Learn commercial acting basics

Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell, will host an on-camera commercial acting workshop, “LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!” on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop is designed for adults and teens ages 16 years and up. Cost is $35 to attend, and pre-registration is required.

This workshop is geared to the beginner/intermediate performer and will cover the basics of providing a solid, smart and unique audition. Fairmount alumni Marc Moritz and Charles St. Clair, both accomplished actors and directors, will cover commercial acting techniques, making bold acting choices, preparing sides, handling callbacks and self-taping and include opportunities to practice these skills with mock auditions.

To register for “LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!” call 440-338-3171 or visit https://bit.ly/3iynlal.

Fairmount hosts speaker series

Fairmount Center for the Arts announced their upcoming “Pull Back the Curtain” speaker series event last week. The event will feature a discussion with photographer Janet Macoska and writer Peter Chakerian on their new book, “Bruce Springsteen: Live from the Heartland!” The talk will take place from 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 17 at Fairmount, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell, as part of Fairmount’s 45th Annual Arts Exhibition’s events. The exhibition and this talk is free and open to the public. To register to attend this free program, call 440-338-3171 or visit fairmountcenter.org/special-events.

Photography on display

Photography by Catherine McManus is on display at the Bainbridge Branch of the Geauga County Public Library, 17222 Snyder Road, until the end of September. The exhibit, totaling 11 photographic prints, is called “Water is My Element” and can be viewed outside of the large meeting rooms, located to the left upon entering the lobby, during regular business hours.

Ms. McManus said water has been a source of inspiration for her, “so I wanted to honor this dynamic element that has brought me so much serenity, wonder, excitement and endless creativity.

“I hope my photographs inspire you to seek out the magic in every day, even the small things that delight you and fill you with wonder,” she added, “and as difficult as it can be in the chaos that surrounds us, to truly be present and appreciate the magic when you find it.”

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