Euclid Art’s 2017 Christmas Party, Potluck Dinner, and Chinese Auction Fundraiser was held on Monday evening December 4th at the Henn Mansion. We made over $420 for our art scholarship fund. We award a deserving senior art student from Euclid High School a $500 scholarship each year. Our members and their guests enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and friendship.
UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s most enduring non-profit children’s theatre companies, invites area youths, ages 7 to 15, to audition for the troupe’s Spring 2018 musical, Singin’ In The Rain, Jr. Known for its no-cut policy, UpStage Players “works for the kids” of Greater Cleveland.
The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre will continue its presentation of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle with a readers theatre production of The Piano Lesson, the fourth play in Wilson’s highly acclaimed work, Monday, December 11 at 7:00pm in Shore Auditorium. The first three plays of the cycle were presented by Shore in September, October and November.
The Singing Angels, Northeast Ohio’s acclaimed choral group, will present its annual Holiday Concert in the Shore Cultural Centre Auditorium on Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm. It is their only Eastside public performance of the season.
Our November meeting featured award winning international artist, Augusto Bordelois, demonstrating Structure in Portraits. Augusto was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English Language and Literature. He also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theatre and cinema, classical drawing and painting. He came to the United Sates in the fall of 1999 at the invitation of Cleveland State University. He fell in love with his host, got married and stayed in Cleveland.
Shore Cultural Centre will offer performing artists the opportunity to enhance their professional career development in a workshop entitled “No Show Without BIZ”, Saturday, January 6 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.
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Euclid Art held a “Development of the Portrait in Black and White” workshop by local, award winning artist and member, Dottie Geisert. It may have been a rainy and dreary Saturday and everyone came bundled up, but once inside the Gallery (on the 2nd floor of the Euclid History Museum), things warmed up quickly. There was lots of coffee and tea flowing. Brownies, pumpkin roll, and veggies with dip kept the 17 participating artists fueled and warm.
Classical music is the hallmark of our civilization. Its roots go back ancient Greece. The main style periods of classical music are the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic Impressionistic and 20th Century. Music composed in all of these periods is still being performed today.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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’!
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.
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
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.
Cellist Gayle Klaber will be a featured perofrmer in the first Euclid Symphony Orchestra concert of the 2017-2018 season.
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.
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”.
Music for Miles Brings in the Drummers
The Euclid Symphony Orchestra is welcoming a new conductor this fall along with new music and old favorites in their regular performances at Shore Cultural Centre.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
Music for Miles brings Indian drums and an historical horn to Waterloo
Tom Evert, Artistic Director of DANCEVERT, has a long standing presence in Art and education, but feels he has not maximized his input in his home community in Euclid.
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.
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.
Euclid Art’s first monthly meeting of the new season is Monday, September 11, 2017. The meeting starts at 7:00pm at the East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid in the Fellowship Hall. Guests are always welcome for a $3.00 donation.
“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
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.
The Euclid Art Association Summer Fine Art Show opened in The Gallery at Lakeland with a reception on Sunday, July 23. Ninety-one works representing 36 members will remain on exhibit at Lakeland Community College until September 8, 2017.
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.
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.
If you've always wanted to try your hand at acting, look no further than Euclid's bustling Shore Cultural Centre.
The Euclid Art Association Summer Fine Art Show is at Lakeland Community College from
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.
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.
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.