Art, Music, Shopping, Business

Arts Collinwood is in full swing this fall with monthly gallery openings, chamber music concerts, artist talks, screen printing workshops and an after school program in the Nan and Miles H. Kennedy Art Center starting up in October.

On view until September 2nd in the Gallery are the exquisitely beautiful paintings of William M. Newhouse. Opening September 14th are works of Ann Hanaran and Coe Lapossy, in An Exercise in Tangled Self Reference. The two artists, fascinated with the mundane struggles of everyday life, met in 2002 while attending Kent State University and have been  sharing ideas ever since. James March’s large canvases exploring the geometrical flow of space, open October 12th in  Quantum Space and Sam Marineau’s energetic collages bring the year to a close in an exhibit running November 9th  through December 2nd.

Our artist talks titled, Wine, A Burning Desire for Cigarettes, and A Leading Question led by Dan Tranberg are scheduled for the second Thursday following an opening. If you miss the talk, check for the video clip on our website or facebook.

Also in the Gallery, the M4M chamber music series kicks off its second year with monthly concerts on Sundays starting  at 4pm. The concerts are free and informal, with light refreshments served for a modest charge. Duo Anime’s fascinating  percussion performance starts us off on September 23rd, followed by a string quartet in October, The Si lver Keys clarinet quar tet in November and a special Teddy Bear Tea featuring holiday favorites on piano in December. Check our  website for the concert schedule.

Get all your shopping done this holiday season at our annual Gallery Sale, the first two weekends in December, showcasing a wide array of work from 30+ Cle artists.

We have ceased running our beloved Café to concentrate more energy on our other programs, but are circulating an RFP  we developed with the help of a restaurant consultant and hope to have a dynamic new art lovin’ partner in soon.  Anyone interested in submitting a proposal for the space can visit and download a copy of the RFP.

Arts Collinwood’s mission is to, support the artists in our community, enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically, and create a stimulating arts environment by sponsoring exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming  for people of all ages.

We believe that a flourishing arts community enriches a neighborhood’s quality of life both economically and culturally.  By partnering with local merchants, neighborhood associations, schools and artists, we encourage more artists to live and work in North Collinwood, and offer residents more opportunities to engage in the arts. Our goal is to support a stimulating arts environment and to encourage continuing education in the arts by offering a wide variety of cultural activities for residents of all ages.