Exhibit preview: "Autism: A Mexican Adventure" compiles Cleveland artist's mixed-media folded paper works

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

Cleveland artist Craig Matis presents a compilation of mixed-media folded paper with three-dimensional drawing techniques in 16 collages.

The collection is a fictional "songbook" that also incorporates real-life influences.

Matis incorporated his love for the vibrancy of Mexican culture with the experience of parenting a special-needs child.

The works are accompanied by narration and music essential to penetrating the collages. Artist's reception is 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

Cultural Arts Center

March 15-April 12

139 W. Main St., Downtown