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February 2020

An Artist’s Creative Journey: Mandy Peltier

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map

Learn about Mandy Peltier’s creative journey, process, and inspirations in this educational artist talk. Mandy recently gave this talk at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery! Come hear this talk AND view the Fairmount Faculty Art Show which is on display through February 29, 2020. About Mandy: Mandy Peltier is an artist and instructor who predominantly works in the fine art medium of colored pencil, and her award winning drawings are known for appearing realistic in nature. Mandy’s artwork has…

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February 2021

VIRTUAL Pull Back the Curtain Speaker Series: “Tales from Broadway”

February 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
via Zoom
Free

Ever wonder what it's like being an actor on Broadway? Or want insight on how to pursue that "dream gig"? Join us for an afternoon of going behind the scenes of what it's like to be on Broadway with actor, Tim McGeever! Speaker Series programs are FREE and open to the public, but registration is required to reserve your place and ensure access to the online event! Follow the event URL below to register. About Tim McGeever: Tim is an…

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March 2021

Speaker Series: “Through the Eyes of the Artist – Dale Chihuly” with Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

March 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
via Zoom
Free

Due to COVID-19, this program will be offered virtually. Twenty-four (24) hours before this program, you will receive information about how to log on and join Felicia for an insightful talk about Dale Chihuly. Join Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will go behind the scenes with Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass, “moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture.” Using music, prints…

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August 2021

Speaker Series: “Bruce Springsteen: Live in the Heartland”

August 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map
Free

As part of Fairmount’s 45th Annual Art Exhibition, Janet Macoska and Peter Chakerian will go behind the scenes in their discussion of their new and popular book, Bruce Springsteen: Live in the Heartland. With never-before-seen photos, Macoska and Chakerian dive into the Boss’s history as a performer, and his love of the Cleveland area. This program is offered free due to the generous support of Toby and Melanie Maloney. However, your donation helps ensure that the arts are a vibrant…

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October 2021

Speaker Series: “Pull Back the Curtain: The Art of Being a Ballerina” with Kate Webb Berk

October 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map
Free

Join Fairmount Center for the Arts and professional dancer Kate Webb Berk for insight, stories and tales from her professional career as a ballerina. Kate dances professionally with Verb Ballets (one of Northeast Ohio's oldest and most respected dance companies) where she has been a company dancer for 7 years. Originally from Richmond, VA, Kate danced as a company trainee with Richmond Ballet. She then attended Butler University where she graduated (in three years!) with a BS in Dance and…

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November 2021

Speaker Series: “Pull Back the Curtain-Through the Eyes of the Artist: Leonardo da Vinci” with Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

November 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map
Free

Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will go behind the scenes with Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is known as one of the most influential artists of our time, whose immense talent and dedication to art made him a globally renowned artist who is known for embodying the Renaissance. Da Vinci said, “People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Using music, prints and powerful images to tell the artist’s story, Felicia will…

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Speaker Series: “Pull Back the Curtain- Through the Eyes of the Artist: Odd Artists” with Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

November 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map
Free

Presented by Felicia Zavarella Stadelman: drama, passion, obsession, and tragedy. “The Hidden Lives of our Greatest Artists”- the most outrageous tales about some of our most famous artists – all the good stuff our art history books left out!  “Many of the best artists lived on the edge of chaos – where all great art is born”. You will never view art the same way again. This program will take place onsite at Fairmount Center for the Arts. Learn more…

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December 2021

Wicked: Connect with the Broadway cast that is On Tour in CLE!

December 14, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
via Zoom
Free

Wicked is in Cleveland! Want to talk with some of the touring cast? Ensemble cast members in this Broadway Show are offering you the opportunity to talk with them directly! Offered via Zoom, this is YOUR chance to ask all those questions about performing in a National Broadway touring show! What was the audition like? What is your schedule like? What is your favorite scene? How does Elphaba fly? Do you ever mess up in a dance or song and what do…

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Speaker Series: “Pull Back the Curtain: On the Road with ‘Wicked'” with Bridie Srsen Carroll

December 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map
Free

What is it like to be in the National Broadway tour of “Wicked?” Come find out from Bridie Carroll who toured in this magical production.  From deciding to pursue musical theatre as a career, life in NYC, road life touring with a Broadway Show and then next steps in life pursuing passion and purpose, this program will provide insight and perspective from a life spent shining on stage. Bridie (pictured above) will even share a song or two! Please note: masks are required for all…

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April 2022

SOLD OUT! Speaker Series: “Pull Back the Curtain- Through the Eyes of the Artist: Odd Artists” with Felicia Zavarella Stadelman

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmount Center for the Arts OH United States + Google Map
Free

This lecture is SOLD OUT. But please feel free to check out our next Speaker Series with Liza Grossman on May 1st! -https://www.fairmountcenter.org/special-events/ Presented by Felicia Zavarella Stadelman: drama, passion, obsession, and tragedy. “The Hidden Lives of our Greatest Artists”- the most outrageous tales about some of our most famous artists – all the good stuff our art history books left out!  “Many of the best artists lived on the edge of chaos – where all great art is born”.…

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