Fun Info

An Ongoing Passion for Art

Dr. Elias’ interest in art has inspired her to design many interesting pieces. She designed, decorated and sponsored this  guitar named “Passionately Pink for a Cure” in honor of all those affected by cancer and in 2007 was selected to participate in GuitarMania®, a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised more than $1.5 million for its two benefiting charities: United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education fund.

The project consists of large, oversize Fender Stratocaster guitars that are creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities and displayed on the city streets of Cleveland for residents and visitors to enjoy. Corporations, organizations and individuals sponsor the guitars and select from a variety of local artists to paint, sculpt or decorate them. At the end of the display period, the guitars are auctioned off at a gala event. It took Dr. Elias three weeks of weekend and after-work labor to complete the project using paint, crystal rhinestones and pink, glass, mosaic squares.

In April 2012, her guitar “Destination: Cleveland” was chosen to benefit United Way and the Rock Hall. A giant guitar-shaped suitcase with various destinations in the city stamped on it, this project has to be one of Dr. Elias’ coolest!

 

 

 

 

 

Work Boot


Made in ceramics class, here is another one of Dr. Elias’ creative pieces, her ceramic project “Work Boot.”

 

 

 

 

David


“David” is a sketch she made in a color and design class.

 

 

 

 

 

WKYC “American Health Front”

 

 

Kicking it with Kenny