The exhibition, Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005, presented a survey of the work of 23 prominent African-American artists between 1970 and 2005 — a time in recent past characterized by breathtaking technological, cultural, social, and artistic changes. For the exhibition, artists were interviewed and allowed to speak about their work and their lives. These interviews document the artists, their lives, and the challenges and success they experienced.
The exhibition was on display at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery from January 23 to March 7, 2009. Each in Their Own Voice is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture as well as the Ohio Arts Council and an anonymous funder.
The exhibition was a sequel to 1996’s Yet Still We Rise: African-American Art in Cleveland 1920 to 1970.