Edward E. Parker Museum of Art: Ever Thankful


We at Edward E. Parker Museum of Art are excited for the return of the annual Collard Green Art and Music Festival. Mark your calendars for September 23. Admission is FREE. Bring the family out for an afternoon of fun filled with art, live music, raffles, face painting, and good food. Vendor booths will be on site selling jewelry, perfume, clothes, and accessories. The Collard Green Cook Off will be judged, and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. For $15, you can taste the winning entries and delicious sides, and a enjoy a beverage. Festival hours are noon to 6 pm. To secure vendor space, or to enter the Collard Green Cook-Off, call 216.682.8214.


The Gift of Art pop-up art shows are held in the Creative Arts Complex every month. The shows are organized by local artist Walter Allen Rogers and presented by African American Artists of Cleveland. The group would love to increase participation in this community-building showcase. If you are interested in displaying your work, we will provide the necessary connection. The theme for the August show was Good Health, Fine Art. Flyers for shows scheduled September through November will be posted to the Cherube Arts Facebook page.

Persistent Memory of Color-Ism


We will be hosting Open Mic nights in the Creative Arts Complex and are calling all poets, musicians and entertainers to sign up. Interested artists please provide your contact information. Food will be available for purchase; cash prizes will be awarded. We plan to begin hosting Open Mic night in October, although we have only heard from a few interested artists to date. So, we will begin without a full line-up, and hope that marketing and word of mouth will boost turnout. Updates will be posted to social media. Contact the office to sign up or with any questions.


Edward Parker curates three galleries in Shinn House, located at Mount Zion Congregational Church in Cleveland. The exhibitions showcase the work of two or three artists, and hang for six weeks. The Sunday following the closing, the artists meet at EEPMOA for an Artist Speak forum: a discussion about art, inspiration, process, and a selected piece of artwork. Light refreshments are served, food is available for purchase, and dessert is free. Artists interested in showing their work should provide a portfolio for consideration.


Past engagement in collaborative projects has proven to be a great way to create positive change within our cities and the arts community. We want to do more. If you have an idea for an interactive workshop or educational project, please consider partnering with us. At the Edward E. Parker Museum of Art, we believe in the transformative power of art, and we believe our motto—“Think art for social development”—is a great place to start.


In service to the community, we provide free art classes for seniors from 6 to 8 pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening. If you have yet to gain senior status, consider joining us anyway. Students are currently sculpting with clay. Normal business hours for the museum are 10 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Come and see us—we would love to have you here. Visitation is available by appointment during off hours.

13240 Euclid AvenueEast Cleveland, Ohio 44112eepmoa.com216.851.6910


Collard Green Art & Music festival, noon-6pm Saturday, September 23

Free Art Classes, 6-8pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

CAPTIONS: JoAnn and Mike, I’m not sure how to write captions. Are images 1 and 2 part of the collage?

Mary Addison Carter, The Persistent Memory of Colorism, mixed media collage. Mary Addison Carter is a Cleveland-based artist and social justice advocate.

Image 1: Is it really love?

Image 2: A Mother’s unspoken grief.

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