Beck Center For The Arts features works by local artists in ART TREASURES 2022
Beck Center for the Arts will present Art Treasures 2022, an exhibition of visual artists who bring a wealth of creativity and talent to their work.
The art on display was created by Tetyana Davis , a Ukrainian-American artist. Her medium, fluid acrylic on stretched canvas, aligns creative intent with the laws of physics. Tetyana believes original art should live in every room of every home. She strives to capture an explosion of emotion with honesty and kindness in each of her pieces. Proceeds from the sale of Tetyana’s works will go directly to humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Jessica McGrath Jessica’s works focus on animal conservation, native habitat restoration and environmental awareness. Her style is playful and whimsical, while honoring the animals she portrays for. She is influenced by the art of illustration, comics and the natural world. A special emphasis of this exhibition is Owen McCafferty, a visually impaired artist based in Rocky River who honed his skills working with acrylic and digital art during his years working as a professional artist. His art work has been featured in numerous local shows and exhibitions and has toured the state with Accessible Expressions of Art Possible Ohio.
Ryan Finley is a freelance artist based in Cleveland. He is also a sketch card designer for Topps, Upper Deck and Dynamite. Ryan and his daughter Keira Finleyalso featured in this exhibition, recently presented Side by Side: The Art of Ryan and Keira Finley. Patricia Sigmier studied art and architecture at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana and has over 20 years of experience as a professional art teacher – including many years at the Beck Center. Patricia is a regular exhibitor and an iconic member of the Ohio Watercolor Society’s juried exhibitions, where she won the prestigious North Coast Award in 2005.
Julie Schabel runs Wave Space Studio, an engraving studio and art gallery located in the Screw Factory. She teaches art in the Cleveland Municipal School District and works with local artists to organize fun events in the area. It can be followed at instagram.com/wavespacestudio. Jennifer Whitehead is a poet, illustrator and creative thinker who finds endless ideas for children’s stories and poems in the world around her.
Ed GallagherBeck Center Director of Education says, “Art Treasurers showcases the incredible talents of many local artists – from those new to the scene to others who have been creating impactful work for years. Original works include greeting cards and digital prints to original artwork.work created with acrylics, watercolors, ink-based paints, pen, pencil and more as our walls fill up during the holiday season – enjoy it when visiting the Beck Center and when shopping for yourself or as the perfect gift.”
This exhibit is free and open to the public during regular office hours, performances and classes just outside the Senney Theater in the Main Building, the Hoffman-Stach Gallery and the Daniels Lounge in the Main Campus Building at 17801 Detroit Ave. All are invited to a free opening art reception on Friday, December 2, 2022, for the chance to view the items early in the sales process and meet the artists. The reception time is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The campus will be buzzing with performances from the professional theater production of Elf the Musical, December 2, 2022 through December 30, 2022, the youth theater production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, December 9 through December 18, 2022, and in the Music and Creative Arts Therapies Building, Babes in Toyland, presented December 3-11, 2022.
These handcrafted works are available for purchase at Beck Center for the Arts Customer Service located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free on-site parking is available. For more information, visit beckcenter.org or call Beck Center Customer Service at 216.521.2540.
The Beck Center for the Arts also offers arts education for all ages, skill levels, and abilities with classes and lessons in music, dance, visual arts, and drama, as well as therapy through the creative arts. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants so that these programs can be enjoyed by all.
Programming at the Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
The Beck Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides professional two-stage theater productions, arts education programs in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood and creative arts therapies for people with disabilities, free year-round gallery exhibits, and outreach education programs.