Monday, January 28, 2013
The artwork of students from 22 area high schools will be on display beginning Sunday
The Beachwood Arts Council is preparing for its 18th annual Juried High School Student Art Show. The Council will honor participating students from schools across the region from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Beachwood Community Center during an opening ceremony. The students' work will be displayed in an exhibition there through Feb. 24. The main event Sunday will be the awards show at 3 p.m. in which the top eight works will be announced and their creators will win a cash award, according to the Council's website. The other participants will receive a smaller monetary award. Submissions from students representing 22 Northeast Ohio schools will be judged by executives from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Ursuline College and more. The gallery's …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
"People, Places and Things" features four artists and more than 80 pieces
People, places and things are seen everywhere, every day, but not through the eyes of an artist. The Beachwood Community Center will change that with the opening of its latest exhibit. The "People, Places and Things" gallery kicks off Sunday with an opening reception from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the center. The exhibit runs through Jan. 26. "It's all about how they interpret different things through their artistic eyes," program coordinator Susan Gordon Merdler said. "We have a lovely array (of artwork)." The exhibit features four artists and more than 80 pieces of work composed with oil, acrylics and mixed media. The paintings are as random as the exhbit's title implies. Gordon Merdler says visitors can expect images of children, dogs, fruit, …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Take the littles ones for a free Halloween party at the Beachwood Community Center.
Beachwood will host the city's smallest princesses and pirates Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Beachwood Community Center. The event, free to Beachwood residents and $5 for nonresidents, will feature refreshments, games, prizes and more for the city's 3- to 6-year-olds. Registration is required; call the Beachwood Recreation Department at 216-292-1970.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
50-year Beachwood residents were recognized Tuesday at the 50-Year Resident Salute.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Demetrius Steinmetz Band will play jazz, jump blues and swing inside the Beachwood Community Center.
Tonight's free outdoor concert has been moved inside. The Beachwood Summer Evening Concert Series will take place inside the Beachwood Community Center tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Demetrius Steinmetz Band will play jazz, jump blues and swing. The weekly concert series usually takes place poolside at the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center, but tonight's expected 100-plus-degrees heat index has forced it inside.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Concerts will take place each Tuesday, through Aug. 14
Beginning tonight, poolside parties will become a weekly fixture in Beachwood. The city kicks off its Summer Evening Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. at the Family Aquatic Center. The Dan Zola Orchestra is tonight's act. The outfit will perform big-band favorites until 8 p.m. The series will feature a new act each Tuesday, through Aug. 14, with every event taking place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If inclement weather occurs, concerts will be moved to the Beachwood Community Center. Here's the complete list of performers for this summer. If you go and see a great show, feel free to upload pics on our Pics & Clips page!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Visit the Beachwood Community Center Sunday for the second part in the series
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
They're not too old to have fun
Back in 1997, Sue Ellen Cooper gave her friend Linda Murphy a gift. It was a red fedora and a poem entitled "Warning." The poem, by Jenny Joseph, begins: "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me..." Murphy gave a similar gift to another friend, who did the same. Within a year, 18 women wearing red hats became an impromptu social group, and the Red Hat Society was born. The mission of the group is simple: "It's for women over 50 who believe it's their time to have fun," said Lois Klein. She heads the local chapter - Red Hattitudes - but don't call her the president. She's the "queen mum." Elaine Zimmerman isn't the chapter's treasurer; she's the "money princess." That kind of whimsy …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Costumed kids filled the center Sunday for face painting, candy and other goodies
Halloween came to the Beachwood Community Center a week early, but none of the youngsters running around seemed to notice. They were captivated by the games, toys and balloons that were part of the Pirates and Princesses Halloween Party on Sunday. Many princesses were in evidence: Princess Tiana, from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog," was there. So was Cinderella and even a butterfly fairy princess. But lots of other characters showed up as well. Megatron from the "Transformers" movie dropped in. Supergirl and Wonder Woman waited for balloon toys. There was even a dragon, but he didn't bother to roar. Do you have a great picture of your kid in costume? Patch is giving away a trip to meet Heidi Klum in our Little Pumpkin Costume …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Beachwood-bred Woldman to show with three other women artists
If you think it might be intriguing to see a painting of a promise, you should consider viewing the ethereal work of Susan Woldman. She has created 31 images, based on the book The Promise Effect that she co-authored with Josselyne Herman-Saccio, and all those paintings will be on display when the Beachwood Arts Council presents Art Effect. This exhibition will be on view at the Beachwood Community Center from November 10 through December 3, 2011 and will feature Woldman along with painters Natasha Turovsky and B. Skufca, and photographer Elisa Vietri. Woldman has a distinctive style that she describes as “colorful, mystical, and playful.” These images are giclee prints on canvas with added painting and textures, including 24-karat gold …