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The Gallery at Lakeland unearths popular skull and skeleton show

Posted: September 13, 2021

A bone chilling site is returning to The Gallery at Lakeland this fall. “The Skull & Skeleton in Art VII: Folk Art to Pop Culture” show runs from Sept. 23, through Nov. 5, 2021. The gallery is located on the first floor of the D-Building on Lakeland Community College’s campus, at 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, Ohio, 44094. All shows are free and open to the public.

The biennial skeleton show, curated by gallery coordinator Mary Urbas, turns the gallery into a hauntingly fun collection of every kind of skeleton art imaginable representing a variety of media including oil/ acrylic/watercolor painting, textiles/fiber, printmaking, drawing, photography, digital art, sculpture, glass, wood, ceramics/ceramic sculpture, mixed media, assemblage art and jewelry. Many items are available for sale.

This year’s show will host over 100 national, regional and local artists as well as one international artist. This year, Danish artist Frodo Mikkelsen’s art will be on display. This is the second time in the show’s history that international artwork has been included.

“This show is about embracing life and death and our mortality,” said Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator and exhibit curator. “To help celebrate, I am excited that for the first time in show history, The Lakeland Hispanic club will be collaborating with the gallery by creating an ofrenda – an offering for the dead, traditionally prepared during "Dia de los Muertos," or "The Day of the Dead" celebration.”

In addition to the show, an artist reception, costume party and Boneyard Market is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, from 6-9 p.m. in the gallery. This year, local artist Bili Kribbs will be painting live during the event. The Boneyard Market will feature artist vendors who will be selling skull and skeleton-themed items.

About the Gallery at Lakeland
The Gallery at Lakeland presents several 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; and local, regional and national artists.

Children 14 years of age and younger should be under adult supervision.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. |Sunday, closed

For more information about the show contactMary Urbas, gallery coordinator at or call 440.525.7029.

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