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April 25, 2013

Professor Steven Gutierrez Selected Artist for

(Painesville, Ohio) - Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Steven Gutierrez was one of several artists selected for the "Year of the Snake" public art project to be installed in mid-May in AsiaTown in Cleveland. This year's project commemorates the Chinese Year of the Snake which began with the new moon February 10, 2013. The title of Gutierrez's snake sculpture is "Python Reticulatus." Gutierrez's motivation behind his sculpture is his interest in biological systems, educational scientific books, the idea that snakes have negative connotations, and his daughter's suggestion of a python.

This installation and a series of public events to follow will showcase Cleveland's AsiaTown community as well as St. Clair Superior's blossoming arts district and thriving business community. The St Clair Superior Development Corporation will install 25 fiberglass snake sculptures featuring unique designs created and applied by Northeast Ohio artists/organizations.  

For more information, contact Gutierrez at


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