Lifts for Artists
DISCOUNTED EQUIPMENT RENTAL FOR ARTISTS
OHR Rents supports visual & performing artists through affordable construction equipment rentals
OHR RENTS IS LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
OHR Rents provides deeply discounted equipment rentals to support local artists and large-scale creative projects.
The program is ideal for:
- Painters & Mural Artists
- Filmmakers & Set Designers
- Interior Designers
- Event Planners
Program guidelines: In order to receive the discounted rates, lifts must be used in the production of a work of art or creative project (subject to approval by OHR Rents). Artist / project manager agrees to provide photos of the project throughout its creation. In return, OHR Rents and IronTek will help promote the project and the artist.
Frida Kahlo mural by Michael McNamara (“Mac”)
15527 MADISON AVE, LAKEWOOD, OH 44107
About the Mural:
Located at Barrio in Lakewood, OH – Mexican history. Beauty. Acceptance. The artist, Michael McNamara (“Mac”), wanted to create a mural that expressed diversity, hint on the taco restaurant’s inspiration, and pay homage to his late friend’s mother.
The design includes a colorful flora background inspired by artist Carlos Rolón, who has Puerto Rican roots and explores elements of craft, ritual, beauty, and spirituality in his work. The colorful background is in stark contrast to the black and white image of Frida Kahlo; the focus of the mural. Kahlo was a Mexican artist known for self-portraits. Her work is inspired by nature and Mexico’s pop culture, while it questions issues of identity, gender, class, and race.
Mac dedicated this mural to his best friend’s mom, Ophilia. Ophilia has always been like a second mom to Mac. At 92 years old, she’s still a vibrant, strong woman of Mexican descent. Ophilia’s philosophy on life is simple. Her advice to all is: “Never smoke, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and only drink when it’s free. Mac cherishes his relationship with his late friend’s mom and dedicated this mural to her.
About the Artist:
Michael McNamara (“Mac”) grew up in Cleveland, on the near west side. While attending Cleveland Public Schools, he sought additional artistic training from the Cooper School of Art, Kent State University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art. He later moved to Houston, Texas where he continued his studies at the Glassell School of Art while serving as an understudy to Dick Wray, arguably one of the purest Abstract Expressionist painters of his time.
After returning to Cleveland in 2000, Mac has been focusing on painting murals throughout the area and is Barrio’s lead artist who is responsible for building out the interiors of new Barrio restaurants. He and his crew create metal sculptures, bar panels, furniture, lighting, and more.
Mac’s work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as in private collections in cities including Cleveland, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta.
The Right Lift for the Job:
OHR Rents provided Mac with a Skyjack SJ7135RT rough terrain scissor lift. The lift was rented at a discounted rate for one month; however, Mac was able to finish the job in only 7 days. Barrio was able to transport the lift to another location, and continue to use it for another project for the duration of the rental period.
Skyjack SJ7135RT Platform Specs:
- Platform Max Working Height 41’
- Max Platform Height 35.1’
- Max Platform Weight Capacity 1000.9 lbs.
- Platform Length 118.1”
- Platform Width 63”
OHR Rents is proud to support the arts throughout Northeast Ohio!
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We’ll find you the right lift for your job at a discounted rate. Use the form below, or call us at 1-216-373-0854 for more info.