Latest BAYarts exhibitions celebrate local riches

"River in Bay Woods," an oil on canvas, is among the works on display in Mary Deutschman's exhibit "Painting the Metroparks with Color."

BAYarts kicks off an event-filled summer on Friday, June 5 from 7-9 p.m. with two gallery exhibitions, and the first concert in the popular summer series.

In the Fuller House's Sullivan Family Gallery, Bay Village artist Mary Deutschman exhibits all-new paintings in "Painting the Metroparks with Color." Mary's signature use of vibrant colors make joyful statements of everyday scenes. Deutschman says she finds the Cleveland Metroparks filled with fabulous inspiration with its "rivers, waterfalls, bridges, hills, winding roads, bike paths, trees, flowers, picnic areas, families of deer, wildlife..." Despite this depth of observation, she adds that though she has painted "its many faces" she believes there is always more to find. "Each season is a gift." 

Inspired by BAYarts' new Farm + Art Market, an invitational exhibit, "Simple Gifts: A Farm to Table Celebration," opens in the Boldman Gallery in the Huntington House. BAYarts Artistic Director Karen Petkovic says, "We are fortunate to live in Ohio where some of the most beautiful and productive farms in the country are. When I curated this show, I wanted to bring together artists who could celebrate the American farm and the new movement toward farm to table living. I can think of no better place than BAYarts to share this message through the unique work of these talented individuals."

At the same time, Bay Village resident Sandy Tusek will take the BAYarts stage to launch the summer concert series with her rock/pop acoustic duo Nick & the Chick.

The BAYarts Farm + Art Market kicks off on Thursday, June 18, 5-8 p.m.

Visit for details. 

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale, BAYarts

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 9:27 AM, 06.02.2015