Artist of Month

Artist of Month

Artist of the Month: Music

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Natsumi Shibagaki, a native of Japan, serves as staff pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music. An avid chamber musician and collaborator, Ms. Shibagaki has performed with numerous artists in the greater Cleveland area, including members of the Canton Symphony, the Akron Symphony, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Ms. Shibagaki has participated in a […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

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I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After over 25 years making wood furniture and sculpture, I went back to school at the Cleveland Institute of Art for post graduate work in Ceramics. I am also self-taught in mosaics. My current work includes both functional ceramics and tiles […]

Artist of the Month: Literary

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John Burroughs was recently honored as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio. He serves as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press and is the author of over a dozen books including, most recently, Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems, 1992-2019, published by Venetian Spider Press. John has wowed audiences across the […]

Artist of the Month: Literary

Doc Janning, Inaugural Poet Laureate of South Euclid, Ohio, is a poet, author, educator, longtime Scout Leader, and retired Podiatrist. He has created Ekphrastic Poetry for Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights, OH, and for Cleveland Photo Fest. He has been a Writer-in-the-Window at Appletree Books for National Novel Writers’ Month. He is Creator/Moderator of Second […]

Artist of the Month: Music

Originally from Boise, Idaho, mezzo-soprano Gwendolyn DeLaney moved to Cleveland to study voice with Dr. Mary Schiller at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She’s since fallen in love with the city and intends to stay. Interested primarily in the art song repertoire, her most recent work has been as the founder and artistic director of The Offbeat Song Project. […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

Gina DeSantis Ceramics strives to create well crafted dinnerware for your home and restaurant. She has created one of a kind products for Rising Star Coffee and Fresh Fork Market. Her dinnerware can be found at Cork Tree Restaurant and Ushabu in Tremont. In addition Gina’s work has been featured Ceramics Monthly, Better Homes & Gardens, […]

Artist of the Month: Music

Chris Neiner (b. 1994) is a Cleveland-based composer of contemporary classical music with colorful harmony, diverse influences, and engaging energy. Neiner’s style derives from his passion to foster collaborative works with instrumentalists. His recent collaborations include Playtime, a new work for horn, violin, and piano, commissioned by a consortium of collegiate horn professors across the […]

Artist of the Month: Literary

Christine Howey is currently executive director of Literary Cleveland, a nonprofit organization supporting writers and readers in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. in the past, she has been a performance poet, playwright, actor, director, and theater critic. Her one-person stage play of poetry about her transgender journey, Exact Change, premiered at Cleveland Public Theatre, had a […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

Erica Montejo Designed on paper, crafted by hand, and made to last, Tiny Erica Jewelry is a collection of lightweight architectural sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry that empowers self expression and creativity within the wearer. Handcrafted by Erica Montejo, the line is influenced by shapes and objects found in nature and combines organic forms […]

Artist of the Month: Music

Ariel Clayton As an independent professional, violinist Ariel Clayton Karas manages or performs more than 200 events annually throughout northeast Ohio as director of both Classical Revolution Cleveland and OPUS 216, as well as a solo artist. She most recently concluded her residency as the first Musician In Residence for the Gordon Square Arts District. […]