Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) seeks artists and artisans to instruct community art classes. SHAC is presenting these classes through the Shaker Heights Recreation Department in the Spring of 2018. These classes can cover any artistic genre, e.g., dance, jewelry making, painting, writing, improvisation, music theory scrapbooking, or even juggling. Classes can be 4, 6, or 8 sessions depending on the instructor’s preference. The application deadline is December 1, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a SHAC selection committee. For more information and to download the call and application, visit www.shakerartscouncil.org.
Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) presents SHAC on TRAC –The Road to Arts & Community, a celebration of our mission to build the community through the arts and to build the arts through the community. SHAC on TRAC, a series of three “block parties extraordinaire” with entertainment for all ages, will take place throughout the summer. The events will feature an interactive art activity, live music and strolling entertainers. The art activity will engage each participant in creating and contributing one “piece” to a unity sculpture that will grow with each subsequent event. The theme of the art project will be “Everyone has a Story to Tell.” All events are free and open to the public.
SHAC on TRAC will kick off Saturday, June 24, 2017 with the Ludlow Community Association as host. The event will be held from 4 -7 pm at PEP Ludlow School, at the corner of Ludlow and Southington Roads, Shaker Heights, OH 44120. The event will feature Ludlow’s own Ronny Love, former lead singer of the Drifters. (Rain date: 6/25) The July SHAC on TRAC will take place Friday, July 21, 2017 in collaboration with the SCENE Van Aken Beer Garden located at the Shaker Plaza, activities will run from 6 -10 pm. The final event will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 with the Lomond Association hosting. The event will be held at Lomond School, 17917 Lomond Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120. Activities and a performance by The CruiseMasters with golden oldies and rock n roll hits, will begin at 7 pm followed by a movie under the stars.
Shaker Arts Council’s SHAC on TRAC is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) seeks artists and artisans to instruct community art
classes. SHAC is presenting these classes through the Shaker Heights
Recreation Department in the Fall of 2017. These classes can cover any artistic
genre, e.g., dance, jewelry making, painting, writing, improvisation, music
theory scrapbooking, or even juggling. Classes can be 4, 6, or 8 sessions
depending on the instructor’s preference. The application deadline is April 21,
2017. Applications will be reviewed by a SHAC selection committee. For more
information and to download the call and application, visit
An Art Project on a Utility Box at the corner of S. Woodland and Woodbury roads will be officially ‘revealed’ to the public as part of the Woodbury Clock Tower & Bell Public Dedication ceremony on Monday, August 29 at 9 am. The 'Art on the Utility Box' project is a first-time collaborative effort of the Shaker Arts Council, the SHHS PTO, the Shaker Heights High School Art Department, the City of Shaker Hts. Planning Department, and PTO volunteer/parent Susan Rotatori. The design is the work of 2016 graduate/SHHS art student Maisha Lewis under the guidance of Art Dept. Chair Karen DeMauro. As Lewis' Senior Project, her colorful artwork design whimsically illustrates a child playing through the seasons. This art box is the first of many SHAC and its future partners aspire to create throughout the city.
No RSVP necessary. We look forward to seeing you!
In support of the Moreland Rising Initiative, the Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) presents SHAC Pops Up in Moreland, a celebration of the arts featuring artists and makers, food and libations, and entertainment for all ages. The Pop-Ups will kick off October 8-9, 2016, and continue over the next two weekends. All Pop–Ups will be held at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120. Saturday events will be 11 am-7 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
The week of October 8-9, the activities begin a F.E.S.T: with Fun and games, Entertainment, Shopping and Tasting. The Shaker Arts Council will also officially launch its self-guided public art tour, specifically designed for mobile devices. The following weekend, October 15-16, the focus will be on Craft Art/Craft Beer. Come enjoy local crafts and culinary delights along with a curated selection of craft beers. October 22-23, the final Pop-Up, entitled Vintage Howl, will feature Halloween festivities: Tricks and treats! Arts and crafts! Amusements and vintage clothing!
For more information and a schedule of events visit www.shakerartscouncil.org
On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Shaker Arts Council 2016 Aha! (At Home with the Arts) series presents Webster, Carr and Custy in concert. The acoustic trio willbe joined by sax/flute player Tom Abersold. The program is entitled“In a Garden So Green: Timeless Love Songs, Past and Present.” The evening will feature music from the British Isles, the American songbook, The Beatles andJason Mraz. The performance will be held at a gracious Shaker Heights home. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax in the lush garden for a magical evening of summer music. Tickets are $30 and include light refreshments and a wine and beer reception. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with time to mingle with yourfellow attendees followed by the performance at 7:45 pm. Tents will be on sitein case of rain. Get your tickets soon since the last time Jim Carr performed at an Aha! it sold out quickly. For reservations and more information call 216.916.9360 or go online to www.shakerartscouncil.org to purchase tickets.
The acoustic trio, Webster, Carr and Custy, revel in fusing their individual music roots in jazz, celtic, folk, rock, and latin into a dynamic musical tapestry. Laura Webster, vocalist, has performed at jazz clubs in NYC and Cleveland, and is vocal arts director at Hathaway Brown School. Jim Carr, guitarist/vocalist, has performed at a wide range of venues throughout Cleveland and Boston, and is music director at Church of St. Dominic and guitar professor at John Carroll University. Nikki Custy, violin/vocals/djembe, honed her fiddle skills in the pubs of County Clare, Ireland, and is in demand as a master fiddler with numerous Celtic bands throughout the area. These seasoned performers have delighted audiences locally at concert venues including Nighttown and The Music Box Supper Club.
Shaker Arts Council Aha! series is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant.
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March 21, 2016
On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Shaker Arts Council 2016 Aha! (At Home with the Arts) series presents Ensemble Belvedere in concert. The program is entitled A Tale of Two Cities: Music of 18th-‐century Dresden and Berlin. The evening will feature music created in the service of German royalty including trio and solo sonatas by Johann Sebastian and C.P.E Bach along with other baroque composers. Ensemble Belvedere encourages audience interaction and invites questions about the music and the instruments after each performance. The performance will be held at Heights Christian Church, 17300 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 . Tickets are $30 and include light refreshments and a wine reception. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with time to mingle with your fellow attendees followed by the performance at 7:45. For ticket reservations and more information call 216.916.9360. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.shakerartscouncil.org.
Recently founded in 2013, Ensemble Belvedere presents concerts that celebrate the elegant chamber music of the Baroque, Rococo and early-‐Classical eras.
Featuring outstanding musicians from around the world who specialize in period performance, the group presents innovative thematic concerts throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond Performers include: artistic director and baroque flutist, Susan Shaw; baroque violinist, Karin Cuellar-‐Rendon; baroque cellist, Eva Lymenstull; and harpsichordist, Qin Ying Tan.
Shaker Arts Council Aha! series is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Shaker Heights, OH
January 26, 2016
On Sunday, March 12, 2016, the Shaker Arts Council and Karamu Performing Arts Theatre presents the world premiere staged reading of The Bloodless Jungle a workshop to benefit the Shaker Arts Council The Bloodless Jungle is a play written by Peter Lawson Jones and directed by Karamu Artistic Director, Terrence Spivey. The play centers around Ethan St. John, a rising star in the Democratic political world who is running for a critical seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the campaign a high school friend is accused of a crime. He is faced with a daunting choice: does he abandon an old friend and focus on winning the election, or does he jeopardize the campaign by supporting his friend. The play ultimately centers around the decision Ethan makes and its consequences.
The performance will be held at the Karamu House, 2355 E 89th St, Cleveland, OH 44106. Tickets are $35 and include light refreshments and a reception. There will be a cash bar. The afternoon begins at 2:00 pm with a talk back Q & A and reception following the performance . For ticket reservations and more information call 216.916.9360. Tickets can be purchased online at www.shakerartscouncil.org or by calling Karamu at 216.795.7070. Save your ticket stub, after the show enjoy a %10 discount at Shaker Square restaurants. Shaker comes to Karamu.
Jones, a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity, has appeared in nearly twenty films as well as on network television. His drama, “The Family Line,” has been successfully produced at Karamu Performing Arts Theatre, In his capacity as a business consultant, he works in the areas of government relations, community engagement, event planning, fundraising and fatherhood programming. From February 2002, through December 2010, Jones served as a member of the Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners and for three of those years as its president. Jones previously served two and one-half terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. Jones was formerly the Vice Mayor and a Councilman in the City of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Jones has received over fifty awards and honors for his governmental, civic and political work.
Other actors participating in the project are Leon Bibb and Rhonda Khan. Leon Bibb is the vetran channel 5 anchor. Rhonda Khan is an actor from NYC and has been seen in various productions across the country including A Civil War Christmas, Virginia Monologs, For Colored Girls, and Big River.
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December 28, 2015
On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Shaker Arts Council 2016 Aha! (At Home with the Arts) series presents Rio Neon in concert. Folk, swing, Celtic, jug band, gospel, old time string band an undercurrent of good old rock and roll, and a big heaping of Jazz - that is Rio Neon. Almost all the music has been rearranged and Rio-Neonized with an original spin. The performance will be held at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44120. Tickets are $30 and include light refreshments and a wine reception. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with time to mingle with your fellow attendees, or browse the bookstore, followed by the performance at 7:45. For ticket reservations and more information call 216..916-.9360. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.shakerartscouncil.org.
Rio Neon has played a unique blend of distinctly American music for 14 years. Rio Neon is Red Michel on guitars and vocals, Sally Kandel on ukulele, percussion and vocals, Roger Phillips on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Bob Smith on bass and vocals and Jim Kooser on percussion.
Shaker Arts Council Aha! series is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Shaker Heights, OH
December 18, 2015
For the 5th consecutive year, the Shaker Arts Council has received funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for bringing outstanding entertainment to Shaker Heights and our Northeast Ohio neighbors. This year the project grant will fund a three concert Aha! (At Home with the Arts) series and the music portion of the Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival in 2016. Thank you to CAC and the residents of Cuyahoga County.
For more information about these events visit shakerartscouncil.org or call 216.916.9360
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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