Artist of Month

Artist of Month

October Musical Artist of the Month – Larry Smiley

Larry Smiley was born in Cleveland in 1951. He lived in the Harvard Lee area. In 1962 his family moved to Independence. He studied art at high school and eventually in college at Tri C metro campus. He also took guitar lessons…

October Literary Artist of the Month – Milenko Budimir

Milenko (Miles) Budimir is from Cleveland, Ohio, entering the world at St. Alexis Hospital on Broadway Avenue, just up the hill from the steel mills, a few months after the EPA came into existence. He spent his childhood in the soot-covered streets…

October Maker of the Month – Dylan Eddy

Dylan Eddy grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA. He majored in Jewellery and Metals at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Alberta, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012. He is now a practising artist working…

September Literary Artist of the Month – Sujata Lakhe

Sujata Lakhe was born in India and grew up in steel-town Bhilai before immigrating to Cleveland in her early 20s. She has co-authored research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of Molecular Biology. Looking beyond the surface, questioning dogma, observing, making…

September Maker of the Month – Olea Herbals

Olea Herbals was born from the belief that for every toxic substance, there’s a natural alternative. Their founder, Olivia, always trusted that Mother Nature knew what she was doing. This idea was reaffirmed through the courses and clinical experience she obtained while…

September Musical Artist of the Month – Les Délices

Les Délices delights, inspires, educates, and expands audiences for music on period instruments through innovative programming and world class performances. With deep roots in the Northeast Ohio community, Les Délices is building a national reputation as a leader in the field of…

August Literary Artist of the Month – Rikki Santer

Rikki Santer’s poetry has received many honors including several Pushcart, Ohioana and Ohio Poet book award nominations, as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her twelfth poetry collection, Resurrection Letter: Leonora, Her Tarot, and Me, is a…

August Musical Artist of the Month – Alla Boara

Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music. Their modern arrangements of near-extinct folk songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching. Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic…

August Visual Artist of the Month – Ellen Eoff

I have been making art as long as I can remember. I enjoy creating in many media, including oil, acrylic, gouache, and clay, though my primary medium is watercolor. I enjoy exploring light and color through watercolor and playing with the nearly…

July Musical Artist of the Month – TKO

The Tischler Klezmer Orchestra (TKO) is a Northeast Ohio community band open to musicians who want to discover and perform the traditional music that (mainly) Eastern European Jews brought to America. Founded as the Workman’s Circle Klezmer Orchestra more than 20 years…