Art in the Mart

We offer Geauga Arts Council Members a unique opportunity to showcase their work in public spaces. With three amazing venues that feature premium display space on a quarterly rotation, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to display your art to a public audience. UH Geauga Medical Center, The Wembley Club and the Geauga YMCA in Chardon work with us to connect your art with their families. 

 

If this interests you, we encourage you to apply to showcase your work by emailing us at geaugaarts@gmail.com

|  Meet the Artists  |

UH Geauga Medical Center:

On display from October 18th to January 10th, 2022 at UH Geauga Medical Center, patients, staff and visitors get to enjoy original artwork by local painter Simone Majetich. All pieces on display are currently for sale. You may purchase her artwork directly from this page.

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Simone Majetich D.O.

A World of Colorful Impressions

“The eye never forgets what the heart has seen.” This African proverb is one that captures the essence of my work and passion. I was born and raised in South Africa and my roots there go back to the 1800 settlers. It was not until I was 17 years old that I immigrated to the United States with my family to explore new opportunities. Following many years of studying in the healthcare field, I now work full time and am a mother of two beautiful children! While balancing all of these, I encountered finger painting with oil paints in 2020. It has been through oil finger painting that I have rediscovered myself, the memories of the beauty in South Africa that I had experienced, and the splendor of the vast world around me. I have not picked up a paint brush since!

 

Through use of color, temperature, depth and texture, finger painting literally leaves impressions of myself in each piece. What is more surprising is that as I touch the painting it is almost as if the piece itself reaches back out to me. The subject lifts off the canvas! The paintings are colorful and bright and invite you to reach out and trace each impression with your own fingers. This is art that you can physically feel, creating for a more immersive experience.

Finger painting with oil paints is unique and unusual, but the technique lends itself to the blending of my two worlds and has helped to harmonize the beauty I have seen in each. I will continue to paint the wonders that my heart has seen and hope that my pieces will reach out and capture the curiosity in others. I invite you to reach out and start to feel the beauty that is around you.

The Wembley Club:

Rian Smit's artwork adorns the halls of The Wembley Club in Chagrin Falls, OH now through February 21st, 2022. The Wembley Club is a family friendly club, that takes pride in providing a relaxed, fun, social atmosphere for members and their families. Located at 8345 Woodberry Blvd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Rian Smit

Rian Smit was born and raised in South Africa. He immigrated to North East Ohio in 2017 to be closer to his children. Since then he has picked up painting as a hobby. Other areas of interest include being on the water, cooking, and spending time with his miniature schnauzer Gizzie. Gizzie loves to watch him paint and provides him with creative inspiration. The name Rigi is an homage to both Rian and Gizzie. 

Geauga/Chardon YMCA

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Bev Krueger, painting under the moniker "Noah's Child" has her fabulous watercolor paintings on display at the Chardon YMCA. The display will run until December 12, 2021 so be sure to stop in and see it! All of the artwork is available for purchase here on our website, or by calling 440-338-1092.