Artist Spotlight

Bornstein Gallery of Art & Moses Gallery of Art

BORNSTEIN GALLERY OF ART


Visit The Gathering Place’s Borstein Gallery of Art in Beachwood to experience “Journey” a show featuring the work of surface design artist Peggy J. Wertheim. Learn how she developed a love for design through nature.

Peggy, an Ohio native taught middle school in Marilyn for several years before she decided she would pursue a full time career in art. Peggy began booking 20-25 shows a year taking her to North Carolina, Massachusetts, Florida and beyond. She says it was her love for the outdoors that birthed her passion for mixed media and silk scarfs. Peggy describes, “I love the ability to build colors light to dark. I also enjoy the process of accepting the uncertainty of the outcome.”

One of the works displayed in the Bornstein Gallery includes pieces from a collaboration series where she worked with another artist to combine printmaking techniques and fibers. “Each of our series of collages was inspired by Florida landscape and culture.” The exhibit also includes new Surface Design techniques, a process described as the application of colors to fiber. In this collection Peggy features kimonos and scarves.

Peggy utilized grief support at The Gathering Place after her brother passed away. Since then she has donated silk scarfs for a three hour workshop offered to participants at The Gathering Place.


MOSES GALLERY OF ART


Members of Prairie Lodge community center in North Ridgeville are currently displaying their work at our Moses Gallery in Westlake through December 2018. Take a stroll through the exhibit and view photographs of nature scenes, animals, sports, famous statues and more.

Pioneer Ridge by Del Webb, a 55 and older active adult group comprised of 12-15 members enjoy getting together regularly to share their common passion for photography. The club formed in 2013 after a group of amateur photographers decided they wanted to form an official club where members could share new techniques and practical tips for improving their photography skills.

For the past several years the club has shared their work on the walls of Prairie Lodge for the community to enjoy. Each showing has a specific topic selected by the group. They have also had the pleasure of sharing their work with the North Ridgeville Library and the Lorain County Metro Park’s Carlisle Reservation. Folks have raved about their exhibits and continue to request more shows.  

Club Secretary and The Gathering Place participant, Bruce Barden wanted to display the group’s photography as inspiration and hope to those on the cancer journey. Bruce is a six year survivor of bladder and prostate cancer. He started attending the Prostate Partners group at The Gathering Place after his surgery. Bruce says he has learned a lot in the group and enjoys supporting other men on the journey. At least 5 other members of the club have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and utilized The Gathering Place for support.


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