The Geauga Arts Network Group Welcomes Hiram Artist Xyl Lasersohn to its January 15 Meeting

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The Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG) is pleased to welcome Hiram artist Xyl Lasersohn to its monthly educational program on Tuesday, January 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Heinen’s Café, 402 Center St. in Chardon. He will be presenting examples of his work, while discussing his technique and artistic journey. This educational event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

Xyl, who is a lifelong Northern Ohio resident, describes himself as a post-impressionist abstract illusionist. He is primarily a painter, but also works in various other media. A 2017 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, he has been inspired by notable artists such as Paul Klee, Laura Owens and Jasper Johns. He explains, “I create paintings which compare the format of the painting to that of puzzles and video games in order to show that problems rarely have a simple yes or no answer. This principle can then be extended to situations in the viewer’s life which they might find analogous.”

His work has been shown at a number of Northeast Ohio venues including Spaces Gallery and The Shaker Heights Nature Center, and most recently at the Popeye Gallery and the Xi’an Academy of Fine Art. Lasersohn was the 2016 recipient of a Creativity Works grant, funded by the Cleveland Foundation. Examples of his work can also be found on his website: XLasersohn.

The Geauga Arts Network Group is an ad hoc group whose mission is to promote communication, collaboration, and cooperation across artistic disciplines for artists living and/or working in Geauga County and surrounding communities. For further information, contact Nicky Bucur at 216-240-1501.

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