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Gallery exhibition highlights the remarkable works of Lakeland visual arts faculty

Posted: November 28, 2017 | Updated: December 14, 2017

The annual Lakeland Community College Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition is running in The Gallery of Lakeland through Jan. 17, 2018. The show spotlights the extraordinary skills of the visual arts faculty and the many opportunities for artistic expression offered at the college.The gallery is located on the first floor of Building D on Lakeland’s campus, at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, Ohio, 44094.

The visual arts faculty will display an eclectic array of works including oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramic pieces, photographs, jewelry and graphic design creations. The faculty and the media they are exhibiting are:

Carol Adams, (Peninsula): Mixed media sculpture, drawing, fiber and enamel

Debi Belt, (Cleveland): Graphic Design

Christopher Berry, (Concord): Acrylic Painting

Paula Blackman, (Cleveland): Bronze Sculpture, Ceramic Sculpture

Mark Del Balso, (Kirtland): Digital Art and sculpture

Becky Grasser, (Mentor): Gum Bichromate on cyanotype

Frank Gwirtz, (Middlefield): Photography

Amy D. Hawk, (Akron): Chair of Graphic Design/Photography Department: Graphic Design

Eddie Mitchell, (Eastlake): Oil Painting on Canvas

J. Derek O’Brien, (Mentor): Steel & Ceramic Sculpture

James R. Popovic, (Mentor): Photography: Epson Utrachrome Archival Print

Frank Prpic, (Cleveland): Photography: Digital Giclee Prints

Bryan Rinnert: (Kent): Fashion Photography

David Samiec, (Cleveland Heights): Digital Photography

Cindi Schmitt- Del Balso, (Kirtland): Pastel and Drawing on paper, Oil Painting on canvas

Grace Summanen, (Euclid): Mixed Media

David M. Thum, (Lakewood): Photography, Digital Photograph

Eric Vaughn, (Cleveland): Photography, Digital Inkjet print

Jane Wiemer, (Cleveland): Jewelry/ Metals

JenMarie Zeleznak, (Cleveland): Drawing: Watercolor Pencil on paper

About the gallery

The Gallery at Lakeland presents seven art exhibitions each year, in addition to an annual Holiday Artists’ Market to benefit the Lakeland Visual Arts Student Exhibition. These exhibitions support and advance recognition of Lakeland’s fine arts academic programs; diversity efforts at the college; community arts groups; local, regional and national artists; as well as local high school all-star artists.

For more information about the show, tours or the gallery, contact Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator at or call 440.525.7029.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Weekends, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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