Edward E. Parker Museum of Art, Spring 2024

Student making a drum, at EEPMOA.

We celebrate Black History every day at EEPMOA. Our current celebration of excellence will remain on display all year, with additions made over time. The stories of notable creators, artists, musicians, and business people accompany obscure historical facts. The ingenuity, dedication, and resilience that people of color have exhibited throughout history will be observed.

The Gift of Art

The Gift of Art exhibits are sponsored by African American Artists of Cleveland and Edward Parker. Local artists gather at EEPMOA’s Creative Art Complex once a month to network, discuss art, and display a selection of their work for sale. Refreshments are served. Upcoming dates: Saturdays, March 9, April 13, and May 11 from 2 to 7 pm.

Heartbeat Drum Circle

Heartbeat Drums are made to engage people from all walks of life in a collective experience of joy—the Heartbeat Drum Circle. Arts educator Baba Jubal Harris will teach students how to construct Samba drums, and they will learn the One World Rhythm Method of drumming. Students will embellish their instruments and engage in performance during classes. The classes are scheduled to begin in March.

Baba Jubal Harris

Artists Wanted

Edward Parker is reviewing portfolios for inclusion in upcoming art shows. The first exhibit at Shinn House Galleries (Mount Zion Congregational Church) is currently being curated—it will feature three artists, and hang for six weeks. Roster slots are open for future shows. Those interested in exhibiting should provide sample work for consideration.

Free Art Class

There is space for you in our evening art classes. This free-for-seniors class is held in the lower-level studio from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Students have been working in clay, charcoal and acrylic, but all mediums and skill levels are welcome—consider creating your next masterpiece with us.

We believe in the transformative power of art, and look forward to working with like-minded individuals and organizations. Consider collaborating with us on a creative project. Our motto is “Think Art for social development!” We believe that exposure to the arts builds character.

The museum is open 10 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. To visit outside of normal business hours, call to make an appointment. We would love to take you on a tour of the gallery and studio space.

13240 Euclid Avenue

East Cleveland, Ohio 44112



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