The Lobby Gallery is open during Box Office hours, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00-6:00 pm.
Currently on display: Works from “Kramer Productions”
This collection of comprised of the paintings of the late Kevin “Buzz” Kramer (1949-1986), his late son, photographer, Jesse Kramer (1970-2015), and the quirky watercolors of Stephanie Kramer-Vetrone, wife of Kevin and mother of Jesse.
Kevin studied art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and worked as a commercial artist for the Hannah Theatre, Cleveland Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland’s, American Greetings and other businesses in Cleveland.
Jesse graduated from Westlake High School , and studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and his photography was featured in Crain’s Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine and he photographed many Cleveland mayors, Wolfgang Puck, Dennis Kucinich and politician, Donna Shalala. His proudest achievement was the work he accomplished at his Lakewood Studio, “Jesse Kramer Photography”, specializing in children portraiture.
Both Kevin and Jesse won various awards for their work and were well respected in the commercial art and photography fields in the Cleveland area.
Stephanie Kramer-Vetrone studied water color at Bay Arts, but is basically self-taught. She is also an alumni of Clague Playhouse, having acted and sung here for various fundraisers, along with being a cast member in productions such as Company, The Red House Mystery, and A, My Name is Alice.
Half of these diverse and interesting pieces displayed are for your enjoyment, but the other half are for purchasing. Contact information for Stephanie is available at the Box Office.
Stephanie is respectfully honoring the creative memories of her late husband and her late son and hopes that you, as the observer, will be fascinated and amused by the visions they chose to capture.
If you are interested in displaying your artwork in our Lobby Gallery, please call the Box Office at 440-331-0403 and leave a message so someone may contact you.
Artists from our 2019-2020 Season…
Robert Parry – September 13 until October 13, 2019
Robert has a BFA degree from and a Master in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. A career in City Planning for 40 years included work in private planning consulting firms, as a Deputy Director of Cuyahoga Regional Planning Commission and as the Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Westlake, a position he held for 26 years retiring in 2012.
Over the last decade Robert has rekindled his interest in the arts and has focused on painting, mostly in Watercolor painting, but also in Oil painting and Photography. He has trained in classes at the Beck Centers and Bay Arts and is a member of the Aquarelle Watercolor Society. Robert has displayed paintings in many local and regional art shows as well as juried shows at Bay Arts and Community of Fine Arts winning many awards for his work.
Nancy Sestili – January 17 – February 9, 2020
Nancy has always been interested in art and painting but once her family came along, she put away her brushes.
About 12 years ago, she began painting with Lori Daugstrup at Daugstrup Fine Art in Rocky River.
Nancy is from Lorain and most recently displayed her works at Bay Arts.