Fairmount awards Best of Show

Fairmount Center for the Arts awarded John Troxell with Best of Show for his painting “Cleveland from Cleveland Heights” for the center’s 43rd Annual Art Exhibition.

Curtain 440 presents Shakespeare

Curtain 440’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Angela Miloro-Hansen, aims to change people’s mind that Shakespeare is wordy and highbrow. The play will run June 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and June 16 at 2 p.m. at Newbury High School Auditorium, 14775 Auburn Road in Newbury Township. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults and will be available at the door or online at www.curtain440.com. Seating is general admission. The production is presented in partnership between Curtain 440 and Newbury Local Schools.

OAC offers new summer workshops

Orange Art Center announced new summer workshops including Figure + Environment Painting with Robert Raack and Figure Painting with George Kozmon. Mr. Raack has designed a unique two-day workshop for artists to study the human figure in relation to its immediate environment on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and July 21 from 1-5 p.m. In Mr. Kozmon’s one-day intensive figure painting workshop, students will create artwork from a live model on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Both workshops are for adults 16 years and up. Prices and registration are available at orangeartcenter.org. For more information, call 216-831-5130.

Preschoolers ‘Play the Beach’

On June 5 at the Geauga West Library, Fairmount Center for the Arts completed a series of workshops which immersed preschoolers (and an accompanying adult) in books, dance and visual arts. More than 20 preschoolers participated in the “Play the Beach” program, which was supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

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