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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