Four artists featured in winter exhibition at St. Paul's

Courtyard windows frame the Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Beginning Dec. 12, four artists will display their perspectives through various media in the winter exhibition at the Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights. The show runs through March 1.

Join the artists—Sarah Clague (ceramics, raku), Tricia Kaman (oil painting), Jean Koznarek (painting, mixed media) and James McNamara (woodblock prints)—at the opening reception Friday, Dec. 12, 5–7 p.m. This is an opportunity to not only view the art, but also discover the viewpoints of the artists, as each of them speaks to the assembled guests about their artistic goals and creative processes. Visitors can also chat with the artists individually during the opening reception. 

The Nicholson B. White Gallery hosts three shows each year, bringing together local artists in a spacious exhibition space. The gallery is light and airy; large windows in one wing overlook a beautiful, central courtyard and garden featuring Emily Parkman’s bronze sculpture of a mother pelican with her young overlooking a pool. Another wing of the gallery offers views of the terraces of St. Paul’s herb garden and the church’s large front lawn, which provides a park-like setting for the corner of Coventry Road and Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights. The church’s landmark tower is viewable through clerestory windows in the central rotunda of the gallery, which also features a soaring two-story window facing west. 

The windows and the architecture of the gallery define a space that provides a beautiful, peaceful setting for the art on view.

St. Paul’s considers the gallery a gift to the community, for public use. The Nicholson B. White Gallery provides members of the parish and the wider community a venue where they can gather and celebrate visual creativity. The gallery is open on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The artists receive all proceeds from the sale of their work.

Mary Cushing

Mary Cushing is a Cleveland Heights resident and member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 4:55 PM, 12.01.2014