Parma Art Scene

PRAMA ARTSPACE & GALLERY, 5411 Pearl Rd, in Parma, Ohio, opened the exhibit titled All Together Now, on Friday, August 26th. This exhibit and sale has a large variety of work, one each, from over 30 local area artists. This exhibit is not juried and contains works from amateurs and professionals, sized 18x24 and smaller. It offers artists who don’t normally appear in galleries a chance to display and sell their work. The Call For Artists was made to anyone and all, and there is no specific theme. So you will see a wide variety of styles and mediums. This event runs through September 18th.

Coming September 23rd through October 16th is Monday’s Child, a show of work by Gina Washington. Monday's Child is an archaeological dig into a family, identity, expectations, and the dualistic nature of Black Identity in America. This project will consist of photographic portraits manipulated through collage techniques, hand weaving, and embedded augmented reality. The images will illustrate the poem, Monday's Child. Each person represents their born day. The hand-building/weaving of each picture connects to the physical process of raising children, and the objects collaged will directly represent the people no longer present. Monday’s Child is supported by The Satellite Fund, administered by SPACES and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program. 

Prama also has a boutique with an assortment of unique hand made items at a reasonable cost. In addition you’ll find an assortment of published work by local authors and poets. Frequently there’s live music also. View the artwork and mingle with the patrons. It’s a great way to start out the weekend doing something new and different. Plus, a five to ten minute drive takes you to several bars or eateries on Ridge or Pearl Road. Makes for a great date night. Support your local small and unique businesses. Follow Prama on Facebook and Instagram. 

Michelle Behal, President of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, spent several days at the Cuyahoga County Fair, demonstrating her phyrography (wood burning) creations. She also does acrylic and oil painting, pen & ink, graphic design, calligraphy, and commission work. You will also find her creations at The Rift Shop in Olmsted Falls. For more on Michelle, visit her web site, www.beartracksart.com

Anthony (Tony) DeMarco, board member of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, and retired art teacher (photography/filmmaking/enameling/jewelry) from Parma School District (31 years teaching) recently was in the one day exhibit at The Barn in Richfield with about 20 other artists. 

Sean Mabin, owner & operator of Prama Artspace & Gallery has been busy. He was in the WECAN TOO 2022 at Doubting Thomas Gallery in Tremont, which opened August 12th. His photo illustrations appear in Randy Rosko’s new epic story, which can be purchased at Prama Gallery, along with other books and poems. Sean’s new endeavor is chlorophyll prints (photography) on leaves from his garden. You can view these on the Prama Artspace & Gallery Facebook page.

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 14, Issue 9, Posted 9:40 AM, 09.01.2022