Charmaine Spencer is one of many artists showcase in the Cleveland Heights home of Nancy and Dick Bennett
“A truly enjoyable and remarkable experience from start to finish”……This is how we would describe the rewarding partnership we formed with Charmaine upon commissioning a sculpture to “occupy” a prominent location in our Cleveland Heights home. We are ecstatic about the result (and show it off to family and friends at every opportunity) but are as equally enthusiastic about the process itself given the many positive attributes Charmaine “brought to the table.” She is uniquely multi-talented in a wide range of media but - more importantly – creative, approachable, intelligent, open (to our suggestions), perceptive, soulful, and passionate about her work. From her first visit to our home, to sketches of the piece, and on to completion, delivery & installation, she exhibited a non-egotistical, diligent and focused attitude resulting in an extraordinary piece of art. As mentioned earlier, she permitted us to be true partners in the process and it was a genuine joy to work with her."
Nancy and Dick Bennett (12/12/13)
Commission works are created from a foundation built on proven skill, around unique architectural spaces and inspired concepts. While collaborating with clients in a clear professional process, to ensure quality experiences and world-class art.
Featured works are created defining an anthropological interest in contemporary culture’s social conditioning and its concept of “class”. Exploring how an individual adapts to social, economic and environmental change is the consistent conceptual theme. The works’ physical composition visually represents the struggles and growth as one reinvents self and place while simultaneously questioning how we devise value.
In collaboration with arts, education, gardening, and environmental programs, public works are designed and created to educate for social transformation toward sustainability and equality.
The living room in the home of Nancy and Dick Bennett of Cleveland Heights, photographed on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The wall sculpture to the left is called "The Dancer" by Charmaine Spencer. The color-block painting over the fireplace is by Cleveland artist Nancy Wasylyshyn. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer)
The home of Nancy and Dick Bennett. Nancy Bennett commissioned Cleveland artist Charmaine Spencer to create the basketweave sculpture called "The Dancer" to fill a 7 foot by 12 foot space over the doorway between the living room and den. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer)