Pozo, Angelica

Angelica Pozo and Penny Rakoff

What makes this very accessible piece memorable is the way in which the historic site of the Central Market (1856) and the neighborhood is remembered. All colorful, the tiles are captioned photographic images along the top that provides seating, the mosaic frieze around the base exhibits the market produce, and relics of the site as it was being prepared for Gateway's construction. Penny Rakoff's interest in public art, site-specific installations and community projects began in 1991 when she created an installation for the Cleveland Museum of Art's 75 th anniversary celebration called “The Fauve Landscape”. In 1999, the artist completed public art for the W 3 rd Street RTA stop at the Football Stadium.

Angelica Pozo (b.1954)

A ceramic tile artist who works full time in her Tremont neighborhood studio, she teaches workshops and served in 2000 as an artist-in-residence as part of an Ohio/Chili International artist exchange. In Santiago , she worked with teens to create a mural for their school. Over the past two decades she has worked as a resident artist on 24 similar projects for the Ohio Arts Council's Artist-in Education program. She has taught tile making at the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Architectural Ceramics at the The Cleveland Institute of Art. Her Public Art installations are at RTA stops at Cleveland Hopkins Airport and on East 9 th Street . In the 1990s she received fellowship awards from the Ohio Arts Council and from The NEA Regional Arts Midwest and the $1000. Award for ceramics at the last May Show. Her works have been published in many publications and her own book on tile making and tile installation will be out in 2005.