Wed 3/1-Fri 3/31
Curator Mary Urbas, who helms the gallery at Lakeland Community College, must be a glutton for punishment. For years, she’s been mounting an annual women’s art show to honor Women’s History Month, and each year, it keeps growing. Once it was just contained in the Lakeland Gallery. Now it’s speed across 86 venues all over northeast Ohio. Anyone who’s ever done a group show with half a dozen artists probably reached a point where they were tearing out their hair. Now imagine coordinating 100 in galleries, studios, businesses and arts centers all over the region. Oh, and many of the venues are also hosting artist receptions.
But there’s that much talent she felt was worthy of showcasing, including local, regional and even some national artists. And those receptions are staggered throughout the month, so you can take in a lot more art. Some are coordinated with regular art events, including Walk All Over Waterloo on March 3 and 78th Street Galleries Third Friday on March 17.
Part 1 takes place from March 1 through 15 and includes venues in Cleveland, Waterloo Arts District, Little Italy, Kinsman, Lakewood, Arcades in Cleveland, Hudson, Bay Village, Willoughby Hills, Larchmere Blvd (Cleveland), Solon, Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, and Peninsula, along with ongoing exhibitions in Rocky River, Chagrin Falls and Burton.
There are obviously far more things happening than we could began to tell you about. One to look for is Paintings, Prints & Poems for Meditation by Betty Skufca (whose work is pictured above) curated by Urbas herself, featuring Skufca’s painting, prints, assemblage art, jewelry & poetry. It opens 3/3 at Article on Waterloo Road during Walk All over waterloo. It runs through 3/31.
You can plan your assault on this expansive event by going to lakelandcc.edu/gallery to get a directory. All events are free and open to the public.