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Nature Abstracted

monotype prints by

Holly Kenny

February 13 - April 5, 2014

a showing of 40 original monotype prints portraying organic elements in abstract form conceived and created by local artist Holly Kenny.  This exhibit was the first time the artist showed her print work. An opening reception was held in the library on Thursday, February 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. 

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KinderToys: The Courageous Children of the HolocaustKinderToys: The Courageous
Children of the Holocaust

a multimedia exhibition by

Boni Suzanne Gelfand

November 7, 2013 - January 22, 2014

an exhibition of works by local artist Boni Suzanne Gelfand that focused on the youngest victims of Nazi persecution through their toys and drawings. Utilizing still photos, collages, paintings, installation art, quotes, replica toys and memoirs and historical literature, the exhibit told the stories of the children from a personal level and served as a springboard for reflection and discussion. The exhibition included an Ohio Humanities Councilessay contest that garenered submissions from area middle school students, with a cash prize for the winning entry. An opening reception was held in the library on Thursday, November 7th.

This program was free to the public and made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Sights that Hurt and Visions that Heal

A photographic exhibition and presentation by

Jan Thrope

October 22 - November 1, 2013Sights that Hurt and Visions that Heal

a photographic exhibition, presentation and book signing by local author, photojournalist, philanthropist and urban activist Jan Thrope. Thrope is the founder of Inner Visions, a non-profit organization with a mission to stimulate and support Cleveland’s inner city residents’ visions for change via workshops and collaboration with other nonprofit and social service organizations. She will talk about her work with the grassroots organization and her photography, through which she shares the inspirational stories of those she serves. An opening reception was held Tuesday, October 22nd, and Thrope gave several lectures to NDC ARCH Program classes throughout the duration of the exhibit.

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Portraits of ImprovisationPortraits of Improvisation

linoleum block prints by

Shyvonne Coleman

September 19–October 19, 2013

Local artist, fashion designer and Notre Dame College alumnaShyvonne Coleman exhibited linoleum prints inspired by photographs she took of jazz performers at clubs, festivals, jam sessions and concerts in the Midwest and on the East Coast. The opening reception was held Thursday, September 19th from 6 to 8 p.m.

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A Fascination with Nature

an Exhibit of Watercolors

July 23-August 30 (extended to Sep. 13), 2013

Paintings showcasing the spiritual beauty of America’s natural scenes by Cleveland-area artist Ron Friedman, based on the artist's travels throughout Ohio and the U.S. An opening reception was held in the library on Tuesday, July 23rd

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Your Turn to Churn 2Fabrics of a New Life

an exhibition of quilts by native Clevelander Julius J. Bremer

April 18-May 28, 2013

Bremer's first solo show, though his works had been displayed in various Northeast Ohio venues and in Chicago's DuSable Museum. An opening reception was held in the library on Thursday, April 18th.

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The StorytellerThe Storyteller

paintings, portraits, masks and jewelry by Anna Arnold

The Cleveland Institute of Art alumna and director of Ursuline College's Wasmer Gallery exhibited a collection of her smaller works in the library gallery. An opening reception was held in the library on Thursday, February 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit ran from February 14 through March 27, 2013.

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humanity?humanity?

 

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library is hosting “humanity?” - an exhibition of works by local artist Boni Suzanne Gelfand - from Nov. 8 to Dec. 15. The artist will give talks 2-3 p.m. on the afternoons of Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the library.  The free exhibit depicts humanity’s mistreatment of its fellow man and Planet Earth.

Gelfand’s exhibit may be viewed during library hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 10 p.m.

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Calligraphers ExhibitPaperworks: The Human Touch

 

Calligraphers Exhibit

Paperworks at NDC

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Paperworks: The Human Touch,” a showing of works by the Western Reserve Calligraphers from Sept. 27 to Oct. 31, 2012.

The free exhibit is held in conjunction with “Octavofest,” a celebration of the book and paper arts, and “Watermarks 2012,” a five-day papermaking conference. The exhibit will open with a reception in the library from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Dutch Still Life with LobsterTable, People, Things

An exhibit of paintings by up-and-coming Cleveland artist Harris Johnson. The exhibit opened with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, and ran through May 21, 2012 (extended from May 15).

Inspired by cartoons and popular culture, Johnson draws upon caricature, portraiture and still-life techniques, coupled with images from art history and his own experiences as a painter, to investigate and satirize the world of the working artist. Johnson’s work chronicles his internal dialog with a contemporary artistic practice. Surprising in its candor and employing black humor, the paintings jolt the viewer out of complacency and provoke questions pertaining to the role of art in contemporary society.

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South Euclid book coverImages of South Euclid

 An exhibit of photographs, documents and artifacts from the collection of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society on display in conjunction with the publication of South Euclid, a new book on the city just released by Arcadia Publishing in its "Images of America" series. The exhibit opened with a reception and slide presentation on the evening of January 26, 2012 and was free and open to the public.  Originally slated to run through February 29, it was extended through March 30, 2012 due to its popularity.

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• Order form for the book South Euclid
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An Alchemist’s Light: Photographic Images by Ben Hauser

An exhibit of color darkroom experiments by photographer Ben Hauser held from Dec. 1 to Dec. 21. The exhibit opened with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.

For Hauser, the darkroom process is a means of creating an image rather than a series of steps by which one develops a traditional photograph. The pieces in this recent body of work with their delicate swirls of color resemble glimpses of the cosmos and possess the qualities of an abstract painting.

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Magia dell'acquaMagia dell’acqua: Marvels by the Water

 A showing of photographs by Marcello Mellino, held from Sept. 15 to Oct. 29, 2011. The exhibit opened with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

The exhibit highlighted natural light and weather to capture the mood and the essence of the landscape. The images on display came from various cities, countries and seasons. However, all shared the magical beauty of water, which holds a special fascination for Mellino. It is the mutable essence of life, with ever-changing colors, moods and appeal, he says. It reflects its natural surroundings as well as being a part of nature itself.

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PrinceKalif IPainting With Thread

A showing of embroidered works by Eugenia Vainberg from June 16 to Sep. 2, 2011. An opening reception was held on Thursday, June 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Vainberg uses thousands of tiny silk stitches to reproduce famous works of art. The delicacy of the stitchery creates a fluidity that makes the pieces almost seem like actual drawings or paintings. Her subject matter is varied. She is attracted to the “minimal realism” of Cincinnati graphic artist Charley Harper and has reproduced many of his whimsical wildlife prints, as well as works of Paul Klee, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and many others.

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Little Prints and Princesses

A solo exhibit by internationally-known, award-winning photographer Janet Century. The exhibit covered over 25 years of photographing children worldwide. The show ran from April 28 through May 31, 2011, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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New Moon AwokenFoiled, Framed and Waiting

 Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library hosted “Foiled, Framed and Waiting,” a solo exhibit of images by Cleveland-based digital artist Andrew Raz. The show ran from March 10 through April 20, 2011. An opening reception was held Thursday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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His, Hers, and the Truth: Paintings of Human Realism

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library hosted a joint book signing and art exhibit opening reception on Jan. 27, 2011. Notre Dame College Professor Dalma Takács signed her latest book “The Condo: Or…Life, a Sequel,” while her daughter Judy Takács opened her exhibit “His, Hers, and the Truth: Paintings of Human Realism” (Jan. 27-Feb. 18, 2011)

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The Art of Morton Smith

The Art of Morton Smith

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “The Art of Morton Smith,” a solo exhibit of realist paintings by the Beachwood, Ohio artist. An opening reception was held on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the show ran through Dec. 17 2010

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The Art of the Batik

an exhibit of works by local artist and Falcon Café proprieter Mary Brigid. Sept. 16 through Oct. 29, 2010. Opening reception held on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Floral PaintingIn Bloom at Notre Dame: Floral Paintings by Maureen Lanza

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Open library hours: Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Lachrymae Rerum: Retrospective Works on Paper

Notre Dame College Presents: Lachrymae Rerum: Retrospective Works on Paper

Dates: April 8- May 15, 2010
Gallery Open:
Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m.

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Alphabet ArtAlphabet Aerials
 

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library presents:
Alphabet Aerials
Date: Feb. 11- March 31
Gallery Open: Mon - Thurs 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Fri 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sat 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sun 1:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Location: Notre Dame College Library

 Surfacing

Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library presents:
Surfacing: Photography by Barb Stimac
Dates: November 20-December 17, 2009
Gallery Open:
Mon.-Thurs 8:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.
Fri 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sat 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sun 1:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20th 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Location: The Clara Fritzsche Library
Contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267

From the Vault

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
From the Vault: Vintage Prints by Mary Vickers
Dates: September 17-October 30, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, September 17th 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.

Florida’s Flora and Fauna

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Florida’s Flora and Fauna: Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Toni Rash
Dates: July 16 – August 31, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, July 16th 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.

Books, Boxes and Such

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Books, Boxes and Such: Works in Paper by Barb Morgan
Dates: April 17 - May 28, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, April 17, 2009 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery talk by Barb Morgan: 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
Select this link to view event flyer (PDF file 138KB).

Black & White: What Is Your Perspective?

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Black & White: What Is Your Perspective? photography by McKinley Wiley
Dates: March 12, 2009 - April 8, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, March 12th 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
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PAINTINGS

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
PAINTINGS by SUE WALL
Dates: November 6th to December 17th, 2008
Opening reception: November 6th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery talk by Sue Wall: 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.

Still Life Compositions

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Still Life Compositions: Photography by Maxeen S. Flower
Dates: September 11-October 30, 2008
Opening reception: Thursday, September 11th 5-7 p.m..
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome!
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ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE SONIA KLODOR MEMORIAL
FUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CLARA FRITZSCHE LIBRARY

 

Inspired by Nature

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Inspired by Nature Watercolors by Ron Friedman
Dates: August 8- August 29, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, August 8; 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome!
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Righteous Among the Nations

In conjunction with the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma
Notre Dame College’s Tolerance Resource Center presents:
Righteous Among the Nations An exhibit celebrating the life of Blessed Paul GojdiÄ Byzantine Catholic Bishop of Czechoslovakia, named “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem Dates: June 9-June 19, 2008
Location: Clara Fritzsche Library
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Light on a Court

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Light on a Court paintings by William Reed Simon
Dates: March 28 - May 8, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, March 28 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. This event is free. All are welcome!
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Mixed Palette

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Mixed Palette: Works in Various Media by Allison Polgar
Dates: February 7 through March 20, 2008
Hours: The show may be viewed during library
hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
For more information: Contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267.

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Through My Eyes: A Mixed Media Exhibition by Voza Quist
Dates: November 8-December 20, 2007
Library Hours: Monday – Thursdays 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM;
Non-WECO Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
Weekend College (WECO)
Fridays 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM;
Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;
Sundays 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Opening Reception:Thursday, November 8 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267.

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: A Celebration of Mary Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “A Celebration of Mary,” a multi-media event honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on her feast day, The Birthday of Mary (September 8). The event will feature a book signing by award-winning author Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND. Sister Kathleen will sign copies of her latest book, A Catholic Companion to Mary, and give a brief talk relating her experiences in writing the book. The exhibit will run from September 8th through October 27th, 2007. Dates: September 8 through October 27, 2007 Library Hours: Monday – Thursdays 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Non-WECO Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Weekend College (WECO) Fridays 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM;Sundays 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8th 2-4 p.m. Birthday cake and other light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267. Select this link for press release with more information.

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: Alla Prima: Classic Paintings by Charles J. Pinkney The Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Alla Prima: Classic Paintings,” an exhibit of landscapes, still lives and portraiture by Charles J. Pinkney. Alla prima, also known as direct painting, is a style of painting where, instead of building colors up with layers, the painting is done in one session while the paint is still wet. The term comes from the Italian phrase meaning “at the first” or “all at once.” The works are oils on linen and the bright colors and lush greenery present in the paintings are, in the words of the artist, “a reflection of how welcome spring is this year.” Dates: June 7 through August 3, 2007 Library Hours: Monday-Tuesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday CLOSED; (CLOSED July 4th) Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. with refreshments and music by Alice Seifullah. Free gallery talk: open to the general public on Tuesday, July 31 from 6p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267. Select this link for press release with more information.

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
“HONORING THE UNSEEN" An exploration of Spiritual Themes by Alexis Thynne, Melissa O’Grady, Leslie Organ “Honoring the Unseen” is an exhibit of works that explore spiritual themes, featuring hand-rubbed collographs by Alexis Thynne, cloth spirit dolls by Melissa O’Grady and fiber art incorporating found objects by Leslie Organ. While the three artists use different media for artistic expression, they possess a shared reverence of nature and a quest to find the sacred in everyday life, often drawing their inspiration from the shapes, images and objects found in nature. Dates: April 5 through May 18, 2007
Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.;
WECO Fridays 8 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Sunday 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 5th from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267

Spring 2007 in the Falcon Café:
“Explore the Wood” Woodcut prints from Lisa Schonberg’s AR 325 Introduction to Printmaking Class Bethany Elkins Allie Sheets Rachel Schneider Mary Meeks Heather VonSpeegle Erin Henry In this course students gain experience with traditional and unconventional fine art printmaking techniques such as wood cuts, monographs and intaglio prints. The goal of the project was to alter the surface of a wood block by experimenting with unconventional tools and methods of mark making while also creating a unique abstract design. Students used such items as sandpaper, wire brushes, compass points as well as hammering in various items such as nails, wire, paper clips, etc. Some used the traditional knife and gouge but in a limited manner. When the block was complete, ink was rolled over the block, then paper was placed on top of the block and the print was made by rubbing the back of the paper. — Lisa Schonberg

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
“The ‘Tree of Life Motif’ in the Embroidery of Table Coverings and Ritual Cloths-‘Rushnyky’-from Central Ukraine” An exhibit of textiles from the private collection of Danylo Dmytrykiw, Curator of the Ukrainian Museum-Archives of Cleveland. The ritual cloths (rushnyky) and other coverings to be exhibited are all very fine, unique examples of original embroidered textiles dating from the mid-19th to early-20th century that depict the "Tree of Life" motif and originate from the area of Central Ukraine (present-day Poltava, Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts).
Dates: February 8th through March 28, 2007
Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.;
WECO Fridays 8 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Sunday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Museum Archives of Cleveland. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267.

 

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
“Victims, Perpetrators, Rescuers and Survivors: A Multigenre Response to the Holocaust” An exhibit featuring the work of Orange High School seniors sponsored by the College’s Tolerance Resource Center. Under the guidance of social studies teacher Gail Price and Gifted Intervention Specialist Petra Moran, students were asked to complete a multigenre paper after completing a unit on the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust in Mrs. Price’s justice class. Multigenre research projects give students the opportunity to research and reflect on a topic then share their newfound knowledge through words and pictures.
Dates: January 18 through February 2, 2007
Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.;
WECO Fridays 8 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Sunday 1 p.m.-10 p.m.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18th from 7 to 9 p.m.
This event is sponsored by the Tolerance Resource Center of Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121
For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267.

The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
"In the Garden" An installation of fabric hangings By Debra Wuliger November 9th-December 14th
Opening reception: Thursday, November 9th, 7-9 pm Gallery talk at 8 pm
Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome!

Notre Dame College Library Presents:
September 14 - October 27, 2006 “Time and Travel:
A Watercolorist Revisits some Favorite Places” Works by John R. Pfordresher Opening reception: Thursday, September 14, 5 p.m.to 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (216) 373-5267

Past Showing In The Falcon Café: “Images” photographs by students in Malinda Smyth’s AR 210 Photography II class Sang Ihn Lee Nico Menefield Rosalie Ward

NOTRE DAME COLLEGE LIBRARY PRESENTS:
“A Celebration of Seasons” - a series of nature scenes by Ron Friedman An exhibit featuring a series of nature scenes by local artist Ron Friedman. The amazing and often spiritual natural beauty around us inspires Friedman, who paints to express his feeling when viewing these scenes.
June 22 through August 3, 2006
Opening reception Thursday, June 22nd, 7-9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (216) 373-5267
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NOTRE DAME COLLEGE LIBRARY PRESENTS:
“The Art, History and Theology of Romanian Icons on Glass” - A display of icons from Transylvania The exhibit is made possible through the cooperation of the Rev. Fr. Remus Grama, D. Min., Parish Priest of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Mr. George Dobrea and the Romanian Ethnic Art Museum
March 30th through April 30th, 2006 Opening reception
Thursday, March 30, 7-9 pm
A brief question and answer session will follow and refreshments will be served. Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (216) 373-5267
NOTRE DAME COLLEGE LIBRARY PRESENTS: Faces of Distinction A series of works celebrating Black History Month by Alice Hill Seifullah February 9-March 24, 2006 Opening reception Thursday, February 9, 5-7 pm Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (216) 373-5267 Select this link for press release with more information.
From March 2006 In The Falcon Café: Works In Black And White Photographs By The Students Of Malinda Smyth’s Art 209 Photography I Class Andy Boksansky Brian Bruce Dessie Ehrlich Vanessa Gazarek Mary Meeks Nico Menefield Kyle Rudman Stacey Sullivan
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: Imagiscapes II November 17 through December 16, 2005 Opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Imagiscapes II” a showing of digital art by collaborators Judy Blattner Klein and Sheila N Markowitz. Sheila N Markowitz began working in the visual arts in 1973 and taught ceramics to adults and children for sixteen years. She won more than two dozen prizes for her pottery and several for her photographs before developing Imagiscapes on her computer two years ago in partnership with Judy Blattner Klein. Klein has been studying art since 1962, focusing on watercolors, oils and printmaking. Her work in traditional media has been seen in numerous local and regional juried shows since 1976, when she won the first of many prizes. Markowitz and Klein’s collaborative pieces have appeared locally in juried shows. “Imagiscapes II” is their second joint exhibition, and marks a return to the Clara Fritzsche Library Gallery for Klein, who exhibited in the 2001 Orange Art Center Printmakers show. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at (216) 373.5267. Select this link for press release with more information.
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: Marvin Jones: Intellect Meets Primitive, a Retrospective September 15th through October 28th, 2005 Opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Marvin Jones: Intellect Meets Primitive,” a posthumous retrospective showing of the works of the prominent and local artist, professor and collector. Marvin H. Jones was Professor Emeritus of Printmaking in the Art Department at Cleveland State where he taught from 1976 until his retirement in 2004. Born in Flora, Illinois, he received a B.A. in Art from Anderson College in 1964. After earning an M.A. in Sculpture from the University of California, Davis in 1968, he taught in public schools in California and Indiana and at Sierra College, a community college in the Sacramento area. In the 1970’s, before arriving in Cleveland, Jones taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada and the Kansas City Art institute. He was a visiting artist at numerous other institutions including the Rhode Island School of Design, California State University, the University of Dallas and Karl Marx University in the German Democratic Republic. Jones was an amazingly prolific and multi-talented artist. His works have appeared in over 550 group exhibitions throughout the world. He had over 75 one-man exhibitions of his paintings, prints, drawings, jewelry and sculpture in the U.S, Canada, Europe, Korea and Japan. Reviews of his work have appeared in major publications of the art world such as Artforum, Art in America, Artscanada, Art and Artists, Art News, West Art, Art Magazine, Artweek, and The New Art Examiner. His pieces are included in over forty public collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267. Select this link for press release with more information.
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: Northcoast Impressions: works created in the “open air” around Cleveland by Plein Air Painters, Cleveland
July 7th through August 31st, 2005
Opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 7th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Through the months of May and June this group of artists visited the scenic Notre Dame campus to capture images of the grounds and buildings on canvas. These works plus other scenes of the Greater Cleveland area will be included in the exhibit, which will be part of South Euclid Fun Day, an opportunity for people to explore various institutions in the City of South Euclid scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 30th. Plein Air Painters, Cleveland was formed in 2003 by Alix Hallman Travis to celebrate painting on site from life with others who share that challenge and enthusiasm. Rapid brush strokes are characteristic of the method and watercolor is often the medium of choice for this reason, although oils are also used. The French Impressionists often worked outdoors and there are similarities in subject matter and technique. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Call for summer hours. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267. Select this link for press release with more information.
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
From the Ancient Center Mandala Drawings and Metal Sculptures by Christine Siarka
April 7th through May 27th 2005
Opening reception: Thursday, April 7, 7-9 pm.
Music by Still Inertia with Mike Williams and Amanda North. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Gallery talk: 7:30 pm. The artist will lead visitors through a walking meditation while completing a sculpture installation by adding rings of river stones or metal discs. Siarka’s current work with mandalas in drawings and metal sculpture was inspired by a desire to combine her practice of meditation with the line and shape found through walks in Ohio ’s natural spaces. The three-dimensional mandalas consist of stone in the form of found objects and metal. The metals are manipulated in color through combinations of patinas. The form and texture of the metal is altered to balance the rock’s natural shape, surface and color. Select this link for press release with more information.
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Symbolic Beauty: CROATIAN TEXTILE DESIGNS FEBRUARY 3rd - MARCH 30th, 2005 Opening reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 6-8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. The show may be viewed during library hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, contact Karen Zoller at (216) 373.5267 or email kzoller@ndc.edu.
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Select the following links for Photos Croatian Textile Design Home Page Curator's Statement Scarves and Hats RuÄnici and Spinning Wheel Folk dress “This exhibit is sponsored by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.” The Clara Fritzsche Library, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, off Green Road, north of Cedar Road)
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents:
Drawing the Line figurative paintings by Diane Fleisch-Hughes November 4th-December 17th, 2004
Opening reception: Thursday, November 4th, 7-9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! The show may be viewed during library hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Zoller at (216) 373.5267 or email kzoller@ndc.edu.
The Clara Fritzsche Library, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, off Green Road, north of Cedar Road)
The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: An Artist Remembered: A Sandra Dixon Paley Retrospective September 12 - October 30, 2004
Opening reception: Sunday, September 12th, 2-5 p.m.
Music by harpist Martha Meconi. Refreshments will be served.
The show may be viewed during library hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, contact Karen Zoller at (216) 373.5267 or email kzoller@ndc.edu.
The Clara Fritzsche Library, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 (20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, off Green Road, north of Cedar Road)
“Impressions in Pastel and Watercolor,” paintings by Kim Moore. Clara Fritzsche Library Gallery, 4545 College Road, South Euclid July 8, 2004 - August 31, 2004 Hours: Mon-Tues 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun CLOSED. Opening reception Thursday, July 8th 7-9 p.m. For more information and summer hours after August 6th, contact Karen Zoller at 216.373.5267.
Reflections and Cross-Pollinations paintings by Adele Marihatt April 8 - May 28, 2004
Navigating Foreign Pathways paintings by Dian Disantis November 13 - December 12, 2003 Notre Dame College's Clara Fritzsche Library will host "Navigating Foreign Pathways," a showing of paintings by Dian Disantis inspired by the artist's travels in France.
The Clara Fritzsche Library presents "The Fantasy Art of Dameon Likowski, 1956 - 1998," a retrospective of the Clevelander's work. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 4th, 2003, from 5 to 7 p.m., with music by Brian Henke.
In Conjunction With “Home Of The Brave,” A Multi-Media Installation By Charlene Teters, The Clara Fritzsche Library Presents: Home Of The Brave: An Ohio Interpretation an exhibition of paintings, multi-media pieces, quilts and handcrafted works by Faye Brings Them Nancy Dumas Claire Heldmen Freda Morris Dennis Plank Marjorie Villafane Jay Yellow Eagle MARCH 12th-APRIL 5th, 2003 This exhibit was made possible by the Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance and the Tolerance Resource Center of Notre Dame College.