performing familiar songs from the 60's and 70's
Ishmael Rahman, a descendant of African-American and East Caribbean (St.Lucia) parents, was born in 1971, the oldest of three boys; in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Ishmael's parents divorced when he was 13 years old. After the divorce of his parents; Ishmael, his brothers, and mother ended up moving to Columbus, Ohio. Ishmael started using art as an outlet to express his feelings. He attended Eastmoor High School for part of the day for academics and the other half at Northeast Career Center for commercial arts.
Ishmael won a partial scholarship to Columbus Arts and Design. He attended CCAD for a short while but never completed the program.
Currently Ishmael is working in the social service field as a case aid for troubled youth.
In his free time he still enjoys producing art while making a political statement.
Topographic maps show us that no matter how much cities expand and develop, the lay of the land always stay the same. Maps have always inspired a sense of wonder and nostalgia in me. I am drawn to my history in all of these locations, as well as the countless people who have passed through the roads and towns of Ohio.
The human form as its own topography, a combination of physical lines and the colors of memories. I try to capture the female form and incorporate the emotional presence of the subject.
With all of my series, I strive to capture feelings that i have trouble expressing in words. I want to make visible what often goes unnoticed or forgotten. After creating the main focal point of the piece, I selectively burn sections with a glowing stick of incense.
I am a life long resident of Ohio, and even if I leave, a large part of me will remain here.
Blues, folk & rock
Celebrate our lucky 7 with us and enjoy some holiday tunes by four bassoons.
Solo instrumental acoustic guitarist mixing Latin, Jazz, Light Rock, World, improvisations, and Live Looping.
Fiddlin’ Cricket features solo instrumental performance by Cleveland composer Adam Grindler. Making use of delicate finger style, colorful chords, and playful rhythms, Fiddlin’ Cricket mixes shades of classical, folk, jazz, and blues to create loosely structured songs that welcome subtle improvisation. Organic and nocturnal in nature, this music was created in moods born below changing moons and starlight.
Americana style originals and holiday tunes.
Charlie Mosbrook is an honest to goodness Cleveland folk singer, He started as a street musician in the 80's and has developed a natural conversational performance style that makes every concert like a living room concert. His dedication to community equals his talent. Don't miss this great night of music. www.charliemosbrook.com
Cannaday Chapman was born in Huntington, West Virginia and raised in Upstate New York. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he received his BFA in illustration. Cannaday has since been working professionally as an illustrator and fine artist. He has shown work in galleries around the United States and Italy. He currently works as an in-house artist for the American Greetings Cards Company where he has his own signature line of greeting cards available in Target stores across North America. See more of his work at cannadaychapman.com.
Liz de Lise is a Philadelphia based singer, songwriter and guitarist who writes alternative folk songs with jazz influences. Liz creates lush soundscapes with electric guitar, vocals and a loop pedal. Mark Watter fills out the sound on bass and drum machine. Liz's first EP, To & Fro, was released with high praise July 2014. Her first full-length, self-titled album will be released August 2016.
Jake McKelvie on: Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud | Video | Official Website
Jake McKelvie splits his time between solo performances and fronting his band Jake McKelvie & the Countertops. He recently finished his third tour as a support act for The Heligoats and has shared the stage with other acts such as Jeffrey Lewis and Eef Barzelay. Jake's songs are often wry and wordy, displaying unapologetically honest lyrics and fly-on-the-wall intimacy while maintaining a certain amount of tongue-in-cheek.
Bellwire on: Bandcamp | Facebook | Soundcloud | Video | Official Website
Tyler Burdwood fronts Boston's Bellwire, who play jangly power pop in the tradition of The Nerves and Elvis Costello. This summer they go on tour to promote their new EP: Dog Thoughts (Spark & Fizz). Tyler is influenced by rock & roll poets like Bob Dylan and Patti Smith, although he almost exclusively writes three-minute pop songs.
LOCAL LAKEWOOD ARTIST
Free to create art – whether for myself or commissioned by others – there is much joy in painting . . . in color. . . in portraits… abstracts . . . nature . . . in different styles of painting . . . in trying new concepts . . .
Working from life, faces appear, landscapes come alive, abstracts swirl and move, stirring emotions.
When working with other artists in class or at art club, there is a wonderful, creative energy among us which is contagious. Painting solo by the river while listening to the water or in my home studio with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, there is a peaceful joy.
Informal training has been through local artists Moira Donovan with drawing and with watercolorists Nancy Notariani, Jolene Arthur and Bob Moyer.
Formal training began at Cooper School of Art. Currently, Sharlene P. Green, Associate Professor at Cuyahoga Community College, continues to teach, guide, challenge and inspire me in her classes in painting and portraits. I look forward to resuming her classes this fall and deepening my knowledge, skill, appreciation and joy of painting!
Mixed Media work from a designer who merges her artistic expression with her professional life, her personal philosophies, her past time & her family.
Meghan Wawak is an artist, marketing professional, visual designer & President of DESiGN-IN-Bloom Creative Inc. (DIB)
Hope Arthur started playing piano at age 8, developed her vocals in high school and started composing her own pieces when living in Thailand. Most recently she has gathered an orchestra of 25 members in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they performed to sold out crowds, worked with the Fort Wayne ballet and released an album in 2014.
On this tour, Hope will be performing solo for one hour before Marc & Jack night.
So, for a wonderful night of music, plan to come early and plan to stay until we close.
Joe Tomino on drums
Carmen Castaldi on drums
Josh Smith on saxophone
bring your own work or a piece you love and recite with a supportive community.
Kaitlin Stanaitis is in her first year at Kent State University seeking a BFA in Visual Communication Design. She is a graduate of Lakewood High school, where she also studied art and was able to travel abroad. She is inspired by other cultures and plans to study in Italy her Junior year to further inform her artistic style.