Edward E. Parker Museum of Art
The Gift of Art is a recurring art show organized by local artist Walter Allen Rogers Jr., and presented by African American Artists of Cleveland.com (A.A.A.O.C.). These shows have found a home at EEPMOA. Once a month, artists have offered their paintings, greeting cards, jewelry, wood work, photography, and dolls for sale in a pop-up style shop. To verify dates for the April and May pop-up sales, call the business office or contact Walter at 216.379.8714.
In addition to the monthly pop ups, a couple of themed exhibits were recently on display. People, places, things, and politics, a collection of photographs highlighting ‘90s era Cleveland, closed a couple weeks ago. The opening for the exhibit New Works is scheduled from 2 to 7pm on Monday, March 13, at the Creative Arts Complex.
We will welcome the spring season by planting flowers to beautify the courtyard behind Parker’s Guest House Bed & Breakfast. Artists and members of the community will be asked to participate in this effort. All seeds, tools, and supplies for this project will be provided by EEPMOA and Snickerfritz Cultural Workshop for the Arts.
We would love to see more faces in our bi-weekly art classes. We’re hopeful that warmer weather will increase attendance. Please join us from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the lower-level studios. Art classes are free for seniors. Students are currently sculpting and working with watercolor. All are welcome.
Something to look forward to—the next installment of our 6-week Intergenerational Art Class has been approved for 2023. This class will be free to participants. A start date has not been set; however, classes will be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and will begin in late May or early June 2023.
EXHIBITS AT SHINN HOUSE
A number of artists have been selected to show in the returning exhibits at Shinn House galleries. Upcoming rosters and scheduling should be established by the time of this printing. Shinn House is located at Mt. Zion Congregational Church, 10723 Magnolia Drive, in Cleveland. Edward Parker curates these galleries. The work of three artists is showcased over a 6-week period. Refreshments and snacks are served. Interested artists should submit sample work if interested in exhibiting.
ARTIST SPEAK LECTURE SERIES
The Sunday following closing shows at Shinn House, Artist Speak is held at EEPMOA. This lecture series is designed to foster open dialogue between exhibiting artists, patrons, and the general public. The forum features a Q & A session which allows artists to provide details about their inspiration, process, body of work, and technique. Food is available for purchase at these events—dessert is on us.
Do you have an artistic idea that will uplift the community? If so, contact us. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations. We would love to work towards a common goal with you. At EEPMOA, we “Think art for social development.”
Regular hours of operation are 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. The African Bookshelf bookstore offers a variety of sculptures, masks, greeting cards and books. To plan a visit outside of normal business hours, contact Edward Parker to determine availability.
EDWARD E. PARKER CREATIVE ARTS COMPLEX/
SNICKERFRITZ CULTURAL WORKSHOP FOR THE ARTS
13240 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
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