Artist of Month

Artist of Month

July 2022 Musical Artist of the Month – Henry Samuels

Henry Samuels is a double bass player and music teacher living in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed across the US, China, Europe, and Japan with orchestra including the Akron Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Sapporo Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, and the Bluewater Chamber Orchestra.  Henry…

Lori Kella – June Literary Artist of the Month

Lori Kella was born in St. Joseph Michigan in 1974. She received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and her MFA from Cornell University in 2001. Kella’s photography explores the complexity of the 21 st century landscape by crafting elaborate…

Joyce Morrow Jones – June Visual Artist of the Month

“Within a fast six years, my CV now includes these titles: Mixed Media fiber artist, doll artist, teaching artist, storyteller, author. It seems almost incredible as my practice as an emerging artist is still developing. With my first exhibition in 2016, I…

May Literary Artist of the Month – Joan Lederer and David Stringer

Joan Lederer came to photography later in life while empty nesting. Her interest in photography is mainly in documenting people, their interactions and their emotions. She is also fascinated by people’s stories as she photographs them. During COVID it became a necessary…

May Visual Artist of the Month – Sharon Schlesinger

  I’ve always been artsy and creative. Over the years I branched out into various artistic endeavors and about 16 years ago I decided to concentrate on jewelry design.   I sold my whimsical designs in different local galleries and handmade artisan shows. After becoming…

APRIL 2022 LITERARY ARTIST OF THE MONTH – DIANE VOGEL FERRI

Diane Vogel Ferri spent her career as a teacher of special needs children. Now she is a volunteer tutor, poet, and writer living in Solon, Ohio. Her latest novel is No Life But This: A Novel of Emily Warren Roebling. Her essays…

APRIL 2022 VISUAL ARTIST OF THE MONTH – JEFFREY BALAZS

Jeffrey Balazs is multi-talented craftsman, professional graphic designer and collaborator. As a young student, he explored the relationship between form and function and has incorporated that principle in every piece he creates. His background was filled with projects spanning industrial design, wood…

February Artist of the Month – Visual: Lori Pastor

  Creating is my passion! If I am not painting, I am creating jewelry. I originally started as an oil painter several decades ago and enthusiastically merged into painting on the back of glass with acrylic paints inspired by my trip to…

February Artist of the Month – Music: Obediya Jones – Darrell

“In February I am debuting my new Opera Fairy in the Lake in Cleveland’s Short. Sweet. Film Festival. I composed the music (performed by the Prague Orchestra), and it includes dance choreography and animation. In March my Play with music, Speak Easy, will be performed in…

January Artist of the Month – Music: Blue Streak Ensemble

  The Blue Streak Ensemble was founded in 2011 by award-winning composer Margaret Brouwer to bring contemporary chamber music to Ohio communities along Lake Erie. They achieved immediate success and quickly began to expand performances in and around Cleveland including recording sessions at…