Artist of Month

Artist of Month

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. […]

Artist of the Month: Literary

Jazzmine Hardges Razzi.J formerly known as Jazzmine Zabriel Hardges-Garner is a freelance creative from Cleveland, Ohio. Her poetry forms like puzzle pieces, taking words she wrote on a napkin at the bar and combining it with something she wrote from her childhood notebooks, memos on her phone and finally editing in the present moment. Outside […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

Genevieve Schwartz Genevieve Schwartz graduated from Kent State University in 2000 with a BFA in Metals and Jewelry. She now lives in Cleveland Heights and is in a constant search for bright or shiny new materials to combine to make jewelry. Enter for a chance to win a necklace handmade by the artist herself! No […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

Claire Marks Claire Marks stumbled into the process of hand-marbling paper while pursuing decorative end-sheets for her handmade books. As an art student, she made full-size sheets of the paper by floating thinned oil paint on water and dipping the paper into a large tray. Since those early experiments, she has explored the traditional techniques […]

Artist of the Month: Visual

Sarah Sampsell Sweet Dish & Darling is a small, handcrafted candle business based out of our home studio in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland. I started making candles as a way to express myself creatively in a medium I was unfamiliar with and I continue to enjoy the challenges and freedoms that come along […]