Euclid Art Association Celebrates 60 Years

The Euclid Art Association is celebrating its 60th year!  The first meeting of our new 2018-2019 season is Monday, September 10, and it will be a special celebration event.  We will look back at highlights that have happened in our 60 years...from our founder, Marge Hain, to the funny, to the notable and the wonderful.  Plus, we’ll have fun art projects, lots of food and friendship.  Members, past demonstrators, judges, instructors, artist and guests are all welcome.  Please come help us celebrate our past and toast to our future!  Save the date...September 10, from 7-9 pm at Fellowship Hall of East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123.

How did it begin....just a little history.  On November 12, 1958 five ladies met with a common interest in art, most were Euclid school art teachers.  Euclid Art Association was chosen as the name of the organization and Margaret E. Hain was elected it's first president.  Meeting announcements were mimeographed on 3-penny postcards and sent to members.  Initial membership dues for single was $6.00, $10 for joint.  Meetings were held at the Euclid Public Library.  In 1967 the "Mobile Art Cart" was conceived to provide patients at Euclid General Hospital with a painting of their choice to hang in their rooms.  This project lasted for almost 20 years, but was disbanded when patients no longer had extensive stays in the hospital.  In the early years, there were many Sidewalk Art Shows in downtown Euclid.  In addition, the club held art shows at Euclid Square Mall, Richmond Mall, Holden Arboretum, the Euclid Park Clubhouse (now Community Center), Euclid Hospital, and shows were open to all artists in the community.  Many interesting artists have demonstrated over the years, including RobertLaessig, Jose Cintron, and Euclid’s own, Ted Theodore.  Now 60 years later, we are still going strong....monthly meetings, art shows, workshops and more.  See you on September 10th for our 60th celebration event!

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Euclid Art Association purpose is to stimulate an interest in the visual arts among our members and to provide a focus on the fine arts for the community.

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018