Parma Art Scene

Watercolor For Beginners Age 55+

Parma Area Fine Arts Council (PAFAC) was awarded a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) for 2019. This matching grant allows them to offer some FREE classes. This session, Watercolors For Beginners Age 55+ will be offered on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning September 4th and running until October 23, at the Donna Smallwood Activities Center, located at 7001 W Ridgewood Drive. Students will learn the basics and some shortcuts in creating watercolor paintings. This session runs for 8 weeks. A $16 supply fee will be collected at the first class. Students will be given paints, brushes, paper, and other supplies to take home and practice with during the week between classes. The instructor, Emery Bogardy, is the resident watercolor instructor for PAFAC, and has also taught continuing education classes for the Parma City School District. You can view his work at This is a great opportunity to learn a new hobby without the outlay of a huge supply cost. To register for this class or for more information email

Prama Artspace Gallery – Show Me What You Got

Prama Artspace Gallery, located at 5411 Pearl Rd in Parma, Ohio currently has an exhibit of emerging artists, titled SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT. This exhibition showcases the creative works of 30 Northeast Ohio artists in various mediums and is one not to miss. This exhibit continues until August 18, 2019. Prama also operates a small boutique within the gallery, in addition to the exhibitions. It’s the place to purchase those We Are Parma Proud shirts for only $15. Stop in and browse.

Cleveland Photo Fest

The Cleveland Photo Fest, a nonprofit, was established in 2019 as an annual event for the benefit of the Greater Clevelanders who support photography as fine art. It’s the brainchild of Laura D’Alessandro, a fine art photographer, writer and educator, Jim Szudy, a photographer who also does web design, social media and marketing, and Herbert Ascherman Jr., an international photographer, lecturer, teacher, and historian. There is a tremendous outpouring of support for this event throughout the arts community. To date, they are sponsoring 19 exhibitions in 13 venues and promoting more than a dozen other photographic exhibits and programs. These events will run from August through November. Prama Artspace Gallery was honored to be involved from the beginning. The TAKE A GOOD LOOK/Brush High School Student Exhibition will open August 24, 2019, at Prama Artspace Gallery located at 5411 Pearl Rd. For more information on the Cleveland Photo Fest or locations of other exhibitions visit

Kathryn Mabin

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

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 3:15 PM, 08.01.2019