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Open Eyes Open Minds (Cle Photo Fest Exhibit)


The Cleveland Photo Fest and LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland Present:

OPEN EYES OPEN MINDS: CLEVELAND QUESTS Rebecca Groynom • MANDEM • Jim Szudy


May 10th – June 30th Open M-F 10am–5pm LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, 6705 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Rebecca’s urban and rural architecture is presented with sharply drawn black and white lines of decaying buildings and abandoned farms, complimented by a delicate image of a curtain floating quietly behind a summer’s day open window.


Mandem is the collaborative name shared by a radically interdisciplinary queer, neurodivergent artist trio/family. Their work is drawn from Victorian portraiture as much as it is from their digitally remastered and contemporarily constructed portraits from Mythology, which use childhood portraits as a point of departure.


Jim’s colorfully imagined digital creations are a surrealistic counterpoint to the expressed imagery of Groynom and Mandem, allowing the viewer a fanciful insight into visual hallucinations.