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.