Arts

Euclid Art Association Presented a Cathy Welner Floral Watercolor Workshop on October 7

Our 2017-2018 workshop season started off with a Floral Watercolor workshop with award winning local artist, Cathy Welner, on Saturday, October 7.  WOW!  What a great workshop.....we learned so much.  There were 12 participants from all over Ohio and even from Michigan.  Linda and Terry travelled all the way from Loudenville....getting up at 4:30am to arrive on time....as did Yogesh, who drove in from Auburn, MI.  Our youngest member Emma, a sophomore in high school, participated, too.  Cathy started the class by generously handing out several quality prints of her floral artworks that we could use as reference and, of course, frame later if we wanted.  Cathy shared many of her original paintings with us....all so beautiful.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Euclid Artís October Meeting Featured Christine Weigand - Painting with Cut Paper

The Euclid Art Association’s October meeting featured the artistic talents of Christine Weigand, demonstrating Painting with Cut Paper.  Her unique artwork was also featured on PBS IdeaStream’s Applause.  As an introduction to her artwork, Christine, with the help of her husband, set up the Applause video for us to view....see link below.  It’s well worth viewing, as it shows her various cut paper ‘paintings’, from landscapes to architecture to animals and more.  You will be amazed at what she creates with cut paper.  We all were!

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Come and Gone" at Shore

The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre will continue its presentation of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle with a readers theatre production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the third play in Wilson’s highly acclaimed work, Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm on the stage of Shore Auditorium.  The first and second plays of the cycle were presented by Shore in September and October.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Polka Hall of Fame Inducts Three Musicians at Awards Spectacular, November 25

Three popular polka musicians will be inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame at the annual awards ceremony on November 25, 2017. Accordionists Stan Blout, Kathy Hlad and Frank Stanger were voted for their lifetime achievements in Cleveland-Style polka music by Hall of Fame members and trustees. The announcement was made at the October 12 membership meeting of the American Slovenian Polka Foundation in Euclid, Ohio.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Euclid Art Association's September Meeting Featured Member Demonstration by Suzette Cohen

Euclid Art’s 2017-2018 season got off to a fantastic start.  Our meeting on Monday, September 11 was well attended by over 40 members and guests.  Our president, Lee Peters, acknowledged the 16th anniversary of 911 and after a brief business meeting, Suzette Cohen started her demonstration on poured or fluid acrylics.  Lee’s audio/visual setup was superb and as a result, every seat in Fellowship Hall had a clear view of Suzette’s attention getting demonstration....we watched her create amazing and beautiful abstracts.  And, for the evening, we all let our imagination ‘go with the flow’!

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Cleveland Celebs in August Wilson play at Shore

          The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre will be continuing its presentation of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle with a readers theatre production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, the second play in Wilson’s highly acclaimed work, Monday, October 30 at 7:00pm on the stage of Shore Auditorium.  The first play of the cycle, Gem of the Ocean, was presented by Shore September 25.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

City Music Cleveland Opens Season 14 at St. Jerome

Season 14 of City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra opens at St. Jerome Church on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30pm.  This free, family-friendly concert will fbe conducted by Avner Dorman.  The performance will include

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Neighborhood Art Project Focuses Attention On Keeping Lake Clean

As a frequent visitor to the shores of Lake Erie, Euclid resident Karen Steigerwald found a unique outlet for expressing her frustration with the amount of trash that ends up on the beach.  Over the course of the summer she and members of her neighborhood association, The Brookwood Club, collected washed up garbage from the shoreline.  From small chunks of plastic to cigarette filters to lighters and even toys, Steigerwald used the materials to create an art project for her neighborhood.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Learn the Biz in Show Biz

Shore Cultural Centre will present performing artists the opportunity to enhance their professional career development  in a workshop entitled “No Show Without BIZ”, Saturday, December 9 from 11:00am-12:30pm.   Two of Northeast Ohio's leading actors. Peter Lawson Jones (Detroit 1-8-7, White Boy Rick) and Jeffrey Grover (Take Shelter, Miles Ahead) will share, through personal experiences, the tricks and trades of working in theatre, film and television; from the do’s and don’ts of working with agents and casting directors to joining Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild. The workshop will offer practical and anecdotal information for both the novice and experienced actor. 
Location and price will be announced at a later date.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Silhouette Productions "Annie Get Your Gun" Musical comes to Shore Cultural Centre

A musical tale about Old West legendary performer and Ohioan, Annie Oakley comes to life on Shore Cultural Centre’s stage October 13-22 in Silhouette Production’s presentation of Irving Berlin’s classic musical Annie Get Your Gun.  Annie’s (Kate Michalski) natural ability as a sharpshooter is discovered by Buffalo Bill (Clayton Minder) and she is persuaded to join his infamous Wild West Show. Complications ensue when Annie falls in love with the show’s star, Frank Butler (Allen Seely), and her skills put her on top as the show’s star attraction. Annie Get Your Gun hits the mark throughout the show with classic tunes such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “The Girl That I Marry” and “Anything You Can Do”. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Shore Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

The Shore Cultural Centre has released the schedule for its Fall 2017 classes and programs including major auditorium events.  A pdf formatted copy may be downloaded and printed from www.shoreculturalcentre.com.  Copies of the schedule will be distributed to all Euclid area schools shortly after Labor Day. 

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Shore to Screen film on playwright August Wilson

Shore Cultural Centre will screen the PBS American Masters documentary on playwright August Wilson, “The Ground on Which I Stand”, Monday, September 11 at 7:00pm in Room 152.  The showing of this film will kick off a series of events planned by Shore and the Euclid Public Library dedicated to the life and work of August Wilson.  “This is an excellent way in which people can get a real taste of Wilson and what’s in store for them at Shore and the Library regarding this important American playwright.”,  said Terrence Spivey, Shore Artistic Associate.  A panel discussion will follow the film featuring Spivey; Jimmie Woody, Tri-C Professor, actor and director; Cornell Calhoun III, Wilsonian actor; and Dianne McIntyre, Broadway choreographer/director.  A $5 donation is suggested for admission.   

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Silhouette Productions and Shore Cultural Centre Proudly Present "Annie Get Your Gun"

Irving Berlin's "ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American. 'The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,' reported Time Magazine, 'without losing all the fun.' Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs.'

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Euclid Art Association Offers Two Fall Workshops

Now is the time to sign up. On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Euclid Art presents “A Tag Team Floral Watercolor Workshop” with Cathy Welner and Bob Moyer, two of Ohio’s premiere award winning artists.  Join in, pair up while Cathy and Bob mix and match their different watercolor techniques to produce an amazing floral watercolor, as you will too!  While pairing is optional.....it’s more fun and challenging as a team.  Everyone will end with a painting.  Cathy and Bob will instruct throughout the class in their unique techniques to make this a fun time experience.  Cost is $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers.  Cathy and Bob have impressive art bios and currently teach watercolor classes at Cliffside Artist Collaborative in Hinckley, OH.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Hip Hop Performance at Shore Cultural Centre

Get ready to feel the beat at Shore Cultural Centre’s Hip-Hop performance, “Shore Cypher Sessions”, during “This is Euclid” Art Walk on Friday, September 22. Shore’s Hip Hop performance is just one of the many arts activities taking place during this event on Lakeshore Boulevard and Triangle Park.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Shore Begins August Wilson's American Century Cycle

Shore Cultural Centre is proud to present a special series of reader’s theater productions and events focused on the work of renowned American playwright August Wilson.  The American Century Cycle project is based on the study and performance of Wilson’s series of ten plays all of which but one take place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.  The cycle dramatizes the African American experience through ten separate decades, beginning with Gem of the Ocean set in the 1900’s.  Gem of the Ocean will be presented by the Theatre Program at Shore in a readers theatre production on September 25 at 7:00pm in Shore Auditorium directed by Shore Artistic Associate Terrence Spivey.  Shore plans to present more, if not all, of the plays in Wilson’s Cycle.  

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Shore Cultural Centre to Hip Hop with Funk

Contract and release your muscles creating explosives pulses to the beat of a song. Create amazing shapes with techniques that make your body turn into liquid.”—10k

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Shore Announces Fall Classes & Programs

Once again, this Fall will be busy at Shore Cultural Centre with a wide variety of classes, workshops, programs and concerts.  To get the latest information, go to www.shoreculturalcentre.com where you can print a copy of the Fall 2017 schedule.  The programs and classes pages of Shore’s website always have the most current information.  The Fall 2017 flyer will be distributed to Euclid area schools in mid-September. 

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Euclid Art Association June Membersí Night Critique...Last Meeting Until September

At our very popular Members’ Night Critique on Monday June 5, George Kozmon, an internationally collected artist best known for his monumental architectural paintings, was the art critic for the evening.  George’s artworks have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad.  He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and lives in Gates Mills, OH.  He also participates in IngenuityFest.  George tells us that he does a little of everything, but now he works large, very large.  He is currently working on an 8ft by 20ft mountain image on wood panels using acrylic and colored pencil....or ‘whatever works’.  We thank George for sharing his artistic insights with us.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Euclid Art Hosted 3-Day David Rankin Watercolor Workshop

The Euclid Art Association presented a 3-day David Rankin Workshop, Essential Watercolor Skills Training, on June 2, 3, and 4, 2017.  David is an award winning national and internationally acclaimed watercolor artist....one of the world’s top professional watercolor painters working today.  He and his wife, Deanna, live in Cleveland, OH, where he maintains his professional studio.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

New Art and New Eats on E.185th Street

If you have not been on E.185th Street in a while, you are missing out! New businesses are opening and adding increased vibrancy to the street. One such business is Jack Flaps Sammich. Owner Randy Carter opened the doors to this sandwich shop and deli - where he sells house made meats– in spring 2017.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Performing Arts Class at Shore Promises FUN!

Curtain and lights up!  LIVE at the Shore Cultural Centre—your children!!  Shore is offering two one-week classes on the exciting world of the Performing Arts.  They will take place at Shore July 10-14 and July 17-21, from 9:00am-12:00noon.  Students will learn about and participate in activities relating to Acting/Drama, Communicating with Music, Story Telling and Performing in front an audience.   Students can try out playing the piano and guitar, writing a short story and performing a variety of stage movements and techniques.  Each week will conclude with a short performance by the students for family and friends. 

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Kiddie City Receives A Grant From Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture

Kiddie City preschool students had the outstanding opportunity to participate in an artist in residence project over the past 16 weeks, thanks to a grant received from Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture. Hassan Rodgers, artist and story teller led the students in the creation and performance of "Folktales are more than a Story". In this experience the students learned various yoga movements and postures, beginning acting skills, and art concepts. Some of the students also made homemade musical instruments from recyclable food containers.  Hassan put them to good use by having the children play them during a music activity.  He separated the children into sections by types of instruments and taught them about percussion and strings. The students also participated in healthy cooking activites that related to the folktales that they created.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Silhouette Productions and The Shore Cultural Centre Auditions for "Annie Get Your Gun"

Annie Get Your Gun scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American. 'The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,' reported Time Magazine, 'without losing all the fun.' Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs.'

Produced by Charlotte Mirabile
Directed by Douglas F. Bailey II
Musical Direction by Elias Manos
Choreography by Jen Justice

WHEN: July 19th and 20th from 7-9:30 PM NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

PRODUCTION DATES: October 13th- 22nd

WHERE: Shore Cultural Center Room 241

WHAT TO PREPARE: One 32 bar song in the style of Irving Berlin, and a joke or short comedic monologue. Please bring your own sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

WHO: All roles are open. There will be no AEA contracts available for this performance

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Annie Oakley- a sharpshooter in the Wild West show 
Vocal Range: G3-F5

Frank Butler- the Wild West show's star 
Vocal Range: A2-F4

Tommy Keeler- knife-thrower in the Wild West show; Winnie's boyfriend; part Native American.
Vocal Range: Bb2- F4

Winnie Tate- Dolly's sister; Tommy's girlfriend and his assistant in the knife-throwing act.
Vocal Range: Bb3-F5

Dolly Tate- Frank's flamboyant assistant; Winnie's sister
Vocal Range: B3-B5

Buffalo Bill Cody- owner of the Wild West show
Vocal Range: B2- F4

Annie's sisters and brother- Jessie, Nellie, and Little Jake

Chief Sitting Bull- Sioux chief and holy man; Annie's protector

Charlie Davenport- manager of the Wild West show

Pawee Bill- owner of a competing western show

Ensemble- A collection of Circus Performers and families

Questions? Email the director at douglasfbaileyii@gmail.com

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show Held At The Euclid Public Library May 13 - May 20, 2017

The Euclid Art Association presented awards at the 2017 Spring Art Show reception on the evening of May 17 at the Euclid Public Library.  Members and guests filled the exhibit area, enjoying refreshments while viewing more than 150 works of art by members.  The annual show was open to the public for one week during library hours.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid Art Associationís 2017 Scholarship Winner

Meet the winner of the 2017 Euclid Art Association Margret E. Hain Memorial Art Scholarship − Euclid High School Senior, Jermaine Hawkins.  Senior Awards Night at Euclid High School was Thursday evening May 11.  Ellen Howard presented the EAA Scholarship award to Jermaine.  This year EAA developed a new procedure for selecting the scholarship winner.  EHS Senior art students were asked to submit their entries, maximum 3, to info@euclidart.com along with a short artist statement.  We had six entries to review.  The selection committee, Rozenia Cunningham and Ellen Howard, both agreed on Jermaine as the clear cut winner.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Euclid Farmers' Market Opens June 2

The front of Shore Cultural Centre transforms into an assemblage of food and craft booths on Friday, June 2, with opening day of the Euclid Farmers’ Market.  The market will run from 3:00-6:30pm every Friday until October 2.  A variety of vendors will be present selling fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts.  Anything sold at the market must have been grown or fabricated in Ohio.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Shore Theatre Program presents Master Class on August Wilson

The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre, under the direction of Terrence Spivey, is offering a master class entitled “The World of August Wilson” on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am – 1:00pm on the stage of Shore Auditorium.   This intense study of the acclaimed American playwright (Fences, The Piano Lesson) will be led by Mark Clayton Southers, former artistic director of the August Wilson Center and Founder and Producing Director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co.   Southers, who knew Wilson personally, is considered an expert source on August Wilson and his work.  Wilson passed away at the age of 56 in 2005. 

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Modeling, Charm & Etiquette for Today's Youth

B-Elite Modeling & Charm School recognizes the need for a program that builds self esteem in our youth as well as re-introduces etiquette. In today's world, one must be able to walk into a room and command attention. Whether it be in a board room, a courtroom or in a classroom, everyone needs confidence to do so. At the tender age of 10, my mother enrolled me in modeling and charm classes to combat my shyness. I am grateful that she recognized the need for me to participate in such a unique program that helped boost my self esteem. To date I have been an Educator, Youth Advocate, Radio Talk Show Host, MC, Runway Model etc. I believe that without my mother enroling me into that program, none of this would have been possible! B-Elite Modeling & Charm School will host a 10 week summer youth program at The Shore Cultural Center. Children, teens and adults will learn basic skills and techniques in runway modeling while building self esteem, self confidence and self awareness. Classes will be held every Monday from 5-6:30 PM beginning June 5th. The 10 week program will end the week of August 13th (Date TBD) with a Fashion Show Graduation. Each participant will highlight the skills and techniques that they've learned and each will recieve a certificate of completition. In the past mothers have joined their daughters, fathers have joined their sons and entire families have participated in this fun and unique program. To learn more and to register visit: www.b-elitemodelingandcharm.vpweb.com. Payment Plan options available as well as sibling discounts.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017