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First Friday

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artisans Corner Gallery First Friday

Heart and Soul – A Spectrum of Possibilities

First Friday we are hosting a special presentation from two wonderful organizations, Find Art of Chesterland and The pARTners Project Studio from Euclid.  Both Carol Yuko and Amy Bennett teach adults and children with intellectual and developmental differences
.  “Heart and Soul”  a Spectrum of possibilities Event will feature their students work.  Come and meet the artist and instructors Friday, April, 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening.   A presentation about these wonderful programs will begin at 7:00 pm.  First Friday is a wonderful time for you to enjoy an evening of Art, Music, and Refreshments, this event is free and open to the public.  I hope that you will show your support to these amazing artists.


 FIND ART:  Over the past eight months, all Find Art students have contributed to 2 large canvas projects.  Part of every art session was spent adding to the group works.  “Park Bench” and “Under The Sea” are the colorful results.  Find Art provides all materials for students.  Any proceeds from these works will be used to that end.

VINCENT GWIRTZ:  Vincent has been horseback riding at Fieldstone Farm for 25 years. He enjoys playing music harmonica, guitar, and percussion with friends.  Vincent is a huge sports fan.  He loves puzzles, gardening and spending time at ABC with friends (Dayhab).  Vincent has enjoyed experiencing many mediums at Find Art.  He brings great joy to his images.

GAVIN MURPHY:  Gavin is in the first grade.  He loves art and loves using color to make rainbows. Gavin lives in Lyndhurst with his younger brother, Noah.  He has two dogs named Annie and Jill and four fish named Goldie, Nemo, Allie, and Linda.  He has eight cousins and loves video games.  Gavin has experienced many mediums at Find Art.  Oil pastels are one of his favorites.

AMY SIGMAN:  Amy’s favorite sport is basketball.  Her favorite sports team is the Cleveland Cavs. She likes to be outdoors walking with her dog, Brandy. Her favorite foods are rice and quinoa. Favorite colors are pink and blue.  She loves long car rides and listening to music.  She attends the Lerner School at Cleveland Clinic.  She has done wonderful watercolors and paper art at Find Art.

PHIL RAITANO:  Phil is an Ohio native and lives in Chardon. He loves Sponge Bob, Kid Danger, Captain Danger and loony toons cartoons.  His favorite foods are hot dogs and broccoli.  His favorite sports teams are the Cleveland Indians, Cavs and Browns. Pink is his favorite color.  The art show date…4/6/18…is his 58th birthday!  He enjoys discovering new mediums at Find Art

REUBEN HITCHCOCK:  Reuben attends Notre Dame College.  He is a prolific writer.  Reuben loves action movies and documentaries.  He sings in the range of soprano, tenor, and bass.  Reuben likes to use pencil and enjoys learning by imitating other artists.  He likes dill pickles.  Reuben has embraced many mediums at Find Art.  He has been exhibited at the Gates Mills Art Show.

TIM HUGHES:  Tim is a resident of Solon and a proud homeowner. He has an amazing and supportive family.  Jeopardy is one of his favorite shows.  Tim has experimented with many mediums at Find Art.  He uses watercolors and oil pastels very successfully.  Tim decorates his home with his artwork.  Carol Yuko refers to it as “The Tim Hughes Private Gallery.”

CONOR WALSH:  Art has been Conor’s voice since he was a toddler.  He is now 33 and continues to use art for recreation, communication, and therapy.  Conor resides in Whitehouse, Ohio at Bittersweet Farms where he works with farm animals.  He is the goat caretaker and groundskeeper when he is not in the art studio.  Conor has explored many mediums at Find Art.   He has been exhibited at the Gates Mills Art Show.

pARTners Project Studio: Membership provides art materials and an opportunity to engage with other artists in a safe, creative, supervised studio setting a key distinguishing feature is the focus on one’s own creative process.  The studio retains the right to reproduce images onto useful items that are sold with a percentage of sales going back to the artists.

David James Reed:   Has been drawing ever since he was a small boy. In 2009, David began taking art lessons with Stacie Pinover and began painting as well. His artwork has been exhibited at University Hospitals, The Cleveland Music School Settlement, KindTree, the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, and is part of the George Streeter Circulating Collection. David is currently attending Monarch School, a school for autistic children, as a member of their Monarch Transitional Education Program, or, MTEP. He is currently twenty-one years old.

Blaise Eitman:   Is the artist behind Blaise’ Graphic Designs.  She has been a member of pARTners Project Studio since the fall of 2017.  She is a graduate of Beachwood High School and C-VEC. She has been interested in art since her teens.  When not working at Old Navy or making art, Blaise lives with her family in Beachwood along with her parents, three sisters and one dog.  At 24 years old, her professional work goals include making her living as an artist. Recently her graphic design has been featured on the program van belonging to the Horvitz YouthAbility program serves disabled and at-risk youth by engaging them in volunteer service, vocational activities, and social enrichment. YouthAbility participants help themselves by helping others.

Julia Lepp:  Is an eclectic artist.  She has worked with pARTners Project Studio since the summer of 2017.  The artwork she is currently preparing for the upcoming Artisans Corner Gallery Show in April 2018 will showcase her interests in photography, painting, costuming, painting, and drawing.  She is a student at Lakeland Community College and lives with her family in Mentor, OH. She is 22 years old and has three sisters and two dogs. Julia’s art is something you don’t see everywhere and she describes her style as “sort of out there.”




April 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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