Parma Art Scene

By Linda Mayer

Prama Artspace & Gallery located at 5411 Pearl Road.- Now through September 19th – George Kocar, well known Cleveland based artist is on exhibit. His illustrations have been featured in many publications, such as, Esquire, New York Times, Playboy, and The Washington Post to name a few. His recently published book, The Flying Banana: The Art of George Kocar is for sale on Amazon. Stop in and view this fantastic showing.

September 25th is the opening of the Cecelia Ivy Price & Linda Mayer Exhibit. Both have been featured in regional and national exhibits and won numerous awards. Cecelia is a Buffalo, N.Y. native, former art teacher and therapist, now in the process of obtaining her masters degree Art Education at Case Western Reserve University. Linda is a local high school art educator and artist.

Just in time for Halloween, the Images of Haunted Ohio Exhibit opens October 23 and will feature photographs from around haunted locations in Ohio.

This gallery also has a small boutique with items such as hand sewn masks, jewelry, and prints reasonably priced. Prama is a participating business in the Polish Village Cash Mob. For every $10 spent you receive an entry to win prizes, now through the end of September.

Masks are required, and capacity is limited. The gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 PM to 7 PM. 

Lena Simovic, of Lena Atomika Photography, and a Parma resident is exhibiting at Worthington Yards Art Gallery, 725 Johnson Court, in Cleveland. “Women Picturing Cleveland” is an all-female exhibit opening September 12th (12-4:00), and by appointment only.  Contact Liz Maugans, Director at or call 216-570-0324. For more information go to

Mary Ford, Parma resident, answered the international call for artists for the MvVO Ad show in New York City. September 2020: MvVO ART once again brings contemporary art to the monumental screens at the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center. The art will be displayed on the momumental screens and online on September 1st. through September 30th. The virtual opening will be hosted by Project Runway’s Brandon Maxwell and is sponsored by NBCUniversal. Twelve of Mary’s pieces were juried/selected, into this event that features 135 contemporary artists works. The winning artist will receive a creative day at NBCUniversal, expert art consultation, and a specialty Clio Award.

Laura D’Alessandro, Co-Curator of Prama Artspace & Gallery, artist and photographer, catylast for 2019 Cleveland Photo Fest, is currently exhibiting her work in a solo exhibition titled “Creatures in Quarantine”at Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave. in Tremont, featuring magical and intense moments from her experiences during the pandemic. In addition she will be in the “Women Picturing Cleveland” opening September 12, 2020 at Worthington Yards Gallery, 725 Johnson Court in Cleveland.

Michelle Behal, President of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, and is the owner and operator of Bear Tracks Art. You will find her items at Ohio Artisan Collective at Aurora Farms grand opening August 28 through September 30. Bear Tracks Art can also be found at The Rift Shop in Olmsted Falls. Her works include pyrography (wood burning), acrylic painting, pen & ink, and calligraphy. To view her 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 12, Issue 9, Posted 8:32 AM, 09.01.2020