Artist Spotlight

Moses Gallery of Art & Moses Gallery of Art


Visit The Gathering Place’s Bornstein Gallery of Art in Beachwood to experience a show featuring Penny Levine's work. 

Penny Levine is a native Clevelander, graduating with a B.S. in Education from Ohio State University and a Master's Degree from Mary Grove College in The Art of Teaching. Penny has always had a strong interest in art. At OSU she took several art classes but focused her studies in education. After retiring from an extensive career in teaching, she found art calling to her again. Penny is presently working in several mediums and enjoys art classes  at the JCC and Mentor Senior Center. 


Day at the Beach with Blue Umbrellas-Rita Schuenemann

Visit the Moses Gallery of Art in Westlake to experience the work of Rita Schuenemann and Wally Kaplan. 

Rita Schuenemann, has shown at a number of exhibitions and competitive shows including solo exhibits at The Howson Gallery at Judson, Kendal at Oberlin, Solon Center for the Arts and Dobama Theater in Cleveland Heights. Rita was accepted in Ashland University National Juried Exhibition, Ohio State University-Mansfield All University, Mandel Jewish Community Center, Cuyahoga Community College, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic juried exhibitions. One of my paintings is part of Sherwin Williams' mural in the West Bank of the Flats. Two of my paintings were on exhibit at the State of Ohio Governor's Office. Rita's work was published in Cleveland Galleries guide of Cleveland Magazine, 52 Weeks 52 Works calendar of Academy Graphics Communications, Inc., and MUSE Magazine. Rita's work was also seen at Case Western Reserve University, Ursuline College, City Artists at Work exhibitions, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve exhibitions and as Artist of the Week on Channel 8 TV News.

Masai Woman-Wally Kaplan

Wally Kaplan, a Florida native, has a degree in English Literature from The Ohio State University. Growing up Wally found inspiration for creating art through her uncle, a water colorist. In high school she bought oils and copied Frank Sinatra's Only The Lonely album cover. Wally says she truly fell in love with art after exploring pastels. 

Through the use of line, light, transparent color and dripping paint, Wally aspires to create a painting with an ethereal mood that draws the viewer into the painting. 

As a three-time cancer survivor, Wally says art has helped her heal. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout Ohio, Florida and Texas. 

Wally is a champion of The Gathering Place and notes one of her favorite pieces from the exhibit is one that was inspired by her Safari trip where they stopped at a village. The landscapes were tranquil and the eyes of the people in the village left a lasting impression. 

Hummingbird-Penny Levine

The Last Elephant-Wally Kaplan

Mexican Wedding Vase with Bride-Rita Schuenemann
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