Two new art shows express notions of surrealism and freedom: Valley Views

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — What do imagined liberty and surrealism have in prevalent? They are the subjects of two art shows now on view at community galleries.

From now through Aug. 19, an artist who employs the singular title KMonee is exhibiting her Independence Assortment at Chagrin Arts, 88 N. Most important St. as section of its Summer Trilogy of Cleveland Artists.

With her operates shown, the artist seeks to tell her story and the implications of her ordeals as a Black girl in America.

In her artist assertion, the Kent Point out College graduate claimed she hopes “to ignite and really encourage other artists to have open discussions centered on community issues of race, ethnicity and gender with a concentration on constructive development, with therapeutic as the stop intention.”

KMonee is a neighborhood actress who has performed at Karamu Household Theatre, Beck Middle, Dobama Theatre and Cleveland Public Theatre. She is also a member of the Tower Press Artist Group as a visible artist.

The trilogy of summer months artwork displays prepared at Chagrin Arts options to showcase works that replicate societal and social justice problems. The gallery is open up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call

Wherever are we? That is the problem questioned in the title of an exhibition on surrealism on display by way of Aug. 24 at Valley Artwork Middle, 55 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls.

Juried and curated by John McCutcheon of a Columbus gallery, it includes 47 is effective by 28 artists from Ohio and across the United States.

The performs demonstrated mirror the early 20th century motion manufactured famous by Salvador Dali’s melting clock, among other intriguing photos that may problem a viewer’s feeling of actuality. It also seeks to update the movement for a modern viewers.

The installation include functions by Rachel Liberati of Chagrin Falls, John Sargent of South Euclid and Joe Stavec of Walton Hills. David Butler of Granville and Alejandro Bellizzi of Westerville are amongst some others.

One night only, the VAC will clearly show 3 unique etchings by Dali, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Art adviser and art historian Casey Monda will existing a converse about the background of surrealism and go over amassing and conserving prints and will work on paper.

The night features dwell songs by a guitar and bass jazz duo featuring Akron native Dan Wilson. Tickets are necessary for the Aug. 5 event. Get hold of

No cost outdoor movie: For a distinct surreal experience, check out the film “Jurassic Park” on a big display beneath the stars at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Observatory Park.

If the dinosaur action turns into too intense, sit again and observe the star-filled sky. Bring your blankets, chairs, treats, h2o and bug spray.

Experience coverings are encouraged though within structures on the house. Test the web-site right before driving out for weather cancellations or modifications.

The Geauga Park District practical experience is found at 10610 Clay St. in Montville Township. Get hold of

Annual sidewalk sale: Glimpse for trendy bargains from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 28-30 in Riverside Park in Chagrin Falls. Also on faucet is a free of charge live performance that Thursday evening, experience painting and household-helpful activities in the downtown district.

Observe for the Rocket Auto to orbit the village that Friday and Saturday. You may possibly be ready to hop aboard in a person of four destinations the place it will stop.

The function is hosted by the Chagrin Falls Merchant Association, which features about 75 independent spot stores and restaurants.

Show up at a no cost Wellness Fest: Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce associates invite you to a day of wellness from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Lang Pavilion in Forest Ridge Maintain, 3800 Chagrin River Highway in Moreland Hills.

The working day consists of health and wellness exercise routines for the whole loved ones, screenings, courses, demonstrations and food stuff. Call for a lot more data.

Summer months concert: The Renegade Gentlemen band will perform pop favorites from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in Riverside Park in Chagrin Falls. Bring your chair, blanket and snacks to get pleasure from the absolutely free live performance sponsored by the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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