A long time resident of Shaker Heights, Lewandowski's painting studio is in her Sussex area home. She began painting with watercolors as a youth in a class at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. This led to her interest in pursuing a BFA in Illustration, graduating with honors from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The artist paints almost exclusively with watercolors and is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. She has been commissioned to illustrate various homes, buildings and businesses in the U.S. and England. Lewandowski also paints images with architectural interest and have expanded into botanical illustration. Amy's botanical illustration interests have been extended with the successful completion of a Certificate and an Advanced Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration through Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, she has a line of needlepoint canvases sold to needlework retailers nationwide. Website
"Blowing Grasses," designed by Stephen Manka, is an ornamental fence that was commissioned to honor Shaker's Centennial. The fence borders the "orchard" that is being planted on a former vacant lot. The fence conveys a windswept feel using iron pieces in the shape of a shepherd's crook. The spacing between the crooks will allow foliage and flowers to grow through in harmony with the steel structure.
Manka states, "Sculpture and urban situations merge in my pursuit of public art." He views art as a form of "urban acupuncture" tying people to a place and to each other. Learn more about Manka here.
“Trumpet Flower” greets passers-by at the Kenyon Walkway, a pedestrian path that links Shaker Town Center with the Lomond neighborhood. It is constructed out of painted steel and stands approximately nine feet tall with the blossom six feet in diameter. The sculpture was funded by a federal grant through the Neighborhood Stabilization program, along with the new walkway, fencing, landscaping, and lighting.
Mike Moritz literally grew up around metalworking industry; his father was a millwright for General Tire and other companies in Akron. He started his own small workshop in his parent’s garage in 1992. Gradually, by word of mouth, he has built up a reputation as an artist who is design oriented, practical, and skilled across disciplines. He is the founder of Moritz Wood and Metal, a custom metal and design resource studio at Tyler Village, an old elevator factory which has been converted into workspace for artists and tech start-ups. To learn more about Moritz click here
Building community through the arts. Building the arts through the community.
Building community through the arts
Building the arts through the community
Shaker Arts Council
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Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120