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Brunswick Area Historical Society -
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Medina County Arts Council www.medinacountyartscouncil.org

Medina County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau www.visitmedinacounty.com

Medina County Art League www.medinaartleague.com

Berea Fine Arts Club, Inc.
www.BereaArts.org.

MedinaCountyLife.com

Cleveland Museum of Art www.clevelandart.org

The Akron Art Museum www.akronartmuseum.org

Medina Artist Directory
http://medinaartistdirectory.blogspot.com/

Ohio Watercolor Society www.ohiowatercolorsociety.com

COMING UP:

October 6-11, 2014- Art Works ’14. Please join Brunswick Art Works for our annual art exhibition. Only members of BAW can display their work. The event is held yearly at the Brunswick Community Library 3649 Center Rd and is open for free to the public. Join us for the reception on Wednesday, October 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Awards will be presented at the reception at 7:00 PM. Contact Julie for more information at 330-741-9362 or jzabmom@gmail.com Please thank our sponsors: Barany Jewelers, Roy & Carol Blitzer, Boston Road Laser Wash, Inc. www.facebook.com/pages/Boston-Road-Laserwash/107267034804, Carlson Funeral Home Inc., Chagrin Valley Engineering Ltd. www.cvelimited.com, Giant Eagle, Edward Jones, Carl & Shirley Kaiser, Medina County Arts Council, Plum Creek Assisted Living,
Schade’s Auto Body,
Southwest General Health Center.

November 5, 2014 - Meet the Artist –Michael Winston. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. The Featured artist on Nov 5 is Michael Winston. Michael’s presentation is titled “Marker Magic”. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

December 3, 2014 - Meet the Artist –To be announced. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. The Featured artist on December 3 will be announced. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

PAST EVENTS:

October 1, 2014 Meeting CANCELED

September 3, 2014 - Meet the Artist –Connie Bloom. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on Sept. 3 is Connie Bloom. Her presentation is titled “Art Quilts- Fiber Art That Looks Like Painting.” This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

August 6, 2014 - Meet the Artist –Liz Eustace. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on August 6 is Liz Eustace. Her presentation will be about painting. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

July 14-18, 2014 - Medina County Arts Week. Free children’s events will be held daily at 12:30 PM and family evening concerts will be held at 7:00 PM on some evenings at the Brunswick Community Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. This event is sponsored by the Medina County Arts Council.

July 2, 2014 - Meet the Artist –Sharon Tvorik. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on July 2 is Sharon Tvorik. Sharon is a professional free lance artist specializing in custom hand painted airbrush art portraits using the airbrush and detailing in colored pencil on a Crescent Illustration Board. She also does custom murals at residential and commercial sites and hand paints custom glass ornaments. She will discuss the process of creating an airbrush art portrait. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999, she launched her company, STV Designs. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

June 13, 2014 – Workshops. Brunswick Art Works is excited to announce two wonderful workshops! Well-known local and national artist Charles Basham returns to us again to hold his Landscape Painting/Observation & Concepts. This class filled up quickly last time, so don't wait. Julie Friedman creates and displays her art around the country, and her class will cover Sketching On Location. Both artists live locally and teach at the college level. Please read their entire biographies and class descriptions and see if you can resist signing up. Classes take place Fri., June 13 and Registration ends June 4. Questions?See the Registration form attached. 

June 4, 2014 - Meet the Artist – Mark Langan. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on June 4 is Mark Langan. Mark is a self-taught artist who lives in Brunswick Hills. He left a 20+ year career in the transportation industry to pursue his creative aspirations of making interpretive sculptures with recycled corrugated boxes. He works strictly with reclaimed materials. Mark's meticulously detailed sculptures exemplify today's "less waste" movement by finding beauty in one's trash. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

May 2014-Register NOW for June 13, 2014 workshopsRegistration deadline is June 4. 
See information below on June 13.

May 7, 2014 - Meet the Artist – event cancelled.

April 2, 2014 - Meet the Artist - Michael Nathal. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on April 2 is Michael Nathal. Michael makes wood bowls, vases and hollow vessels by turning on a lathe or by freehand carving. A sample of his work can be seen at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MikesCoolWoodArt. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

March 5, 2014 - Meet the Artist - Pat Toth. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on March 5 is Pat Toth. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

Pat said that the purpose of her program is to encourage others to "explore their artistic selves". In 2007, While searching for something to do in her retirement, Pat attended a 1 hour workshop at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center called "painting with pastels". Pat was "totally captivated" and loves to create gardens of fantasy flowers. She uses crayons, pastels, colored pencil, charcoal and a variety of paints. Her work has been exhibited in many places including the Aquarius Art Show at the Medina Library, and the Women's City Club of Akron.

February 5, 2014 - MEETING CANCELLED due to the weather.

January 1, 2014 - No meeting today. Happy New Year! Please join us on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 for our next free meeting.

December 4, 2013 Meet the Artist- Jodi Bauer. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Jodi Bauer. Jodi teaches art at the Rec Center for the after school program. She will talk about her program and have some of the children show her work. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

December 1 - 13, 2013. RAFFLE ticket sales for 90 second shopping spree at Brunswick Buehler's. Please support Brunswick Art Works by buying a $5 raffle ticket for a shopping spree at Beuhlers. We are raising funds to install a human sundial at Brunswick Lake Park. Only 500 tickets were available. Buehler's drew the winning ticket on Saturday, December 14. The winner was Sarah Jane Ingraham. Sarah won $523 worth of groceries on Dec. 21.

November 6, 2013 Meet the Artist- Marilyn Vigh. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Marilyn Vigh is the featured artist. Marilyn is a very creative, self-taught artist who works in multiple mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, photography, sculpture, pen & ink, silkscreen and more. She took college courses, at Tri-C Parma Western Campus in Art, Design, Photography, PhotoShop & Illustrator. Marilyn furthered her education at Notre Dame College (in So. Euclid) and took a course at Polaris Career Center in "Illustrating Children's Books." She said that she “can paint anything realistic from portrait paintings, to abstract/contemporary paintings”. Marilyn will show examples her work and talk about places she’s worked at and what motivates her. There will be a Question & Answer session at end of the program, with refreshments. Remember, Marilyn says, "You are only limited by your Imagination!!" She is looking forward to meeting everyone! This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

October 14 – October 19, 2013 – Artworks/'13 art show. The public is invited to attend the free show of original artwork by members of Brunswick Art Works. A BAW Membership form is attached, and is also available at Brunswick City Hall and Contact Barb Ortiz at 330-273-8012 or bortiz@brunswick.oh.us to help or to exhibit your work. A Registration form for exhibitors is attached. The show will be held at the Brunswick Community Library, 3549 Center Road.

October 2, 2013 Meet the Artist - Deb Schultz. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Deb Schultz. Deb learned to sew from her grandmothers, and by the time she was in the 8th grade, she made all of her own clothes. She quilts and does cross stitch. Deb has degrees in tailoring for men, women, and children, and designs clothes for the handicap. Deb has 53 years of experience and was self-employed for 20 years. She is now retired, and drives the elderly to and from doctors. Deb is an accomplished cook and currently bakes and cooks dinners that are needed for Diabetic people. While searching on the computer, Deb discovered how to make 3-d flowers. Over the past 3 years, 3-d became her passion. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

September 28, 2013 - Balloon Bending Workshop – All ages are invited to learn basic balloon bending with Balloon Bender Dave at this fun workshop. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop will be held at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 28. Pre-registration is required by September 21, and is limited to 30 people. The workshop fee is $20 per person for BAW members and $25 for non-members. A supply kit of 100 colorful bending balloons and a hand pump is available for $12. A Balloon Workshop Registration form is attached, and is also available at Brunswick City Hall.

September 4, 2013 - Meet the Artist, Megan Hapney. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Megan is a multi-talented artist. She does a little of everything but her main focus is on sketching & painting. Her projects include animal rock painting, canvas, statue painting & oil pastels. She also does sculpting, baking, photography, & she makes jewelry. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina Arts Council.

August 7, 2013 - Meet the Artist, Cynthia Calvillo. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Cynthia Calvillo. Cynthia will do a presentation on "Our Psychic Art artist and more". This event is sponsored in part by the Medina Arts Council.

July 15 - 19, 2013 - Medina County Arts Week 2013. Join Brunswick Art Works as The Medina County Arts Council Celebrates Arts Week in Brunswick. All events will be held at the Brunswick Recreation Center at 3637 Center Rd.

Free afternoon programs at 12:30 PM every day for children:

Monday, July 15th, John Burke...Native American Storytelling;
Tuesday, July 16th, Mike Harris...Songs with Kids;
Wednesday, July 17th, Michele Cotner...Drama Games;
Thursday, July 18th, Kelley Lohr...Mixed Media Talent;
Friday, July 19th, TBA.
Free family concerts at 7:30 PM:
Tuesday, July 16th, MacKaren;
Wednesday, July 17th, Jim Gill;
Thursday, July 18th, Bud Preston.

July 3, 2013. There is NO meeting on July 3 due to holiday celebrations.

June 5, 2013 - Meet the Artist, Maureen Calvillo. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Maureen Calvillo. She describes her presentation "Knitting as a hobby and how it has impacted my life". This event is sponsored in part by the Medina Arts Council.

May 1, 2013 – Meet the Artist, Jesse Bauer. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is photographer, Jesse Bauer. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina Arts Council.

April 10, 2013 – Calling all food and art lovers: Fundraiser. The public is invited to dine at Applebee's Restaurant at 1421 Town Center in Brunswick on Wednesday April 10. From 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Applebee's will donate 15% of every dine in food check to Brunswick Art Works when a "Dining to Donate Flyer" is presented to the server. Flyers are also available in the lobby at Brunswick City Hall. All money raised at that event will be used by Brunswick Art Works toward an educational human sundial that is to be installed at Brunswick Lake Park. Please join us for a good meal and a worthy cause.

April 3, 2013 – Meet the artist – Hudson-Wise Bluegrass Foundation. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.
Featured artists on Wednesday, April 3 is the Hudson-Wise Bluegrass Foundation.
One day a member of the “Brunswick Acoustic Jam” mentioned that it would be good idea if the musicians could play for worthy causes rather than just for entertainment.  After the overwhelming response to their first two fundraising efforts, it was decided to form a non-profit organization and continue their work. The Hudson-Wise Bluegrass Foundation was founded and is named after the two senior members of the Brunswick Acoustic Jam, Darrell Hudson and George Wise.  Both are musicians in their mid-eighties. Come to hear this entertaining group. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

March 6, 2013 – Meet the Artist – Dale Kincaid. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.  Dale Kincaid is the featured artist on March 6. Dale's presentation will be on Texture Art Photography - "Art Beyond The Lens."
Along with showing samples of his nature &
outdoor photography, he will present
samples from his current project, Texture Art Photography, and talk about how

these pictures are integrated with textures through the use of digital imaging software.

This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

February 6, 2013 – Meet the Artist – Linda Crane. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of every month at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on Feb. 6 is Linda Crane. Linda is a long time Brunswick resident and former teacher. She will give a presentation on Altered Books. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

January 2, 2013. No meeting this month. Happy New Year.

December 5, 2012 – Meet the artist – Molly Sotherden. Please join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on December 5 is Molly Sotherden. Molly said that “one of my only clear memories from the 8th grade field trip to Washington, D.C. was the moon rock stained glass window in the National Cathedral. Five years later, my college years were filled with a fine arts degree, and an emphasis on stained glass design and creation. After graduating summa cum laude, I was hired on at one of the big stained glass studios in the Pittsburgh area, and worked for several years as a designer and conservator of stained glass windows of all sorts and all reputations. When the economy started to fall apart (it started happening in the stained glass industry in the months after 9-11), I was laid off. I have more than my fair share of stubborn, and decided to open my own studio in the midst of the worst economy since the Depression. A healthy dose of stubborn, doing what I love, and a disgustingly overdeveloped work ethic has kept me in business since”.
For more information, contact Barb Ortiz at
bortiz@brunswick.oh.us or 330-273-8012
This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

November 7, 2012 – Meet the artist –Donald Woods. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.
Featured artist on Wednesday, 11/7 is Donald Woods. Don grew up in Akron and was torn between his love of playing the violin and painting. He received many art awards while in H.S. and studied art at Akron Univ. After graduating, he worked in sales and management for over 20 years before returning to college to obtain his license in teaching art. He was hired by Lorain schools and began playing violin and painting again.
He now concentrates on painting birds and "showing the beauty and wonder of God's creations." His dream is to become a professional artist.

For more information, contact Barb Ortiz at bortiz@brunswick.oh.us or 330-273-8012. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

 

October 10-13, 2012 Artworks/'12 art show. Brunswick Art Works' annual art show is open to the public. The show will be held during Arts and Humanities Week at the Brunswick Community Library, 3549 Center Road. Only members of Brunswick Art Works may display their original works. Contact Lee Beuther at 330-225-0591 or lbeutherart@gmail.com. Membership forms are available at Brunswick City Hall and at www.brunswickartworks.org

October 3, 2012 Meet the artist. Featured artist to be announced. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

September 10, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Morning Critique Group Meeting. We will meet from 9:30AM – 12:30 PM on the 2nd Monday of every month. Meetings will be held at different Brunswick locations. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591. Please feel free to bring two pieces of art to be critiqued by the group members.

September 6, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Evening Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at Kelly's Cafe, 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. If you are not familiar with Kelly's, as you enter you will see a cozy sitting area in the front of the restaurant with two couches, etc. Kelly will be reserving this space for us! Feel free to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of Kelly's savory crepes for dinner. All meetings now invite artists to bring two pieces of art to be critiqued by the group. The entire two hours is devoted to critiquing. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591.

September 5, 2012 Meet the artist. Featured artist to be announced. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

August 13, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Morning Critique Group Meeting. We will meet from 9:30AM – 12:30 PM on the 2nd Monday of every month. Meetings will be held at different Brunswick locations. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591. Please feel free to bring two pieces of art to be critiqued by the group members.

August 2, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Evening Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at Kelly's Cafe, 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. If you are not familiar with Kelly's, as you enter you will see a cozy sitting area in the front of the restaurant with two couches, etc. Kelly will be reserving this space for us! Feel free to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of Kelly's savory crepes for dinner. All meetings now invite artists to bring two pieces of art to be critiqued by the group. The entire two hours is devoted to critiquing. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591.

August 1, 2012 – Meet the artist -Barbara Bloom. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council. The featured artist on August 1 will be Barbara Bloom. Barbara has a variety of artistic

talents. She does a Japanese method of painting on silk; she makes purses out of plastic grocery bags; and has several other talents. You won't want to miss this interesting presentation!

July 9 -July 13, 2012 Medina County Arts Week. All events are free and are sponsored by the Medina County Arts Council.

Kids' Programs will be held at the Brunswick Recreation Center Indoor Stage daily at 12:30 PM.

Monday, July 9 – Studio 82 – Dance for Fun.
Tuesday, July 10 – Kelly Lohr – Making Artist Cards
Wednesday, July 11 – Michele Cotner- Theatre Games
Thursday, July 12 – Sara Jane Ingraham – Art and Illustrations
Friday, July 13 – Mary Erbs – Sharing through Storytelling.

Evening Concerts
will be held at 7:30 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center Outdoor Stage (or indoor stage depending on weather).
Wednesday, July 11 – Grenzenlos – Karen & Conrad Hornung
Thursday;, July 12 – MIDNIGHT BLUE – Keyboard & Vocals
Friday, July 13 – Brunswick Community Jazz Combo - Jazz

July 9, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Morning Critique Group Meeting. We will meet from 9:30AM – 12:30 PM on the 2nd Monday of every month. Meetings will be held at different Brunswick locations. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591.

Please feel free to bring two pieces of art to be critiqued by the group members.

July 5, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Evening Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at Kelly's Cafe, 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. If you are not familiar with Kelly's, as you enter you will see a cozy sitting area in the front of the restaurant with two couches, etc. Kelly will be reserving this space for us! Feel free to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of Kelly's savory crepes for dinner. All meetings now invite artists to bring two pieces of art to be critiqued by the group. The entire two hours is devoted to critiquing. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591.

July 4, 2012 MONTHLY MEETING CANCELLED. Enjoy the holiday. See you next month.

June 26, 2012 ArtWorks/'12 art show planning meeting. Please join us at the Brunswick Library at 3549 Center Rd. from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM as we plan our annual members only art exhibit. ArtWorks/'12 will be held at the Library from October 10-13. Please contact Barb Ortiz for more information at 330-273-8012 or bortiz@brunswick.oh.us.

June 11, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Morning Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at the Brunswick Recreation Center in Room 1 from 9:30AM – 12:30 PM.  Please feel free to bring one piece of art to be critiqued .Hopefully we'll have time for critiques of two pieces each at future meetings. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591. Future meetings will be at the Brunswick Library on the 2nd Monday of every month.

June 7, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Evening Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at Kelly's Cafe, 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  If you are not familiar with Kelly's, as you enter you will see a cozy sitting area in the front of the restaurant with two couches, etc.  Kelly will be reserving this space for us! Feel free to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of Kelly's savory crepes for dinner. We'll talk a little bit about how we want to handle the critiques and we'll set some guidelines.  Please feel free to bring one piece of art to be critiqued (that will encourage us to finish up the business stuff quickly!).  Hopefully we'll have time for critiques of two pieces each at future meetings. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com 330-225-0591.

June 6, 2012 Meet the artist – Bill Beuther. Please join Brunswick Art Works for our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on June 6 is highly acclaimed photographer, Bill Beuther.  Bill will give tips on how to photograph your art piece.  This meeting will provide lots of useful information for everyone.  Don't miss out! This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

May 3, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at Kelly's Cafe, 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  If you are not familiar with Kelly's, as you enter you will see a cozy sitting area in the front of the restaurant with two couches, etc.  Kelly will be reserving this space for us! Feel free to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of Kelly's savory crepes for dinner. We'll talk a little bit about how we want to handle the critiques and we'll set some guidelines.  Please feel free to bring one piece of art to be critiqued (that will encourage us to finish up the business stuff quickly!).  Hopefully we'll have time for critiques of two pieces each at future meetings. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com

May 2, 2012 Meet the artist – Sophia Smith. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.

Featured artist on May 2 is Medina artist, Sophia Smith. She is a fourth grader at Ella Canavah Elementary.  Although she may be small, Sophie has already put together quite a portfolio and list of accomplishments for her age.  Her home environment is nurturing in creativity, as her mom, grandmothers, and even grandfathers have taught her different aspects and techniques in art.   At school, she has had the support and encouragement of a fantastic art teacher.  Her accomplishments include having 2 pieces of artwork displayed at Medina Hospital during the summer months, being selected by Akron’s Children’s Hospital to have a painting framed and displayed in a patient room, and was the youngest vendor at the Medina International Festival in which she displayed and sold her jewelry creations.  This summer her plans are to participate in local craft fairs and festivals in which she can promote her jewelry business, “Sophistication by Sophia.” Sophia will be speaking on what inspires her and her work, the development of her company, and what she has learned about running an art business at such a young age.

April 28, 2012 Paper Doll Collage Workshop with Kelly Lohr. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room 3637 Center Rd. Brunswick. Fee required. Please see attached registration form.

April 4, 2012- Meet the Artist Night- Tiffany Lingle. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is celtic harpist, Tifffany Lingle. Tiffany will give a patchwork presentation of traditional music from the British Isles on the Celtic harp titled "A Breath of Celtic Ayre." Tiffany grew up in a home where a love of music was instilled by a musical mother. Tiffny loved singing and playing the piano by ear from a young age. Over the years she developed a taste for the "mournfully happy" sound of the Celtic genre. She started teaching herself to play on a small folk harp purchased in 2007. It was addicting. What started out as a whim has grown into a passion for studying and performing the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England on the Celtic, or lever, harp. Tiffany enjoys arranging music and competing at the Ohio Scottish Games harp competition in the summer. Some of her other experiences include attending the Ohio Scottish Arts School for harp (hosted each year by Oberlin College), as well as performing at weddings, funerals, Irish festivals, dinner banquets and church services. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

March 28, 2012 -Michael Bloom presentation. The Cleveland Play House recognized that Brunswick is an artistic community, and asked Brunswick Art Works to host a presentation by their artistic director, Michael Bloom.  Brunswick Art Works is honored to bring Mr. Bloom to Brunswick as he shares his vision and information with us about the exiting performing arts scene in Cleveland. He will give a slide show presentation at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28 at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.  This event is free and everyone is encouraged to come.  You won't want to miss this opportunity! Michael Bloom, Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House, was selected by Cleveland Magazine as one of 2012's most Interesting People.  He is a  published author and playwright and a theatre director and producer  The Cleveland Play House recently moved from University Circle to the Theater District at Playhouse Square, and there is plenty of information for Michael to share about the exciting goings on!  See flyer.

March 7, 2012- Meet the Artist Night - Michele Cotner. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Michele Cotner. Michele will talk about her passion for making and collecting dolls. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Read her bio.

May 3, 2012 Brunswick Art Works Critique Group Meeting. We will meet at Kelly's Cafe, 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, on the first Thursday evening of each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.  If you are not familiar with Kelly's, as you enter you will see a cozy sitting area in the front of the restaurant with two couches, etc.  Kelly will be reserving this space for us! Feel free to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of Kelly's savory crepes for dinner. We'll talk a little bit about how we want to handle the critiques and we'll set some guidelines.  Please feel free to bring one piece of art to be critiqued (that will encourage us to finish up the business stuff quickly!).  Hopefully we'll have time for critiques of two pieces each at future meetings. For information, contact Lee Beuther at lbeutherart@gmail.com

May 2, 2012 Meet the artist – Sophia Smith. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.

Featured artist on May 2 is Medina artist, Sophia Smith. She is a fourth grader at Ella Canavah Elementary.  Although she may be small, Sophie has already put together quite a portfolio and list of accomplishments for her age.  Her home environment is nurturing in creativity, as her mom, grandmothers, and even grandfathers have taught her different aspects and techniques in art.   At school, she has had the support and encouragement of a fantastic art teacher.  Her accomplishments include having 2 pieces of artwork displayed at Medina Hospital during the summer months, being selected by Akron’s Children’s Hospital to have a painting framed and displayed in a patient room, and was the youngest vendor at the Medina International Festival in which she displayed and sold her jewelry creations.  This summer her plans are to participate in local craft fairs and festivals in which she can promote her jewelry business, “Sophistication by Sophia.” Sophia will be speaking on what inspires her and her work, the development of her company, and what she has learned about running an art business at such a young age.

April 28, 2012 Paper Doll Collage Workshop with Kelly Lohr. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room 3637 Center Rd. Brunswick. Fee required. Please see attached registration form.

April 4, 2012- Meet the Artist Night- Tiffany Lingle. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is celtic harpist, Tifffany Lingle. Tiffany will give a patchwork presentation of traditional music from the British Isles on the Celtic harp titled "A Breath of Celtic Ayre." Tiffany grew up in a home where a love of music was instilled by a musical mother. Tiffny loved singing and playing the piano by ear from a young age. Over the years she developed a taste for the "mournfully happy" sound of the Celtic genre. She started teaching herself to play on a small folk harp purchased in 2007. It was addicting. What started out as a whim has grown into a passion for studying and performing the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England on the Celtic, or lever, harp. Tiffany enjoys arranging music and competing at the Ohio Scottish Games harp competition in the summer. Some of her other experiences include attending the Ohio Scottish Arts School for harp (hosted each year by Oberlin College), as well as performing at weddings, funerals, Irish festivals, dinner banquets and church services. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

March 28, 2012 -Michael Bloom presentation. The Cleveland Play House recognized that Brunswick is an artistic community, and asked Brunswick Art Works to host a presentation by their artistic director, Michael Bloom.  Brunswick Art Works is honored to bring Mr. Bloom to Brunswick as he shares his vision and information with us about the exiting performing arts scene in Cleveland. He will give a slide show presentation at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28 at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.  This event is free and everyone is encouraged to come.  You won't want to miss this opportunity! Michael Bloom, Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House, was selected by Cleveland Magazine as one of 2012's most Interesting People.  He is a  published author and playwright and a theatre director and producer  The Cleveland Play House recently moved from University Circle to the Theater District at Playhouse Square, and there is plenty of information for Michael to share about the exciting goings on!  See flyer.

March 7, 2012- Meet the Artist Night - Michele Cotner. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Michele Cotner. Michele will talk about her passion for making and collecting dolls. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Read her bio.

 

February 9, 2012. Medina County Arts Council Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting. This year's Service to the Arts Award recipients are Jay Wardeska and Brunswick Art Works. Social hour with a cash bar begins at 6:30 PM and dinner is at 7:00 PM at the Coppertop Restaurant on Rt. 303 in Valley City. See photos at brunswickartworks.blogspot.com

February 1, 2012 – Meet the Artist – Balloon Bender David Yeh. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on February 1 as we welcome Balloon Bender Dave. Dave will dazzle and delight you and your family and friends with amazing unique balloon sculptures! Dave will be the featured artist at Brunswick Art Works meeting at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, February 1 at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Dave has entertained people all over Ohio at street fairs, festivals, weddings, corporate meetings, and private parties. Dave also teaches balloon class! Don't miss out on a free, fun event for you and your family. You've never seen balloons twisted like this before! The event is free and open to the public. It's a great event for children of all ages.

January 4, 2012 – Meet the Artist Night- colored pencil portraits with Leslie Panfil. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Leslie Panfil is a portrait artist working primarily in colored pencils. "I think some artists shy away for portraiture because they think it’s an extremely difficult subject matter.  There are definitely tricks to the trade when it comes to achieving a likeness and to me there is nothing more rewarding than capturing the essence of a person."
Leslie enjoys teaching portraiture. The joy of teaching runs in the family as her grandmother was an art teacher and her mother, also a portrait artist, taught in the classroom. "I’m prouder of my student’s accomplishments, than nearly anything I’ve achieved. It is extremely gratifying to help others improve their skills and foster a passion for art." In addition to a successful commission portrait business, she enjoys drawing and painting birds and blooms. Leslie is a resident of North Royalton and full-time freelance writer. This event is sponsored in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

December 14, 2011 – January 6, 2012 – Bench Tile Contest. The public is invited to enter a contest to design hand painted tiles for 2 benches that will be installed at North Park. There will be 2 age groups: 12 and under and 13 to 99. Winning drawings will be painted onto tiles by the entrant and affixed to 1 of 2 benches that will become part of a "dino trail" at North Park. The drawings should reflect a prehistoric theme. Imagination and creativity are highly encouraged. A total of 143 drawings will be selected for tiles. Entry forms are available at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road, and in the Calendar section at www.brunswickartworks.org.
All drawings must be received by 5:00 PM, on Friday January 6, 2012. Entry forms must be accompanied by a check of either $3.00 per drawing, or $10.00 for up to 5 drawings by the same entrant. Make checks payable to Brunswick Art Works, Inc. Entries may be mailed or delivered in person to Tile Contest, Attn: Barb Ortiz, Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.
This contest is sponsored by Brunswick Art Works through a grant from the Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation, and is in cooperation of the City of Brunswick.The benches were designed by Architectural Justice at 2462 Pearl Rd. Medina, who will construct and donate the benches.

December 7, 2011 – Meet the Artist Night - Cake Decorating with Jan Biddlecombe.  Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Jan Biddlecombe. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

November 2, 2011- Meet the Artist Night. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is Kelley Lohr. Kelly is a multi-media artist, and she will do a talk on "How she got started in Mixed Media". This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

October 29, 2011 -Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Bead with Nancy Shaw. Brunswick Art Works, with the cooperation of the City of Brunswick Parks & Recreation Dept. is holding a jewelry workshop at the Brunswick Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Ages 16 and above, $30 Separate Materials Supply List. $5 workshop discount for current BAW members. Whether you're new to polymer clay or not, you can make a bead or pendant in the style of Mkume Gane. You'll learn this polymer clay version of a Japanese layered metal technique to create a beautiful piece of jewelry art with depth and shine. Contact Nancy at nancysshaw@yahoo.com with questions. See attached supply list. Call Julie at 330-741-9362 with questions and to register.

October 18, 2011 BHS Stadium tour- Please Join Brunswick Art Works as the Brunswick HS Video Club gives us a tour of the new BHS Stadium. John Wasylko, director of the club, will give the tour and answer questions about the Video Club on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 PM. MEET AT THE HOME SIDE OF THE STADIUM. Call Barb Ortiz with questions at 330-273-8012 or email bortiz@brunswick.oh.us

October 15, 2011 - Collages with Mel Grunau. Brunswick Art Works, with the cooperation of the City of Brunswick Parks & Recreation Dept.  is holding a collage workshop for adults. The workshop will be held from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center Room 1. Surprise yourself and have fun with painting. Try different approaches, media and techniques. Learn to look at the world around you with new eyes. Create a realistic/impressionistic still life or landscape using collage and watercolor or acrylic. Crayons, pastels, pencils, pens and anything else that makes a mark may also be used along with thin collage materials. Choose to do the same subject in abstract format or compose something from your imagination. There are no rules in this workshop. The instructor will bring samples. You may follow the demonstration given at the start or do your own thing.
Ages 21 and above, $30 per participant. $5 workshop discount for current BAW members.
See attached supply list. Call Julie at 330-741-9362 with questions and to register.

October 10, 2011 – January 6, 2012 – Bench Tile Contest. The public is invited to enter a contest to design hand painted tiles for 2 benches that will be installed at Brunswick Lake Park. There will be 2 age groups: 12 and under and 13 to 99. Winning drawings will be painted onto tiles by the entrant and affixed to 1 of 2 benches that will become part of a "dino trail" at Brunswick Lake Park. The drawings should reflect a prehistoric theme. Imagination and creativity are highly encouraged. A total of 143 drawings will be selected for tiles. Entry forms are available at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road, and in the Calendar section at www.brunswickartworks.org. All drawings must be received by 5:00 PM, on Friday January 6, 2012. Entry forms must be accompanied by a check of either $3.00 per drawing, or $10.00 for up to 5 drawings by the same entrant. Make checks payable to Brunswick Art Works, Inc. Entries may be mailed or delivered in person to Tile Contest, Attn: Barb Ortiz, Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. This contest is sponsored by Brunswick Art Works through a grant from the Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation, and is in cooperation of the City of Brunswick.The benches were designed by Architectural Justice at 2462 Pearl Rd. Medina, who will construct and donate the benches.

October 8, 2011 -Landscapes with Charles Basham. Brunswick Art Works, with the cooperation of the City of Brunswick Parks & Recreation Dept.  is holding a Landscape Workshop from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at North Park, off Grafton Road in Brunswick. Ages 21 and above, $35. $5 discount for current BAW members. The purpose of this class is multi-fold: to paint from the landscape as a means of investigating exterior space, color and light; to incorporate into these paintings your comprehensive understanding of art historical styles; and to develop a contemporaneous manner in utilizing the landscape motif within your own work. In the first case, you should develop an understanding and appreciation of space, light, color and tone by painting the landscape from life and becoming fluent in recording natural phenomena through observation. Secondly, by looking at paintings and reading about them, you can utilize ideas behind them that can inform your own work. Bring a lunch! Call Julie at 330-741-9362 with questions and to register NO LATER THAN September 27.

October 5, 2011 – Meet the Artist Night. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist to be announced. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

October 3 – November 21, 2011- Fractured Fairy Tale Workshop. Brunswick Art Works, with the cooperation of the City of Brunswick Parks & Recreation Dept.  is holding a children's theatre workshop exploring writing, movement, character development, and theatre games. Taught by Michele Cotner. The workshop will be held at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. on Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and November 7, and 14. Class performance will be on November 21. The workshop is open to Children in grades 3, 4 and 5 and is limited to 12 participants. REGISTRATION Form and payment must be received by September 24.  Discount for Brunswick Art Works members.   Call Julie at 330-741-9362 with questions.

September 7, 2011Free Independent Film & popcorn night - Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 PM in the lunchroom at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd.  We will be showing the Paul Davis artistic film "Starry Night".  In this whimsical, thought-provoking fantasy, Vincent van Gogh returns to life in modern day Los Angeles a century after his death. It's sure to be an interesting evening complete with free popcorn.  Don't miss out!  No registration is required. 

August 3, 2011- Meet the Artist, Jan Householder. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on August 3 is Jan Householder. Jan is the creator of the "Giving Doll". The Mission of "The Giving Doll" is to Give faith, love, joy, hope and comfort to children worldwide, at times of special need through the construction and distribution of handmade cloth dolls.
The Giving Doll was created and copyrighted by Jan Householder in March 2006, as a community volunteer project, when a friend’s daughter (Katherine) became a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Handmade cloth dolls were constructed by volunteer sewers, and Katherine took the first dolls to the hospital, when she went for treatments. As other needs became apparent, the program expanded to include children in a variety of settings worldwide. In 2009 The Giving Doll, Inc. became a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

July 11- 15, 2011 – Medina County Arts week. Join Brunswick Arts Week every day from 12:30 – 1:30 PM on the indoor stage at Brunswick Recreation Center at 3637 Center Rd. for free children’s activities:

Monday, July 11 Kelly Parks will teach interactive dance.
Tuesday, July 12 Sarah Jane Ingrahm will teach book illustration.
Wednesday, July 13 Michele Cotner will feature a drama class.
Thursday, July 14 Lee Beuther will show how to make book marks and name tags.
Friday, July15 there will be a British Soldier re-enactment.
Music concerts for the family will be held at 7:30 PM on the outdoor stage:

Wednesday, July 13 Jim Gill & Kathy Miller.
Thursday, July 14 Tony Rump.
Friday, July 15 Bud Preston.
This event is funded by the Medina County Arts Council.

July 6, 2011 – Meet the Artist- Catering Specialist making decorative food garnishes. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist on July 6 is Maureen, the Catering Specialist from Buehler’s. Maureen will demonstrate how to make fancy food garnishes. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

June 1, 2011 – Free Tasting Class. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at Buehler's Fresh Foods, 3688 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featured artist is Buehler’s Fresh Foods. Buehler's will do free tasting class themed: "Food Creations From Nature's Bounty." Although this class is free and open to the public, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by 5:00 PM May 25. Register to Barbara Ortiz at bortiz@brunswick.oh.us or 330-273-8012. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

May 18 – 21, 2011. Artworks/’11. Winners have been announced for Brunswick Art Works' third annual art exhibition, ArtWorks/’11. (see list) The show was free and open to the public. It was held in cooperation with the Brunswick Community Library from May 18 - May 21. Event Co-Chairs were Lee Beuther and Julie Zabkar. The exhibit showcased 75 pieces of art by Brunswick Art Works members. The public was invited to vote for their favorite in the People's Choice category! Mel Grunau, an adjunct faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Art, and a founding member of The Ohio Watercolor Society, was this year’s juror. Each year this exhibit has grown, and it has now become an event eagerly anticipated by the Brunswick community. The quality of the artwork is superb, speaking highly of the talent available in this area. We appreciate our Gold Sponsors: Boston Road Laserwash Inc., Chagrin Valley Engineering, Ltd., Edward Jones/Mona Mims, H & R Block/BTS Services, and Liberty Ford of Brunswick. We also thank the Medina County Arts Council for their support of this event.

May 12, 2011 Poetry Reading Canceled. Monthly poetry readings have been cancelled. . We are in need of a volunteer to coordinate the monthly poetry readings that are held at Kelly’s Café in Brunswick. For information contact Julie at 330-741-9362.

May 4, 2011 – meet the artist – Gerri Powell. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featured artist is Gerri Powell. Circle of Interest is the title of her business card; and according to Gerri, that says it all. The title itself defines her interest in and her relationship with art, i.e., being an enthusiast for, appreciating and creating art or encouraging others (to be creative). Gerri will display and share thoughts about some of the works she has created. She hopes that most people who hear her will leave feeling motivated. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

April 6, 2011 – meet the artist Glen Kuban. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featured artist on April 6 is Glen Kuban. Glen makes replicas of fossils (remains of prehistoric plants and animals) rather than artifacts (which are human-made antiquites). Glen sculpts the fossil replicas for art's sake and for museum and research work. He also does research for Texas Parks and Wildlife. For information contact Barb Ortiz at Bortiz@brunswick.oh.us. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

March 26, 2011 Caricature Workshop with Rob Weske, 1:30 - 3:30 PM.Learn how to draw caricature portraits with award winning artist, Rob Weske. Rob has been recognized with 4 Emmy Awards, a Promax Silver Award, an Associated Press Award, several Telly Awards, and a National Pinnacle Award. Workshop is sponsored by Brunswick Art Works and is open to all ages. Bring a Sharpie or Chisel Point marker to class. Class is held at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. Brunswick, Meeting Room 2. Registration fee is $10 for Brunswick Art Works members, $15 for non-members. Materials fee $3.00 payable to instructor on day of workshop. For information call Barb Ortiz at 216-644-8302.

Glen makes replicas of fossils (remains of prehistoric plants and animals) rather than artifacts (which are human-made antiquites). Glen sculpts the fossil replicas for art's sake and for museum and research work. He also does research for Texas Parks and Wildlife. For information contact Barb Ortiz at Bortiz@brunswick.oh.us. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

March 10, 2011 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic – has been CANCELED. We are in need of a volunteer to coordinate the monthly poetry readings that are held at Kelly’s Café in Brunswick. For information contact Julie at 330-741-9362.

February - March 15, 2011 song lyrics contest. Compose lyrics for the new official song of Brunswick. Music was written by Bud Preston, and the song was dedicated to the City for its 50th birthday in October, 2010. The contest is sponsored by Brunswick Art Works, the City of Brunswick, and the Brunswick Sun News. Entry forms and details were available at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. See ENTRY FORM and SHEET MUSIC. Music is available on CD at a cost of $5.00. Call 216-644-8302 or 330-225-4627. Entry form and music are also available at www.brunswick.oh.us and at the Brunswick Sun News www.cleveland.com/brunswicksun. A $100 prize was awarded to Dana Langshaw for her winning entry. Finalists were Darrell A. Russell and Denise Elshaw.

March 2, 2011 – meet the artist – Beverly Morris. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featured artist is Beverly Morris, nationally acclaimed quilter. Bev taught herself to sew clothing and crochet, and won youth awards at local competitions. Bev went on to study Fashion Design, but she married and raised two children. During this time, she pursued a successful stained glass business, MorriStudioS. Her work was recongnized nationally, when one of her pieces was selected to adorn the White House Christmas Tree during the Clinton administration. Quilting became a part of Bev's life after taking a basic Sampler class. She applied many of the techniques learned from cutting and designing stained glass to fabric. She and her business partner, Nancy, have co-written two books, appeared on many television shows, have their own pattern company, design the Abigayle's web site, and run Abigayle's Quiltery, a successful, art-filled retail business in Olmsted Falls, for the past 11 years. Also at this meeting –congratulate the winners of the Brunswick Art Works’ Valentine Card Contest. Winners of Brunswick Art Works' Valentines Day card contest will be recognized at this meeting. Congratulations to Grand Prize winner, 13 year old Paula Gill, student of St. Ambrose School. Paula’s design was professionally printed by Galley Printing of Brunswick. The cards sold for $2 each, and all proceeds benefited Brunswick Art Works. A special thank you to the companies donating goods and services to the contest: The Brunswick Post, Galley Printing, Baskets Galore, and Karen’s Hallmark.

February 2, 2011 – meet the artist Glen Kuban. This event was canceled due to inclement weather and was rescheduled for April 6.

January 2 – January 17, 2011 Valentine card contest. Any resident of the Brunswick City School District may enter. Age categories are 5-8, 9-11, 12-15, 16-25, and over 25.

The overall winner will see his or her design professionally printed by Galley Printing of Brunswick and available for sale at Karen’s Hallmark Gold Crown Store, located in Brunswick Marketplace, 3674 Center Road. The cards will be available from February 1 through February 14 for $2 each. Proceeds benefit Brunswick Art Works. For the third year, Baskets Galore will be giving winners a lovely gift. "We thank all of our Brunswick business sponsors, including The Brunswick Post, Karen’s Hallmark, Galley Printing, and Baskets Galore," said BAW president Barbara Ortiz. See WINNERS listed at the Feb. 2, 2011 Meet the Artist night.

January 13, 2011 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick.

January 5, 2011- Meet the Artist- "Humiliating ( But Cheap ) Drawings: The art of street caricature by Rob Weske". Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. To help celebrate Brunswick Art Works' 6th birthday, nationally recognized caricature artist, Rob Weske, will be the featured artist. The public is invited to have a piece of cake and enjoy this fun event. Rob will give an interactive presentation, and everyone should bring a fine point marker to draw with. Card stock paper will be provided. Rob’s been on the caricature circuit since 1985, working on both coasts and meeting all kinds of interesting people. He was once hired by Shirley Jones (of the Partridge Family) to draw at a private party at her home in Beverly Hills CA. Seeing the literally dozens of caricature sketch artists working the same street corners, he would resort to clever advertising on his signs: "Humiliating But Cheap Drawings" and "Ugly People Drawn Half Price". Rob was influenced by Mad Magazine mainstays like Don Martin, Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, and Al Jaffee; and Rob worked for a decade at Mad’s close rival Cracked Magazine. Don't miss this entertaining evening! This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council.

December 9, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is J.E. Stanley. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. J.E. Stanley is an accountant and on again/off again guitarist from the grayscale suburban wilderness of Northeastern Ohio where he is lucky enough to hang out with the Deep Cleveland Poets and the Cleveland Speculators. He is the author of Dark Intervals (vanZeno Press), Dissonance (Deep Cleveland Press) and co-author, with Joshua Gage, of Intrinsic Night (Sam's Dot Publishing). His work has appeared in Amaze, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Dwarf Stars, the Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle, Paper Crow, Raven Electrick, The Rhysling Anthology, Scifaikuest, Sein und Werden, Star*Line, Sybil's Garage and numerous other mainstream and genre publications. He continues to assert that, winged or not, Man was always intended to fly; the moon and stars were just put there as an incentive.

December 1, 2010- Meet the Artist Sharon Borror. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Sharon is a Traditional Fine Arts Award winning watercolorist and member of the Ohio Watercolor Society.

November 11, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is Christine Howey. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Christine is currently the theater critic for Cleveland Scene. Formerly, she was creative director of three ad agencies and an actor/director at Dobama Theatre. Performance credits include Richard Nixon, Robespierre, Goebbels, Lucifer and God.

November 3, 2010- Meet the Artist- opera singer, Jason Berry. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Jason sings opera, but he wowed everyone during Medina County Arts Week by singing original Gaelic songs. He was trained in Canada, but is from Brunswick. His voice is amazing.

October 14, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is Timothy House. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Timothy House is a poet, fiction writer, recording artist and lyricist. Tim is the author of Definitions and Love Notes with his new book of poetry Apollo's Flame coming soon. He has a CD of poetry also named Definitions. Tim has performed across the country including NYC, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, and Memphis.

October 10, 2010 City of Brunswick Hearts for the Arts 5K Race. Proceeds from this event will benefit Brunswick Art Works. Walkers welcome! The scenic race will begin at 11:00 AM at the Winking Lizard Tavern on Rt. 303 in Brunswick. The race will pass through Towne Center, Brunswick Lake Park, and past the new entrance arch by Justice & Company. The race will end at the Winking Lizard. Advance registration fee is $20, day of event $30. Fee includes lunch and a T-shirt. Registration Form.

October 10, 2010 – Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 AM at the new entrance arch to Brunswick Lake Park. Brunswick Art Works and the City of Brunswick are very excited by the generosity of Justice & Company, the Ultimate Granite & Design Showroom at 2462 Pearl Rd., Brunswick. The arch is designed and constructed by Justice & Company, and it is the beginning of an Art Walk that is planned at the Lake by Brunswick Art Works. The arch will serve not only as an entry, but as a place to gather at one of the most beautiful settings in Brunswick. The arch will be affixed with original tiles designed by residents of the Brunswick School District and members of Brunswick Art Works.

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2010 – Children’s theatre workshops with Michele Cotner.

Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to lack of participation.

October 7-9, 2010 —Collaborative Art Show with the Medina County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities at Brunswick Community Library. Free admission.

October 6, 2010- Meet the Artist- Lisa Ruschman. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Do you Zentangle? The October meeting will be a free interactive presentation taught by Lisa, a certified zentangle instructor. Walk out with your own Zentangle! Flyer.

September 19, 2010 Free Community Mural Day. Join Brunswick Art Works and St. Ambrose Church as we help celebrate the City of Brunswick's 50th birthday party. Children of all ages will be encouraged to help create a mural that can be viewed by everyone and enjoyed for years to come. The theme of the mural will be Community. Letters will be cut out of full sheets of plywood. The letters will be whitewashed and divided into sections to create a mosaic effect. Everyone will be encouraged to take a section and draw, write or paint their idea on it. No artistic talent is required. This event will be held rain or shine on the grounds of St. Ambrose Church at 929 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Watch for further details.

September 18, 2010- Watercolor for Scaredy Cats Workshop with Lee Beuther. Join Lee for a half-day beginning-level workshop for people who are curious about watercolor painting but have been afraid to try. The workshop will be held at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. The class is open to the public, but class size is limited to 12. Each participant will take home at least 1 completed painting. Registration deadline-September 3. There is a discount for BAW members - to join, go to www.BrunswickArtWorks.org for a membership application. Registration form. For more information call Lee Beuther at 330-225-0591.

September 9, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is Dawn Shepler Shimp. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Dawn is originally from the Cleveland area. She currently lives in rural Ashtabula County, where the wildlife and natural beauty inspire her writing.

September 1, 2010- Meet the Artist- Judi Roszak. Join Brunswick Art Works at our Free Monthly Meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. This event is funded in part by the Medina County Arts Council. Judi was encouraged by her teachers to develop her artistic talents and learned the basics of artistic rules in drawing, values and composition. She exhibited her paintings while in high school. Judi’s styles are in realism and impressionism. She attended the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland and currently teaches at the Brecksville Human Service Center, and at the Ehrnfelt Senior Center in Strongsville. She exhibits at the annual "Art in Our Lives" fine art exhibit, and will participate in the Brecksville Human Service first art show this fall.

August 23 – September 10, 2010 – Brunswick Art Works Arch Tile Contest. Entry fee is $10.00. Brunswick Art Works is having a contest to design tiles for the new entrance arch to Brunswick Lake Park. The arch is the beginning of an interactive sculpture park that Brunswick Art Works has suggested for the site. The arch is being designed and constructed through the generous donation of Justice & Company on Pearl Rd. in Brunswick. It will be completed for the City of Brunswick's 50th birthday party in October. Everyone is eligible to enter the contest. Deadline is September 10. For one entry fee of $10, each artist will enter 2 drawings in the contest. Artists must submit their drawings in color on paper and must be able and willing to reproduce and paint their drawings on tile if they win. A total of 60 drawings will be selected. Winning tiles will be permanently affixed to the arch. Entry forms with official rules are available at Brunswick City Hall. See Official Rules.

August 12, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is Beverly Zeimer. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick.
Beverly is a poet from Pickaway County, Ohio. She writes country poetry and drives a muddy river Toyota with a moon roof and a spoiler. Her first book of poetry entitled Pick a Way was published by Pudding House in 2009 and won first place in the Salon Chapbook Competition in 2008. She recently won third prize in the ECO poetry contest at Comfest.

August 7, 2010 – Field Trip to Your WINE Cellar on Pearl Rd. in Strongsville. Join Brunswick Art Works for a free, informative afternoon while we learn the basics of wine making. Help to make wine, bottle it and sample it.

August 4, 2010 – Meet the Artist- Sheri Pamer. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick city Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Sheri is a painter who won the People’s Choice award in the 2009 Patriotic Mural Contest held at Brunswick City Hall. She works with creative artistry fun for children. This event is funded by the Medina County Arts Council.

July 12 – 16, 2010 Medina County Arts Week- Join Brunswick Arts Week every day at 12:30 PM on the indoor stage at Brunswick Recreation Center at 3637 Center Rd. for free children’s activities. On Tues – Thurs at 7:00 free entertainment is provided on the outdoor stage. This event is funded by the Medina County Arts Council.

July 8, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is Dan Smith.
Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Kelly’s Café, 1661 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Dan smith is a member of the Deep Cleveland tribe of poets & the Cleveland Speculators.His chapbook Crooked River was published in 2005 by Deep Cleveland Press. He has been published in Sein und Werden, Scifaikuest, Paper Crow, ArtCrimes 21, MUSE and Kaleidotrope. He has poems forthcoming in F**k Poetry, Paper Crow & Scifaikuest.

July 7, 2010 – Meet the Artist- Cheryl Srnka. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick city Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Featured artist is poet, Cheryl Srnka. This event is funded by the Medina County Arts Council.

June 10, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Featured Reader is Rose M. Smith.Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month at Dunkin’ Donuts 3868 Center Rd. Brunswick. Rose M. Smith has been called a quiet visionary spanning the worlds of performance poetry and literary print, challenging and enriching the norms of both". However, if you ask her she will tell you that she is an ordinary person, a poet who is also a software engineer. Rose is a 3-time member of Columbus, Ohio's National Poetry Slam team. Her works have appeared in Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Poems from the Big Muddy, and others.

June 10-12, 2010 Art Works/'10 Exhibition. Brunswick Art Works is pleased to announce the winners of its 2nd annual Art Works/'10 Exhibition that was held at the Brunswick Community Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212. Two and three-dimensional pieces of members were displayed. The Cleveland Museum of Art provided two jurors: Joan Brickley, Senior Curatorial Assistant of Prints and Drawings; and Robin Koch, Curatorial Assistant of Photography and Contemporary Art. We thank our sponsors: Brunswick Community Library, AdArt Studios, Edward Jones/Mona Mims, Giant Eagle, and many others who are bringing this event to the community! Barbara Ortiz, Chair. Call 330-225-9144 for information.

June 2, 2010 – Meet the Artist Matt Durbin. Join Brunswick Art Works at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick city Hall, 4095 Center Rd. In Matt’s words from his web site, Matt is "an imaginative illustrator, painter, and sculptor who is driven by an incredible passion for self-expression through art. His works are often noted for their unique style, elegance, and technique." He was the recipient of the Painting Award at the 2009 Wayne College Regional Writing Award for Poetry. Stretching the Window is her first full-length collection of poetry released in February, 2008. This event is funded by the Medina County Arts Council.

May 13 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic7:00 – 9:00 PM at Dunkin’ Donuts 3868 Center Rd. Brunswick. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at our new location. Featured reader is T.M. Gottl. Her new book is coming out in May, and a book signing is planned at the Brunswick Library. She has won numerous awards including the Wayne College Regional Writing Award for Poetry. Stretching the Window is her first full-length collection of poetry released in February, 2008.

May 5, 2010 – Annual Meeting for Election of Trustees - 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Every other year, the Board of Trustees calls for nominations for the Board. If you are interested in helping promote the arts in Brunswick, please contact Dorothy Strauss, Chairperson of the Nominating Committee at 330-273-2163. She will give you an application and provide helpful information.

May 5, 2010- Meet the Artists – 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. After election of Trustees at the Annual Meeting, the artists who entered the contest to design a Seal for Brunswick City Council will be introduced, and they will explain their designs.

April 17, 2010 "Watercolor for Scaredy Cats" - Join Lee Beuther for a half-day beginning-level workshop for people who are curious about watercolor painting but have been afraid to try. The workshop will be held at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Class size is limited to 12. Each participant will take home at least 1 completed painting. Registration deadline is April 3. See attached flyer for fees, and supply list. For more information call Lee Beuther at 330-225-0591.

April 8, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic7:00 – 9:00 PM at Dunkin’ Donuts 3868 Center Rd. Brunswick. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at our new location. Featured reader is Gina Tobasso. Gina has a master’s degree in English and has been published in Mangrove, The Common Review, and many others. She earns her living in the corporate world, and enjoys horse back riding, belly dancing, yoga and traveling.

April 7, 2010 Meet the Artist –Amanda Knapp Melkowits will be the featured artist at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall at 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. Amanda will talk about her work in art therapy and her use of art for therapy. She has been doing plein aire paintings, quilting and creative journaling for relaxation and mental health care. Funding for this event was provided by the Medina County Arts Council.

April 1-30, 2010 Contest to design a Seal for Brunswick City Council. A maximum of 2 entries may be submitted by each person. Entries must be 4.25" x 5.5" submitted both in color and black and white. The winning entry was submitted by Mark Trivisonno.

March 24, 2010 Cooking up Cash Fundraiser- Mapleside Farms Restaurant at 294 Pearl Rd. will donate 10% of all food purchases in their restaurant between the hours of 4:00 – 8:00 PM to Brunswick Art Works. Come for a delicious meal and to support a worthy cause.Don’t forget to try their sticky buns and apple butter. Yummy!

March 11, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic7:00 – 9:00 PM at Dunkin’ Donuts 3868 Center Rd. Brunswick. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at our new location. Featured reader is Mark Hershman. Mark is the Ohio Poetry Association Poet for the Month of September. He is a member of Salon, a gathering of poets sponsored by Pudding House Publications in Columbus, Ohio. Invited reader at the 2002 Chatauqua program at the Balloon Fest in Ashland, Ohio, and the 2005 and 2007 and 2008 Columbus Arts Festival's Poetry Corner. Coordinates and emcees coffeehouses held monthly at various venues in Mount Vernon and Bellville, previously in Mansfield and Coshocton. Published in Backstreet Poets Quarterly, Pudding Magazine: The International Journal of Applied Poetry, Heartlands: A Magazine of Midwest Life and Art, First Person Plural: A Small Collection of Collaborative Poetry and Essays on Collaboration, Whatever House We Come From: Poetry from the Salon. Ohio Poetry Association as the poet of the month for September 2008. His chapbook, Unearthed, was recently published.

March 3, 2010 Meet the Artists – Children who participated in Misty Ricco’s Kidzart workshops in January and February will be featured. Also, winners in the Valentines Day card contest will be the featured artists at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall at 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. Overall winner was Brunswick High School student, Marna Kebberly age 14. Marna’s design was professionally printed by Galley Printing in Brunswick and was sold at both Karen’s Hallmark Gold Crown Store, located in Brunswick Marketplace at 3674 Center Road, and Mapleside’s Apple Bin, located at 294 Pearl Road. Mimi Vanderhaven’s Fabulous Buys, Galley Printing, Karen’s Hallmark, Baskets Galore, and Mapleside Restaurant were corporate sponsors. All proceeds from the card sales benefited Brunswick Art Works.

February 11, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic7:00 – 9:00 PM at Dunkin’ Donuts 3868 Center Rd. Brunswick. Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly poetry reading at our new location. Featured reader is John B. Burroughs. John, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, is a poet, playwright, and composer in Elyria, Ohio. His works have appeared in dozens of print and online publications, his musical plays have been performed as community service by Ohio inmates, and his poetry chapbooks include Bloggerel, Identity Crises and 6/9: Improvisations in Dependence. Founder of the Crisis Chronicles Press and Online Library, John co-hosts the monthly Lix and Kix poetry and music series at Bela Dubby in Lakewood, Ohio, and is currently writing a book about his 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. You can find him at www.crisischronicles.com.

February 3, 2010- Meet the Artist – Karen Burke will be the featured artist at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall at 4095 Center Rd, Brunswick. Karen is the owner of Places in Time Farm and founder and president of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network. She considers herself blessed to be able to combine 3 of her great passions: fiber arts, natural sustainable fiber (some produced on her alpaca farm in Medina County), and holistic health. Karen teaches felt making classes and hosts educational forums in her studio. Come to see a demonstration and to hear her story. For information contact Barb Ortiz at 330-225-9144 or ortiz@brunswick.oh.us

February 1, 2010 – Valentines Day Card Contest - Judges for the Brunswick Art Works Valentine Design-A-Card Contest have chosen Marna Kebberly as the grand prize winner. Marna is the 14-year old daughter of Dorene and Jeff Kebberly and a student at Brunswick High School. The card contest was open to residents of the Brunswick City School District. Marna will see her design professionally printed by Galley Printing in Brunswick and available for purchase at both Karen’s Hallmark Gold Crown Store, located in Brunswick Marketplace at 3674 Center Road, and Mapleside’s Apple Bin, located at 294 Pearl Road. The cards will be available February 1st through February 14th for $2 each. Proceeds benefit Brunswick Art Works. Winners in each age group will each be presented with a lovely gift from Baskets Galore.

January 30, 2010 – February 27, 2010 – Brunswick Art Works Presents: KidzArt classes with Misty Ricco. Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. KidzArt offers students in Grades 1-4 exposure to artist quality mediums like the Prismacolor line of products and lets them experiment with new, exciting 3-D and 2-D art forms! Join us this winter for classes at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Rd. We will feature projects with Transparent Folia Paper, Wonderfoam Sculptures, Pastels on Black Paper, Sculpey Clays, and of course our award winning Prismacolor Marker Projects! As always our focus is on individuality and a completely positive environment~ there is no such thing as a mistake in KidzArt! Class fee is $70.00. Information and register is online at www.kidzartoh.com

January 14, 2010 Free Poetry Reading & Open Mic – 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Dunkin Donuts 3868 Center Rd. Brunswick. Please join us as for our first reading at our new location. Featured reader is Diane Borsenik. Diane describes herself as a former flowerchild and current redhead; she’s a poet and spoken word artist from the Cleveland area. With poetry partner John Burroughs, she cohosts the popular monthly Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza at Bela Dubby's Art Gallery and Beer Café in Lakewood. Her poems, haiku, and lyrics have been widely published both in print journals and online, including Ship of Fools, Nerve Cowboy, Slipstream, Rosebud, The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry, Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, The City Poetry, Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle, Voices of Cleveland, Admit2, Naturally Magazine, Eviscerator Heaven, Walt's Corner, Modern Haiku, and the Crisis Chronicles Online Library. Her chapbook HardDrive/SoftWear was published earlier this year by Crisis Chronicles Press, and you can hear the title poem as part of a recording for the 2009 RTA Project at Cleveland's Sculpture Garden station. Actor Jonathan Frid, who portrayed the character "Barnabas Collins" on Dark Shadows, used three of her poems on tour in his program Genesis of Evil. You can find all her links online at http://www.pw.org/content/dianne_borsenik. For information contact Cheryl Srnka at 216-509-7060 or at lady2bug70@yahoo.com

December 10, 2009- free Poetry Reading & Open Mic 7:00 –9:00 PM at Beuhler’s Foods in the Community Room at 3688 Center Rd, Brunswick. This month’s Poetry Reading is open mic nite so everyone who wishes to read their own work or someone else’s with a holiday theme will be welcome. A silent auction will be held with proceeds going towards continuation of the poetry nights. We’re raising funds for future events for our local and regional poets. Come and enjoy the readings of the talented writers in our area.

If you’re bidding on an auction item, cash will be preferred but checks will be accepted. Any checks returned because of NFS will incur an additional fee. All proceeds will be used toward future featured readers and or purchases of their book(s) to be later donated to the Brunswick Library for everyone’s enjoyment. So, bring your poems, your support, and a couple of hours of your time! Contact Cheryl Srnka for information at 216-509-7060 or at lady2bug70@yahoo.com. Donations are still being accepted for this event and can be dropped off with Barb Ortiz at Brunswick City Hall (4095 Center Rd).

December 2, 2009 Meet the Artist Mark Perry will be the featured artist at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd., Brunswick. Mark is "The Chief Enthusiast"/Owner of Midwest Photography Enthusiasts Group (MPEG). He will be presenting "A Photographic Tour of America's Grandest National Parks: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grant Teton National Park and Death Valley National Park"... Mark Perry, a Brunswick, Ohio resident, is a "serious" amateur photographer /instructor with special interests in wildlife/nature, scenic and HDR photography. He is the owner/"Chief Enthusiast" of the Brunswick-based, MPEG (Midwest Photography Enthusiasts Group). Founded in April 2008, MPEG has grown to 170+ members from all over the regional midwest. For his "real job", Mark is a clinical microbiologist in diagnostic sales covering the entire midwest. Mark has been married to Kimberly for 31 years and has one son, Jared.

November 7, 2009 Gourmet Pancake Breakfast fundraiser - 8:00 –11:00 AM at the Madd Chef’s Bistro 1091 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Due to the generous donation of Madd Chef’s award-winning Chef Richard Cicic, all monies from the breakfast were given to Brunswick Art Works to be used toward a permanent art feature in the City of Brunswick. Breakfast included Gourmet Berry or Caramel Apple Griddle Cakes, Sausage or Bacon, juice or coffee.

November 4, 2009 Meet the Artist Becky Crane will be the featured speaker at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd., Brunswick. Becky Crane works primarily with paper cuttings and woodcarvings. Most of her work is inspired by wildlife and nature in some way- whether it is a scene taken from nature outlined and cut into paper, a carving that brings a face to life in a piece of tree bark, or a design following the gentle curves of an eggshell. Nature is an endless source of fascination, wonder and joy to her, and she hopes her work can bring a little of that across to the viewer.

November 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010 Art Display of our members drawings and paintings at Madd Chef’s Bistro 1091 Pearl Rd. Brunswick. Art pieces are on consignment from Brunswick Art Works. Check out our members’ works while you have breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Oct. 8, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic 7:00 –9:00 PM at Beuhler’s Foods in the Community Room AT 3688 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featuring Dead Poet’s Night. Everyone in attendance was be able to read the works of dead poets or other poetry in tune with a Halloween theme. Contact Cheryl Srnka for information at 216-509-7060 or at lady2bug70@yahoo.com.

Oct. 7, 2009 Meet the Artist - Ohio artist and writer, Richard Doyle was the featured speaker at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd., Brunswick. Richard was born in Medina, Ohio and is currently residing in Wadsworth, Ohio. His work shows the influence that local artists and authors have had on his work. Richard paints watercolors and collages of hometowns, universities, and historic sights. His literary works include original poetry, Haikus, quotes, proverbs, short stories and articles. The artist likes to promote the arts through student classes, and interactive speaking engagements. His philosophy is that "Art is a legacy that all can leave".

September 12, 2009 Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop with Nancy Shaw. An introductory workshop from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center. 3637 Center Rd, Brunswick. Participants will make their own one-of-a-kind polymer clay pendant or focal bead, bake and polish their creation, and turn it into a finished clasped necklace or bracelet to wear home. They'll learn conditioning, color blending, texturing and surface treatments for polymer clay. Registration deadline is September 1. registration form. Registration fee for Brunswick Art Works members is $15, non-member fee is $20. membership form. In addition, stringing kits will be available for $5.00 on the day of the workshop. Send registration fee payable to Brunswick Art Works to PO BOX 668, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. Contact Nancy at nancysshaw@yahoo.com or Julie at 330-741-9362 with questions.

September 12, 2009 Watercolor for Scaredy Cats Workshop was cancelled.

September 10, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Beuhler’s Foods in the Community Room at 3688 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featured reader was Yvonne Stella. While living in Sandusky and attending Firelands College, Yvonne was involved with the creation of SpinDrift, the online magazine of Firelands Campus, serving as President, Editor and helping to facilitate the magnetic poetry contests held there. She received the Writer's Club Recognition Award for her contributions. As a member of the Firelands Writing Center and editor of the monthly newsletter, she assisted in copy editing works for The Heartlands Today published at Bottom Dog Press, and served on the committee to organize annual Community Celebration of the Arts held each year to celebrate the latest publication. She also enjoys participating in and occationally hosting the Coffeehouse Reading Series held in Sandusky. She co-edited, along with Lin Ryan-Thompson, a Pocket Poem Book titled Catching Fire - New Poets from the Firelands from Bottom Dog Press which also contained three of her pieces. Yvonne now resides in Avon and is employed as a certified personal trainer at the YMCA. She still enjoys writing, reading and coffee house venues.

September 2, 2009 Meet the Artist – Local photographer, Bill Beuther, was the featured speaker at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd., Brunswick. Whether bicycling across southern France with a camera strapped to his back or shooting scenes at a local park, Bill’s enthusiasm for photography is infectious. He sees it as the perfect medium for a guy transitioning from button-down shirts to jeans and sneakers. Join Bill for a somewhat irreverent look at photography as he shares some of his insights and experiences. Bill likes creating images of landscapes, wildlife, and urban settings, but particularly enjoys capturing feelings, moods, and candid moments in his wedding photography. His work is beginning to gain recognition, having won awards at each of the past three Aquarius Exhibitions and at this year’s Artworks ’09 Exhibition. Bill is a member of several related organizations including the Professional Photographers of America, Wedding Photographers of America, Medina County Art League, Greenbriar Art League, Brunswick Art Works, Medina Arts Council, and Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society.

August 13, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Beuhler’s Foods in the Community Room AT 3688 Center Rd, Brunswick. Featured reader was Geoffrey Landis. Geoffrey is a poet, a science-fiction writer, and a scientist. His first collection of poetry, Iron Angels, appeared in 2009. His poetry has appeared in as magazines ranging from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine to ArtCrimes to the City poetry, and in collections such as Once Upon a Midnight, TimeFrames, and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. He won the Rhysling award for best short poem in 2000, and as one of the selected poets for the Cleveland Literary Center - RTA "Moving Minds" project, his poetry appeared on 700 busses and trains in Cleveland in 2008. As a science-fiction writer, he's won the Hugo award (twice) and the Nebula award, and his novel Mars Crossing won the Locus award for best first novel. His short stories have been translated into over 24 languages. As a scientist, he has been a member of the Mars Exploration Rovers science team, and has worked on space missions ranging from a probe into the solar corona to proposals for missions beyond the solar system. See his web page at www.ironangels.net for more.

July 13 – 17 Medina County Arts Week – Free Children’s Activities 12:30 PM. daily at the Brunswick Rec. Center Indoor Stage.
The Medina County Arts Council and Brunswick Art Works present free performances in cooperation with the City of Brunswick and Brunswick City Schools.
Monday, July 13 - April Kotar will show children how to create their own multi-media work of art. April is an art teacher.
Tuesday, July 14 - Anthony Taddeo will demonstrate the basics of hip-hop dance and teach the children a hip-hop routine.
Wednesday, July 15 - David Henterly will show children how to make music using ordinary household items such as spoons and washboards.
Thursday, July 16 - Jeff Wolfe will facilitate a drum circle with instruments provided for the children to use. He is a music grad student at Ohio University.
Friday, July 17 - Nate "The Great" Nawalaniec will end the week with magic tricks and balloon art for everyone.
Free Family Entertainment at 7:00 PM.
Wednesday, July 15
–Saxophonist Tony Rump will play traditional tunes, jazz fusion, blues, and more. When not at a gig, Tony is a chemical salesman and economics professor at Walsh University. (7:00 PM at the Brunswick Rec. Center Outdoor Stage –indoor in case of rain).
Thursday, July 16 - Jay Wardeska, BHS Band Director, will bring the Capital University Drum and Bugle Corps and the Brunswick Community Band to the Brunswick High School Stadium at 7:00 PM (or the High School Gymnasium in case of rain).
Friday, July 17 - Jim Gill, singer,song writer, and guitarist will delight the audience with his knack for musical storytelling. Jim is an illustrator when he is not playing his guitar or telling amusing stories about growing up in a large family. Electric viola wizard Doc Dreyfuss will accompany Jim. (7:00 PM at the Brunswick Rec. Center Outdoor Stage –indoor in case of rain).

July 9, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured reader’s are Gina Tabasso and the students who attended her 2008 poetry workshop, including Cheryl Srnka, Carolyn Dandalides, Ben Rader, Keisha Davenport, Cynthia Sheeler Beverly Zeimer, and Mark Hersman.

July 1, 2009 Meet the Artist – local sculptor Roy Tidwell was be the featured speaker at our free monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd. ,Brunswick. Roy gave a short talk and a demonstration. The creative process, basic sculpting materials and mold making techniques were discussed. Roy has been involved in art and creative activities his whole adult life. A cinematographer by training, Roy made a living for almost 30 years as a TV producer and director. His involvement in the "arts" include film making, cartooning, photography, graphic design, and his most recent passion, sculpture. His current interests include sculpting, mold making, casting and patina applications. Roy is a member of the Medina County Art League and Brunswick Art Works. His sculptures have appeared in several local art shows.

June 11, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. 7:00 –9:00 PM at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader is Deborah C. Strozier. Deborah is a poet living in Columbus, Ohio, and her recent poetry explores her Chinese American heritage. In 2008, her chapbook Lotus Leaves won 2rd Prize in the Salon Chapbook Competition and was published by Pudding House. In 2005, she won 3rd prize in The William Redding Memorial Poetry Competition for the Poetry Forum at Larry's. She won numerous prizes in the Ohio Poetry Day Contests 2005-2007. She won the Janet Cicchetti Memorial Prize in 1998. Poems have been published in The Bitter Oleander, Möbius, The Raintown Review, Cricket Magazine, Cadenza, Arabesques Review, Hazmat Review, Ibbetson Street Press, The Aurorean, Loch Raven Review, Flashquake, and many others. She is currently the vice-president and program chair of The Ohio Poetry Association. She works as a product development scientist at an international medical foods company.

June 3, 2009 Meet the artist -Jim Mazurkewicz, renowned goldsmith for Potter & Mellon, will be the featured speaker at Brunswick Art Works monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Brunswick.

May 30, 2009 – ArtWorks/09 Juried Art show from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Brunswick Community Library, 3649 Center Rd. Brunswick, OH 44212. Admission was free and open to the public. A total of 41 two- and three-dimensional works of art in various media were on display. All art was created by members of Brunswick Art Works. See ArtWorks/09 Flyer. Entries were judged by noted watercolorist Sue Delac.

Best of Show: George Britnell "Stearmans" (Colored Pencil), 1st Place and People’s Choice Award: Bill Beuther "Night Court" (Photograph on Canvas), 2nd Place: Valorie Snell "Sunny Flowers" (Watercolor), 3rd Place: Aaron Smeltzer "She Sits Alone Atop Her Atoll" (Acrylic; Mixed Media), Honorable Mention: Christine Tidwell "Livin’ Is Easy" (Watercolor), and Honorable Mention: Donald Woods "Goldfinch and Cornflowers" (Acrylic). All but one of the winners are from Brunswick.

Also participating in the exhibition were Lee Beuther, Francesco Calco, Georgene Carlton, Pauline Cogar, Mary Harrison, Elaine Hutter, Mary Kenney, Cassandra Klesch, Amanda Knapp-Melkowitz, Barbara Ortiz, Mario Ortiz, Gerri Powell, Bill Shearer, Roy Tidwell, Wayne Townsend, and Victoria Zink.
Show sponsors: Plum Creek Assisted Living, Barany Jewelers, Schade’s Auto Body, Brunswick PostNet, Grace Communications, Anonymous; and with generous assistance from the Medina County Art League and Ad/Art Studios. Lending valuable assistance were AdArt Studios, Barbara Johns, Brunswick Old Fashioned Days, the Medina County Art League and the staff at the Brunswick Community Library.

May 21, 2009 – Cooking Up Cash Fundraiser – 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Mapleside Farms Restaurant, 294 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH. Ten percent of the dinner food sales will be donated to Brunswick Art Works. The event is open to the public and reservations are recommended. Call 330-225-5576. Mapleside is known for delicious home cooked meals. Don’t forget to ask for sticky buns and apple butter with your dinner!

May 14, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. 7:00 –9:00 PM at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader is Michelle F. Cooper. Michele F. Cooper is the first-place winner in Poetry Canada's Rhymed Poetry Competition and the TallGrass Poetry Competition, second-place winner in the Galway Kinnell Poetry Competition, author of two books and numerous published poems, founding editor of the Newport Review and Crone's Nest literary magazines, and of a chapbook series, Premier Poets. She recently won honorable mentions in the Emily Dickinson and New Millennium Poetry Competitions. Her book Posting the Watch has just been published by Turning Point, the narrative poetry imprint at WordTech. She is listed in Who's Who in America, Contemporary Authors, and the Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, among others. She recently moved from the edge of a small horse farm (not hers) to Providence, RI, and now to the Cleveland area, where she writes and works as a book editor.

May 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM -Meet the Artist – Nancy Shaw at Brunswick City Hall. Featured artist is jewelry designer Nancy Shaw. After finding a stone bead at a gift shop 20 years ago, Nancy taught herself how to make a necklace with it. She fell in love with all the possibilities of beads, stone, crystals and metal and her passion for "stringing stuff" quickly grew out of control. Then while cruising through a craft store 10 years later, all the pretty colors of polymer clay caught her eye at a time when she was searching in vain for replacement buttons for a jacket. She made the buttons and was hooked on polymer clay. It soon became an extension of her jewelry design. She is now retired after 40 years of accounting work, mostly in the construction industry. She lives in Brimfield with her husband, Roger, and her cat, Mercedes. Nancy is also a singer and an avid gardener.

April 9, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. 7:00 –9:00 PM at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader was Mary Harrison. Mary is an expat Columbusonian, living the large life in the Medina regions. She eats word sandwiches for lunch and enjoys steamed paragraphs and hot curried stanzas for supper, washed down with mulled infusions of trite cliches. Her BFA did not prepare her for the lifestyle to which she aspired, but since the value of a liberal arts education is practically limitless, she uses her purchasing clerk paychecks to support her after-hours literary lifestyle. Her (as yet unpublished) poetry is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes pretentious, almost always brimming with soulful goodness.

April 1, 2009 Meet the Artist Jason Terhart from Brunswick was the featured speaker at Brunswick Art Works monthly meeting at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Brunswick. Jason has been creating art since 2000. He started with abstract color spirals, advancing from there to an art exhibition in March of 2006. He has worked with photography and has been steadily commissioned for personal drawings, paintings and murals. He tries to leave a message that is so involved it could take lifetimes to explain and at the same time it is so simple you can catch it in the blink of the eye or a breath of air. Please join us to see and hear about Jason’s art through several mediums, most notably oils and acrylics.

March 29, 2009 Dedication of Patriotic Mural. 3:00 PM –4:00 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Rd. Brunswick. Dedication of the mural by Michael B. Ayers, winner of the $5000 mural contest held by Brunswick Art Works for his entry "Freedom Is Not Free.
*View All Mural Entries Here*

March 12, 2009 free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. 7:00 –9:00 PM at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader was Rose Smith from Columbus. Rose M. Smith describes herself as a shy, quiet poet who's lived most of her life in Columbus. Others call her "a giant of a poet" or "a shy, gentle atomic bomb," and she was voted Poet Most Unlike Herself at the Mic by her peers in Columbus, Ohio. Her work has appeared in such journals as Chiron Review, The Iconoclast, Good Foot, Pavement Saw, Pudding Magazine, Concrete Wolf, Main Street Rag, and The Pedestal Magazine. She is a National Poetry Slam veteran (13th individually in 2005) and was invited to compete in Canada's first national event in 2004, the inaugural Gypsy Slam Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky, and as a featured poet in cities throughout the Midwest. An associate editor at Pudding House Publications, author of Shooting the Strays (Pavement Saw Press, 2003) and A Woman You Know (Pudding House Publications, 2005), and co-editor of Cap City Poets: Columbus & Central Ohio's Best Known, Read, and Requested Poets (Pudding House Publications, 2008).

Ending March 1, 2009. Photography E-Show. Brunswick Art Works had it's first-ever Photography E-Show on our new web blog! The subject of the pictures was anything to do with snow and/or ice. Original pictures were submitted by Brunswick/Brunswick Hills residents to jzabmom@gmail.com.

February, 2009- Valentine Day Card Design Contest. Carly Zunt, daughter of Rebecca & Tony Zunt of Brunswick was the overall winner. Her entry was professionally reproduced by CQ Printing in Strongsville and sold by Karen’s Hallmark of Brunswick. Prizes were donated by Baskets Galore of Brunswick. Mimi Vanderhaven’s was the sponsor. All proceeds were donated to Brunswick Art Works.
Here is the list of winners, in order - 1st, 2nd, 3rd:
Ages 5-8: Evan French, 8, Hinckley Elem.; Cameron McComas 8, Hickory Ridge;Cameron McComas, 8, Hickory Ridge.
Ages 9-11:Carly Zunt, 9, St. Joseph & John; Greta Conley, 9, Kidder Elem.;Angelica Malkus, 9, Memorial Elem.
Ages 12-15: Jessica Bahle, 14, Willetts Jr. High; John Boykin, 14, St. Peter Chanel HS;
Alyssa Haberman, 15, Brunswick HS.
Ages 16-25: Ivana Petrovic, 16, Brunswick HS;
26 & Over: Jane Wetzel; Nancy Yankura, Dori Kole.

February 12, 2009- free Poetry Reading & Open Mic. 7:00 –9:00 PM at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader was Vince Robinson.

February 4, 2009 free Mural Contest Reception. 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Rd. Brunswick. Brunswick Art Works had a reception for the public to meet the artists and see the entries in its contest to find an artist to design and install his/her original patriotic mural at City Hall. Sheri Pamer of Brunswick won the $200 People’s Choice Award that was voted on by adults in attendance. The winner of the $5000 mural contest prize was Michael B. Ayers of Akron. The mural was funded primarily through Brunswick Art Works fundraisers. In 2006 the Medina County Arts Council provided a grant to aid in the planning stages. See Photos.

January 1, 2009 – January 26, 2009 Valentines Day Card Contest. Brunswick Art Works invited Medina County residents to create and submit their original Valentine’s Day Cards. The winning entry was professionally reproduced by CQ Printing in Strongsville, and sold at Karen's Hallmark in Brunswick. Baskets Galore provided prize baskets to winners in each age category.

December 1, 2008 – January 9, 2009 Writing Contest. Insights Coffee & More, in Partnership with Brunswick Art Works hosted a contest for the best original written story in Brunswick! Entries were judged on Creativity, Uniqueness, and Story Structure. Entries must be at least 4 pages long; single spaced and typed in 12 font.

January 7, 2009 - Photography presentation. Brunswick Art Works celebrated it’s 4th birthday at our monthly meeting with featured artist, Judge Christopher Collier.

December 11, 2008 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader is Gordon Landefeld. Gordon, a Cleveland east-sider, is a business consultant, amateur poet, and aspiring novelist. Several years ago he helped Gina Tabasso co-found the Fourth Tuesday poetry workshop at the Bookstore on West 25th, in Cleveland. Gordon's themes revolve around the interrelationships of science, culture, and personal growth. Gordon’s chapbook, "Hydraulic Housefly," is posted on his site: civthrival.blogspot.com, in December 2007.

December 6, 2008 –Free Glass blowing demonstration. 2:00 – 3:00 at Tazza Glass 4470 Hamilton Rd, Medina OH 44256. A dozen members of Brunswick Art Works watched as artist Mike Grau made a beautiful hand blown vase.

December 3, 2008 – Free Monthly Artist Presentation – 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall. Watercolor artist, Lee Beuther was the featured artist. Drawing was Lee's favorite childhood pastime and she was always intrigued by color and shape, but it wasn’t until she was nearing retirement that she began painting in 2001. She now enjoys creating paintings that reflect her love of life and her continued fascination with color and design. Although Lee is primarily self-taught, she has studied with several of the areas finest artists; she enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to express herself in her paintings. Lee is involved in the local arts community as a member of the Medina County Art League, Greenbriar Art League, Crooked River Gang, and as Trustee of Brunswick Art Works. She is also a member of Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Medina Arts Council, and is an associate member of Ohio Watercolor Society. Her paintings are frequently on display in area shows and may be viewed weekends, April through October, at M.D. Garage in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Lee is a lifelong resident of Ohio, currently living in Brunswick with her husband, Bill, and their dog, Winston.

November 2008 – January 16, 2009 – Call to Artists – Mural Contest. Brunswick Art Works had a contest to commission a mural artist to design and install his/her original patriotic work on an interior wall at Brunswick City Hall. The winner will be awarded a commission of $5000 upon completion of the mural.

November 13, 2008 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic. 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured reader was Mark Hersman. Mark is the Ohio Poetry Association Poet for the Month of September. He is a member of Salon, a gathering of poets sponsored by Pudding House Publications in Columbus, Ohio. Invited reader at the 2002 Chatauqua program at the Balloon Fest in Ashland, Ohio, and the 2005 and 2007 and 2008 Columbus Arts Festival's Poetry Corner. Coordinates and emcees coffeehouses held monthly at various venues in Mount Vernon and Bellville, previously in Mansfield and Coshocton. Published in Backstreet Poets Quarterly, Pudding Magazine: The International Journal of Applied Poetry, Heartlands: A Magazine of Midwest Life and Art, First Person Plural: A Small Collection of Collaborative Poetry and Essays on Collaboration, Whatever House We Come From: Poetry from the Salon. Ohio Poetry Association as the poet of the month for September 2008. His chapbook, Unearthed, is also pending publication by Pudding House.

November 5, 2008 Free Monthly Artist Presentation. 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall. Featured artist was Wayne Townsend. Great Grandpa" Townsend would like to introduce "flatcarve" to the world. This is a brand new art form, and he has only been doing it a couple years. It is 3D art using wood veneer over styrofoam. He carves through the veneer and impresses the styrofoam. Great Grandpa had a show this summer at the Medina Gem Company. There are no books on this art form. He said he is the book, as he invented it.

October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 2008 POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP - 10 a.m. to noon at the Brunswick Recreation Center. Instructor: Gina Tabasso. Cost: $50.00.

October 9, 2008 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader is Robin Crawford. Born in Cleveland and raised in the isolated, sidewalk-lessness of Chesterland, Robin Crawford is a classically-trained musician and played French horn professionally for many years in the Erie Philharmonic and Erie Chamber Orchestra. Writing was always a part of her life, but only recently did she begin sharing her work with others. In 2006, she received a prize in the Lakeland Community College poetry contest and, in 2007, received an Honorable Mention in the fiction category of the Writer’s Digest Annual Competition. She has just completed a novel and is searching for representation for publication. She lives in Mentor-on-the-Lake with her husband and four cats. It is also her privilege to be the mother of three beautiful and accomplished children.

September 11, 2008 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader is Joanne Cornelius. Joanne Cornelius is a Cleveland area poet and keeper of the d.a levy Collection of poetry and art at Cleveland State University Library. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 103: The Journal of the Image Warehouse, Cleveland Anthology of Poets, the deep cleveland junkmail oracle, First Person Plural, LYNX, SilentFusion, Three-Chord Poems: Poetry Inspired by Rock & Roll, Twin Crane Press and other publications including chapbooks Mermaid on the Edmund Fitzgerald (deep cleveland press) and Electric Sun (Buckeye Midnight Press.

September 3, 2008 – Artist demonstration of colored pencil drawings. 7:30 –8:30 PM at Brunswick Municipal Building, 4095 Center Rd. Brunswick. Featured artist on September 3 is Strongsville resident, George D. Britnell. George has been drawing for as long as he can remember, drawing pictures out of books and magazines and sketching things from life. His first formal training came while attending Brunswick High School in the early 60's. His teacher, Alvin Stauffer, introduced him to many different art mediums, watercolor, oil, tempera and pen and ink but George never used the one that he enjoys the most now, colored pencil. After high school George worked in the art field for awhile but his employment took him in a different direction for many years. One day George was looking at artwork on the internet and came across an artist and her work, mainly portraits, done with colored pencil. George was amazed at the detail and richness of color that could be obtained with colored pencils so he bought one of her books, read it several times and went out and purchased the materials that she recommended. From that point on George has worked almost exclusively with colored pencils. George's work is incredible. Unless you look at his work up close, you cannot tell that the detail and shading are from pencil. Three of his pictures are on display in the lobby of Brunswick City Hall until the end of the year. George would like to share his work and the knowledge he has learned over the last 6 years with the public.

August 23 & 24, 2008 – Auditions for "The Last Christmas Carol". 2:00 – 5:00 PM in the lunch room of Brunswick Municipal Building, 4095 Center Rd. Brunswick. Come prepared with a song. An accompanist will be provided. Performance dates are November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22, and will be the northeast Ohio premiere of the musical by Ohioans David Meyers and Scott Michal. Call director Bob Kenderes with questions at 440-897-7662.

August 14, 2008 – Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader is Gina Tabasso.

August 6, 2008 - Meet the Artist Night – 7:30 –8:30 PM. Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road. During the past 3 months, Brunswick Art Works held a competition to select original artwork for display in the main lobby at City Hall. In a blind judging, ten works by the following artists were chosen:
Christine Tidwell
William Felinski
Arthur Fenton
George Britnell
Tom Roether
All of the art will be on display at Brunswick City Hall until the end of 2008. Most of the art is for sale with part of the proceeds benefiting Brunswick Art Works. At Meet the Artist Night, each artist will have 5 minutes to talk about him/herself and his/her work. A small reception with refreshments will be held immediately after. The event will be filmed for local cable TV.

JULY 14 – JULY 18, 2008 Medina County Arts Week in Brunswick. Join us every day from noon – 1:00 as we present free interactive arts events at the Brunswick Recreation Center. These events are brought to you by Brunswick Art Works and the Medina County Arts Council.

July 10, 2008 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza
Featured Reader is Elise Geither. Elise is an area poet and playwright. Most recently, her collection of monologues, "Horse Latitudes" (deepcleveland press) was presented as part of a summer theater workshop hosted by director Michael C. Mazur (MFA/NYU, Theater Professor from Cal State Chico). A monologue from her full-length play "The Doe" appears in More Monologues from the Best New Plays, and her new short play "Theater of the Mind" was workshopped this summer through a local theater program. Geither's poems have appeared in Morpo, Big City Lit, Thundersandwich, Slant, and the Artful Dodge among others. Geither is a mom to three lovely girls and finishing her PhD. She works at Baldwin-Wallace College.

July 2, 2008 -"Art and Sketching Just For The Fun of It".Self-taught painter, photographer, cartoonist, and educator, Robert Lewis will help you draw like a child again in this free audience participation event. Join Brunswick Art Works on July 2 at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road for our monthly artist presentation. Sometimes it's okay to get a little silly, forget the rules and ignore the fear of being critiqued for your artistic efforts. Let your imagination take you back to when you were a kid, learning to draw for the first time. Everything you finished felt like artwork and you were being creative in ways that just felt so positive and so good. Every Artist ever born, began as a little child making marks, forming pictures, sculpting and expressing their thoughts for others to see and share. Art wasn't work and we weren't afraid to try just about anything creative. Let's all go back there for an evening and do that again. Expect to surprise yourself and perhaps we will even inspire one another to practice and grow artistically..... just for the fun of it. Robert Lewis will also bring some of his work to show the group and will bring handouts for attendees to take home for themselves and their children.

June 12, 2008 -Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza
Featured Reader is T.M.Gottl. T.M. Göttl is a member of the Buffalo ZEF creative arts community. She has won awards including the Wayne College Regional Writing Award for Poetry, and at her first poetry slam she was awarded first prize. Her material has appeared electronically and in print, in publications such as The Mill, The Poet's Haven, and deep cleveland. She currently lives in Ohio, where she can be found writing and performing her poetry. Her first full-length collection of poetry, titled Stretching the Window, was released in February 2008.

June 4, 2008 Oil painting demonstration. Brunswick resident, Pauline Cogar, was the featured artist at Brunswick Art Works' monthly meeting on June 4 at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall 4095 Center Road. Pauline usually paints portraits in oil on canvas and specializes in baby portraits. Pauline brought samples of her work and demonstrated her technique on an oil painting in progress. Pauline has pursued her love of painting since taking 2nd place at a West Virginia grade school many years ago when she was in the 7th grade. She watched TV shows about drawing and read art books and taught herself how to paint and has been painting regularly for the last 20 years. Before her retirement, Pauline did silk screening and worked as a seamstress. Her work has been displayed at art shows in Fairview and Lodi. She is currently learning to paint with water colors.

JUNE 1, 2008 The City of Brunswick is planning to decorate the front lobby of City Hall with original artwork. The work will be hung on the walls by the City and will be under surveillance by police cameras at all times. All artists are welcome to submit entries. Artwork must be able to be hung from the walls. The City of Brunswick in cooperation with Brunswick Art Works will choose pieces that they feel are appropriate for the facility. Art will be on display for a minimum of 3 months and will be rotated periodically by the City. Work chosen for the display must be delivered to the City by the artist; and picked up promptly at the end of the display. Artwork may be sold at the end of the display on a consignment basis with a percentage fee going to Brunswick Art Works. Members of Brunswick Art Works may submit up to 5 entries without paying a fee. Non-members may submit up to 5 entries at one time for a total fee of $15.00. The fee is non-refundable. Art not selected for immediate display may be chosen for future displays. The first display will be selected by June 1, 2008. See Entry Form and Membership Form.

May 15, 2008 -Crestview Elementary School art show. When art teacher, Mona Florek, held her 5th annual art show, Brunswick Art Works was invited to participate. Julie Zabkar and Melissa Sawmiller represented Brunswick Art Works at the event. Melissa’s origami demonstration was very popular with the children.

May 8,2008 - Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza
Featured Reader was Beth O'Kain Kilbane. Beth lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works in the investment management industry. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing with the Northeast Ohio Universities Consortium (NEOMFA program). Her poetry and short fiction have been published in the akros review, Hessler Poetry and Prose Annual, The Anachronist, and on-line in the winter 2007 issue of Wicked Alice at sundress.net/wickedalice. Her work often discusses the body's vulnerabilities, and incorporates historical and geographical information. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys traveling, rowing, belly dancing and scuba diving.

MAY 7, 2008 –Wood turnings presentation. Jesse Zabkar brought his wood turnings to Brunswick Art Works' monthly Art Presentation. Jesse explained how he makes the wood turnings, what types of wood he uses, why some are better than others, the tools he uses, etc. Jesse is completely self-taught.

April 10, 2008 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. J.E. Stanley is the featured reader. J.E. Stanley is an accountant and on again/off again guitarist from Northeastern Ohio. A member of "The Deep Cleveland Tribe of Poetry" and the Cleveland Speculators, he is the author of the book, Dark Intervals (vanZeno Press), the chapbook Dissonance (deep cleveland press) and the short collection, Ink (Gypsy Lips Press). He has been a frequent contributor to the deep cleveland junkmail oracle and Sein und Werden. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in 103: The Journal of the Image Warehouse, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Ohio Writer, Prism Quarterly, Stray Dog, Three-Chord Poems: The Poetry of Rock & Roll and numerous other publications.

APRIL 2, 2008 - Join Brunswick Art Works at our monthly meetings and learn about the craft of one of our local artists. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:30 PM at Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road. Rita Montorsi-Green will be the speaker at our April 2 meeting. She is a local artist and owner of A.I. Design in Brunswick's Industrial Park. Rita will discuss GOLDSMITHING, how she does it, her inspiration, and her tools of the trade. She will bring examples of her work.

March 27, 2008 – Cooking Up Cash. Eat a delicious meal from 4:00 PM –8:00 PM at Mapleside Farm Restaurant at 262 Pearl Rd. Brunswick, and help Brunswick Art Works raise much needed funds. Mapleside will donate 10% of all food purchases that evening to Brunswick Art Works.

March 13, 2008 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured reader is David Young. Nationally known, David Young has many activities to his credit – writing, translating, teaching, and editing – and all of them center on his lifelong commitment to the art of poetry. "Poetry is where it begins and ends, for me," he says. "I feel that poetry is one of the great and enduring human activities and that it merits being served with integrity and humility." Among his many awards are the U.S. Award of the International Poetry Forum, Cleveland Arts Prize, OSU Press / The Journal Award, Ohio Major Artist Award, and the Ohioana Poetry Award.

February, 2008 Snow Festival Help Brunswick Art Works decorate the town by building a snowman or snow sculpture in your front yard and emailing the photo to brunswickartworks@yahoo.com. Include the name and address of the artist. See Picture

February 14, 2008 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Readers are Berea residents, Geoff Landis and Mary Turzillo. Geoffrey A. Landis is a poet, a science fiction writer, and a scientist. Mary Turzillo is now a full-time writer after a career as a professor of English at Kent State University. SEE FLYER

January 10, 2008 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza.

Steve Thomas is the proud father of Rob and Rachel. He spent the last 15 yrs coaching bowling and over 30 years writing bad poetry. Thomas was lucky enough, while completing his BA at Baldwin Wallace, to be tutored by Professor Dan Hoyt for 2 years. That gave him a foundation to express his thoughts about the human spirit friendship and parenting.

December 13, 2007 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured reader was Don Iannone, an economist from Mayfield Village who is fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a poet. (see flyer)

December 5. 2007 Rita Montorsi-Green was the speaker at our meeting. She is a local artist and owner of A.I. Design in Brunswick's Industrial Park. Rita discussed GLASSWORKING, how she does it, her inspiration, and her tools of the trade. She brought examples of her work.

November 8, 2007 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured reader was Medina, Ohio resident, Mark Kuhar. Mark is a poet, writer, editor, artist and publisher. (see flyer).

October 13 –14, 2007 Paper Making 12:00 –6:00. About 150 children of all ages joined Brunswick Art Works as we made colored paper. This event was part of Heritage Days at the Brunswick Area Historical Society on Laurel Road.

October 11, 2007 Poetry Reading and Open Mic 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Featured Reader Rita M. Grabowski (see flyer).

September 13, 2007 Poetry Reading and Open Mic – 7:00 –9:00 PM free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Dan Smith featured reader (see flyer).

September 5, 2007 Learn About Jewelry - 6:00 –7:15 PM Dave Wiant of Wiant Jewelers talked about jewelry making and natural vs. man-made gems. The free presentation was held at Wiant Jewelers, 3511 Center Rd, in the German-American Business Center across the street from Tony Roma’s, next to Arby’s.

August 9, 2007 Poetry Reading and Open Mic Brunswick Art Works held its third free Poetry Reading at Insights Coffee & More at 1661 Pearl Road, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. Almost 30 people came to hear featured reader Loren Weiss. Although Loren wrote poetry as a young man in his 20s, writing was not an important part of his life until he got older. His poetry contains the wisdom of experience as well as the wide-eyed openness of innocence. Loren and his family have lived in Cleveland Heights since 1966. Trained as an engineer, he owned and operated a parts manufacturing business in Euclid, Ohio, until his retirement in 2001. Currently, he volunteers for both SCORE and the Beachwood Business Development Center as a counselor for entrepreneurs.

July 14, 2007 and July 15, 2007 Sand Sculpting Festival. Brunswick Lake on Rt. 303 (next to Giant Eagle) was the site of 2 fun filled days. Approximately 2000 people enjoyed this free family event. The 20-ton community sandbox provided by the City of Brunswick was a big hit, as well as the 10-ton eagle created by Olympic Gold Medal winner, Aaron Costic. Free music and other entertainment made this a "don’t miss event". Food was sold by these area restaurants: Tony Roma’s, Heimatland Inn, Savory Sub, Madd Chef’s, Bianca’s, and Insights Coffee & More. Corporate sponsors were First Merit Bank, Giant Eagle, and Westfield Bank. Advertising was provided with the help of the Medina Women’s Journal. We thank the City of Brunswick, the Medina County Arts Council, The Brunswick Education Foundation, Applebees, 48hourprint.com, and Inflatable Images for their support.
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July 12, 2007 Poetry Reading and Open Mic - "Art Is Life" was the central theme of a poetry reading given by Miles Budimir, respected Ohio poet. His reading was held at Insights Coffee located at 1661 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza, This free event was open to the public.

July 9 – 14 2007 Medina County Arts Week. Brunswick Art Works, in co-operation with the Medina County Arts Council and the Brunswick Recreation Department presented free family entertainment and events every day at 12:30 PM at the Brunswick Recreation Center.

Monday July 9 – Stories with Hannah Wynne and a group rap tale.
Tuesday July 10 – Magic and balloons with Nate "The Great" Nawalaniec.
Wednesday July 11 – "Young Rembrandt" art with Megan Henkel.
Thursday July 12 – "Musical Munchkins" song, dance, and story with Miss Babs Uhl.
Friday July 13 – Try jazz ‘n’ ballet with Brittany Bates.

June 14, 2007 Poetry Reading - "Art Is Life" was the central theme of a poetry reading given by Gina Tabasso, respected poet from Brunswick, Ohio. Her reading was held at Insights Coffee & More located at 1661 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, in the Drug Mart Plaza. This free event was sponsored by Brunswick Art Works and was open to the public. Four other poets took advantage of the open microphone and shared some of their works.

June 6, 2007 Inflatable Images Tour. Brunswick Art Works toured Inflatable Images at 2880 Interstate Parkway, Brunswick, Ohio. This world famous company is right in our own community. Those big inflatables aren’t balloons after all!
SEE PHOTOS

May 24, 2007 Cooking Up Cash. Mapleside Farms Restaurant at 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, Ohio donated 10% of all food sales to Brunswick Art Works between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 24.

May 12, 2007 Eco Arts Chalk Festival. The Second Annual Eco-Arts Chalk Festival was held at North Park in Brunswick on May 12th, 2007. This free family event was sponsored by Brunswick Art Works with the support of Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, Brunswick Parks and Recreation, and the Medina County Soil and Water District. Pat Catan's Craft Centers provided free chalk to about 100 participants, and gift certificates for the best chalk drawings. SEE PHOTO
Winners of $25.00 certificates were:
Drew and Celina Hayes in the elementary school division,
Marna Kebberly in the middle school division,
Thomas Ho in the high school division,
the Yusko Family in the small group division.
A $50 certificate was awarded to Girl Scout Troop 797 in the large group division.

Brittany Bogus was the featured chalk artist; and Melissa Mallory chalked the sponsor logos. National Honor Society students helped throughout the event and high school artists painted faces. Gary Norcia from the Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District talked about water quality and animals that can be tracked around the lake. Nature hikes into the woods and around the lake were lead by City Naturalist, Andy Hudak.

May 2, 2007 Presentation of 8’ x 6’ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn oil painting. Meet the artist Francesco Calco from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM as he explains his massive oil painting depicting the life of the famous dissident. This spectacular painting must be seen to be believed. Refreshments will be served. Brunswick City Hall, 4095 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio.

December 2006 Holiday window painting. Thank you to Jeanne Bystricky and Laurie Miller for painting the windows at Giant Eagle.

November 11th, 2006 Veteran's Day WWII musical fundraiser. A nearly sold out crowd enjoyed nostalgic, romantic music performed by 9 talented singers and musicians. The event was held on the indoor stage at the Brunswick Recreation Center. Complimentary dessert and beverages were provided. All money went toward the Outdoor Mural Project that is being planned for 2007. See Flyer.

October 2006 Halloween window painting. Brunswick Art Works, Girl Scout Group Troop 280, and individuals painted the town orange at Giant Eagle, Brunswick Library, KnowledgePoints, Sprint, Qnails, Bruno Brothers, Heimatland, Game Stop and Allure Studiyo & Spa. Prizes were donated by Great Clips, KnowledgePoints, Qnails, Cicis, Mapleside, and Beuhlers. First Place window painting awards went to Cheryl and Sierra Cox; Second Place award went to Lodi Spunky Spurs 4H; Third Place went to Crista Constantine and Jessica Lebold. Best Group award was given to Sarah Haley, Steven MacLaren, Bryan MacLaren, Adam Stayrook, and Samantha Wonkavich. Runner-up group was Girl Scout Group Troop 280. Tied for the Best Individual award were Drew Schneider and Heather Weber.

August 12, 2006 Italian Dining. - A "Dining for the Arts" event. Hosts are Julie Zabkar and Dr. Julie Merriam. Enjoy a delicious Italian meal with dessert. Cost to attend is $30.00 per person.

July 10 - 15, 2006 Medina County Arts Week. Thanks to the efforts of Brunswick Art Works and the Medina County Arts Council, Brunswick will host FREE events during Medina County Arts Week for the first time in the history of Medina County Arts Week. Thank you to Bev Marusa, Barb McGreer, and Nancy Sprowls for their efforts on our behalf.
FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES held daily, rain or shine at Brunswick's Recreation Center at 12:30 PM:
Monday 7/10 - Create your own masterpiece with April Kotar.
Tuesday 7/11 - Dance Hip Hop with Anthony Taddeo.
Wednesday 7/12 - Play Old-time Music with Dave Henterly.
Thursday 7/13 - Make a mural with Phyllis Baldwin.
Friday 7/14 - Balloon Magic with Jeff Dick.
FREE ENTERTAINMENT held rain or shine on Route 303 at the Town Center on Saturday, July 15 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM:
5:00 to 5:30 - Bud Preston, Guitarist - near Applebee's
5:30 to 6:15 - Barbara Sutton, Storyteller - near Great Clips
5:45 to 6:30 - Bud Preston, Guitarist - near Applebee's
6:15 - 8:00 - Vince Carl, Karaoke - near Great Clips
6:45 - 8 p.m.- Tony Rump - Saxophonist - near Great Clips or Starbuck's (with break time at his choosing)

May 20, 2006 Eco Arts Chalk Festival. The first annual festival was held at North Park on Grafton Road in Brunswick. This free family event had 70 participants who chalked nature themes on the paved walkway around the lake, printed animal tracks on paper and in the sand. Brunswick Art Works, Pat Catans, the Medina County Soil and Water District and Giant Eagle sponsored this event. Thank you to Jeanne Bystricky for organizing this activity. See pictures here.

April 29, 2006 Cinco de Mayo dinner - a "Dining for the Arts" event. Hosted by Barb and Mario Ortiz. Six guests enjoyed a delicious Mexican dinner and games.

March - August, 2006 "Dining for the Arts" fundraisers - Volunteers hosted and sponsored events and dinner parties at a date and location of their choosing. The hosts chose the size and type of event, a theme, and a menu. They determined the cost that guests paid to attend. 100% of the money collected at each event was for our arts group.

March 4, 2006 Mardi Gras party- invitations were mailed to individuals who were likely to support the arts. The "Dining for the Arts" events were presented at this party. Printed menus and written details about each event were distributed. Guests signed that night to attend the events of their choosing. Hosts were John and Rosemary Mihacevich. $1200 was raised that evening. Thanks to Jim McPherson who designed and made the jester cut-out in the pictures.

February 16, 2006 Cooking Up Cash fundraising event. Mapleside Farms Restaurant, on Pearl Rd. in Brunswick, donated $40.92 to our group.

November - December 2005 parks logo contest - BAW held a contest to design a logo for the City of Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department. Jim McPherson won the contest. He received a free 1 year membership to the city's Recreation Center valued at $300.

June 26, 2005 BAW took 3rd place in the Brunswick Old Fashioned Days Parade. A dozen people decorated umbrellas. We marched with a contingent of 25 people. Thanks Jim McPherson for a great idea!

June 17 - 19, 2005 BAW had an arts booth at Art On The Farm, Spring Mist Farms, 697 Pearl Rd, Brunswick Hills. Our booth showcased works by local artists in our group.

March - April 2005 – Logo contest. BAW held a contest to design a logo for our group. We had 16 entries. Glenn Somodi won $100 for his design.