuff, learned to love myself and I don’t get triggered as much as I used to because I have found support, friendship and love. It is because of this love and support that I am able to bring this showing to Pinwheel Gallery, a safe space to express visually what words can not say.

Detail of a bulbous abstract bird drawn on muslin by Steffany Butts-Boucher



October 6, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Our journeys are intricately woven tapestries, our ancestors' energy entwined with our own, birth to quietus. A collection of our experiences, our stories, the languages we speak, our
interests, feelings and personal favorites interlaced. Each day we contribute to our journey and each breath is a single stitch within our composition.


Woven is a body of work from Steffany Butts-Boucher’s journey that includes mixed media drawings, tapestries, soft sculpture and embroidery.

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To Drive the Cold Winter Away


November 24th, 2023 - January 6th, 2024

Midwinter mad salon-style group show featuring 36 local and national artists.  


Visions in Patterns

sea creatures and cityscapes



February 2nd - February 23rd

"To look at one of my paintings is to look through my eyes. I see the world as patterns.–  three dimensional objects become flat, two dimensional images. I concentrate on turning and combining the tiniest details into a larger abstract image that manifests itself into the intended subject matter."

More about Kiki can be found at:

Cleveland Eclipse






April 5th - May 3rd

Opening Reception

Friday, April 5th 5pm-9pm

April 8th brings the first total solar eclipse Cleveland has experienced since 1806.  This exhibit works with sun and time to pay homage to the celestial event.

Opening April 5th, photograms by Steven - unique, imaginary "eclipses" conceived, built, and developed in the darkroom.  The day of the eclipse, Mary Defer will be producing more images that will capture the event, and celebrate Cleveland history with images of Moses Cleaveland trees.  These lumens will change throughout the day of the eclipse and the images will be captured in a set of prints and displayed at the closing reception Friday, May 3rd.

Closing Reception

Friday, May 3rd 5pm-9pm

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