Parma Art Scene

Great Lakes Wood Carvers is celebrating their 45th anniversary year. Congratulations to a great group! The carvers meet every Tuesday evening at the Donna Smallwood Activities Center for an open carve night. This group welcomes new members, if you are interested stop in and say hello.

Tremont’s Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Avenue, hosted an exhibition titled Perception, curated by Parma’s Prama Artspace & Gallery owner, Sean Mabin. This exhibit included the works of Emma Anderson, Todd Hoak, Sean Mabin and Samantha Vickers.

Parma is well represented in the Winter Exhibition & Art Sale at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. Anthony DeMarco, Parma Fine Arts board member has two photo entries, Nicki Lanzi, Parma Fine Arts instructor, has a watercolor, Parma resident, Mary Ford, has two mixed media and one photo entered, and Adolph Krizmanich has three watercolors.

Lena Simovic, Lena Atomika Photography is a Parma resident who has over 25 years of photographic experience with bi-coastal exhibitions from LA to NYC, and all the way to Paris, France. She currently has four Cleveland Bridge photos on consignment at Architectural Justice in Strongsville. You’ll also find her work at Live Publishing in Little Italy as part of the Cleveland Photo Fest’s New Faces in Portraiture #1 Exhibit. Her self portrait is at Lakewood Art Studio in the This Is Us artist show. Last but not least, she’s a participant in the Black & White exhibit at Stella Arts in Mentor. You can follow her on Facebook at Lena Atomika Photography, or visit, or

Parma residents, Steve & Barb Bloom began their hand crafted small business, Images In Bloom in 2010. They make handmade soaps, silk scarfs & pillows, wire crochet items, and earrings made from dyed silk cocoons. Their handcrafted products can be found at numerous locations throughout NE Ohio. They are currently offering classes in Japanese Bound Resist, and silk scarf painting on Saturdays in February & March at their studio, located in the Art Craft Building, 2530 Superior Ave. To learn more about their products, or register for classes, visit

The 2019 Cleveland Photo Fest had a very successful inaugural year. In addition to numerous photo exhibitions, and workshops throughout the Cleveland area, they participated in an International Photo Exchange Exhibition with PhotoMuse. PhotoMuse is India’s first museum dedicated to photography, and is located in Kerala, India. Several photographers from NE Ohio participated in the exchange. Parma resident Mary Ford, and Parma Gallery owner Sean Mabin were selected to have their photos as part of a permanent collection at PhotoMuse. 

In addition to her participation in the Winter Exhibition & Art Sale, and her photos being selected for the permanent collection at PhotoMuse in India, you’ll also find Mary Ford at Shades of Grey + exhibit at Creative Space Avon, and at Holistic Health and Healing and Elvolation in Avon Lake, healing centers.

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 12, Issue 2, Posted 9:29 PM, 02.02.2020