From Woman XII at Lakeland

If we learned anything about women and gender-queer folks over the last two years and two months, it is that we are resilient, powerful survivor-warriors. What seems clear both locally and globally for women in living in the Orange Era, is what artist Barbra Kruger plainly stated 30 years ago in her stark photo text piece: “Your body is a […]

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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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The Gallery at Lakeland Presents: A Visual Journey Through Northeast Ohio 40 studios | Hundreds of female artists | 1 month

Once again, in an effort to spread awareness of women’s art, Lakeland Community College gallery coordinator and exhibition curator Mary Urbas leads the initiative to bring Northeast Ohio galleries and studios together for a common purpose: for each gallery to curate its own show dedicated to female art and artists during March to coincide with Women’s History Month. Sixteen venues […]

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