Parma Art Scene

Prama Artspace Gallery, 5411 Pearl Rd, opened the highly publicized photo exhibit, “Images of Haunted Ohio”, on October 23rd. This exhibit includes photos from Franklin Castle, The House of Wills, Mansfield Reformatory, cemeteries in Ohio and more. This show is a peek at those haunted places through the eyes of local photographers, Markus Abdelmasih, Laura D’Alessandro, Jennifer Gleason, June Hund, Sean Mabin, Shawn Slowburn and Jim Szudy. It’s a spooky show. Opening night featured the sounds of a noiseadelic set with Shawn Slowburn and Jim Szudy. This hauntingly beautiful exhibit closes November 22 so you have plenty of time to stop and visit. 

Prama also has a Boutique with a variety of one of a kind handmade items priced affordably at $1 and up. These items made great gifts and stocking stuffers, and include items such as t-shirts, key chains, all kinds of jewelry, face coverings, holiday ornaments, books and affordable prints, some not available elsewhere. Support your local small businesses, talented artists and makers. They are what makes a community unique. 

During the last few weeks of October, Prama also ran a costume photo contest for all age groups with prizes. If you stopped in at the gallery in costume, your photo was taken and posted to Facebook and Instagram. The most liked photos received a prize within 3 age categories. 

Prama asks that you wear a mask and practice social distancing. They also have an outdoor waiting area for your convenience. Follow Prama on Facebook and Instagram, or visit their web page for more information or to preview the exhibits and boutique offerings. 

Laura D’Alessandro, Co-Curator of Prama Artspace Gallery, is also on exhibit with “Memory andResistance: 40th Anniversary of the InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Columbia”.IRTF was formed in response to the deaths of four women, two from Cleveland, Jean Donovan and Ursuline Sister, Dorothy Kazel, two Sisters from Maryknoll, Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, along with thousands of Central American people, while working in solidarity with their communities in El Salvador during the Civil War in 1980. The artwork honoring the memories of past and present advocates. This exhibit can be viewed online.

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 11, Posted 11:58 PM, 11.01.2020