Remembering John Jackson: A Community Gathering


Sat Feb 11 2023 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm


Artists Archives of the Western Reserve | Cleveland, OH

Artist talk and community gathering in memory of Archived Artist John Jackson.
About this Event

In 2006, the art world was rocked by the double homicide of sculptor John Jackson and photographer Masumi Hayashi in the building where they lived and kept studios on the West Side of Cleveland. While nearly two decades later the tragedy of their deaths still looms large, what truly endures of an artist is the work they leave behind and the people whose lives they have touched.

To accompany the exhibition Against Gravity: Remembering John Jackson, the Artists Archives will host a talk and community gathering in memory of the late artist. On Saturday, February 11, 1:00 – 2:00pm, join John Jackson’s sister, Helen Zakin, as she reflects on his remarkable life and vibrant artistic practice.

The event will also feature important members of Northeast Ohio’s creative community, including Liz Maugins and Susan Squires as well as fellow Archived Artists Mindy Tousely and Douglas Max Utter, who will share their unique insights on his work and their stirring memories.

Those who knew John are also invited to contribute their memories and stories to the conversation in a casual, community-oriented setting.
To attend the free program, register here on Eventbrite!

Need special accommodations? We’re happy to help! Email [email protected] to plan your visit or call 216-721-9020 for assistance. We’re looking forward to seeing you!


Where is it happening?

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd Street, Cleveland, United States

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