Lakeland Hosts Pop-Up Art Exhibit and Film Centering on World Refugee Crisis

The Gallery at Lakeland welcomes the Columbus Crossing Borders Project, a traveling art exhibition and documentary film screening relating to the record high numbers of displaced persons across the globe. “The Columbus Crossing Borders Project is about caring. Caring about humanity, caring about justice and caring about the truth,” said Laurie VanBalen, project director and producer. The idea for the […]

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The Gallery at Lakeland “from WOMAN”: Celebrating Women for 12 years

I am so excited to announce that The Gallery at Lakeland has undergone a major makeover. Now the largest exhibition space in the Tri-County (Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula) area looks fabulous, and is ready for a new and dynamic schedule of exhibitions in 2019! As Lakeland Community College’s gallery director and exhibition curator since 2005, I have been on a mission […]

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Among Friends: The May Show at Lakeland

In the afternoon before the opening of Lakeland Community College’s May Show, the poster that would later greet visitors was covered in brown paper to keep the identity of the Best-In-Show winner a secret. During a walk around the galleries that afternoon, it was impossible to ignore Mark Giangaspero’s imposing pastel portrait in grays and blues, Altered Identity. The image […]

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The Gallery at Lakeland “from WOMAN” show: a legacy of honoring women artists

Mary Urbas, Lakeland Community College’s gallery coordinator, is on a mission to support women artists. For 11 years, she has curated a show, scheduled every spring in The Gallery at Lakeland, specifically dedicated to art pieces created by women. The show, called “Celebrate Women’s History Month – from WOMAN XI…created by women, for women and about women” presents a vast […]

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