On one of the first really chilly nights this season, my fellow culture vulture, Shelly, and I ventured down to visit the one-night-only art event by Cleveland artist Rose Haserodt. Presented by EmergeCleveland, and housed at the Singer Steel building in Murray Hill, it was a unique and vibrant experience. The industrial feel of the space with its high ceilings and skeletal walls set the scene for art lovers in the Cleveland area. It was great to see visitors of all ages coming out to enjoy the work. EmergeCleveland is a collective of social entrepreneurs who invest in emerging artists; selecting one artist per year for a ‘site specific installation and exhibition.’
But what is art without a lovely glass of wine to sip? On the list for the event was a complex and warming 2011 Dante red blend from Michael Pozzan Wines. The rich nose of leather, and tastes of chocolate, blackberry jam and molasses provided a toasty companion that kept us warm as the temperature dipped. It paired beautifully with the canapes of brie, strawberries and red grapes.
We enjoyed the evening with EmergeCleveland, Rose Haserodt and her work. Judging by the turnout to this event, and the number of red dots on the paintings, there will be much success in her future ~ no editing, deleting or manipulation needed.