The Euclid Art Association, having served the community for over 60years, is offering the 2019 Margaret E. Hain Art Scholarship of $500 to a graduating senior attending Euclid High School. Competition deadline is Monday, April 8, 2019. Interested Euclid High School Seniors should contact their art teacher or Kathleen Gonakis, Financial Aid Coordinator, for an application which outlines eligibility and award details.
My neighborhood has gotten a bum rap for years. I am proud to say that I grew up on St. Clair and attended Collinwood High school. The lessons and skills I learned living in that neighborhood has followed me throughout my life. It has strengthened me throughout my travels in the United States and worldwide. From swimming at the Y.M.C.A. or skating at the Shaw roller rink. Today I live in Slavic Village quite a change from 117th and St. Clair. Slavic Village use to get a bum rap as well however has manifested into something quite enchanting. On May 4th some friends and I are going to add to the enchantment in Slavic Village by putting on a comedy show at the Magalen 5203 Fleet Avenue Cleveland, Ohio. The doors will open at 7pm and show time is 8pm sharp. For tickets please Contact Yolanda 1-330-775-9027 or Shawn 216-254-5162. Like my old neighborhood is revitalizing itself with the Eastside Market and other projects in the works let’s bring some of that positive Glenville energy to Slavic Village. Thanking you all in advance.... YuShan Shakir..
Look no further than Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid to find unique creative spaces where inspiration is alive and thriving. Built in 1913, Shore ceased to be a Euclid public school in the 80’s. From that time forward it has served as a cultural hub for the region.
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Those who work in the world of live theater live by the saying, “The show must go on.” For UpStage Players, a children's performing arts group, the show continues as they approach their 25th annual performance.
Shore Cultural Centre will begin a literary based series for teens called “Telling Our Stories”. Shore is proud to be collaborating with Twelve Literary Arts on the first Spoken Word Poetry workshop. Twelve Literary Arts is an inter-generational teaching, learning, and professional development incubator for poets, writers, and performance artists located in Cleveland.
Once again, the halls, classrooms and auditorium of the Shore Cultural Centre will resonate with folk and traditional music on Saturday, February 23 from 1:00pm-10:00pm. The fourth annual Lake Erie Folk Fest will take place throughout the building with 40+ FREE Community Concerts, music and dance workshops, community jams, kids’ activities, dances and more, 1pm – 6pm, including:
The fourth Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest (LEFF) will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Shore Cultural Centre located at 291 East 222nd Street in Euclid. This annual event celebrates a diverse array of traditional music and dance styles from a wide variety of cultures, and provides free afternoon workshops, with accomplished instructors, to encourage the preservation of and participation in the traditional arts.
The Singing Angels will be in concert on December 16th, at 2:00 pm, at Shore Cultural Centre, located at 291 E. 222nd Street, in Euclid. Tickets are $10 general admission and can be purchased online at shoreculturalcentre.com, or in the Shore Cultural Centre office.
What could be a better way to get in the Christmas spirit? Come and hear northeast Ohio's finest young singers, The Singing Angels, performing everything from Hallelujah Chorus to Barbershop harmony to a medley from “Frozen” that kids and adults will be sure to enjoy. The afternoon concert, to be held at Shore Cultural Centre on December 16th, also includes a "Carol-a-long" where the audience will be joined by the Angels in singing well-known holiday favorites.
UpStage Players, an east side children's based community theater group, celebrates their 25th anniversary this year with a performance of The Lion King Junior. To help potential student actors become familiar with performing, UpStage Players is hosting a workshop and open house Saturday, December 1 at the Cleveland Public Library, 17109 Lakeshore Blvd in Cleveland. Multiple workshop activities will include dancing, audition tips, character builing and more with the workshop and open house running from 10 am - 1 pm.
The 501(c)(3) Shore Cultural Centre Corporation is seeking board members to become part of an exciting art and culture organization located in downtown Euclid. In the coming months, Shore will host the Euclid Holiday Celebration; present the Singing Angels in concert; and continue to offer compelling arts and cultural programming. Shore is seeking additional board members who are passionate about the arts and the Euclid community with specific skills to serve on their board. Please consider applying if you have a background which includes experience in the legal field, accounting, fundraising and fund development, event planning or program development.
On November 3rd the "Night of Motown Era Magic Concert 6" will be at Shore Cultural Centre. This concert features Rare Juelle, The Men of Motown, Andrenee Fant-Priest, and Chase. The night will feature favorite Motown hits by Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Dramatics, the women of Motown, and many more! Presented by Wings Above Productions, tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, VIP $40. Doors open at 5 pm, the show begins at 6 pm. For more information, or for special group arrangements, call 216-253-5432. Purchase tickets at Shore Cultural Centre, or online at www.universe.com with search "Motown Era Magic". Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd, Euclid, OH.
Skirts were twirling, hands were clapping, and people were smiling having a great time at the first Community Dance of the season at Shore Cultural Centre. The new Lake Erie Folk Fest dance series began on September 21st and continues next month featuring "The Real Deal Stringband" on October 19th. Experienced dancers, as well as those completely new to square and contra dance, are welcome to take to the floor or just enjoy the music. The dances are fun for every age and there is instruction at each dance. Upcoming dance dates are 10/19, 11/16, 2/22, 3/15, and 4/19 at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd, in Euclid. Dances are 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm; $10 adults, $5 seniors and students, 12 years old and younger are free.
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.
As Thelma settles into an evening of needlepoint, her adult daughter Jessie Cates announces and prepares for her own death. Such is the plotline for Marsha Norman’s stage play and film, “‘night, Mother,” being directed with a twist by the acclaimed and accomplished director and playwright, Michael Oatman. In this adaptation, the mother, Thelma, is Caucasian, played by Lynna Metrisin, and the daughter, Jessie, is of mixed race, played by Tamicka Scruggs. This complex, emotional, thought provoking and intense play confronts suicide, along with other serious topics related to mental health and family issues. "‘night, Mother" will be on stage September 20-22, 2018 at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123. 7pm each day, and a 3pm matinee on the 22nd. Room 152 – Tickets $20 advance and $25 at the door.
"The Saints and the Opossums" band will kick off the first in a series of Community Dances at Shore Cultural Centre, 7:30pm on Friday, September 21st. Sponsored by the Lake Erie Folk Fest (a partnership between Shore Cultural Centre and the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association), the series will continue on 10/19, 11/16, 2/22, 3/15 and 4/19, 7:30 pm - 10:00pm. The dances will feature squares, contras, and waltzes, to a live band and caller. No experience or partners are necessary and all are sure to have a great time! Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd, Euclid. Visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call (216) 289-8578 for more information.
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The artists of pARTners Project Studio are busy putting their finishing touches on art work for their upcoming show at Fairmount Center for the Arts. The Studio is located at Shore Cultural Centre and works with artists of all abilities. The pARTners collaboration brings together two unique cultural arts organizations. Euclid's Shore Cultural Centre may seem worlds apart from Fairmount Center for the Arts in Novelty, OH. In reality, they are only a few miles apart (18.5 miles to be exact). The artists who spend studio time at pARTners may seem worlds apart from their typical peers yet their art illustrates the same spark of creativity we all share. The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2p-4p. Light refreshments will be served. The show runs September 16-November 27, 2018.
Last spring Terry, an incoming senior this fall, took “a break” from his job at Chipotle on Lakeshore and Neo, also an incoming senior, quit his job as a party host a SkyZone. As a responsible adult all I could think about was how foolish of a decision that was. But they kept saying the same thing over and over. “Trust the process”.
Regular readers of the Euclid Observer might remember the story I submitted almost three years ago (Vol 6 Issue 9 / Sept. 2015 & Vol 7 Issue 1 / Jan. 2016). I told you about Arthur Samuel Houts, whose trunk I found at my great-aunt's a few decades ago in a small French village.
Every Pane Counts, just ask Shore artists Dean Shaffer and Bob Raack, whose studio was brightened by the restoration of five large windows by GreenHeart Companies. Thank you to the anonymous donors who contributed over $12,000 to make this pilot project possible. Shore Cultural Centre is on a mission to raise funds for restoring many more windows, brightening the future of Euclid’s historic building. To learn more about the campaign to restore the windows, visit Shore's website at www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call (216) 289-8578.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
Join your neighbors for the “This Is Euclid” Art Walk, Downtown Euclid’s biggest community-led event, which returns on Saturday, September 15th from 2-6pm.
Our May meeting featured local watercolor artist and teacher, Flo Smith. Watercolor became her second career after raising a family. She studied under artist, Barney Cole. Now, she teaches a weekly watercolor class at the Mayfield Village Civic Center to over 30 students! Several of her students are also members of Euclid Art. She presented a unique watercolor technique in the style of Nita Engle, an award winning artist, born in 1926 in Michigan (more about Nita later). This technique reminded us of a ‘watercolor version’ of poured acrylics...remember our September 2017 meeting, where Suzette Cohen demonstrated poured acrylics? The spontaneity of this approach produces a glowing sky and an overall wash as the backdrop for the painting.
Back for a second time at HGR Industrial Surplus, but in a different space in the front of the building in HGR's Incoming/Receiving area, HGR Industrial Surplus will be hosting Amanda and Jason Radcliffe's, of 44 Steel, annual F*SHO, a contemporary and industrial furniture design show, for one night on Sept. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s still free and put on courtesy of 44 Steel. There’s still free beer and music. But, this year we will have a variety of food trucks so that the food doesn’t run out, and we can buy more beer! Last year was such a success with more than 2,000 attendees that you won’t want to miss it. If you did, you can read about last year’s show here.
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At our April meeting, we featured local Euclid artist, Don Wells, demonstrating Airbrush Techniques in acrylics. Don called his presentation, “Treasures at Night”. As he proceeded to paint on his prepared canvas of purple and yellow, the hidden treasures of balance and symbolism began to appear. His tool of choice is an airbrush, a small air-operated tool that sprays paint on a surface by means of compressed air, but he has not given up on the use of traditional brushes or even his finger. Working off a tank of compressed air (using CO2 for less noise), he first tested the air and paint flow. He then began building structure on the painting, free hand, using white paint to start with. The further away his airbrush was from the canvas, the softer the rendering. For a finer line, his whole arm moved, up and down, 1/8 to 1/2-inch from the canvas. “By starting off soft, you are not committed yet”, he said. Don likes acrylics (water based with low VOC) because “you can continue to layer over until you are satisfied that you have given your picture life and depth.” Don displayed a high level of energy and enthusiasm as he painted. We sat in quiet amazement as we watched Don paint, interacting with him by asking many questions.
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Monthly Meeting Demonstrations: Held in Fellowship Hall of East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, starting at 7:00pm. Guests are welcome for a $3.00 donation.
Shore Cultural Centre and the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association present the first ever Lake Erie Folk Fest Community Dance on Friday April 13th from 7:30 until 10:00PM in the Centre Gym. On hand for this event will be the driving old-time music and dance tunes of the Mr. Haney Stringband. The inimitable Lynn Frederick will be calling square dances, contra dances, and waltzes. No experience or partner is necessary to participate, just bring your $10 (adults; children 12 & under free) and join in the fun!
Join two of Northeast Ohio's leading actors, Jeffrey Grover (Take Shelter, Compliance, Miles Ahead) and Peter Lawson Jones (Detroit 1-8-7, Alex Cross, White Boy Rick), on April 14th at Shore Cultural Centre as they share, through personal experiences, the tricks and trades of working in theatre, film and television throughout the country while maintaining your home base in Cleveland or any city in the region; from the do’s and don’ts of working with agents and casting directors to joining Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild, this workshop will offer practical and anecdotal information for both the novice and experienced actor.
Actor/Writer/Producer Jeffrey Grover is a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Grover has appeared in numerous films including Miles Ahead, Compliance, Take Shelter, I Am Wrath, My Blind Brother and The Kings of Summer. He will soon be seen in 2018 releases of I Feel Pretty, Galveston, Madtown and Roebling’s Bridge. His recent Cleveland theatrical credits include Angels in America, All The Way, God of Carnage, Death and the Maiden and Annapurna. In New York, his most recent credits include Kiss Me Kate, Botanic Garden, Leah The Forsaken and Defamation. Jeff is partners with Andrew Gorell and Steve Hacker in g2h films. They are in pre-production for their fourth film, "You Go First," which shoots this June.
Actor/playwright Peter Lawson Jones, a Harvard grad, is a member of both Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. He has appeared in over twenty films (White Boy Rick, Alex Cross, Starve), on network television (ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7) and on stages throughout Northeast Ohio and in New York. He is co-executive producer of the documentary Fatherhood 101. Peter received the 2016 Indie Gathering International Film Festival Best Ohio Supporting Actor and the 2012 African American Playwrights Exchange Artist of the Year awards. Peter can currently be seen Br'er Cotton at Cleveland Public Theatre and in the premiere screening of Assassin's Code at the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival April 12th & 14th.
Terrence Spivey, who coordinated and will be moderating the event, is a freelance director and Founding Director of Powerful Long Ladder in residence at Holy Trinity Cultural Center where he directed James Baldwin's The Amen Corner. He later directed Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill at Weathervane Playhouse to critical acclaim and revived it at Holy Trinity in March. Spivey was artistic director of Karamu House for over twelve years gaining national recognition, winning numerous awards and programming over seventy productions for the historical institution. Since leaving Karamu House in 2016, Spivey has directed thought provoking productions such Robert O' Hara's Bootycandy, voted one of the Plain Dealer's Top 10 2016 plays, Brandon Jacob- Jenkins Neighbors and the nationally acclaimed Objectively/Reasonable: The Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 12/22/14. He was voted Best Director in 2017 by Cleveland Scene.
Our February meeting featured the artistic talents of Victoria Wagner, demonstrating “Portraiture Techniques in Oil”. Victoria has been teaching art for 25 years, but she’s been painting for 50! She currently teaches workshops in oil, acrylic and watercolor at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls....Thursday though Saturday. Then, on Mondays Victoria teaches art therapy at a Memory Care Center. She saves Tuesdays, as a day that she can just paint for herself. Even though Victoria uses every kind of medium in her artwork, her favorite is definitely oil. She enjoys painting anywhere, outdoors or inside, and quickly. She did a lovely little oil painting of a vineyard, plein air, in Tuscany, Italy. She can’t wait to return to Tuscany....“I love sipping wine and painting!”
It seemed that every hall, room and space inside Shore Cultural Centre was filled on Saturday, February 24, with the foot tappin’ sounds of folk music during the 3rd Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest. Folk and traditional music lovers from Northeast Ohio and beyond enjoyed and took part in a variety of events throughout the day and night. Over 600 people attended the free afternoon events while the evening concert in Shore auditorium drew more than 500.
Music for Miles Presents Amphion’s String Quartet Sunday March 11, 4 pm