Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.

Gallery Opening and Preview: Jenny Adams, A View of My Neighborhood

Fri, May 11, 2018 6PM - 8PM
16740 South Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 map
A View of My Neighborhood
May 11 – July 8

Opening Reception (Admission Free) Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6-8pm

Jennifer Adams is a visual artist living and working in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Raised in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania, as a young child she became fascinated with visual pattern in her surroundings. Wallpaper and flooring were great puzzles for detecting repeating patterns at home. Starting her career with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Jennifer worked as a Jacquard Woven upholstery designer before earning an M.F.A. in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has primarily focused on 2D practices including drawing, printmaking and photography; as well as textile arts such as quilting and knitting. Repeated pattern is at the heart of her work, unifying a visual field, drawing the viewer’s attention to pattern and inspiring the viewer to notice patterns in their daily experiences. The highly detailed drawings simply cannot be reproduced. To fully appreciate them, you must experience them in person.