Tag Archives: entertainment

Zane on the Brain!

29 Jun

Zane Michael Radcliffe – Social Media Intern

Meet Zane Michael Radcliffe.  Zane is the Berea Arts Fest’s new Social Media Intern.  He is a senior at Baldwin Wallace University majoring in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship. Zane is focusing on marketing, entrepreneurship, and leadership in the arts sector. After college, he plans on moving to the city to pursue his dreams of becoming an executive in the entertainment industry.

Check in with the B.A.F. and Zane on social media to see what’s happening in the art world and the 2017 Berea Arts Fest.


BereArtDay is this Saturday!

15 May

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Bereartday Passport Winners!

3 Jun


Congratulations to Alecia Shutovich, Connie Rupprecht, and Debra Giuliani.  They each won a basket from our passport drawing at the Bereaartday.  Below is a list of the contents of each basket!  Way to go! And thank you to all of our guests for visiting the 2016 Bereartday.

Basket 1

Café-Ah Roma –  coffee gift cards

Parkway Barber & Styling – premium men’s hair product kit; free haircuts

Buchard’s Jewelers – gift card

Salon Front & Center  – makeup certificate

Kidforce Collectibles – gift card

Mike’s Bar & Grille – gift card

Book Store & Handmade Marketplace – gift card, mug chocolate, Berea book, bracelet

Huntington Bank – pack of pens


Basket 2

Café-ah-Roma  – coffee gift cards

Salon Front & Center – shampoo & blowout certificate

Crystal Earth Magic – free 60 minute session

Barbers Den and Shave Shop – premium men’s hair products + free cut

Mountain Road Cycles – gift card

Suburban Clock & Repair – gift certificate

Cornerstone Brewing Company – gift certificate

Huntington Bank – pack of pens


Basket 3

Boca Loca Burritto – gift card

Café-ah-Roma – coffee gift cards

Pucher’s Decorating Center – certificate for 2 gallons ceiling paint

Salon Front & Center – certificate for brow shaping

LUNA – mug, koozie, gift certificate

Riverside Gables B&B – 50% off one nights stay

Barbers Den and Shave Shop – premium men’s hair products + free cut

Igloos Frozen Yogurt – gift card

Huntington Bank – pack of pens

Iron Toys – Plays Berea Arts Fest 9/8

8 Aug

Iron Toys PR photoIRON TOYS

Iron Toys, the saxophone/woodwind quartet founded in 2004 by Tom Reed, Rich Shanklin, George Shernit and Howie Smith, performs a diverse repertoire blending classical, jazz and avante-garde styles. Because of the doubling skills of its members, the group has over twenty instruments available for any given performance.

Tom Reed (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones; and Eb soprano, Bb and bass clarinets) is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Ashland University, principal clarinetist of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, and bass clarinetist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra. He has performed regularly with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and has also performed with the Jazz Unit, and the orchestras of Dayton, Canton, Erie, Wheeling, Lakeside, and Mansfield. Tom has been a soloist with the Akron, Mansfield and Ashland Symphonies, and has recorded with the Akron Symphony, the Jazz Unit, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra. His clarinet CD “Mutually Inclusive” was released in 2008.

Rich Shanklin (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones; flute, alto flute, piccolo, and Bb and bass clarinets) has recently retired after 31 years of teaching at the University of Akron, where he taught classical and jazz saxophone, coached saxophone quartets, and taught courses in Jazz Arranging, History of Jazz, and the Business of Music. He has performed with the Jazz Unit, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Akron and Canton Symphonies, the Blossom Festival Band, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and is a first-call woodwind doubler for dozens of musical pit orchestra performances at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.

George Shernit (soprano, alto and baritone saxophones; flute and alto flute; Bb and bass clarinets) received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory/Composition and a Master of Arts in Saxophone Performance from Cleveland State University. As a freelance musician for 30 years, he has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Band, and numerous Broadway shows and entertainers. He also toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the road show of �Annie.� For the past twenty years he has worked in the wholesale music business, including 7 years in Austin, Texas, as national sales manager for Jupiter Band Instruments.

Howie Smith (soprano and alto saxophones; and Eb soprano, Bb and bass clarinets) has presented concerts and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Australia, and has worked with musicians, composers and ensembles as varied as Anthony Braxton, Gary Burton, Dizzy Gillespie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Elvis Presley, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Tone Road Ramblers. His recorded performances are equally diverse and his extensive catalogue of compositions includes works for conventional big bands and combos; for string, wind and percussion ensembles; for electronics; and for mixed media. Recordings of his work may be heard on the Philips, Polydor, Albany, Open Blue, Optimism and Sea Breeze labels. Smith is a Professor Emeritus at Cleveland State University where he was the Coordinator of Jazz Studies from 1979 to 2006 and served as chair of the Art Department from 2003 to 2007. He has been an artist/clinician for Yamaha since 1971.

Win This Original Piece by Mark Shivey

20 May

Win this piece, an original painting piece by Mark Shivey at our What’s Cooking Garden Party and Food Fest on June 14th. To purchase tickets to the event, please click here.

Mark Shivey - Original Acrylic Painting

Mark Shivey – Original Acrylic Painting


Mark Shivey is one of Cleveland most popular tattoo artists.  As owner of Addicted Body Art Studios in Parma Hts, Shivey has made his artistic mark on everyone, literally!  Shivey’s style melds contemporary art with traditional tattoo practices.  His list of clients and collectors are vast from Hip Hop and Rock musicians to professional athletes and performers.  An original work by Mark is a must have for any collectors home, office, or studio.  To learn more about Mark Shivey’s work click here.

Tickets, Get Your Tickets to the What’s Cooking?: Garden Party and Food Fest

25 Apr

ticket scanTickets are in for the Garden Party and Food Fest and we have a limited amount available.  To buy in person call Pam Kruger at 440.234.0300 or buy online (to the right) by clicking on the “Get Tickets Now” tab. So don’t miss out on the event AND a chance to win some very impressive artworks.  Check out our “Whats Cooking” tab to see the art work that will be available to win! We are updating artwork weekly so please continually check in for more updates.  Artists include Shepard Fairey, Bob Peck, Jeff Hulligan, Billy Nainiger, R!ch Cihlar, CHOD, Todd Leech, Stephanie Craig, Mark Shivey, Margaret Bakke, George Kocar, David K, Steve Ziebarth, Lisa Shonberg, Dick Koharik, Anthony Kleem, Cyril Kleem  and more!


Just Announced -Cats on Holiday

26 Mar

Cats on Holiday will be our featured musical act at our Garden Party and Food Fest on June 14th.  Tickets are $25 in advance and will go on sale soon! Stay tuned.


Cats On Holiday is a hard rockin’, swamp poppin’ outfit serving up a healthy dose of American influenced roots, country, cajun and blues. Reigning from the Cuyahoga River Valley on the shores of the great Lake Erie, this band has been pleasing crowds from bar rooms to outdoor festivals and concerts over the last 6 years.
Armed with an arsenal of well-crafted original tunes and an eclectic blend of party songs, it’s hard for most listeners not to swing and sway. With a constantly full itinerary, it’s easy to catch these guys tearing up some bandstand around town….and it’s highly recommended!