Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More from Stella's Art Gallery's Artist of the Week, Debbie Morich, from Mentor Ohio

Good day everyone! I hope this message finds you well. Here are three more of Debbie Morich's art. Today, her artwork brings me a piece of sunshine on this rainy morning in Cleveland, Ohio.

I love her color choices, so bright and vibrant! My favorite is the Peacock, which one is yours?

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Next Stella's Artist of the week is Debbie Orlando Morich from Mentor, Ohio.

Acrylic PaintingsDebbie Orlando Morich - Artis Debbie Orlando Morich - Folk Artist

Folk Artist Debbie Orlando Morich found her joy when she began to paint. With a Master’s of Education in College Student Personnel and a life-long appreciation of art in all its forms, she considers this calling to be a “happy accident.” In mid-2009, Debbie’s world was forever changed when she was diagnosed with a very rare cancer of the appendix, which had already spread throughout her abdomen. While recovering from what is known as the “mother of all surgeries,” she began exploring art to assist in the healing process.

 Debbie’s intention is to evoke joy and healing in others through inspirational paintings. She loves to use re-claimed surfaces such  as  wood scraps and discontinued wallpaper or metal trays as her canvas. There is a special beauty in bringing a new spark of      freshness to the worn-out pieces of our lives. In gratitude for all who gave her a new energy for healing, she commits to praying intentionally for all who are moved by her art.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stella's Art and Red, Wine, and Brew in Mentor, Ohio

One more post for the week. Last night I met a great group of fun people.  Carol and I had a class at Red, Wine, and Brew. Here's a picture of the class and their completed piece.

Our next class is at the Lake County YMCA.  April 11th Call the YMCA for details 440-352-3303. Think Spring! The birds are here!

 Don't miss our April 14th class at Your Vine or Mine.
      154 Main Street
      Painesville, Ohio 44077

Live Simply is a nice acrylic painting that brings the warmth and joy of summer to you! This painting will look great in any kitchen, bedroom, or laundry room. Instructor will guide you through the process but of course you can add your own flowery flare. Beginners are welcome. $40 fee includes 16" X 20" canvas, acrylic paints, and supplies, one glass of wine and personal cheese and cracker plate.

Call Penny to register (440) 639-5885

Thursday, March 26, 2015

More of Jodi Baldacci from Lake County Ohio

Here are a few more of Jodi Baldacci's work. She is a wonderful person and artist. I hope you enjoyed getting to know her a little bit more. This will conclude our celebration for this week. Stay tune to Monday where we will feature another artist from Stella's Art Gallery. Have a great day and weekend...yes, I'm starting my weekend on a Thursday! We will be at Red, Wine, and Brew tonight for Art and Wine/Beer in Mentor, Ohio.  Come see us if you are in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Stella's Artist of the Week, Jodi Baldacci, from Lake County Ohio

Jodi had such a response that I thought I'd post more of her work for you to see. Many of you "Liked" it on Facebook and some of you even "Shared" our link. Thank You!
This time don't hesitate to "COMMENT" on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, or even Twitter. Tell Jodi what great work she does! Show the Love!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Stella's Artist of the week from Mentor, Ohio

Since we are beginning to grow I thought I'd share bios of our artists. They are pretty cool people! Check them out! Today I am sharing Jodi Baldacci. Here's all about her and examples of her work.

featured artist - watercolor, stained glass, acrylic paintingJodi Baldacci - Artist Jodi Baldacci - Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings, Stained Glass

Watercolor is Jodi’s primary form of expression.  Her paintings are fresh and filled with expression and feelings.  She has a profound understanding of people.  The viewer is immediately drawn into her rich compositions. Her figures are beautifully rendered, in a simple, direct and natural, gestural manner that reveals her interest in painting inner beauty.

Baldacci is also accomplished in fiber art, acrylic paintings and stained glass work.  With her diverse creativity in both art and writing she has taught classes and workshops for many years.

Professional Affiliations:
American Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society of America


Friday, March 20, 2015

Here are the pictures I promised! Stella's Art Gallery at Gionino's in Mentor on the Lake, Ohio

I'm impressed! The Gionino's Pizzeria looks great! When I went there on Monday to hang the art they were so busy getting the place together that I just dropped off the art and decided to go today. Well...when I arrived THEY hung all the art! It looks beautiful! I tried my best to take photos but the lighting was a bit challenging. So I guess if you can not see the art well, you might want to see it in person. If you do, enjoy a pizza while you are there! It's delicious! They are now open for business.

EXCITEMENT BREWING in Mentor on the Lake Ohio

I'm very excited to go see out artwork at Gionino's Pizzeria today. I will take pictures and post them here as soon as I can! I'm also looking forward to eating some good pizza!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stella's Art Gallery and Gionino's Pizzeria Team Up in Mentor in on the Lake, Ohio.

I have great news! Stella's Art Gallery now has artwork on display and for sale at Gionino's Pizzeria. You will find artwork of Dani Castro Klein, Carol Stellabotte-Pitts, Jodi Baldacci Hager, Debbie Orlando Morich, Julie Hinkel-Orlando, and Giovanni Bocchieri.

Gionino's opened a new restaurant at 7710 Lakeshore Blvd. in Mentor on the Lake. Go and enjoy good food and art! They now have a new dinning area!
Gionino's Pizzeria - "Your hometown pizza favorite"

Friday, March 13, 2015

Words according to Andrew Jeffries, an artist and musician from Mentor, Ohio.

As I develop our art gallery, Stella's Art Gallery in Lake County Ohio, I thought it would be a good idea for the viewers to get to know some of our local artists. I asked our team if they would be willing to share their thoughts. One fine gentleman said ABSOLUTELY...

So here he is...I gladly introduce Andrew Jeffries, a block print artist.

An artist's perspective: Right now making art is all about looking for images that add to
a person's daily experience. And the images we surround ourselves with have a way of helping
to provide a central reference point for our lives, don't they? For example, the good people of Fairport Harbor have made the lighthouses a part of their identity. And there are other buildings
in this area that are very prominent features of our cities. Buildings are sentinels in a city.
They function to provide places of work, worship and entertainment. And just like a favorite wrench in a toolbox or a favorite utensil in a kitchen, they are given identities because we rely on them often.

A series about Lake County buildings seemed to make sense because it shows the world who we are and is a good reminder for us, too.

 - Andrew Jeffries, Block-print Artist

Thank You Andrew!
You can see his Lake County Buildings series at Shoppe in the City in Painesville, Ohio and on our website www.StellasArtGallery.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wait for it!!! Wait for it!!! WAIT FOR IT!!!! Coming SOON!

Hello All! Secret happenings with Stella's Art Gallery! You may want to check out the website www.StellasArtGallery.com. DON'T MISS OUT...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sharing Time with Stella's Art!

Let's share and talk about our latest creations! Post your most recent work. This can be something in progress or completed. Here's one of mine.

This is a ceramic plate that is a true impression of a sunflower leaf. It is food safe and can be used to serve food or be a decoration.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stella's Art is Calling ALL Artists in Lake County Ohio!

Hope you are having a great day! Stella's Art Gallery has some great news! We are looking for artists to join our artisan cooperative. A cooperative is a place where artists can create art, sell their work, and teach art classes. We want to build the artist community in Lake County Ohio. If this speaks to you, email me. I will be sending out information and applications in two weeks.


Can't wait to hear from you!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Stella's Art and Red, Wine, and Brew are now joining forces in Mentor, Ohio

Stella's Art is now teaching at Red, Wine, and Brew!
Our first class is on March 26 from 7:00-9:00 located
Address: 9620 Old Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Mentor, OH 44060
Here's the March 26th project

Acrylic Wineglass painting. Instructor will guide you through the process with acrylic paints to complete this painting. You'll begin with the background first, followed by the wineglass and ending with detailing to make your picture pop right off the canvas!
All supplies provided and no experience necessary.
$35 per person

Red, Wine, and Brew is waving cork fees on select wines, and for an additional fee, offering a special menu for this event. The class will be held on the second floor with a private bar and bartender.
Please call (440) 210-0024 to register.

Hope to See You There!
       ~Stella's Art,
Dani and Carol

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cherry Blossoms! Can't wait to see you again in Northeast Ohio....specifically Lake County!

Julie Orlando has away of warming us up on this blustery day! It is also a reminder that Spring is not too far away...I hope! These three panels are sold as a set.  Notice the way the images dance across each canvas. Such movement and grace!

See our website for more information on these images and more www.StellasArtGallery.com

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A giclee (zhee-clay) print is a great option for artists looking to offer fine art reproductions of original art at a lower price point to c...