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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show at Euclid Public Library May 13 through May 20, 2017 by Ellen Howard and Susan Herrle
The Euclid Art Association's Spring Fine Art Show opens on May 13 at the Euclid Public Library, featuring well over a hundred works by local artists in a variety of media. The organization has members from all over Northeast Ohio and as far away as New Jersey.
Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show
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.
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.
Direct Path Enrichment Academy
Our mission is to enhance the knowledge of arts and prepare youth for post- secondary success by offering fun and engaging educational tracks. We recognize the need for programming geared toward the “forgotten” youth, middle school and high school students. We offer 3 educational tracks for youth ages 12-17 that have an interest in Fashion, Music or Entrepreneurship. This 10 week program meets every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at The Shore Cultural Center. The program begins June 6th and ends the week of August 13th with an End of Summer Presentation! Each educational track will: