Studio West 117 unveils new mural by Cleveland artists Stina Aleah and Aja Joi Grant

Stina Aleah wasn’t always an artist. Five years ago, she suffered a sports-related injury and turned to painting as a creative outlet.

At Studio West 117, splashes of her work color the walls above a mezzanine-level walking track. The mural, which Aleah created in collaboration with Cleveland portrait photographer Aja Joi Grant, was unveiled as part of Phase 1 of Studio West 117’s Fieldhouse Art Mural Program.

Housed by West 117 Foundation, the program is set to sponsor two dozen murals by LGBTQ+ artists across more than 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

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