5 p.m. - Fawick Art Gallery, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Opening reception for R!ch Cihlar, Bob Peck and friends, whose works echo the show title of objects or ideas bracing for impact in many forms of media, including spray paint, metal works and cast resin designer toys. Show runs November 12-December 3.

Art Exhibition: "Don't Panic! Brace for Impact!"

November 12, 2021
5:00 PM

Exhibition runs November 12 - December 3

Opening reception: Friday, November 12, 5-8 p.m.
Fawick Art Gallery, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. and by appointment, call 440-826-2152.

Image of "Blue Jay" by R!ch Cihlar R!ch Cihlar '02 and Bob Peck present their exhibition "Don't Panic! Brace for Impact."

The Don't Panic! Duo is back at it again, and this time they are bringing friends, including several contemporary street artists, to fulfill this one-stop immersive art environment.

Cihlar and Peck devised the title "Don't Panic!" for their art collaborations in reference to their collective approach and as advice for the viewer. Their use of spray paint seamlessly morphs their styles into unified street/pop art installations.

The works featured pay reverence to the idea of unseen forces colliding with each other. They range from a variety of designer toys, spray-painted works and other forms of street art.

In the incarnation of "Don't Panic!" at the Fawick Gallery, the duo solicit reinforcements in the form of fellow artists. All participants in the exhibition have a common tie to Baldwin Wallace alumnus Stamy Paul '94, founder of Graffiti HeArt. Graffiti HeArt connects professional artists with mural and public works projects while also raising money to fund art education scholarships through those commissions.

Photo of "Don't Panic Liberty"Cihlar said, "I wanted to do something extra special with this exhibition. As a BW alumnus and employee, I wanted to share some of my alumni collaborations, my friends' talents and pay it forward in the form of art scholarships."

To raise funds for those art scholarships, Cihlar will be introducing a refurbished vintage cigarette machine he calls the Cleveland Artifact Machine.

This will be his fourth refurbished machine that dispenses artwork. The machine can hold over 600+ pieces of art that he plans on having filled with the work of regional artists for the exhibit.

The machine will then be donated to the Graffiti HeArt Museum for continued use in promoting the arts.

About the Artists

Learn more about Cihlar's work at richcihlar.com and Peck's work on Instagram @bob_peck_art. They are also @dont_panic_duo on Instagram.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact:
Fawick Art Gallery, ArtGallery@bw.edu or (440) 826-2152
R!ch Cihlar, thepopshop@gmail.com or (440) 724-9261

About Fawick Art Gallery

Fawick Art Gallery, located in Baldwin Wallace's Kleist Center for Art & Drama, hosts multiple exhibitions during the academic year, culminating in shows featuring student work. Visit fawickgallery.com for additional information on upcoming and past exhibitions.