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.
The Clague Playhouse Lobby Gallery is open during Box Office hours, Wednesday through Saturday 1-6 p.m. and one hour before performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Artists from our 2021-2022 Season…
Works from “Kramer Productions” – September 10 – October 3, 2021
This collection is comprised of the paintings of the late Kevin “Buzz” Kramer (1949-1986), his late son, photographer, Jesse Kramer (1970-2015), and the watercolors of Stephanie Kramer, wife of Kevin and mother of Jesse.
Buzz Kramer attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and was a commercial artist in Cleveland from 1970-1986.
Jesse Kramer graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and was a well-respected portrait photographer in Cleveland. His photos were featured in Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine and others, and his portrait studio in Lakewood captured the whimsey of numerous children.
Stephanie Kramer is self-taught and is an alumni of Clague Playhouse.
Works by Ellyn Kilpatrick – March 11 – April 3, 2022
Ellyn is a local artist who focuses on oil painting and illustration. Her work stems from her love of fantasy and morbid subjects. Through her desire to beckon the viewer into the land of fantasy, she illustrates characters from these worlds as well as getting inspiration from tales of old.
With the story of the Radium Girls, she wanted to show a more elegant view of the morbidity of the time.
Ellyn currently has a small business with her friend designing stickers on Etsy known as Awkward Curiosities.
Works by Sophia Lynch – May 6-29, 2022
Sophia’s wide variety of art ranges from cards, to paintings, to pencil art. She’s had a passion for art and creating for a long time, but her fire for creating really blossomed during her teenage years, when she began to study art and practice drawing and various forms of painting. Sophia honed her skills during the past few years, and her career truly soared in late 2020, when she started her business – To God’s glory arts – and began to sell cards for different holidays.
Sophia now uses her business to sell cards, paintings, and custom works, and has been attending different craft shows and art showcases in the Northeastern Ohio area to promote her work for the past year. You can find more of her work on Facebook at To God’s Glory arts, and on Instagram at To God’s Glory arts.
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.