Observation Conservation exhibit

Valley Art Center’s Margaret “Peg” Bowen Gallery is currently exhibiting the Observation Conservation Exhibit until May 8. Artists of both 2-D and 3-D styles were encouraged to explore the beauty of nature, to speak about the threats facing our world and to create work that demonstrated the artist’s ability to study the natural world to gain information that can then be used to develop ideas on how to protect and conserve our natural ecosystems and life-giving resources. Valley Art Center is located at 155 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls. For more information, call 440-247-7507 or visit ValleyArtCenter.org.

A Fusion of Art and Music

A Fusion of Art and Music with Barry Stees of the Cleveland Orchestra and Friends will be held on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church, 20 S. Franklin St. Experience audible and visual beauty as great works of art come to life at this multimedia concert in which various artwork will be shown on a projector screen as musicians play pieces inspired by the visual art. Tickets are $25 for general seating, $32 for preferred seating and $5 for students age 25 years and younger. Tickets may be purchased online at ChagrinArts.org or by calling 440-247-9700. Additionally, group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.

Live band to perform at swing dance

J. Scott Franklin Swing Band is playing live at the Bainbridge Swing Dance on May 3 at Bainbridge Township Town Hall, 17826 Chillicothe Road (Route 306). The event is sponsored by Kenston Community Education. Lessons are at 8 p.m., dance and live music follows from 9-11:30 p.m. Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and $35 for families. For more information, call 216-316-0068 or email willrcraig@gmail.com.

Be.gallery presents mixed media painter

Be.gallery is pleased to present painter Deanna Bowdish in her inaugural Ohio show, “Northern Re-view,” on May 10 from 5-8 p.m. for the opening reception. This show represents the culmination of a nearly 25 year art career for Ms. Bowdish. She will be exhibiting mixed media and abstract paintings in her three signature series, “Ripple,” “Gridlocked” and “Painted Quilts,” which represents her process that she calls “reconstructed reconstructions.”

Spring Musical Salons upcoming

M.U.S.i.C. presents two Spring Musical Salons. “A Program of Two-Piano Works” performs May 19 at a private home at the Village in Beachwood. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the performance at 3:30 p.m. “Springtime in Paris” performs May 24 at a home in Cleveland Heights. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a reception to meet the artist with heavy appetizers and desserts following each concert. Prices are $50 per person ($25 per student), or attend both concerts for $90 per person. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call 216-702-7047 or email stars@intheclassics.org. Mail checks to M.U.S.i.C., 3939 Lander Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Visit www.StarsintheClassics.org for more information or to pay with credit card.

Register for Stagecrafters Camp

Registration is happening now at the Pepper Pike Learning Center, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, for Orange Community Education & Recreation’s Stagecrafters Summer Camp. The camp will consist of two sessions from June 17 to July 3 and from July 3-26. Both sessions are Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Orange High School. Campers who are interested in beginning or developing theatrical skills will learn about all aspects of the theater and participate in a variety of classes and activities. Each camp session will also include field trips, special guest artist and late-night activities and culminate in a workshop performance of a final musical. For more information, visit www.orangerec.com.

Fairmount summer programming set

Fairmount Center for the Arts announces its Summer 2019 session of programs. Registration begins this week and classes and music lessons begin the week of June 17. Programming includes summer camps as well as classes in dance, theater, music, visual arts and fitness. Classes are offered for preschoolers through adults in all arts disciplines. For more information or to register for classes, visit www.fairmountcenter.org, call 440-338-3171 or stop in at 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell.

Marketing director says goodbye

After five years as Chagrin Arts’ marketing director, Lindsey Walsh is leaving to pursue a new opportunity. Her last day at Chagrin Arts was April 12.

“Thank you to everyone who has made me feel welcomed and appreciated during my time here!” Ms. Walsh said. “One of my favorite things was definitely all of the wonderful and talented people I’ve gotten to meet, interact and work with over the years. I hope that anyone who has attended a Chagrin Arts event has left feeling a little more inspired by the power of the performing arts. I look forward to seeing all of the great things that Chagrin Arts does next!”

Chagrin Arts said Ms. Walsh will still be doing graphic design for CA remotely.

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