Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kris Walsh Featured Artist @ Studio 76 For Shore Cultural Centre Open House

We're excited to announce that Kris Walsh is our first featured artist at the studio.  Kris dabbles in different mediums from sweet wreaths, digital art, pop art paintings to recycled game board handbags & wallets.  Her vision will draw you into her world and how she sees it.  Although we don't have any pictures, Kris makes the sweetest upcycled wallets made from cereal boxes, frozen pizza & dinner boxes, beer boxes and  more.  All are hand sewn with an overlay of clear plastic to protect them from the elements.

You can get a preview of some of Kris's work on her Etsy shop

During the Shore Cultural Centre Open House on Saturday May 15th 11am - 2pm you will be able to take a tour of the building and our studio.  Ourselves as well as Kris will have handmade goodie goods on display for your purchasing pleasure.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


I received an unsolicited offer to write an artist profile for the Collinwood Observer and the Euclid Observer community newspapers. Not only was I surprised by the request, I was completely humbled...and still feel unworthy. However, I realized that it would be a great opportunity for me to tell a little of my story  as a longtime Collinwood-area employee and native Euclidian (and current studio co-owner in Euclid). I also saw it as an opportunity to foster my belief in community, supporting local business owners and building our country back up from the community level up. It's all about supporting each other's efforts, not tearing them down through subversion.

Thank you Betsy Voinovich and John Copic. I look forward to continue writing about others and other happenings in both communities.

For those interested in the profile, here it is:


Thursday, May 6, 2010

CreativEd Artisan Classes

Melt & Pour Soap Making Classes - Make It & Take It

Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm & 7 pm - 9 pm  (Classes also available by appt.)

$20 for up to 4 pieces of soap.
Classes will be approx. 2 hours long.

Call 216-323-5193 for more details or e-mail

Spa Parties

Design your own spa party for you and the girls, either in your home or at our studio.  Pamper yourself with handcrafted, yummy bath & body products and mineral makeup.

Call 216-323-5193 or e-mail for a quote.

Studio 76
291 E. 222nd St. #145
Euclid, OH 44123
Inside Shore Cultural Centre

Sunday, May 2, 2010


We are tremendously excited to be participating in this wonderful event.  This is our first official Open House so our studio will be completely set up for your sniffing and shopping pleasure!!

Residents of Euclid and its surrounding communities are invited to visit the city’s historic Shore Cultural Centre on May 15, 2010, for an Open House to celebrate Shore’s “comeback” as a destination for arts, culture, entertainment and education.

From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., patrons will have the opportunity to experience the following:

Artist/Artisan Exhibits • Fun Entertainment • Refreshments • Face Painting • Tours of the Building • Meet Shore’s Resident Artists, Musicians, Teachers/Instructors, Culinary Students and Other Tenants • See a Euclid Fire Truck • Visit With a Euclid Police K-9 Dog • Dine From a Limited Menu Offered by the Euclid Culinary School (one of Shore’s full-time tenants) • Talk With Shore’s Management, Board Members and Volunteers.

Following the conclusion of the Open House, Shore Cultural Centre will feature a very special Music Recital in the building’s famed auditorium, home to the Euclid Symphony Orchestra, and often considered one of the best acoustical auditoriums in the country. The recital will feature performances by a number of Shore’s instrumental students and their instructors, as well as a dance recital from long-time tenant Lakeshore Dance. This event, as well as the entire Open House, is free to the public.

Under the leadership of building manager Laura Kidder from Coral Management Company and her staff, Shore Cultural Centre has made many improvements over the course of the last year. Most notably, the company drafted a Five Year Strategic Plan for Shore that provides not only a management, financial, capital, programming and marketing blueprint for the future, but a re-branding and community-centric approach that is backed by comprehensive research and the input of many local stakeholders.

In fact, on April 5, 2010, a resolution was passed unanimously by Euclid City Council to approve and accept the plan to guide future decisions related to the management, operation, governance, leasing, programming, maintenance and capital improvements to Shore Cultural Centre during the five year plan period. In a written statement, Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik noted, “Through Coral’s leadership and hard work, the Shore building is performing better financially, and looks better than it has in years. Coral’s work at Shore has been very successful and we look forward to expanding our public-private partnership with them.”

Shore Cultural Centre’s Mission Statement is, “To provide transformative, dynamic, and high quality arts, cultural, and lifelong learning experiences that build community, enhance quality of life, and strengthen Euclid and Northeast Ohio.”