Parma Art Scene

By Slain Nemo

Slain Nemo opened on Earth Day, April 22nd at Prama Artspace Gallery & Boutique, located at 5411 Pearl Rd. This amazing exhibit was enhanced by the musical sounds of Dee Deprator and a lazer and light show outdoors in the back courtyard. Slain Nemo’s creations uses computer generated images, lazer burns, and oil paint on canvas. His very precise work shows no visible brush strokes. Words used to describe his artistic creations are sacred geometric forms, surrealistic, Sci-Fi, Shamanistic, and linear. This is a very exciting, high quality show. Exhibit runs through May 23rd. 

Holy Name High School Student Photography Exhibit will open May 28th at Prama Artspace Gallery & Boutique. This event is sponsored by Cleveland Photofest. Photography teacher, Mrs. Julie Brannigan presents student works from Jamal Carter, Marissa Perciado, Luke DePietro, Tommy DeJesus, Tyler Palmer, and Megan McElwain. This exhibit is an excellent opportunity for young photographers to experience at a professional level, and no doubt will be a memorable one. Support these young photographers by stopping in May 28th through June 20th. 

Anthony DeMarco’s photo titled “A Place to Hide, A Place To Rest’ has been accepted into the permanent collection of Cleveland State University’s Special Collection, The Cleveland Memory Project. The photo will be available to the general public for print and digitally. 

Exciting news for Mary Ford. She’s been accepted again this year into the Ad Art Show 2021, in New York City, Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, May 1st through May 31st. In addition to her work being shown on the big screen her art will be featured on a separate screen as well. In it’s fourth year, Ad Art Show continues to draw interest from all over the art world. Plus the possibility of winning a Cleo Award. Best of luck to our Parma home town girl. Also online at Locally you can view Mary’s work at Creative Space Avon where she won Best Themed Award for her photograph titled “Step Up”, through May 6th. Mary is also in Cleveland Photo Fest’s Photothon 2021, in “I Identify As” and “Deja Nude” at Bostwick Design Art Initiative, 2729 Prospect Avenue. Additionally Mary will curate and host a spirit art show in North Olmsted at Emergence of Being, 288895 Lorain Avenue, Suite 103. Call for art now till May 31st. Spirit Night opens June 26th. 

Sean Mabin is both a model and photographer in the “I Identify As” exhibit held at Bostwick Design Art Initiative, 2729 Prospect Avenue. Sean is also the owner/operator of Prama Artspace Gallery & Boutique in Parma. 

Cleveland Photofest’s Photothon 2021 is now in full swing. Laura D’Alessandro, a founder of Cleveland Photofest is also co-curator of Prama Artspace Gallery & Boutique. Photofest’s motto is Unity Through Photography. This nonprofit’s goal is to bring both amateurs and professional photographers together to further artistic expression through photography. Opening on May 1st at Bostwick Design Art Initiative, 2729 Prospect Avenue, are the following exhibits: “Furtography”Another Show For The Dogs, “Deja Nude” Not Another Nude Show, “Dear Diary” For women only – Show Us Your Secrets, “I Identify As”, and coming soon “Speak With Images, See With Sounds”. Plus additional events at satellite locations to be announced. Go to for details.

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 5, Posted 3:45 AM, 05.01.2021