“The current exhibit, “Michael Gill: The Grownups Keep Talking/Nobody Knows Why,” is a strong example of why exhibition spaces like Studio M are so valuable and important to the Northeast Ohio community. Michael Gill is a Cleveland-based writer and artist who is perhaps best known as the founder and executive director of the Collective Arts Network and editor/publisher of CAN Journal. His exhibit features woodcut prints from two of his books, “Common Household Rhymes for the Modern Child” and “A Pocket Full of Change,” along with original examples of those books and others. …  [T]here is a joy in making with this work that is palpable. There are important thoughtful and even formal aesthetic and compositional choices being made as well.  While the books in this exhibit may have been made for children, the imagery, techniques and ideas are still very serious. It is, in part, the clear commitment to this avenue of artistic research, the different important attributes of the artist’s writing and Gill’s interest in using the woodcut and letterpress printmaking processes that make this exhibit so compelling.”

Art Review: Writer/artist illustrates his children’s books using woodcuts, and results are compelling,

Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal, May 12, 2022

“I was immediately swept back to my own childhood, growing up within earshot of the Shaker Heights rapid transit trains,” explains gallery owner William C. Tregoning III. “I remembered the hot summer afternoon when my best friend Chip and I rode our bikes over to the tracks to do a little science: set down different coins on the tracks and watch wide-eyed with anticipation as the Rapid train rolled over them in a blur.”

Three Headed Beast of Art Exhibitions opens at 78th Street Studios

Josh Usmani, Cleveland Scene, October, 2015

“Within each vignette, there is a strong sentiment about being in a space that is all yours. In this case, it is a city at night while riding a bike and wheeling through town without a care in the world. There is something relatable about the sensibility of a child, which might make some adult viewers yearn for one’s own childhood. In a sense, perhaps the “modern child” is an adult who wishes so badly for the simple cares of childhood that he becomes, if only for a moment, a child again.

Space Eleveators, Paper Ships, Bicycle Rhymes, Enamel Landscapes,

Gretchen Ferber, Art Hopper, January, 2012

Lakewood Resident Builds Book By Hand

Cory Shaffer, Lakewood Patch, December 1, 2011

Rediscovering the Art of the Printing Press

Frances Killea, Lakewood Observer, November 29, 2011

Gill Family Creates Clam Boy and Big Sister Kitty

Kenneth C. Warren, Lakewood Observer, November 19, 2011