Spring show opens at St. Paul's.
With spring around the corner, it is time for a new show at the Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Visit the gallery between March 9 and early June to see Mindful, Colorful, Artful. This show pulls together the works of four talented local artists: a photographer, an oil painter, a printmaker and a glass bead maker. Meet the artists at a free public opening on Friday, March 9, 5 to 7 p.m.
Bill Berris carefully selected an eclectic set of photographic works that are crisp and vivid with color, with subjects ranging from people to wildlife to landscapes. Each image has a story behind it: a moment in time or a human emotion. Berris resides in Solon, where he runs a photography service company with his wife.
Working with oil paints on canvas is Debbie Vail, who paints primarily portraits. She has recently begun painting expressive and colorful abstracts as well. She strives to bring life and soul to her human subjects; the topic of immigration has found a place in her works. Her abstracts give her the chance to explore different colors and painting tools. Vail lives and works in Cleveland Heights.
Dale Goode shows embossed monoprints, some inspired by an interest in jazz music and improvisation. He has worked in a variety of media during his career as an artist. In the works he has selected to display here, Goode uses various tools, printing techniques, and materials to create interesting, colorful, and curious surfaces. These monoprints are one-of-a-kind original works.
Rounding out the group is Betsy J. Fallon, of Cleveland Heights, who carefully turns colored glass rods into beautifully designed beads. She melts the rods slowly, with a keen sense of design to create her unique jewelry, as well as functional objects such as serving pieces and desk accessories. The blending of color and the smoothness of the surfaces make the pieces uniquely stunning.
Robin Outcalt is co-director of the Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul's Church in Cleveland Heights.