Artist of Month

Artist of Month

Artist of the Month: Visual

    Stephanie Miller-Davis Stephanie Miller-Davis pursues her passion for clay both as studio artist and as teacher. She enjoyed a long career as an art educator for the East Cleveland City schools, retiring in 2007. Throughout her teaching years, she sought to continue working with clay by participating in workshops all around the country, […]

Artist of the Month: Literary

Andrew Valdez Andrew Aaron Valdez (he/him/his) is an actor, director, playwright, poet and educator. He is a C.A.R.E. Teaching Artist at Cleveland Playhouse, Steering Committee Member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, a 2019-2020 Americans for the Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellow, and a 2019-2020 Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow.

Artist of the Month- Visual

Susan Skove Susan Skove has been painting on silk since 1991. Working from her studios in Cleveland and Oberlin, Ohio, her Skov Silk line of painted by hand, one of a kind scarves are carried by museum stores and galleries throughout the U.S., including the Cleveland Museum of Art, New York Museum of Art and […]

Artist of the Month – Literary

Cindy Washabaugh Cindy Washabaugh is a poet, community artist and organizational consultant whose passion is supporting others in their growth and self-development. She designs and facilitates outreach programs for diverse populations and has taught creative writing and writing for healing at Cleveland State University. Cindy’s poetry has appeared in national and local publications, and she […]

Artist of the Month – Musical

Joy Ex Joy Ex, simply defined as joyful expressions, is a 25 year-old new aged neo-soul/ hip hop artist. My music is inspired by great artist such as Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, and today’s Jhene Aiko. Her work is inspired from those around me, my life experiences as a Black Woman. Joy Ex […]

Artist of the Month – Visual

Yumiko Goto Yumiko Goto is a native born Japanese ceramicist and art educator. Currently she is teaching at Cuyahoga Community College. Her nature inspired sculptures ware exhibited in Erie Art Museum in PA, Zainesville Museum of Art in OH, Ohr-OKeefe Museum in MS and Ohio Craft Museum in OH. She has been published extensively, most […]

September Artist of the Month-Literary

Mary Turzillo’s  poetry collection, Lovers & Killers, won the 2013 Elgin Award.  Her 1999 Nebula winner,”Mars Is No Place for Children,” is read on the International Space Station.   She has been on the British SF Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars, and Rhysling ballots.   Sweet Poison, written with Marge Simon, was a Stoker finalist and won […]

September Artist of the Month: Visual

Mark Sudduth Mark J. Sudduth is a 1983 Graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. He majored in Glass with a minor in Drawing. Mark has been operating a private studio since 1983. His work consists of hand blown and sculptural glass. “The entire process of concept, design and execution in the hot and cold […]

September Artist of the Month: Musical

Sophie Benn Sophie Benn enjoys a multifaceted career as a musicologist, cellist, and educator. She has been hailed for her “brilliant technical prowess” (, and in 2019 was named one of moCa Cleveland’s New Agents, a group of 52 “experimenters, catalysts, and change-makers, who are pushing Cleveland forward right now.” A tireless advocate for new […]

Artist of the Month- Music

Emilio Rosario Emilio Rosario appears as a recitalist, soloist with ensembles, chamber musician, wind band and orchestral member. He recently earned a Professional Studies in Music Performance at Cleveland State University as a student of Dr. Ellen Breakfield-Glick (Backun Musical Services) where he also received a Master of Music in clarinet performance. Mr. Rosario earned […]