After opening Still Point in Little Italy’s Old Schoolhouse nine years ago, Kate and Geoff Baker have relocated to Cedar Fairmount. Over that period the gallery has enjoyed excellent growth, moving to three larger suites in the Schoolhouse as space became available. This most recent move addresses the physical requirements as their business continues to expand. In a recent interview Kate said, “the Cedar Fairmount business district has been on our radar for several years and provides not only more gallery area and parking but it also gives us proximity to our existing customers and a larger market. We see it as a vibrant area that’s being invigorated with upscale shops, restaurants and art’s venues.”
One of their goals has been to create a “space” that is its own work of art; one that generates interest and energy, one that contributes to an overall aesthetic and one that reflects their commitment to the continued growth of Cleveland’s arts community. Kate explained their efforts to create an “experience” where patrons could escape and rejuvenate in a world of art, classical music and aromatic candles. They’ve worked hard to create a gallery that presents an array of artists (painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, carvers, glassmakers and ceramicists) and their original works.
The inspiration for the gallery came from Kate’s decision to showcase Geoff’s fine art photography. His work has been featured in solo shows at the Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Trinity Commons and other art’s venues including the Holden Arboretum where he was the organization’s annual artist in 2014. As a resident of Northeast Ohio, he divides much of his time between photographing local landscapes as well as those of northwestern Michigan. Kate, whose career has been in retail and retail management, curates and manages all aspects of the gallery. She balances the acquisition and exhibit of 40 to 50 local, national and international artists. In 2017 they increased their lines of clothing and this Spring they will be one of the select boutiques bringing the fashion of Lurdes Bergada (Barcelona) to the states. The clothing has a unique European flair and an asymmetrical look at a reasonable price point.
The Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District and its businesses are pleased to have this exciting gallery as an addition to the neighborhood. Discover it for yourself.
Still Point is located at 12427 Cedar Road in the Heights Center Building. The hours are 11 am – 6 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – open Thursday and Friday until 7:30. For more information: www.stillpoint-gallery.com or 216 721-4992.