LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Lakewood High School art teacher Autumn Sabin said she jumped at the chance to help 13 students participate in the extracurricular Cleveland Museum of Art Teen Summit program.
“One of the biggest reasons we wanted to join was (that) the program has legitimacy,” Sabin said. “Three different times this year, the students attended the museum to learn about the operation of nonprofits.
“The students’ big culminating task is taking works from the Cleveland Museum of Art collection and designing their own gallery.”
The Lakewood students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, will be celebrating the end of the program on March 15 with a party and exhibition of 3-D gallery boxes.
Hainal Eppley, Cleveland Museum of Art department director of gallery teaching and teen programs, said participation in Teen Summit varies between 50 and 100 students per semester.
“Students who participate in Teen Summit learn more about how museums work and the processes that happen behind the scenes to make an exhibition come to life,” Eppley said. “Through the creation and final product of a miniature 3-D exhibition, students in Teen Summit will go through a full design process in which they learn how to generate, prototype and present ideas.
“Teen Summit connects students from various Northeast Ohio schools with art and with each other. Through activities designed to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom, Summit teens build communication, teamwork and creative problem-solving skills.”
In addition to learning more about nonprofit management, Sabin said what makes the Teen Summit so unique is its career-oriented approach, which ultimately has very little to do with art.
In January, the students met representatives from every department in the art museum. This included carpenters who package artwork to be shipped around the world to event coordinators.
“My hope is to get them exposure to different careers,” Sabin said. “So many kids have no idea what they want to do, so to just show them these different paths is special. The Cleveland Museum of Art is like second to none. It’s a local treasure.”
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Q. This painting has been in my family for the past 50 years. It was painted by Canadian artist Adam Sherriff Scott and the title on the canvas back is “Old Philosopher.” The dimensions of the painting are 61 by 46 centimetres (24 x 18 inches). Can you tell me more about the painting and its value?
A. Adam Sherriff Scott (1887-1980) was born in Scotland. His initial studies included the Edinburgh School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London. With his arrival in Montreal in 1912, his career blossomed. He captured much of life in Canada with landscapes, genre scenes and portraits of all kinds. This often included winter scenes, Indigenous cultures, cityscapes, still lifes and interiors. Much of his portfolio was exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He also made a great contribution, teaching art and opening up his own school in Montreal. This striking portrait was painted circa the late 1940s or early 1950s. It certainly invokes deep thought. It is worth $750 today.
Q. I inherited this pair of 29-cm-high (11.5 inches) vases from my great-grandmother. They were a wedding gift and she was married in 1890 in New Glasgow, N.S. They have no cracks or chips. There are some painted underside markings. I would be delighted if you consider these for your newspaper column.
A. The 1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. of Chicago advertised your vases as “made of Bohemian glass of a milky white colour and beautifully decorated. This makes a handsome ornament, and would be appreciated as a wedding or birthday gift. There is nothing nicer to give as a holiday present.” The vases were offered individually for 27 cents or the pair for 50 cents — a saving of four cents that, at the time would buy either a loaf of bread or a half-pound (225-gram) rib roast. Bohemia harboured some of the major glass-making centres of Europe. The markings on the base are those of the artist. Your vases are hand-blown opal glass. The hand-painted fruit, flowers and foliage might represent a member of the nightshade plant family, which includes plants used for ornament, food or even drugs. Your stately pair is worth $125.
Q. I have this blue glass lamp I found in the basement of an old house. It is 24 cm tall and 16.5 cm wide (9.5 by 6.5 inches). The house owner said it had been in her family since before hydro came in. I am wondering what you might know about the lamp and its value.
A. You have a kerosene oil lamp in one of the most popular selling patterns of its time — “Princess Feather.” It was made primarily by the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company in Coraopolis, Penn., from 1894 to 1900. The lamp is found in clear glass and several colours — sometimes just the founts (the oil reservoir) are in colour. But cobalt blue, as in your example was, by far the most popular colour sold. The proportions of your lamp are distinctive of the “sewing” size, which holds the largest amount of oil of any in the several sizes in which this pattern was produced. Originally, it was sold complete with a chimney for less than one dollar. It is one of the most elaborate patterns in glass stand lamps of this era. “Princess Feather” is still quite popular in this colour and it is very difficult to find examples that are free of chips since the foot edges are quite prone. It is worth $250 today.
Your hand-me-down art can be loved again: Art Attic is back – CambridgeToday
Is there something sitting in your closet collecting dust? The Cambridge Art Attic will take it.
The Cambridge Art Attic Silent Auction is back and looking for donations of art and home décor. As the Cambridge Art Guild’s largest annual fundraiser, the event supports the Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA).
The 11th annual Art Attic Silent Auction will be held at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts on June 16, from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., June 17, from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. and June 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Art Attic is accepting donations of art including prints, originals, and home décor, all priced to sell.
Visitors will have an opportunity to bid on and purchase art donated by local artists and the community.
The Cambridge Art Attic, an initiative of the Cambridge Arts Guild, is the primary fundraiser that supports the city’s art scene.
“We are so excited to see the silent auction return this year,” said Lori Bennett, chair of the Cambidge Art Attic.
“This is our major fundraiser that allows us to support our programs and events. Art Attic allows people to donate their previously loved art that they no longer use or have space for, and they know that someone else will love that piece of art again.”
Art can be dropped off at 60 Dickson St. For hours visit here.
And for those doing some spring cleaning or decorating and have some art to donate, the Art Attic also accepts pieces year-round.
“We get some items and we think, this doesn’t have much value, and then you find out it’s an antique piece. Someone will come in and get really excited about it,” Bennett said.
Proceeds from the Art Attic Silent Auction will support the Cambridge Arts Guild with local art initiatives including Cookies and Kids Theatre, Cambridge Studio Tour, the Juried Art Show, Artist in Residence, and Christmas in Cambridge. .
The Cambridge Centre for the Arts provides quality arts programming through classes, workshops, an art gallery, special events, and an artist in residence program.
The CCA is a municipally operated community arts centre that enriches and engages area residents, artists and organizations through quality artistic experiences and opportunities that stimulate, promote, and support the arts in Cambridge.
The CCA encourages participation and inspires an appreciation for the arts.
“Art speaks to people,” Bennett said.
“You see people’s faces light up at the auction when they see that special something that speaks to them. They can give it new life and enjoy it for years to come. It’s a win win for everyone.”
For more information, visit the Art Attic Facebook page. The Arts Guild is also looking for new volunteers or to help with the silent auction. To volunteer, contact Wanda Schaefer at 519-623-1340 ext. 4491.
For more information, visit here.
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