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Sun, Jun 26


Chagrin Falls

Garden of Hope Ribbon Cutting

Save the Date for the Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of The Garden of Hope

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Garden of Hope Ribbon Cutting
Garden of Hope Ribbon Cutting

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2022, 3:00 PM

Chagrin Falls, 88 N Main St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, USA

About the event

This  lovely green space at Chagrin Arts, located at 88 North Main Street in historic downtown Chagrin Falls, will serve as an outdoor gathering space to bring awareness and celebrate the dedicated and powerful work of the Ohio Innocence Project. A new sculpture entitled “Imaginal Cell” by acclaimed artist and OIP Client, Dean Gillispie, has been commissioned and will be the centerpiece of the Garden.

Watch this space for more details!


WELCOME  Karen Prasser, Chagrin Arts Executive Director

Village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Mayor William Tomko

Make Our  Garden Grow Candide  – Leonard Bernstein

Anna Hylton, Charlotte Lee – sopranos

McKayla Ferguson, Jinle Glover – mezzo sopranos

Zachary Fitzgerald, Manuel Gomez – tenors

Brian Johnson - baritone

Chagrin Arts

Elizabeth Cohen, Co-President

& Garden of Hope Project Manager

Beth Rutkowski, Co-President

Ohio Innocence Project

Board of Advocates

John M. Isidore, President

Alec Berezin, Member

Nationally Known Civil Rights Attorney

Author, “Trying Times”

Terry Gilbert

Remembering Isaiah Andrews

Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court

The Honorable Michael P. Donnelly

Official Ribbon-Cutting

Dean Gillispie, Artist

OIP Board of Advocates Member


Artist Dean Gillispie

Free At Last  Big River – Roger Miller

Brian Johnson – Baritone


Finale:  Audience will be instructed to release bubbles to signify the butterflies flying free.


Reception continues in the Garden of Hope and inside Chagrin Arts. Please also enjoy the exhibit by cartoonist Eugene Sopher in the Wenk Gallery.

Thank you for your generous support of the Garden of Hope and being a part of this very special day!

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