2018 Triennial Archive

Elizabeth A. Emery

FRONT Porch, PNC Glenville Arts Campus
1470 E.105th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
Wed-Sun: 11-5


Hear Her Sports Glenville is a neighborhood stories project sharing the power of sports for girls, women, and communities and is a creation by local Cleveland artist Elizabeth Emery.

100 girls and women who grew up, live or work in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood tell their stories about sports, breaking boundaries, religion, history, and hope.

Participants include Glenville Panthers cheer champions, seniors at Glenville Recreation Center, a boxing National Champion, Boys & Girls Club basketball players, a Zumba instructor, and others.

These conversations have a backdrop of political and social unrest, plus Cleveland’s own decline and development. Hear Her Sports Glenville believes in the positive effects of sports for girls and women and on the community.

Elizabeth Emery is a sculptor whose work is about breaking boundaries and the tension of that containment. She also hosts and produces Hear Her Sports, a podcast in which female athletes share secrets and discuss the amazing power of speaking up and living with the confidence that participation in sports has given them.

For the duration of FRONT, Emery will install three listening stations around Cleveland

  • FRONT Porch, PNC Glenville Arts Campus
    • 1464 E 105th Street, Cleveland 44106
  • Cleveland Public Library
    • 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
  • Cleveland Glenville Recreation
    • 680 E 113th St, Cleveland, OH 44108


Hear Her Sports Glenville can be heard on iTunes, Spotify, and your favorite podcast player as well as on the Hear Her Sports project website.


Artist Biography

Elizabeth Emery earned an MFA from Alfred University and a BA in Art History and Italian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in public collections including The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance, Columbus Metropolitan Library, American Greetings, Rockefeller Collection (Dresden, Germany), Metro Health, Westin Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland Artists Association, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art.

In 2018 Emery was selected as one of 18 local, national, and international Artists- in-Residence for FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. In 2017 & 2015 Emery received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and a Dave Bown Award of Excellence in 2015.

The theme her sculptural work is about breaking boundaries and the tension of that containment.

These ideas are directly related to her podcast Hear Her Sports where female athletes share secrets to speak up, live with power and confidence and do amazing things. This project originally began as a series of multi-colored screen prints looking at the lack of media coverage of women in sports.