Parma Art Scene

Parma Craft Garage Sale, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 1, 2, & 3. Go to City of Parma Facebook for a list of participating addresses. The Parma City Garage Sale event was such a popular event in August that home businesses and crafters decided to jump in on the trend. Due to the health crisis craft shows have been canceled and postponed until next year, leaving these small home-based businesses with limited outlets to show their wares. So, start your holiday shopping early and support your local creatives. 

Prama Artspace & Gallery, 5411 Pearl Rd, opened “Ghost Opera” featuring the work of Cecelia Ivy Price and Linda Mayer on Friday, September 25th. Linda Mayer has been obsessed of late creating her theater box assemblages. These assemblages are created from salvaged, found objects, and hand made items, assembled to create imaginary stage sets. Linda is a local high school art educator and artist. Cecelia Ivy Price is displaying an assortment of figurative paintings, some large, most smaller painted on sheet music. 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. Both have been featured in regional and national exhibits and have won numerous awards. This exhibit runs through October 18th. 

Just in time for Halloween, “Images of Haunted Ohio” opens on October 23 at Prama. This hauntingly beautiful photography exhibit includes the images of several artists. For a sneak peak, go to to view a very spooky video. 

Prama asks that you wear a mask and practice social distancing. They also have an outdoor waiting area for your convenience. In addition to the gallery they have a small boutique stocked with small inexpensive items. Follow Prama on Facebook and Instagram. 

Parma resident, Lena Simovic of Lena Atomika Photography, and Laura D’Alessandro, Co-Curator of Prama Artspace & Gallery, artist and photographer, and catalyst for the 2019 Cleveland Photo Fest, were part of the all female exhibit at Worthington Yards Art Gallery, 725 Johnson Court in Cleveland. The exhibit titled “Women Picturing Cleveland” featured women who have shaped Cleveland’s photography scene. Exhibit ends October 3. 

Cleveland Photofest 2020 had to be canceled due to the health crisis. The directors are in the planning for 2021. One of the most exciting is an attempt for the world record for the largest photography show ever sponsored, sanctioned by the Guinness Book Of World Records. Looking forward to 2021!

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 10, Posted 11:59 PM, 09.30.2020