Shore Cultural Centre is delighted to announce that our window rejuvenation project is taking a huge step forward. Work will begin in late 2020 or early 2021 to replace windows on the north side of our building. The contract for the work has been awarded to Jamieson Ricca Fenestration located in Cleveland, Ohio. Jamieson Ricca provides accurate historic window replication systems for renovation projects. They have provided solutions for the Cleveland Historic Coast Guard Station, Tomlinson Hall at Case Western Reserve University, St. Luke's Hospital Rehabilitation, and other major projects around Northeast Ohio.
The Wild Giraffes - Live At The Cleveland Agora - Neck Records - 8 songs - LP
I'm combining these because they're essentially two versions of the same release– the first seven tracks and final track are the same on both, the CD just has an additional 8 studio tracks. We'll start with the live material. Oh my god! It's fantastic! They kick off with an absolutely smoking version of "Right Now," the title track from their only LP and it blows the studio version out of the water, which is a story that's repeated with pretty much every track here. I know people think the "Right Now" album is badly produced and sorta not that great– I fully understand that, though I still enjoy it– but they oughta check this out. The songs on the LP (or the live half of the CD, if that's how you're listening) are basically the definitive versions– particularly the classic originals like "Love Me," "I Don't Know About You," and again "Right Now." There's also "Under My Skin," another great tune that's never been released before (though there is a studio version which someone should put out as a single). This is some of the greatest power pop ever recorded. No exaggeration. Immensely catchy songs, very high energy, perfectly jangly and pretty where it needs to be– but never ever wimpy or any of the other more negative traits associated with power pop, because first and foremost the Wild Giraffes are a rock band. And the group absolutely destroys on here. Dave Ivan and Alan McGinty are a powerhouse rhythm section (Dave "Animal" Ivan gets a couple good screams in, too– and I always knew Alan was a good drummer, but man, he's on fire here). The twin guitar attack of Edgar Reynolds and Bill Elliott is in full force– it's really incredible the way they work together on here. And I've always thought, but this record certainly strengthened this opinion, that Chris King is the standard that all singers in this style should be held to. He's just at the top of the game. The whole thing makes you excited just listening to it. It's powerful. The final track of the LP is not actually another live track but an earlier studio track
It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news about the passing of Walt Neil from cancer on Sunday, June 21. Walt shared his talents in many ways with the Shore community. His vibrant murals beautify the walls around our building, and his cheerful smile brightened our days. Walt volunteered his time at Shore and loved teaching kids all about art. Plans for a memorial are still pending. All the people whose lives he touched will miss him.
Keep Euclid Beautiful, a committee of the City of Euclid, was recently awarded a grant from Sherwin Williams through Keep Ohio Beautiful to paint a mural on the east retaining wall of the CSX railroad bridge on Babbitt Road near the new Amazon Fulfillment Center.
Hello all you music lovers out there!
The Shore Cultural Centre is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $ 20,000 from the Ohio History Connection’s History Fund to assist with the restoration of sixteen badly deteriorated windows on the front side of the historic Centre building. Shore Executive Director Laura Kidder and Board Member Barb Clint attended the Statehood Day luncheon ceremony held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse and accepted an honorary “big check.” They were joined by State Senator Kenny Yuko, a longstanding friend to Shore, who also presented Ms. Kidder with a State Senate proclamation honoring Shore’s contribution to the Greater Euclid community.
People have been making books for a very long time. Early Egyptian books were created on long scrolls made from sheets of papyrus glued together and wrapped around wooden spools for storage. Books eventually changed to the shape we are now familiar with which is called a codex. Chinese and Korean bookmakers were using woodblock printing techniques to create books long before the invention of the printing press, credited to Johannes Gutenberg, around 1436. Small publications, called chapbooks, were easy to print and sold for pennies in the colonies of America. Once printing became mechanized and more people learned to read, book publishing grew by leaps and bounds.
The Mystery Dinner Fundraiser sponsored by Shore Cultural Centre and Silhouette Productions originally scheduled for April 25th has been moved to July 19th. We hope you will join us at this fun event to support the arts in your community.
Shore Cultural Centre is Your Place for Parties, Meetings, Recitals, Performances, Practice Spaces, and More!
Completed in 1913 in the Classical Revival Style, Shore Cultural Centre served its first 75 years as a school before transforming into a community center. Many of the unique spaces designed especially for a school are now available for the public to rent: event rooms, classrooms, dance studios, a band room, a gymnasium, and an auditorium. Shore Cultural Centre is conveniently accessed from I-90 or Lakeshore Boulevard and has plenty of free parking.
Two families, one body, a fabulous dinner, and loads of fun....what more could you want from an evening out?
December 2019 marked ten years of improvements and exciting events at Shore Cultural Centre. Shore is managed by Coral Management Company with a staff of one part-time and five full-time employees. We'd like to share some of our accomplishments with you.
Enjoy a variety of festive music at The Singing Angels concert, including songs from the "Polar Express", the Hallelujah Chorus, and Barbershop harmony. The concert is Sunday, December 15th, at 2:00pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased in the Shore office room 143, online at shoreculturalcentre.com, or at the door. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street, in Euclid, and can be reached at 216-289-8578.
Earlier this year artist, educator, and Euclid resident Meg Garbincus designed and began painting Euclid’s newest addition to our community’s growing collection of public art. The mural depicts iconic landmarks including the Joseph Farrell Memorial Fishing Pier and the Lincoln Electric Wind Turbine inside bold block letters spelling ‘Euclid’. The mural is in-progress and set for completion - by Meg with the assistance of students in Euclid High School’s art program - in 2020.
Think outside the box, the big box that is, and shop small at Shore Cultural Centre this holiday season. Many businesses at Shore offer handmade gifts or gift certificates that are perfect for everyone on your list.
Find out at the Bananagrams® Contest held during Play on Words, a free, fun event for all ages happening at Shore Cultural Centre on Saturday, November 16, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Our contest, inspired by a Lake Erie Ink event, is one of the many activities you can enjoy that day. Itching to write your own stories? Attend “Mining the Story” with Sony Ton-Aime from Lake Erie Ink. Want to share your stories with others? Create your own book or zine from one sheet of paper. Does your creative spirit need some exercise? Try your hand at Blackout Poetry with Kris Kelly or create a Graffiti Selfie with Rozenia Cunningham of Art it Yourself.
Looking for a festive way to ring in the holiday season? Come and hear northeast Ohio's finest young singers, The Singing Angels, performing everything from Hallelujah Chorus to Barbershop harmony to a medley from “Polar Express” that kids and adults will be sure to enjoy. The afternoon concert, to be held at Shore Cultural Centre on December 15th, also includes a "Carol-a-long" where the audience will be joined by the Angels in singing well-known holiday favorites.
The 10th Annual Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival is welcoming Cleveland-born filmmaker Todd Thompson back home with a sneak peek of his much-anticipated film, Woman In Motion. The feature documentary chronicles the life of Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols and her daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA, enlisting 8,000 of the nation's best and brightest astronaut recruits, including the first women, African Americans, Asians and other minorities, to fly in space.
Old Blue Eyes Did It in 1955, Lady Gaga Did It in 2014, and Indiana Jones Did It in Mandarin in 1984
“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
The orchestra will kick off the season on Sunday, October 27 with percussionist Cameron Leach playing Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings. The orchestra will also feature selections to pay tribute to long-time friend and donor of the ESO Tom Baker, who passed away unexpectedly in April.
“Oh, I could never make that. I'm not an artist!” Angela Hulett would respond “Oh YES you are!”
The Euclid Art Association kicks off its 61st season with a member’s demonstration at our September 9, monthly meeting....that’s Monday evening at 7:00p.m. in Fellowship Hall of East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Blvd. in Euclid. Long time EAA member and artist, Eddie Mitchell is our featured demonstrator. Eddie is an amazing artist and his oil paintings win awards in every show entered. We often wonder....how does he do it? Eddie will show us how he plans and creates his paintings. He will share the various processes he uses to get the desired effects and the techniques, such as layering, he uses to get the picture on the canvas. Eddie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). In addition to having a full time studio for the past 28 years, Eddie is a part-time art teacher at both Lakeland Community College and the CIA. He is represented by galleries in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and has been commissioned to do work for numerous prestigious public locations including the Cleveland Clinic. You don’t want to miss this!! Guests are welcome for a $3.00 donation.
Euclid Art Association meeting is Sept. 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. It is at East Shore Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall at 23002 Lake Shore Blvd. in Euclid. Artist, Jennifer Theil, will demo "Colored Pencil Portraits". For more info about the Euclid Art Assn. & workshops we will have, go to EUCLIDART.COM
Each Fall, beginning in 2016, the Euclid Art Walk has brought new public art into Downtown Euclid adding to the year round vibrancy of the community. From window clings on available storefronts and the oversized vinyl banner on Beach Club Bistro featuring photography taken by Euclid residents through the popular #thisiseuclid photography contest to the paint-by-numbers community mural created by artist Charley Francis for ‘Art Alley’ -displaying the talents of our residents has been paramount.
Chalk the walk alongside professional artist Hector Castellanos, dance to local bands including Ulterior Motive and Xcetera and shop for art from dozens of creative vendors across Northeast Ohio at this year’s Euclid Art Walk.
Euclid Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Matthew Salvaggio announce the first annual Tom Baker Young Artists Competition.
The competition is open to any advanced musician (instrumental or vocal) age 18 or younger who is capable of performing appropriate concerto-level (or equivalent) virtuosic works. The competition winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a performance with the Euclid Symphony Orchestra.
The date of the competition will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 PM at Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid.
The competition is named in honor of Tom Baker, a longtime friend, donor, and member of the Euclid Symphony Orchestra. He passed away in 2019.
Entering its 59th season, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra whose goal is to cultivate community through music, foster appreciation of orchestral music, educate children about the orchestral genre, and provide an outlet for musicians to perform and develop musicianship. The ESO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
For complete competition information and an application, please visit www.euclidsymphonyorchestra.com. For questions, please email Matthew Salvaggio at ESOYoungArtists@gmail.com.
Show us why you love living, working and playing in Euclid.
The photo contest is open to everyone including residents, employees, and visitors of Euclid.
Send your photographs (at as high a resolution as possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31st, 2019.
Please include your name and title of the image. Remember to tag your photographs with the hashtag #thisiseuclid on social media, too!
Sun and shadows set the stage for Euclid Art Association members and guests at Lake Metroparks Farmpark on a perfect summer evening. On June 27 the reception and awards event gave judge David Rankin the opportunity to explain his top choices in the Summer Fine Art Show. Rankin described the show as “diverse and competitive” in general remarks. He called My Gloxinia in Sun and Shadow a “particularly stunning piece” when honoring Patricia L. Meyer’s watercolor as Best of Show.
Chalk alongside a professional artist, dance to local bands and shop for art from vendors across Northeast Ohio at the ‘This Is Euclid’ Art Walk.
Join us on Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm in Downtown Euclid for the annual event. The event headquarters will be in a recently renovated Triangle Park with activity spilling into the streets and sidewalks along Lakeshore Blvd and Babbitt Road.
Be sure to pick up a teaser card later this month for the details and timing of special events including a poetry slam, tours of Shore Cultural Centre studios and more.
This City-led initiative is design by and for community members to bring both temporary and permanent vibrancy to downtown Euclid. Make-and-take a painting with the Euclid Art Association, relax with a game of jenga and an adult beverage in the beer garden, and simply enjoy the best of what Euclid’s creative class has to offer.
Do you have a story waiting to be unleashed on the world? Chances are that you do. Maybe you want to write for the stage or screen or add your voice to social justice issues. Perhaps you want to write the best college application essay you possibly can. Whatever your goal, learning to tell a story well is a valuable skill that benefits life and work.
Meet the winner of the 2019 Euclid Art Association Margaret E. Hain Memorial Art Scholarship − Euclid High School Senior, Tianna Harper. Senior Awards Night at Euclid High School was Thursday evening May 2, 2019 at the Irish American Club. Rozenia Cunningham and Lee Peters presented the EAA Scholarship award to Tianna Harper. She plans to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art. “I want to attend art school because I feel it will challenge me to produce quality art work and inspire me to compete with other very talented art students. My goal is to become either a professional painter or graphic designer, in which I can support myself and make a living. It would be a dream come true to have a career in something I am so passionate about.” Best wishes to Tianna as she pursues her art career.
Several years have passed since Francis Demaske created this trio of nostalgic theater paintings. The artist has had a long fascination with the built environment and creating art documenting the urban landscape. He is a formally trained artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and tenured professor teaching at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. His three works displayed here are nostalgic Euclid and Collinwood Theaters. The LaSalle Theater is the only theater which exists in its original design. The Shore Theater was demolished in the early 1980’s, and the Lake was remodeled in the mid 1980’s, the result of a theater expansion.
The Euclid Art Association is having an Art Show at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. It will be from June 25, 2019 through August 18, 2019. The Farmpark is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. There will be a reception on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Awards will be given then. Come and enjoy our show by local artists. Lake Farmpark's address is 8800 Chardon Rd. in Kirtland.
While we know that dance can be great fun, it also provides many benefits for youth. It probably is no surprise that dance is good exercise and can help with hand-eye and overall body coordination. Other benefits include building self-esteem, and learning routines can improve memory skills important in doing schoolwork.
Euclid Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Matthew Salvaggio announce the first annual Tom Baker Young Artists Competition.
The Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show enhanced the Euclid Public Library from May 11-18 this year. Featuring paintings, graphic art, photography and three-dimensional art, the 157 works on display represented 41 of the EAA members. These participating artists, along with other members, families and friends, celebrated on the evening of May 15 at a public reception, deemed one of the best ever. Over 100 guests were honored as Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, who had come from a Keep Euclid Beautiful planting event, shared brief remarks about how Euclid Art works to beautify and enrich the city. President Lee Peters announced awards and presented cash prizes to the artists.
The Friends of Euclid Creek, in partnership with the Collinwood Rain Barrel Project and the City of Beachwood are sponsoring a Rain Barrel Painting workshop June 1st and 2nd for adults and families. (Families are encouraged to register but there will only be one barrel per family.)
The Euclid Art Association’s Annual Spring Fine Art Show at the Euclid Public Library is May 11 - 18, 2019, during library hours. EAA members from all over NE Ohio and beyond will display their artwork in seven different categories, including paintings and photography. Artist Deborah Steytler will judge this year’s show. Deborah is an active artist in and around Greater Cleveland with current interests in expressionistic and abstract drawing and painting. She recently retired from Chardon High School where she taught art for 16 years. In addition, EAA will raffle an original watercolor painting at the end of the show. David Rankin, internationally acclaimed watercolor artist, has donated one of his amazing watercolors, “Gladiolas in a Vase” to this year’s raffle. Thanks to David for this beautiful painting, valued at over $2000, framed! Take a chance. . . take many chances. . . anyone can buy a raffle ticket. Just come to the show. Many artworks are for sale. Meet the artists at the reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. Public is welcome!
"In a world in which our children and young people have turned their telephones into a third limb, they are already artists, they are already writers . . . far more than was my generation at the same age. To not turn the daily writing, thinking and creating that our young people generate into sustainable, pieces of art would be a sin.” states Michael Oatman, instructor of the upcoming “The Birth of Imagination” Playwriting Workshop Series for teens at Shore Cultural Centre. Regarding the upcoming series, he shares that "These workshops are specifically designed for young and emerging writers who have yet to fully realize their creative voice.”