FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI -216-635-3263 -or-
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253
Cleveland Metroparks invites everyone to come view watercolors and photography displays featuring nature-inspired works of art. And, two hands-on art programs led by naturalist-artists are offered to try and capture the natural beauty of spring wildflowers and budding trees.
The art exhibits and programs in April include:
Watercolors of Cleveland Metroparks
Monday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 30 � 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Stop by CanalWay Center anytime during the month of April and view a beautiful display by Nancy Notarianni and her adult watercolor class celebrating Cleveland and Cleveland Metroparks. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights. For more information, call 216-206-1000.
Gallery Wall: Bruce Orr Photography
Monday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 30 � 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River Reservation
Drop by Rocky River Nature Center in April and view images by local photographer Bruce Orr. See how Orr captures ephemeral moments and unique perspectives of wildlife through digital manipulation, isolating the subject and producing clear, clean images. Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Art In Nature : Spring Pastels
Sunday, April 14 � 1 - 3 p.m.
Look About Lodge � South Chagrin Reservation
Mother Nature is �dressed� in spring pastels of new leaves and delicate wildflowers. Let nature be the creative inspiration for this Art In Nature program, capturing the sights of the season using chalk pastels. Bring paper and pastels, if you have them. Limited supplies will be available to borrow. This program is suitable for adults and teens, ages 12 and older. Look About Lodge is located at 37374 Miles Road in South Chagrin Reservation, between SOM Center Road/Route 91 and Chagrin River Road in Bentleyville. For more information, call 440-247-7075.
Saturday, April 20 � 10:30 a.m. - noon
Garfield Park Nature Center � Garfield Park Reservation
The beauty of spring is sprouting and unfolding all around. Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley as she demonstrates watercolor techniques used when painting flowers. Work from photos and live examples. Registration, beginning April 1, is required. Garfield Park Nature Center is located off Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights. For registration, a supply list and more information, call 216-341-3152.
As nature springs back to life, become inspired through art programs and exhibits at Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!