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Eastern Edge Exhibition: Winners Announced

August 21, 2017

Eastern Edge, A Juried Art Exhibition of work by residents of Pepper Pike and adjacent communities opened with a free, public reception and awards ceremony on Friday, August 18, in Ursuline College's Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery. Cash prizes totaling $2,800 were given to the following artists:

  • Best in Show Purchase Prize: Martin Eisert for "I found a hole and climbed out" 
  • 1st Prize - Award of Excellence: Marti Higgins for "Lying in Wait"
  • 2nd Prize - Award of Distinction: Lisa Skufca for "Portrait of Alexandra" 
  • 3rd Prize - Award of Merit: Ryn Clarke for "Forest Primeval"
  • Honorable Mention: Mary Ann Breisch for "Unfiltered Series: Construction #1"
  • Honorable Mention: Doris Sugerman for "Tea for One"
  • Honorable Mention: Abe Wolf for "Stairway" 
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture logoEastern Edge is another in the year-long series of public cultural offerings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the college's move to Pepper Pike in the 1966-1967 academic year. This series was made possible in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Other supporters include the Sisters of Charity Foundation, The Riverbend Fund, Albert and Audrey Ratner, and Third Federal Foundation.

“We’re intentionally showcasing the creativity of our talented neighbors here on the eastern edge of Cuyahoga County," said Wasmer Gallery Director Anna Arnold. The show was open only to artists from Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Township, Gates Mills, Glenwillow, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Moreland Hills, Orange, Pepper Pike, Solon and Woodmere. Eastern Edge will be on view through Oct. 6.

To view images from the exhibition opening, click here.

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