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During the run of Murder Room, Paul Johanni will have his works on display in our lobby.  Paul has been a Westlake resident for the past 48 years and is happy to share his art with the audiences of Clague Playhouse. After retiring from a successful career teaching social sciences at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio, he discovered another exciting source of happiness, “The World of Art.”
Over the past seventeen years, Paul has taken the art of “pine needle stitchery” from traditional baskets to free form three dimensional art. Nature’s garden has given him simple fibers like fallen pine needles, dried grasses, soft clay, fascinating glazes, and funky wood which he fashions into functional structures and whimsical, free-form sculptures. Having no formal education in art of natural sciences and therefore none of the learned restraints, his journey is an exciting adventure of exploration, discovery and creation. He searches for materials that can be married with the pine needle stitchery into a complimentary partnership. His collection of works has been exhibited in numerous one man shows and has won many awards in juried art shows. His free spirit is represented in his work.
The lobby gallery is open during Box Office hours, Wednesday through Saturday 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Opening Night Post Show Reception
Opening night patrons for each production are invited to a free Post Show Reception, where there will be an opportunity to meet the cast and the artist.
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.
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