'Play Me, I'm Yours' pianos are just waiting for your fingers
Posted August 22, 2013 in Articles
Author: Martha Mueller Neff
Grab the kids and make your way to University Circle area for the last days of the “Play Me, I’m Yours” interactive piano exhibitthat charmed piano players (and those who appreciate them) this summer.
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland International Piano Competition presented the art installation byBritish artist Luke Jerram. Hundreds of Greater Clevelanders tickled the ivories of the bright, whimsical instruments.
“Play Me, I’m Yours” has placed 1,000 upright pianos in 40 cities in the United States and abroad. For the Cleveland installation, 25 locally decorated pianos sat outside institutions in University Circle and elsewhere, including the Cleveland Clinic, Rainey Institute and Rock and Roll of Fame and Museum.
Most of the pianos left Aug. 12; 18 of the pianos will remain until Sept 9. Here’s where some of them are – time to get out there to play, even if it’s not a real tune.
University Circle Inc. (Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road). Available to play until Sept. 9. It was designed and decorated by Bridget McGuire and Jenna Mahoney, Cleveland Institute of Art students. Hosted by University Circle Inc.
Cleveland Institute of Music piano is available to play until Sept. 9. Decorated by Casey Ocasio and William Schoeffler. Hosted by Cleveland Institute of Music.
Look but don’t touch: One on long-term display in the public atrium space at the Music Settlement, 11125 Magnolia Drive. Designed and decorated by Charles Lawrence. Hosted by the Music Settlement.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Available to play until Saturday. Designed by MOCA and decorated by Tom Poole and Megain Reich. Hosted by MOCA Cleveland.