WHAT IS KOKOON ARTS?

The Kokoon Arts Gallery continues the tradition started in 1911 by William Sommer and other Cleveland Graphic Arts Tradesmen then known as The Kokoon Arts Clubs to promote a more modernist approach to producing art. We will always revere and honor historic traditional media, but the evolution of artistic creativity is never ending and new possibilities are generated using electronic and digital media.

Kokoon Arts
1305 West 80th St,
Cleveland, OH 44102
216-832-8212
williamscheele@gmail.com
Kokoon Arts Gallery
Located within 78th Street Studios
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
At Kokoon Arts, computer graphics are mostly printed 2D digital images, although we will at times offer video or motion graphics work. Artists that we represent create unique digital images derived from photographs, stock images, algorithms, fractals, and various software programs. The computer graphics revolution began seriously in the mid-fifties, while still in the analog electronic mode, rapidly morphing through constant changes into a purely digital environment. Read More ...
ARTISTS
Richard Taylor (Los Angeles): Since 1973, Richard has worked in live action direction, production design, special effects, and computer generated images for theatrical films, TV commercials, and computer games.He is the Cinematics and Live Action Art Director at EALA currently working on scenes for Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, and previously on The Lord of the Rings and The Battlefor Middle-Earth I & II.
Paul Jacklitch (Cleveland): After graduating from Cleveland State University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Paul has been ensconced in the Art Department of Baldwin-Wallace College since 1985. He is currently Head of their Art Department, teaching photography (film & digital) and computer imaging. Paul regularly curates and participates in regional exhibitions, and last year received the Guru Award at the Photoshop World Conference.
Michael Nekic (Cleveland): A long time fine arts photographer, Michael has spent the last twelve years working with digital photography and computer imaging. He has exhibited his work regionally since 2001, received Honorable Mention in the International Digital Hall of Fame in 2004, was featured in FOCUS magazine and appeared on WVIZ Applause in 2006.