Parma Art Scene

Woodburned coasters by Michelle Behall

Anthony DeMarco, retired Parma art teacher, photographer, Parma High Alumni, and long time board member of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, is now volunteering his time as a docent at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He is excited to be participating in Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors show. Kusama is an 89 year old Japanese artist. She left Japan at age 27 for the U.S., and became a leader in the avaunt-garde and pop-art movement. She is known for her use of polka dots in her art creations. 

A 12 story abstract mural from 1973 is being recreated on the Winton Manor Building on Prospect and East 9th in downtown Cleveland. The original was mural was done by Polish born American artist Julian Stanczak. He came to the U.S. after WWII. He taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 1964 he was acclaimed the founder of the OP-Art Movement. He and his family resided in Seven Hills. Before he died last year he gave his permission to have his 1973 mural recreated. 

Michelle Behall, President of Parma Fine Arts Council, and owner of Bear Track Arts, will be appearing at the Cuyahoga County Fair demonstrating pyrography (wood-burning) techniques. Look for her on August 11th and 12th 1:00 to 6:00pm. Michele also teaches beginning acrylic painting at the Smallwood Center on Wednesday evenings. To view some of her work online go to

Parma comic book artist, Craig Lindsley, participated in the 4th Annual Pekar Park Comic Book Festival, held in Pekar Park in Cleveland’s Coventry neighborhood, on Saturday, July 14th. This festival celebrates Harvey Pekar and other local independent comic book writers and illustrators. Craig is also a board member of Parma Area Fine Arts. 

Hungarian born watercolor artist, Emery Bogardy will be appearing at the 63rd annual Hungarian Festival on Sunday, September 2nd at German Central on York Rd. Lots of good ethnic food and pastry, live music and entertainment throughout the day. Raffle prizes, soccer matches, live animal shows, book fair, folk arts & crafts and novelty items will be for sale. Emery is a board member and watercolor instructor at Parma Area Fine Arts. He will be selling his original watercolor paintings and prints. For a preview of his work go to

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 11:23 AM, 08.01.2018