Garie Waltzer’s elegant images capture the complexity of University Circle-a unique neighborhood of astonishing natural beauty, magnificent community institutions, intricate urban density and intense creative energy. Over the years, the Foundation has made significant investments in its institutions and infrastructure because we believe the Circle’s vitality is critical to the future of our region. Although Waltzer explored the area through the photographic lens of a longtime Clevelander, her imagesómany of them taken from elevated vantage points-provide a fresh and unexpected glimpse into what she calls ìthe convergence of place and populaceî in the Circle. Waltzer, who helped launch the photography program at Cuyahoga Community College and taught there for many years, has received grants and fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. Her work is included in many corporate and museum collections.