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Talented Lakeland visual arts faculty showcased

Re-Posted: January 5, 2017
Original Post Date: November 18, 2016

The annual Lakeland Community College Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition began Nov. 13, 2016, and runs through Jan. 19, 2017, in The Gallery at Lakeland. The show highlights 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 art 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:

Jennifer Bunt, (Rocky River): Sterling silver Jewelry

Christopher Berry, (Concord): Acrylic Painting

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

Bruce Cline, (Cleveland): Photography: Inkjet print

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

William Foust, (Cleveland): Pencil on paper

Becky Grasser, (Mentor): Gum Bichromate on cyanotype

Frank Gwirtz, (Middlefield): Photography

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

Teresa Hess, (Kirtland): Collage, Mixed Media

Raymond Lillback, (Mentor): Acrylic on paper

Don Luce, (Cleveland): Digital Photography

Eddie Mitchell, (Eastlake): Oil Painting on Canvas

J. Derek O’Brien, (Mentor), Chair of Fine Arts Department: Steel & Ceramic Sculpture

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

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

Cindi Schmitt- Del Balso, (Kirtland): Oil Painting on canvas and panel

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

An artist reception is slated for Thursday, Nov. 17, from 7-9 p.m. in the gallery and with entertainment provided by the FAC-PAC, a group of present and former professors at the college. Dr. Bob Brown will play piano, Dave Sterner will be playing the tenor saxophone, Dr. Stephen Stanziano will be on bass and Larry Smith will be on drums.

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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