Edward E. Parker Museum of Art—Fall 2022

Edward E. Parker with Nathaniel Martin at the naming of Edward E. Parker Way.

Collard Green Festival

Greetings from EEPMOA. We have good news—it’s been a while, but the Collard Green Festival is back! We are happy to resume this signature event, as we bid farewell to Summer and begin our Fall 2022 programming. Scheduled for Saturday, September 24, from noon to 6 pm, the festival will feature a collard green cook-off, awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes. A panel of judges will select winning dishes based on best presentation, and overall taste. Food tickets will be available for purchase prior to, and during the event. Join us for live music, art, raffles, jewelry, fashion, face painting, and interactive activities for families. General admission is free. Vendor space is available for $35. Cook-off participants must sign up in advance.

Alternative Health Fair

The Alternative Health Fair will also return this Fall. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from 11 am to 5 pm. Alternative medicine is focused on overall physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Many people have found benefit in these treatments when traditional treatments fail them. Attendees can see practitioners from more than one discipline in the same day, and for a fraction of the typical cost. Dr. Foy, a chiropractor, and member of the EEPMOA Board of Directors, is organizing the fair. Previous fairs have offered herbalism, Reiki therapy, accupressure, energy healing and other holistic remedies. Vendor space is available for this event as well.

Edward E. Parker with Micah Parker (Ed’s son, left), and EEPMOA board member DeWayne Thomas.

Honorary Street Sign

In case you didn’t know, Ed Parker was recently recognized by the City Council of East Cleveland. An honorary street sign that reads “Ed Parker Way” was erected and unveiled on the corner of Rosalind and Euclid Avenues—where the building that houses Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts and the Edward E. Parker Museum of Art is located. Along with members of council, several friends, family members, and fellow artists gathered in support to witness the ceremony.

Exhibits/Artist Speak

Edward Parker is the curator for Shinn House galleries, located within Mount Zion Congregational Church. Exhibitions remain on display for six to eight weeks and usually feature three artists. The Sunday following each closing show, the artists gather at the museum to discuss inspiration, process, and their body of work in a public forum. Food will be available for purchase, and dessert will be on us. We expect these exhibits to resume by the end of the year and need artists who are interested in exhibiting their work to contact Ed.

Art Classes

Art class is in session from 6 to 8 pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening. All experience levels are welcome, and no registration is necessary. Students are currently creating in watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil, but all mediums are welcome. If you’re ready to create your next masterpiece, or want to explore your artistic ability, or your craft, please join us. By the way, classes are free for seniors.

Call for Artists

Before the pandemic, an open-mic night was added to our schedule, but we decided to postpone due to safety concerns. We are revisiting the idea and will choose a start date sometime after Thanksgiving. We’d like to start by welcoming vocalists and musicians to perform. If things go well, we could extend the performance range to include poetry and performance art. Prizes will be awarded, and food and beverages will be available. If you are a performer, reach out to us. We’ll add you to our blast list and provide event updates. We will be circulating flyers and using social media to gauge interest.

Business Hours

The museum is open from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday through Friday. Appointments are necessary for visits outside of normal business hours—give us a call to schedule or if you have questions. At EEPMOA, we believe artistic expression has transformative powers. That is just one reason our motto is “Think art for social development.”




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