February Featured Artist
Introducing Brandon Graves
Cafe Phix MidTown will host an Art Exhibit Open Reception for Artist Brandon Graves on Friday, February 7, at 6:00 pm.
Café Phix MidTown is excited to feature in our Local Artist Showcase the artworks of Brandon Graves. This event is open to the public and we encourage all to come out and celebrate this extraordinary artist.Brando n Graves is a local artist. You can see his work throughout Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. His very first public piece welcomes visitors into the Hough Multipurpose Center. He was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to beautify Hough neighborhood with 6 murals.
From the artist: “We all have a God given talent and mine happened to be art,” Brandon Graves said. “What I like to do is paint for the community, let them see that you’re great too, you can do this.”
Check out Brandon’s interview to Channel Five News:
Previous Cafe Phix Artist Showcase
Students of Newbridge
Laura Coiley Deitrich
Coming in March PUNCHY
PUNCHY features the works of local artists and illustrators, Jordan Wong (WONFACE), Amalia Degirolamo, and Keven Harp (Mr. Soul). Each artist will debut a new series of work, ranging from traditional approaches to digital processes.
Jordan Wong loves to delight, inspire, and share his quirky sense of humor through illustration and graphic design. He draws inspiration from his experiences as an Asian American, tongue-in-cheek humor, and imaginative quirkiness. Jordan has started his own business, showcased artwork throughout the city, became AIGA Cleveland’s Community Outreach Director as well as the chapter’s president in 2020.
Amalia DeGirolamo is a Cleveland-based illustrator and designer who is known for her soft, playful characters and bizarre sense of humor. She works full time as a product designer with experience creating art for everything from apparel to children’s products, and in her free time she is an active presence in the local comics scene. She is also the co-creator of the all-ages comics anthology Vagabond Comics, to which she also periodically contributes.
Kevin “Mr. Soul” Harp is a graphic artist, illustrator, and painter born to Cleveland’s Lee and Harvard community. He established his career in Atlanta’s music scene during the late 90’s and early 2000’s via Patchwerk Recording Studios and made a name for himself as one of the most sought-after graphic artists, working with Interscope Records, Def Jam and a long list of affiliated recording artists and athletes who have grown to national and international brand recognition