The Geauga Arts Council sponsors a number of local exhibits in conjunction with businesses and organizations throughout the county. We offer Geauga Arts Council Members unique opportunities to showcase their work in these public spaces. With amazing venues that feature premium display space on a quarterly rotation, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to display your art to a public audience. Read below to learn more about each of our local venues.
If this interests you, we encourage you to apply to showcase your work.
Notre Dame Village
The walls of the Community Center at Notre Dame Village feature the spiritual themed artwork of Pat Maskow Firem, now through September 5, 2023. The Community Center is located at 10950 Pine Grove Trail, Chardon, OH 44024, but is only open to residents and their visitors at this time. If you wish to view the art in person, we can make an appointment! Please email Dave at email@example.com.
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Pat Maskow Firem
My name is Pat Maskow Firem, and I am honored to be exhibiting some of my work here at Notre Dame Village. I like to experiment with a variety of mediums, some more successfully than others! You may notice that much of my artwork draws upon the works of well known artists for the subjects. These paintings are not slavish copies, but tributes to the artists who inspired them. Each classical artist is carefully acknowledged.
You may also observe that many of my artworks have a spiritual theme. I find that art and spirituality come from a shared space within me. This is actually not unusual, as our creative selves and our spiritual selves are nurtured by the same “juices” as it were. As a psychologist, I know that these realms lie close to each other in the brain.
While I am not a professionally trained artist, I have benefited from many wonderful and gifted contemporary artists along the way. Let me mention my oil painting teacher of recent years, who is a sister of Notre Dame: Sister Marissa Lilley. She and several others have kindly shared their own skills, and helped me to hone mine. For these mentors I am truly grateful. Artistry that is taught and shared become a rich food indeed.
I hope that as you view these artworks, you too will feel inspired to develop your own creativity.
Let me end with a quote from Russ Ramsey, author of Rembrandt is in the Wind:
"By light we do our work. By that same light, others behold it.
And all of the light is borrowed from God….Everything we make
relies on the help of others." pp109; 110