The Gallery at Lakeland presents a visual journey through northeast Ohio, with 75 Studios, and hundreds of female artists
Mary Urbas is passionate about deepening the bonds between area artists and broadening awareness of the vast and vibrant arts community found in greater Cleveland. So she works with other galleries to unite and curate similar shows, thereby sharing the promotion, amplifying the reach and, in the process, providing a spotlight on the smaller studios that really deserve more attention. What started out small with a few locations and artists has grown considerably with fingers that have stretched beyond the local realm into most of Northeast Ohio.
This March, Urbas is again championing the initiative to engage other venues in dedicating shows to female artists and their art. Her show at The Gallery of Lakeland titled Celebrate Women’s History Month “from Woman X … Created by women, of women and about women” is in its tenth year. The gallery will host more than three dozen national, regional and local artists displaying a variety of media including oil, acrylic, drawing, photography, textiles, jewelry, enamels, lamp work glass, glass mosaic, sculpture, assemblage, ceramics and mixed media. Numerous other galleries in the greater Cleveland area are also participating in celebrating talented women artists, and Urbas is compiling a directory of the exhibitions which can be found at lakelandcc.edu/gallery. Per Urbas, “The viewing public can spend the month of March experiencing the joy and excitement of discovering new artists and galleries. There are so many women artists living, working and showing their art in Northeast Ohio. This wealth of resources is inspiring!”
As in past years, The Gallery at Lakeland will team up with the Lakeland Women’s Center to honor strong female role models in the community with the Women of Achievement Awards. The awards ceremony takes place at 2 pm Sunday, March 26, in Lakeland’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, followed immediately by the from Women X artist reception in the gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.
Lakeland Community College is located just off the I-90 and Route 306 exit in Kirtland, Ohio.
Call for Artists
The Gallery at Lakeland invites artists to submit artworks for consideration to be included in the Eighth Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition running May 18 – July 14. Cash awards include the “Best in Show” prize of $1,500. Visit lakelandcc.edu/gallery for details and to download the entry form. Drop off deadline is Monday, May 8, 2017.
The Gallery at Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: From WOMAN X: CREATED BY WOMEN, OF WOMEN & ABOUT WOMEN. Curated by Mary Urbas. February 26 – March 31, 2017
Artist Reception: 3:30 – 5 pm. Women of Achievement Awards Ceremony: 2 pm.
LAKELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS STUDENT EXHIBITION
April 9 – May 4. Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony: 7 – 9 pm April 13
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm.
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