An opening reception was held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The
exhibit is titled David Wilder Retrospective.
Hundreds of pieces created by Wilder will be for sale, beginning
at $25. The artwork spans his creative career, from sketches
done during his teen years to figure drawings in the decades
Purchased artwork will be available after the exhibit’s closing
reception Wednesday, Feb. 13.
“David was beloved by his students for his caring and
compassionate teaching style,” said Stephanie Craig, an
assistant professor of art at Tri-C. “His commitment to art and
education will live on through the scholarship being created in
The David Wilder Scholarship will be overseen by the
Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. Donations to the
scholarship can be made at
www.tri-c.edu/donate or by calling 216-987-4868.
Wilder taught at Tri-C, Cleveland State University, and John
Carroll University. The 61-year-old died after being caught in
the crossfire of a shootout on Cleveland’s East Side. Three men
received life sentences for the killing.
For more information on the exhibit, call 216-987-5322 or visit
www.tri-c.edu/gallerywest. Free parking is available at
Western Campus, located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.