Gallery Watch - January 23, 2007

Local Girl Gallery popped the cork on the New Year of gallery showings and fundraisers by hosting another amazing gathering. Thirty artists contributed to the “Lights of Hope Benefit” by creating unique luminaries that were auctioned off to a packed house on Saturday raising almost $4,000 for the Domestic Violence Center for Cleveland’s Stalking Awareness Programs.
This January marks the fourth annual observance of National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), started in 2004 by the National Center for Victims of Crime. Since its inception, NSAM has become a unifying force for victim service providers across the country to raise awareness about the serious and deadly crime that victimizes more than one million women and nearly 400,000 men in America each year.

From the look of things—seems like this year will be a banner year for our local art galleries—get out and take a look!

Upcoming Events:

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue

The Beck Center for the Arts is proud to present its annual Faculty Art Show opening February 1 in the Jean Bulicek Art Galleria. Artwork on exhibit will include a variety of media such as ceramics, drawing, photography, watercolors, and oil painting and features the work of the following accomplished artists – Nancy Cintron, Susan Gallagher, Mel Grunau, Susan Miranda, Patricia H. Sigmier, and Marilyn Szalay. The Beck Center’s Director of Education, Ed Gallagher notes, “The annual Beck Center Faculty Art Show is an opportunity for our faculty members, who are all talented teachers and visual artists, to share their artistic talents with the community.” The Beck Center welcomes visitors to tour this exciting exhibition through March 18.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Please call the Beck Center at 216-521-2540 for gallery hours.

bela dubby

13321 Madison Avenue

This month photographer Dallas Sells displays his black and white photography of Germany taken with vintage plastic cameras. Next month, Chris Swieger is back with a brand new show called “Pieces” with works using resin. A little birdie told me he has a new line of jewelry that is sure to impress. The opening is scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd, from 6pm-12am.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight.

Local Girl Gallery
16106 Detroit Avenue

Local Girl Gallery
"A Day of Decoupage"
Saturday, January 27th, Open House 12-5
Sunday, January 28th 12-5 registration required.
To benefit Pilgrim St. Paul's, "Kid's Church Mission" where once a month, free lunches are served to inner city children during their Saturday Bible classes.
Bring in the kid's for a creative & messy day where they will create a unique piece of artwork! Kids are encouraged to bring in any items or memorabilia that they would like to include in the project. $20.00 fee per student goes directly to Pilgrim St. Paul's Kid's Church Mission. Contact Linda @ Local Girl to register.

Saturday, February 10th, 7-10pm—“Change for Change”—A benefit supporting the Cleveland Colectivo—Artist inspired “Social Change” banks will be auctioned. For more info regarding the Cleveland Colectivo go to What an amazing mission.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-5pm, Friday and Saturday, 12-6pm.

Pop Shop Gallery and Studio 17020 Madison Avenue

Next up “The Real King James”- Opening Saturday, February 10th from 6pm-9pm.
.Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm.

Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio
1662 Mars Avenue
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.


Waterbury Couch House 13333 Madison Ave.
Wednesdays with Gerry Keating (vocal) and Neil Kammiller (keyboard). Fridays "Jazz you like it” featuring Doris Long (vocal) joined by Neil Kammiller with guest musicians on drums & guitar. 7:00-10:30 p.m.



New for 2007!! The Northeast Ohio Committee for National Dance Week will be naming a teacher of the year who has given outstanding education and guidance to his/her dancers.
Please send nominations for this honor to the committee at the address listed below.
Nominations should include the teacher’s name, address and phone, and a summary of the accomplishments/highlights of his/her career in the dance world.
Send to: Margaret Holden
1540 Chesterland Avenue Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Swing Dances
2nd Fridays of every month.
COST: $10/person, $7/student.
TIME: 8pm – midnight.
LIVE Band & DJ music. Get Hep.
Swing Jitterbug lesson from 8-9pm
LOCATION: Lakewood Masonic Temple

Gallery, Dance and Music news and event information should be forwarded to Every effort will be made to include it in our next column.

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