Parma Art Scene

James Burnett

Prama Artspace & Gallery, 5411 Pearl Road, is excited to present a show of artwork by long-time Cleveland abstract artist James Burnett. James Burnett is an alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Holy Name High School. His abstracts are bold, with strong defined painterly shapes. This show runs from March 26th to April 18th. "The Female Soul", celebrating Women's History Month is also on exhibit at Prama Artspace & Gallery until April 18th. This exhibit can also be viewed virtually and includes pieces created by Liz Maugans, Laura D’Alessandro, June Hund, Samantha Vickers, Emma Anderson, Grace Wen, Terri Simons, Kole Robinson Brooks and Joyce Morrow Jones. Regular hours are S,W,S 2-7 and M 10-3. Please wear a mask. Masks are also sold at the gallery, along with some great fun and unique boutique items. Recently they received some great new merchandise, mugs, and tees for the Dyngus Day crowd. Visit at, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Call For Entries: Cleveland State University (The Cleveland Memory Project) and Cleveland Photographic Workshop are collaborating to form a collection and archive of documentary photographs of North East Ohio. They are looking for submissions of photos of person, place, thing or event, not manipulated photos, from daily life of significance to the photographer. For more information email to Free to submit! Deadline is December 31, 2021. 

Cleveland Photo Fest’s Photothon 2021. At the Bostwick Design Center at 2729 Prospect Ave. Shows runs May 1st to June 30th. For Women Only, Dear Diary: Show us your secrets. An opportunity to delve into your imagination and express yourself. Furtography, Another Show for Dogs. Show us your noblest, most elegant, memorable, humorous and lasting images. Deja Nude, Not another nude show! An exhibition of upbeat, enlightened and just plain fun nudity. Go to for further information. 

Cleveland Photo Fest and BAYarts presents the Cleveland – Kerala Photo Exchange opens May 26, 2021. It’s a photo exchange between 45 Cleveland Area photographers and 48 images of Kerala India. Of the 45 area photographers, several have a Parma connection. Mary Ford, Parma resident, Laura D’Alessandro, co-curator Prama Artspace Gallery, Sean Mabin, owner/operator Prama Artspace Gallery, and Jim Szudy of 440 Photography, Director & Marketing Manager of Cleveland Photo Fest and founder of Gemini Developers. BAYarts is located at 28795 Lake Avenue in Bay Village. 

Cleveland Arts Events: Trying to find something to do that’s different? Log into Brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. This site is easy to use for searching for entertainment events, online streaming, festivals, music, theater, dance, history and visual arts. You can narrow the search by city, family friendly or free. You can search for a specific organization, venue or artist. They even have a job posting site. Great tool for residents, or visitors alike. Thanks CAC for this great easy to use tool!

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 11:58 AM, 04.02.2021