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Artist in the Atrium

artist Shadi Ayoub working in his letterpress studio

Photo by Micho Aboukhaled

Pressed Wonders

Letterpress and Story with Shadi Ayoub

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
Free; no ticket required

About The Event

Every third Saturday of each month, stop by the Ames Family Atrium between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to get a firsthand look at the art-making process. Each session provides the opportunity to engage and interact with a different Northeast Ohio maker during pop-up demonstrations and activities. See their work unfold and learn how artists create. Explore a related selection of authentic objects from the CMA’s Education Art Collection in a pop-up Art Up Close session. See, think, and wonder.

Step into a world of wonder and imagination as we invite you to join us with artist Shadi Ayoub. Discover how Ayoub’s unique approach to letterpress adds depth and character to illustrations, creating an immersive storytelling experience for viewers. In conversation with the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibition Fairy Tales and Fables: Illustration and Storytelling in Art, Ayoub brings the exhibition to life through an engaging Artist in the Atrium program. Let your imagination soar as we embark on a magical journey through the art of storytelling, enriched by Ayoub’s expertise in letterpress printing and his dedication to fostering creativity and community through the 961 Collective.


All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.