Edward E. Parker Museum of Art—Spring 2020
Shinn House Exhibits/Artist Speak
If you are familiar with EEPMOA, you probably know that Edward Parker curates three galleries at Shinn House, located at Mount Zion Congregational Church in Cleveland. The exhibitions usually feature three artists and remain on display for six to eight weeks. The Sunday following each closing show, the artists meet for a forum at EEPMOA to discuss their inspiration, process and body of work. Food is available for purchase at the forums, and as always, dessert is on us. We are currently seeking artists to exhibit at Shinn House, so please let us know if you are interested in this opportunity.
Intergenerational Art Class
We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a second intergenerational art program this spring. A firm start date has not been set; however, we are aiming to begin classes the first or second week in June. This year’s program will be built around the feedback received from last year’s participants in an attempt to produce even greater results. A variety of projects will be chosen to accommodate both beginning and intermediate students to eliminate the intimidation factor. Space will be limited, and registration will begin mid-April. The promotional flyer for this program will be posted to the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture website, ClevelandArtsEvents.com.
In 2019, EEPMOA partnered with Saving Our Students (S.O.S.) to complete two successful projects. One dealt with horticulture and landscaping and the other was a mural rejuvenation project. We have contacted the director and are hopeful that their schedule will allow a spring or summer collaboration in 2020. S.O.S. is focused on enriching the lives of youth and families through innovative programs, education, and life skills training. We are honored to work beside an organization whose goals complement our own.
“Renaissance–East Cleveland” is an upcoming EEPMOA project that will improve a number of blighted areas in East Cleveland by replacing grime and graffiti with painted murals. This project will pair youth with established artists and provide real-world experience: the youth will see how their contribution helps transform an area in their community from blight to beauty. This project will be documented with before and after images. We anticipate starting in May.
Open Mic Nights
Open Mic nights will be coming to EEPMOA soon. We expect to begin hosting these nights in April. To begin, we are primarily seeking musical performers; we may extend the performance range to include poetry and performance art as well. Cash prizes will be awarded, and food will be available for purchase at the events.
EEPMOA welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with others. If you believe in the transformative power of artistic expression, give us a call to see how we can work towards a cause together, or be of service to each other. As we always say, “Think art for social development.” For details related to any of the activities or programs mentioned above, please give us a call.
EDWARD E. PARKER CREATIVE ARTS COMPLEX/SNICKERFRITZ CULTURAL WORKSHOP FOR THE ARTS
13240 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112