VAC displays Roger Anliker artwork

The Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls, launched an exhibit on Akron native and influential teacher and artist, Roger Anliker, called “Intimate Regard.” Mr. Anliker’s career began at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and he graduated in 1948. The exhibit covers work he completed from 1943-1965. The display will be featured until April 29. For more information, call 440-247-7507 or visit www.valleyartcenter.org.

CDFF presents free screening

Join the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival on Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. for a free pre-awards show screening of “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl)” at South Franklin Circle, 16600 Warren Court in Chagrin Falls. Directed by Carol Dysinger, this film follows young girls as they learn to read, write and build up their confidence through learning how to skateboard in Afghanistan. For more information, call the CDFF office at 440-247-1591.

Apollo’s Fire performances

Grammy award-winning ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, brings its brand of baroque-inspired music to Northeast Ohio with L’Amore: An Old Italian Valentine. The event will celebrate Valentine’s Day with love songs, fire and flirtation in this Italian music-party with Monteverdi and Vivaldi.

Olivier Brault and three other violin soloists will play double-concertos of Vivaldi. Monteverdi provides love duets and tiffs from the Scherzi Musicali. The program also includes works by Barbara Strozzi and Nicola Porpora. The first show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at First United Methodist Church, 263 E. Mill St. in Akron. The next two shows are at St. Paul’s Episcopal, 2747 Fairmount Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 and at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15. The final performance is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Rocky River Presbyterian, 21750 Detroit Road in Rocky River. Ticket prices start at $22. Single tickets are on sale online at apollosfire.org or by phone, 216-320-0012 ext x 1. For more information, contact Angela Mortellaro at amortellaro@apollosfire.org.

OAC hosts sample classes

The Orange Art Center, 31500 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, is hosting two five-week sessions of introductory art classes starting Feb. 25. The class will provide attendees with a variety of art projects, including pottery, jewelry, printmaking and painting. The first group meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m., while the second runs Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, starting on Feb. 27. All skill levels are welcome and supplies are provided. Registration for summer art camps is also underway. For more information, email artcenter@orangecsd.org.

Museum presents Grove Hill history

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum, 87 E. Washington St. in Chagrin Falls, is hosting an event with a presentation from Board of Trustees President John Bourisseau focused on the history of Grove Hill and why it is worth saving. The event is the first of a year-long program on historic preservation and the neighborhoods of Chagrin Falls. The program will occur on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. regardless of the outcome of the Save Grove Hill movement. Light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, call 440-247-4695 or email info@chagrinhistory.org. For more information, visit www.chagrinhistory.org.

GANG to visit Newbury gallery

On Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m., the Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG) program will be at the Artisans’ Corner Gallery, 11110 Kinsman Road in Newbury. Director Monica Glasscock will provide a guided tour of the gallery, which includes works by several artists who have been GANG members and/or featured artists over the past 16 years. Ms. Glasscock will remain on hand to greet attendees and answer questions.

This educational GANG program is free and open to the public and provides the opportunity to become acquainted with artists and art lovers from Geauga County and beyond. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Nicky Bucur at 216-240-1501, or visit www.facebook.com/GeaugaGANG.

Curtain 440 presents Seussical Jr.

Local production company, Curtain 440, continues to bring Whoville to Northeast Ohio with their first main stage production of 2020, Seussical Jr. Berkshire High School, 14510 N. Cheshire St., hosts the production featuring a cast ages 8-18 in the tale of Horton the elephant who hears a Who. The event has been running since Jan. 31 and will wrap up this weekend. The final performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (today) and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. When attending, use the entrance and parking lot to the left of the school. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door or online at www.curtain440.com/Tickets. For more information, email Kelly Miloro at Kelly@curtain440.com.

GANG to visit Newbury gallery

On Feb. 18, the Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG) program will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Artisans’ Corner Gallery, 11110 Kinsman Road in Newbury. Director Monica Glasscock will provide a guided tour of the gallery, which includes works by several artists who have been GANG members and/or featured artists over the past 16 years. Ms. Glasscock will remain on hand to greet attendees and answer questions.

This educational GANG program is free and open to the public and provides the opportunity to become acquainted with artists and art lovers from Geauga County and beyond. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Nicky Bucur at 216-240-1501, or visit www.facebook.com/GeaugaGANG.

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