“We’re Cleveland Tough and we’re all necessary,” state the owners of e11even 2. We all have jobs to do, some are small and some grand but that’s what makes the world work. “When you come to 78th Street Studios for a Third Friday event, e11even 2 is on your list of “absolutely necessary” places to visit,” says Christina Sadowski. We work hard to make sure our guests and friends enjoy themselves after a rigid week of life. Life is tough enough and along with the art we share, we want to divert our guests rough week into a few hours of fun. We offer quirky themed exhibitions, a lively atmosphere, and top it off with a friendly welcome. We all want to have a good time and not seeing our friends in-person is starting to put a damper on what we do. We are adjusting like everyone else, but it’s not the same behind a computer.
“Although separation from the gallery is distressing I have to be an optimist” says R!ch Cihlar. “The best thing I can do right now is what I’ve been doing all along. I make art, I plan art, and I think art. It’s what I do, so I’m not going to stop because I can’t hang out with my friends or go to the store. I’m still creating, just under different circustances. I still see my friends, on social media or via video chat, and I know that I will see them in person in time.”
“On my days home, I have focused on building robots” says Billy Nainiger. “It has been a good way to distract myself from the current situation. I am looking forward to when we can get back to holding the Third Friday events, seeing our friends and sharing our artwork. Until then, keep washing your hands!
Did you Know? The owners of e11even 2 are all deemed essential employees. We are working hard each day to stay safe and do a vital job.
Billy Nainiger is a Cleveland Fireman. As a first responder, he is on the front lines every day. He constantly answers the call to help. Each and every time he responds to a call or tends to a sick or injured person, he is putting himself at risk.
Christina Sadowski is a Safety Officer for Cleveland Public Power. She ensures the electrical crews are working safely and have the necessary PPE to do their job. She is out in the field regularly helping reduce the number of workplace injuries and keeping the essential workers at work! Without CPP, many of us would be in the dark! Shop her Etsy store at: www.etsy.com/shop/christinasadowski
R!ch Cihlar is an Art Department Office Manager. While schools are closed, he ensures studio supplies are available to students along with overseeing a direct line of communication to all resource’s. Education and communication are vital to the culture. Richardcihlar.com
When you need a distraction, stay connected with e11even 2. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and on our website. We are working to add new art, videos and making the online shopping experience easier! We can’t wait to see you all soon!