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Celebrating Women's History Month: The Gallery at Lakeland “from WOMAN” show, runs Feb. 25-March 30

Posted: February 19, 2018 | Updated: March 8, 2018

The Gallery at Lakeland presents “Celebrate Women’s History Month, from WOMAN XI…Created by women, of women and about women.” The exhibition runs Feb. 25 through March 30, with an artist reception and awards ceremony slated for Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center. The gallery is located on the first floor of the D-Building on Lakeland’s main campus, at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, Ohio, 44094. All shows are free and open to the public

For 11 years, The Gallery at Lakeland spring exhibition schedule has included this special show dedicated to art of women. Always part of Women’s History Month, the show is the brainchild of Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator at Lakeland and the curator of the exhibition. The show features an extensive display of pieces that were submitted by artists from all over the country. This year, 39 artists will be exhibiting their works, with the gallery walls and display cases filled with pieces representing a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic painting, drawing ceramic sculpture, collage, textiles, fiber soft sculpture, waving, jewelry, lamp work glass, glass mosaic, sculpture, assemblage, digital painting, photography and mixed media.

“This year I am excited to welcome back to Cleveland, artist Dona Iona Drozda,” said Mary Urbas. “Donna owned and managed Signet Gallery in the Murray Hill Arts District. She relocated to Virginia where she owns and operates Wren House Studio, a 50-acre tree farm and retreat. Donna will be showing mixed media works from her current series ‘Reclamation, celebrate life and its burgeoning regrowth.’”

In addition, the Lakeland Women’s Center is hosting their annual Women of Achievement Awards event before the gallery reception. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Rodehorst Performing Arts Center and is free and open to the public.

About the gallery

The Gallery at Lakeland presents seven art exhibitions each year, in addition to an annual Holiday Artists’ Market, which benefits 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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