Parma Art Scene

Gary G. Nass, a Parma Area Fine Arts Board Member, is a participant in the Scatterings: 3-Dimensions On the Wall & Off Show, brought to you by Cleveland Photo Fest at Doubting Thomas Gallery located at 856 Jefferson Avenue in Tremont. This event is also a part of the Tremont Artwalk. The show features sculptures and assemblages incorporating photo-based imagery from 13 creative individuals. You may remember reading an artist profile of Gary’s work in the March 2019 issue of the Parma Observer, which detailed his unique and lengthy process, involving wood, handmade paper and photographs. This event opens Friday, December 13, 2019 6 to 9 PM. Closing reception is January 3, 2020 from 6 to 10 PM with a Multimedia performance by Jim Szudy and Shawn Sloburn.

Craig Lindsley, Parma Fine Arts Board Member, and instructor, is a participant in the Annual Carol & John’s Holiday Party and Charity Art Show at Carol & John’s Comic Shop at Kamm’s Plaza. Comic book covers are created by local artists, placed on display, and raffled off at this event. The proceeds benefit the Cleveland Food Bank. This year’s theme is a Comic Book/Christmas Movie Mash-up.

Call For Instructors: Parma Area Fine Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, operating in the Tri-City area, for over 50 years, is looking to expand their art class offerings. If you, or know of someone who, would be interested in teaching an art class, or a one day workshop, please email your resume and class details to

Prama Artspace & Gallery – Call For Artists: Located at 5411 Pearl Road, this Parma gallery offers you a new exhibit each month. December is Krampus & Kringle. In Central European folklore Krampus is a horned half goat, half demon who punishes children who misbehave. Kringle aka Santa rewards well behaved children. Krampus & Kringle is a celebration of both the naughty and nice. Artists drop off of work is December 6th, at 6:00 PM through December 9th.  The opening reception is December 13th, 6 to 10 PM. The exhibit runs December 13, 2019 through January 6, 2020. The gallery also houses a small boutique where you’ll find unique one-of-a-kind inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers. Follow Prama on Facebook.

Holiday Show Season:

Michelle Behal, President of Parma Area Fine Arts and owner of Bear Tracks Art will be at the Mulberry Creek Christmas Open at Mulberry Creek Farm, 3212 Bogart Rd. in Hudson, Ohio., on December 7th and 8th. Bear Tracks Art specializes in custom wood-burned items, and acrylic painting. She has an excellent selection of small stocking stuffers for reasonable prices. Visit her web site at, or follow on Facebook.

Katrina Lindsley, Parma Area Fine Arts member and owner of Devotions, with homemade room fresheners (“smelly jelly”) and more, will be at Normandy High School on December 7th, St Nick’s Craft Show at the Seven Hills Rec Center on December 8th, Brunswick High School on December 14th and Broadview Multi Care Craft Show on December 21st. You can follow her on Facebook at Devotions.

Support your local artists and shop small!

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 11, Issue 12, Posted 2:02 PM, 11.30.2019