In the Shadow

"Eclipse" by Margaret Stamm

In the Shadow

Artwork from the Total Solar Eclipse


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May 24 – June 15

On April 8, 2024, at 3:15 p.m., a total solar eclipse crossed over Northeast Ohio. In recognition, Summit Artspace is hosting the exhibition In the Shadow: Artwork from the Total Solar Eclipse for artists who created artworks in response to experiencing this special event.

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1- Jaclyn Hale | Was it Once or Twice? | NFS

47- Michael Schmidt | Revolutions | NFS

1- Jaclyn Hale | Was it Once or Twice? | NFS
Video collage
Artist Statement: A double take of the Total Solar Eclipse over Downtown Akron on April 8, 2024.

2- Susie Lilley | Darkness at 315 | $350
Archival inkjet

3- Bill Dowey | Ohio Totality | $70
Artist Bio: I am a self taught watercolor artist who started painting seven years ago while recovering from a brain injury. I have had paintings in art expos in Akron, Hudson and Cuyahoga Falls. I have been in many local art shows.
Artist Statement:Watercolor on 300lb arches paper. That eclipse was the coolest thing I haven’t ever seen,

4- Kathleen Jandrey | Dark Side of the Moon | $45
Wheel thrown stoneware bowl

5- Elizabeth Prindle | Eclipse Clock 3 | $150
3D Mixed media assemblage
Artist Bio: The basis of my assemblage art is the power of inanimate objects to tell a story based on their juxtaposition. As I become immersed in the creative process, the objects begin to convey an idea, suggest an emotion, or tell a story.
Artist Statement: This piece is one of a series of six pieces built before the eclipse, specifically in the pursuit of the shadows they would cast.

6- Kathleen Jandrey | Totality | $50
Wheel thrown platter

7- Diane Anderson | Optional Eclipse Neckpiece with Lighted Wall Mount | $1,200
Mixed media: copper sheet, electroformed copper, vitreous enamel, iris agate, sunstone, epoxy clay, UV resin, holographic glitter acrylic, copper chain, copper wire, basswood, custom light fixture with AC adapter
Artist Bio: Diane Anderson is a mixed media jewelry artist located in Hartville, Ohio USA. Her electroformed and enameled copper pieces are inspired by the natural world. She began creating jewelry in 1993 and has evolved through many media and processes. An IT manager by day, Diane has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and spends her free time creating jewelry, knitting, playing on her computer and hanging out with her husband, dog and pet birds.
Artist Statement: The 2024 eclipse was absolutely stunning, and I wanted to make a piece to capture my awe and wonder at witnessing it. Totality was spectacular – my family and neighbors were silently amazed, while we heard cheering and applause in the distance. I chose a slice of iris agate to be the focal point of my sun, with four small sunstones and holographic glitter acrylic, electroformed in copper. The agate shows rainbows when lit from behind. The removeable enameled copper moon was made with my special glass cratering process and sealed in UV resin. The large chestpiece can be worn partially or totally eclipsed, with the moon covering the sun, or with the moon removed for full sunshine. The lighted wooden wall mount was created by my husband, Stephen Anderson, which allows it to serve as a bright, rainbow-laden lamp as sunshine or a partial eclipse, or as a subtle recreation of totality, when the moon is closed over the sun. The power supply detaches if needed and the bulb can be easily changed, while the back is wired for hanging. It was made to serve as a reminder of the day in which time stood still for just a minute over Northeastern Ohio.

8- Matt Kurtz | Rhythm Drawings | NFS
Drawings on drumheads, paper and a music stand
Artist Bio: Matt Kurtz is an artist based in Akron, Ohio. His self-mythologizing artwork uses found objects, performance, and video documentation to reclaim identity in the ruins of industry and faith. Oftentimes, his artwork gives viewers an opportunity to interact through sound performance and site-specific observation.
Artist Statement: I have 7 study drawings and a sound sculpture I’d like to submit but it seems this site will only allow me to upload 3 files. Please let me know if there’s a way to have more images/audio considered for this exhibition.

9- Tom Delamater | The Eclipse from the Other Side of the Moon | $450
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Bio: Tom Delamater is an Ohio-based artist who has been strongly influenced by abstract expressionism, in large part because of its emphasis on spontaneous, personal expression over more traditional techniques or subject matter. Tom enjoys exploring layers, texture and depth in his art.

10- Jacob Diefendorff | The Stages of the Eclipse | $75
Artist Statement: I made this artwork in an attempt to capture the entirety of the eclipse. I took pictures at multiple points of the eclipse, and removed the backgrounds of most of them and overlaid them onto a picture of totality. It is meant to be a simulation of the event, from start to finish, put into a single photograph.

11- Kayla Billings | Tiangou | $150
Artist Bio: Kayla draws inspiration from art history, particularly religious and mythological topics. Using pen and ink, her artistic style is influenced by the narratives found in graphic novels and the expressive simplicity of woodblock prints. Kayla aims to bridge the gap between ancient tales and contemporary expression. Through the use of bold lines, she creates visual narratives that invite viewers to immerse themselves in a world where the past and present converge.
Artist Statement: Having recently witnessed my second solar eclipse here in Northeast Ohio, I was captivated by the myths surrounding this celestial phenomenon. While researching, I encountered the legend of the tiangou (天狗), a mythical creature from Chinese folklore. Often depicted as a black dog or meteor, the tiangou is believed to devour the Sun or Moon during an eclipse.

12- Joan Colbert | Until Our Paths Cross Again | $95
Mixed media
Artist Bio: Artist Joan Colbert works in mixed media with an emphasis on printmaking, collage and painting. Inspired by literature and influenced by her environs, she often creates works that are thematic, frequently including references to her favorite motifs: blackbirds and bare trees. In all of her work Joan strives to reach a balance between design and idea and hopes that in each piece there is just enough left unstated to evoke more personal interpretations.
Artist Statement: Eclipse. A long anticipated, singular encounter – – the sun, the moon, daytime darkness followed by a second sunrise – – happened in what seemed like an instant. Now, once again viewed as soloists of separate realms, their momentary crossed paths remain a lasting memory.

13- Laura Dalessandro | Moonscape | $80
Lenticular print

14- Paul Russo | Solar Prominences | $360
Digital photograph printed on acrylic
Artist Bio: I am currently located back in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and travel often. I savor the opportunity to capture the decisive moment and action in sports and aviation. I worked as a sports photojournalist for 4 years during high school for the yearbook, and 4 years again in college for the school media organization. Since, I have had the chance to work several professional sporting events thanks to some very gracious people.
Artist Statement: I enjoy the complexities of geometry, contrast, and perspective in cities and scenery. Both buildings and terrain can form a surreal, monolithic appearance, or present shadow and reflection interactions with the sky. Combined with a love for travel, I try to capture my vision and share my perspective, whether out-and-about or in everyday settings.

15- Margaret Stamm | Tulips | $100
35mm photograph
Artist Bio: Margaret Stamms’ work has been exhibited internationally and is held by both private and corporate collections. You can view her work at University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center as well as the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. In 2018 she was published in CAN Journal for her curatorial role at Shaker Community Gallery. She has exhibited work at Aqua Art Miami, New York and Poland. She has participated in panel discussions at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Artist Statement: Surreal and Painterly; Margaret layers light, form and exposure to demonstrate depth of object as well as subject. Her photographs are reflections made for the viewer to meditate on the subconscious.

16- Bridgett Crocker-Emerson | Chiaroscuro | $190
Archival quality digital collage professionally printed on thick matte paper
Artist Bio: Bridgett Crocker Emerson is no stranger to the arts as a professionally trained flutist with two Master’s degrees in flute performance and music theory. A completely self-taught visual artist, Emerson pulls the threads of her expertise within the ephemerality of music into manifestations of concrete physicality. Her work focuses on the abstract, natural themes and subjects, dreams, visions, and even nightmares.
Artist Statement: A tableau of many moons and a solar eclipse, this work explores shadow and light through digital collage to illustrate the dichotomy of the mundane and the extraordinary. The universe and life are both organized and chaotic, predictable and surprising, confining and then suddenly infinitely expansive. I utilized multiple photographs of mine to create this juxtaposition of the familiar and the awesome, the domestic and the celestial.

17- renney renee | There Goes the Sun | $175
Color collage photography
Artist Statement: Using photographs I create a new image – sunsets to create a solar eclipse feeling

18- Jennifer Worden | 2024 | $65
Artist Bio: Jennifer Worden was raised in Northern California and has called Akron, OH home since 1999. She uses discarded glass in the creation of her art. Conferring a new, unexpected life discarded glass is the inspiration that makes this work possible. She melts, fuses, and reshapes glass to create whimsical pieces designed to please the eye, engage the mind, and encourage a sustainable perspective.

Ink, gel pens, oil pastels, glue, translucent abaca, cotton paper, poster board
Artist Bio: I’m a school counselor and last November, I sat in on a kindergarten art class. Making art has been something I’ve shied away from for the last 40 years or so. On that day, I drew these grid doodles that I used to do as a kid. It just came back to me while I put pen to paper. I showed this doodle to my artist friend and he told me to make more. I’ve never felt good about making art. I just felt it wasn’t something I could do, but I’ve always wanted to create. So now I am and it feels good.
Artist Statement: Scientists are exploring the idea of constructing a Planetary Sunshade to fend off global climate change. The idea is to install this “megastructure” at the Sun-Earth Lagrange-1 point to trap heat in the atmosphere caused by greenhouse gas emissions and to reflect sunlight back into space. The craziest part about the idea is that it’s doable. The title here suggests that it reads more like clickbait. I imagine the sunshade to be among the satellites and space debris and something that would need to be maintained over time. The stitching is primitive but also speaks to human ingenuity. As seen by the sun.

20- Care Hanson | Awaiting the Eclipse & Other Transformations | $70
Mixed media on a recycled saltine box 

21- James Buckey | Eclipse From the Heights | $50
Digital print
Artist Statement: EFTH is a melody of multiple photos from my Goodyear Heights backyard overlooking downtown Akron — one of which from the night of the penumbral lunar eclipse. The moon was recreated using a semi-transparent scanned sampling of a watercolor smudge.

22- Diane Pribojan | Finding the Sun | $300
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Bio: Diane was born in a small village called Zvjerinac in the former Yugoslavia. She moved to the United States with her family when she was three years old. She has lived in the suburbs of Cleveland ever since. Diane went on to receive her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA at Kent State University. In her work Diane finds inspiration in her immediate surroundings, in the cities and suburbs. She continues to pursue her passion by painting and exhibiting her work.
Artist Statement: In my painting I best communicate the world around me in representational subjects. I gravitate and am inspired by the built environment set against the natural landscape. This includes capturing the essence of the environment’s fleeting moments, the interplay of light and shadow, and the ever-changing landscape. Also, the infinite complexity the environment providing a never-ending source of ideas and concepts to explore. This is why I chose to paint a representation of the solar eclipse. I want to capture my interpretation of its essence and fleeting nature. Also, I seek work that invites contemplation through the familiar, and encourages a further exploration of our human experience. My rendition of the eclipse, although representational, is more fabricated and idealized. In my painting I have an instinctive tendency to reduce information in them making them minimal and this reinforces ideas of rationality, order, and tranquility. For me painting is my passion, and my exploration is my continual search for me and my painting.

23- Care Hanson | United in Awe | $60
Mixed media
Artist Bio: Care Hanson is a visual artist with an eclectic practice that includes acrylic on canvas, altered book art journals, mixed media on recycled cardboard, nature mandalas and hand stitching. She thrives on color exploration, using intuition and a spirit of ‘just try’
Care finds inspiration on trail hikes and in other people’s gardens. Her favorite art is a bit open ended, leaving room for conversation with the viewer. Art play is her daily habit and way of life.
Artist Statement: All hearts united in Awe, not Enemy
Sun and Moon Aligned our Possibility
April 8, 2024 The minutes of totality ignited in me wonderful feelings of connection and flow …and hope. This piece was created that very evening. It was truly an auspicious day.

24- Greg Julius | To Measure the Moon | $1,000
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
Artist Bio: Greg Julius currently teaches, paints, writes, and records music. He also has released a series of videos of musical performances with collaged commercials and original artwork.
Artist Statement: In 2017, I was on vacation in Yellowstone National Park. I saw Sun, Moon, Earth by Tyler Nordgreen in a park gift shop, but didn’t purchase the book. I was not able to see the 2017 eclipse, so the book was more of a “save for later read” list. When I heard that Ohio was in the path of totality, I purchased and read the book for which much of the subject matter for To Measure the Moon is based. I also had just read Panic Attacks by Bartholomew and Evans, which accounts for the bottom/moonscape portion of the work. Nordgreen’s description of Columbus’s use of the eclipse to manipulate natives in the New World inspires the ship and Columbus figure. The Concorde appears as homage to the ill-fated aircraft that holds the record for the longest eclipse viewing as it chased the moon’s shadow. The title comes from the ingenuous Anaxagoras and his process of measuring the moon, which I would not spoil by describing in the little space I have here. Bartholomew and Evans was the first textual inspiration for the piece however. I had originally intended the piece to be a humorous look at the Great Moon Hoax performed by a newspaper, Sun, in 1835. The newspaper published a series of fantastic descriptions of moonscapes and strange moon people. The newspaper exploited the public’s limited knowledge of the moon and astronomy to fascinate readers with illustrations and over worldly bat and beaver creatures. My original intention was to paint a moon people celebration as they consider the earth conquered by the eclipse. I quickly realized that the eclipse from the moon perspective would not work logically, and was beyond my abilities as an artist. The figures remained however, but now as the natives mentioned above. For the process, the main design was drawn with graphite pencil, which smudged greatly as I worked. I exploit this smudges in the painting process to further distort my design. I then painted the main acrylic wash. After completing an entire pass with acrylic, I applied airbrush designs and stencils. That layer was completed with several layers of spray paint. At this point, I perform a matte varnish to “tame” the spray paint. It also adjusts the color slightly (so it is said), and was a technique that Surrealists used to make an image “float.” In this case, I was attempting to replicate the glowing horizons of the eclipse, where one in the path of totality is simply in a giant shadow. I then complete the detail work of the main figures in acrylic again. I will conclude with a personal note on the 2024 eclipse and this exhibition. The eclipse is a symbol of science. The eclipse has been used to demonstrate the order of the universe and confirm scientific theory. In one sense, the predictability and principles the eclipse represents clash with the imperfect, imprecise, and subjective of art. This exhibit allows the artist to navigate that clash.

25- Mary Defer | Eclipse 17 | NFS
Archival reproduction of original lumen print
Artist Bio: Mary Defer (she/her) is a visual artist based in Lakewood. She discovered her love of photography at Kenyon College, where she earned a B.A. in Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally through organizations such as Cleveland Print Room, BAYarts, Soho Photo Gallery, and Filter Photo. In 2012, a book of her photography was included in DIY: Photographers & Books, the first-ever museum exhibition of print-on-demand photobooks at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Artist Statement: It has been 218 years since the last total solar eclipse in Cleveland, and it will be 420 years until the next one. What was here in 1806? What will be in 2444? In this series, created for the Cleveland Eclipse Exhibit at Pinwheel Gallery, I explore themes of time and change by creating lumens of Moses Cleveland trees (living beings that are estimated to have been standing during the last total solar eclipse) and watch faces with celestial elements. The lumens are made by placing negatives of the trees and timepieces atop light-sensitive darkroom paper and exposing to the sun. Unexpectedly vibrant hues emerge despite the use of black & white paper. In their colorful state, however, the lumens are temporary. Fixing them leads to a loss of color. And if an unfixed print is left in the light, it will eventually fade altogether. In this series, original lumens that shift throughout the run of the show are juxtaposed with unchanging reproductions. Eclipse 17 is one of the reproduction images and therefore not subject to change.

26- Margaret Stamm | Light | $100
35mm photograph
Artist Bio: Margaret Stamms’ work has been exhibited internationally and is held by both private and corporate collections. You can view her work at University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center as well as the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. In 2018 she was published in CAN Journal for her curatorial role at Shaker Community Gallery. She has exhibited work at Aqua Art Miami, New York and Poland. She has participated in panel discussions at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Artist Statement: Surreal and Painterly; Margaret layers light, form and exposure to demonstrate depth of object as well as subject. Her photographs are reflections made for the viewer to meditate on the subconscious.

27- Alecia Pike | My Corona | NFS
Alcohol ink, vinyl, on mirror and assemblage
Artist Bio: A.D. PIKE is a classically trained artist from Wadsworth, Ohio. A second generation Ukrainian-American with an ancestral need to honor the natural world, A.D PIKE leans heavily on form, color and contrast to tell stories about our shared Earth. A.D. PIKE uses various forms of ink on glass to create visually interesting pieces, reminiscent of stained glass, that beg to be looked at.
Artist Statement: MY CORONA as seen from my coordinates. A rare spectacle, prominences often appear reddish because their plasma can originate deeper in the sun’s atmosphere, in a layer called the chromosphere, which is characterized by hydrogen at high temperatures that emits red light. 18” diameter. Hanger on back.

28- Claudia Berliski | Evidence | $300
Altered digital photo
Artist Bio: Claudia Berlinski is a native of Buffalo, NY, where she earned her BFA in Printmaking from Buffalo State College and an MFA in Printmaking at The Ohio State University. She taught at Youngstown State University for twenty years and is currently the Director of the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU. She exhibits nationally and regionally, contributes to print portfolio exchanges, and curates and adjudicated group exhibitions. Her work is included in several private collections nationwide.
Artist Statement: Claudia Berlinski’s photographic work is steeped in a personal, and global, obsession to record things visually. She documents her time spent out in the world doing the things that we all do – traveling, visiting, hiking, working, being at home. The finished pieces explore the intersection of place and experience. They examine the fugitive nature of personal history and memory. The images emphasize the importance of the mundane in her life, in every life, and the imagery becomes metaphor for such intimacies. In disrupting the surface of each piece Claudia questions how much of an image must be recognizable to unleash a forgotten event or encounter. The disruption of appearance also serves to reinforce the notion that time and emotion alter the accuracy of our memories. The more we accumulate, the more that is stripped away or buried.

29- Margaret Stamm | Mirror | $100
35mm photograph
Artist Bio: Margaret Stamms’ work has been exhibited internationally and is held by both private and corporate collections. You can view her work at University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center as well as the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. In 2018 she was published in CAN Journal for her curatorial role at Shaker Community Gallery. She has exhibited work at Aqua Art Miami, New York and Poland. She has participated in panel discussions at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Artist Statement: Surreal and Painterly; Margaret layers light, form and exposure to demonstrate depth of object as well as subject. Her photographs are reflections made for the viewer to meditate on the subconscious.

30- Janet Mikolajczyk | Starman | $130
Digital print
Artist Statement: This is a digital collage. I used found images to make this print. Here images range from illuminated manuscripts to album covers.
Images of gnomes, stars, spiders, and planets are a reference to lyrics by David Bowie

31- Trevor Mancuso | Celestial Vision | NFS
Oil paint on gallery wrapped canvas
Artist Bio: Trevor received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, he works as a graphic engineer at Horizons Incorporated where he creates labels and logos for major companies. Trevor is skilled in drawing, painting, and writing. He has published 2 journal books that delve deeper into his self-expression. Trevor is currently creating a body of work set in a fictional retro-futuristic realm that acts as a safe space for himself.
Artist Statement: My work deals with the concept of catharsis and how I explore and understand my identity. Self-portraiture plays a major role in the work I create. I have found a profound amount of confidence by using myself as the main subject. It builds a greater connection between me and my work and helps better explain my existence to viewers in ways that words cannot. As I delve deeper into self-exploration my creative mind subconsciously created an alternate reality. This fictional retro-futuristic realm is known as The City of Nostalgia, a byproduct of the emotional and heartbreaking obstacles I have experienced. The more reality threw obstacles at me, the more I ran to this utopian society. I am influenced by the concept of retro-futurism and the idea of looking to the past for inspiration in creating a vision of the future. “Celestial Vision” is a self-portrait that contrasts the then and now by portraying myself dressed in retro 50s style space attire while viewing a current celestial phenomenon. The reflection of the solar eclipse in the helmet lens resembles the real-life moment that you have to see to truly believe.

32- Sue Holick-Bade | Priceless | $45
Watercolor and alcohol ink on paper
Artist Bio: Sue Holick-Bade is currently a nomadic Artist in search of her oasis. She recently returned to creating art after working in the technology industry for thirty plus years. Sue is re-honing her skills with formal course work at local art academies, while creating mixed media and faux stained glass art she has sold at fleas, a CON, artist pop-ups, and is currently showing in an exhibition. She will eventually settle down; but at least for now, Sue is enjoying exploring possibilities.
Artist Statement: I am a Mixed-Media and Faux Stained-Glass Artist. I love colors that POP, normally. I worked in technology for 35 years where everything was in black and white; and my creativity was limited to spreadsheets and power points. I am happiest on the ‘Walt Disney threw up on it’ spectrum of the color chart. I draw inspiration from the world around me, applying my irreverent sense of humor as my lens to shape my work. For me, developing Mixed-Media art is like putting together a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle without a picture to follow, and uncertain if I have all the pieces. Fitting that last puzzle piece in place and seeing the fully assembled puzzle is exhilarating, providing a sense of accomplishment that’s so gratifying. In my painting I utilize water-based paints on glass and a Faux Stained-Glass technique. My subjects are often animals absurdly depicted in human situations reminiscent of The Far Side, or simply looking silly. Other pieces are relaxing and whimsical; but each work has vibrant, translucent, luminous colors, normally. I was fortunate to experience the Total Eclipse on April 8th at my home in Parma, and will remember it for as long as I have my memories. It was as if someone changed the light bulb in a lamp from a warm daylight to a dark room indigo. The air cooled; but wasn’t cold. Friends who had spent big dollars to experience totality in downtown Avon texted me how ‘uneventful’ the city’s events were. I sat in my comfy Adirondack on our back deck, drinking a hard cider, watching the alignment through my free from the library eclipse glasses, playing an original vinyl LP of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon on the stereo. I contemplated how our communities had so commercialized the total eclipse, and I remembered the MasterCard commercials where the tag line was “Priceless.” The piece I am submitting, “Priceless,” is anything except normal for me. I am really stretching using watercolors and in muted tones of indigo. Watercolor defined by alcohol ink felt right for conveying what I felt during the eclipse. Calmness. Hushed sounds around me. Totality was free for me; but all so “Priceless.”

33- Meghan Vieltorf | Feminine Radiance | $300
Watercolor, acrylic paint, gold leaf, gold ink
Artist Bio: Meghan Vieltorf, a 21-year-old artist from Copley, Ohio, specializes in realistic portraiture and landscapes, rendered in a painterly style. Currently studying illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design, she recently showcased her work at the Blockfort Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Meghan’s art aims to inspire and connect viewers to the beauty of humanity and the world.
Artist Statement: I aimed to capture the ethereal beauty and mystique of femininity through the depiction of a goddess in a flowing gown. Standing gracefully before a golden eclipse, she embodies strength and beauty, serving as a powerful symbol of the divine feminine. I used a complimentary color palette to symbolize the connection of the sun and moon. My goal was to evoke a sense of enchantment, inviting the viewer to contemplate the beauty of the universe and the inner radiance of the feminine spirit.

34- Julianne Nipple | Transition of an Eclipse | $700
Original ink on archival paper
Artist Bio: Julianne Nipple is a multi-media artist she creates visual pieces of art using sensory, formal, expressive, and technical properties to create an aesthetic response.
Artist Statement: The transition of an eclipse is a truly awe- inspiring event that brings together the path of totality , the twilight zone, and the vastness of the matrix and cosmos. As we witness the moon slowly passing in front of the sun, we are reminded of our place in the universe and the incredible forces that shape our world. The path of totality, where the sun is completely obscured by the moon, is surreal, almost otherworldly experience, as the sky goes dark, and the temperature drops. Its as if were entering a twilight zone, a space between worlds where the rules of physics and reality seem to bend and warp. Even as we marvel at the spectacle of the eclipse, were reminded of the vastness of the cosmos, the infinite expanse of stars and galaxies that stretch out before us. Its a humbling reminder of just how small we are in the grand scheme of things, and how much we have yet to discover about the universe and our place in it.

35- Nova Stewart | I See the Moon/the Moon Sees Me | $ 100
Digital photograph collage print
Artist Bio: Nova, an Illustrator, Crafter, Arts Advocate & Educator from NE Ohio, creates storybook artwork inspired by dreams and nature. Their colorful designs aim to ‘spark joy’ through whimsical creations. Experimenting with mixed media, Nova delves into emotional and surreal musings, inviting viewers into a realm where reality intertwines with imagination.
Artist Statement: During this once in a lifetime short event, I hastily took photos and tried to learn on the spot how to adjust my light settings to capture the eclipse through my phone camera. While my own experience capturing the event was hurried, that didn’t take away the surreal quality of this celestial occurrence. These photos were taken through the lens of the eclipse glasses, the spiral motion and colorful spots created accidentally by the clumsy movement of the blue frames during the photo. Multiple photos of the eclipse event were then layered and saturated to create the final “movement” and memory of my event experience.

36- Rae Faba | A Portrait of My Sister at the Solar Eclipse by Jeff Radecky | $600
Acrylic paint, chalk pastel, paper and ink on untreated canvas
Artist Bio: Rae Faba studied art at the University of Akron and Pratt Institute. She has been drawing and painting professionally around the Great Lakes since 1997 & has recently been awarded by the Ohio Arts Council, White Rabbit Galleries, Artists of Rubber City and the Downtown Akron Partnership. Her other interests include astronomy, music composition and bicycling. She live a contemplative life near Lake Rockwell with her giant poodle, Edmund Fitzgerald.
Artist Statement: “A Photo of My Sister at the Solar Eclipse by Jeff Radecky” is about the solar eclipse in Kent, OH but it’s also about my brother and me. We share a birthday, a love for rocks and a raging desire to go to space, among many other things. I like to tell stories from unexpected perspectives. When I started imagining ways I could show the eclipse, I wondered what it might look like from the moon. I called my brother and asked, “What does the Earth look like from the moon during a solar eclipse?” We knocked ideas around for a little while and while I was sketching, I had another question: “Do you want to be the astronaut with the flag or the astronaut with the camera?” And now you, dear viewer, have a chance to see what it’s like through my brother Jeff’s camera as he photographs his triumphant little sister, claiming the moon for the Great Republic of the Western Reserve. “A Photo of My Sister at the Solar Eclipse by Jeff Radecky” is mostly acrylic and ink on untreated canvas. My reference images came from the NASA archive. The Apollo 11 astronauts photographed the moon’s surface and surroundings using three 70mm Hasselblad data cameras. Jeff says the International Space Station uses a Nikon D5, which would probably be his choice for this mission, since we live in 2023, not 1969. When we watched the eclipse from the meadow at my house, I photographed the eclipse with a Fuji X-T100.

37- Zachary Feador | Diurnal | $350
Printed digital illustration
Artist Bio: Zachary Feador is an illustrator and art educator who lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He earned a BFA in Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) and an MA in Art Education at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). He has been teaching art and design at Archbishop Hoban High School for 13 years.
Artist Statement: This illustration features both diurnal and nocturnal animals flying in a frenzy during the solar eclipse. The eclipse caused confusion throughout nature where neither animals knew the time of day based on the conditions caused by the eclipse. Birds quieted as day momentarily turned to night giving way to cooler temperatures, darkness, and silence. This illustration seeks to capture and showcase this confusion and chaos as animals experienced the solar eclipse.

38- Emily Kohmann | What if we lived on a farm? | $1,200
Artist Statement: This painting captures my children watching the solar eclipse. We drove to a nearby farm to get the best view. Lots of questions that day. What if WE lived on a farm?

39- Makaylah Clark | Four Years and an Eclipse | $1,000
Acrylic paint on canvas
Artist Statement: Fantasy escapism is one of the biggest inspirations behind my art. These past few years, I have been concentrating on the specific feeling literary fantasy evokes and translating that into my art. It is important to me to create art that is centered around black joy and enjoyment to contradict the amount of media around black suffering. I want black people to see themselves in work that is entirely positive and for nonblack folk to see what blackness can be. I expand upon what it looks like to include diverse characters in these stories. I explore fantasy escapism through my art by creating a world of my own. Through the use of character design, Personal iconography and materials. The colors utilized create a sense of fantasy and contrast to the less colorful world around us. Additional inspiration comes from many artists around the world who integrate their culture and identity into their artwork. I give each character unique clothes, eyes, hair, and accessories in addition to personal iconography. So I use those qualities to Create in-depth meaning in my artwork. I would describe the work I make as fantastical, and I continue to push myself to create more complex, intricate and meaningful works of art.

40- Steven Mastroianni | Eclipsogram Series: Corona Ray | $1950
Unique cameraless photogram, silver gelatin print
Artist Bio: Steven Mastroianni is an artist, photographer, educator, curator, musician, and radio programmer from Cleveland, Ohio. Most recently he has exhibited a solo show at the Massillon Museum, and was an artist in residence at Akron Soul Train. His work is included in the collections of University Hospitals, Progressive Insurance, The Cleveland Clinic, and many private collections.
Artist Statement: Evocative of watery depths, imaginary heavens, and mysterious maps, these luminous images create an immersive dimension with their own rules of scale and space. Like dreams, these objects seem familiar but weird; imaginary planets and stars, gears moving through space, blueprints for another dimension… This collection imagines the eclipse and how it serves as a dramatic time marker in our own modest histories. Being “camera-less” photographs, they are obviously not real photos of an actual eclipse, but instead my own creations made with practical effects and darkroom trickery which interpret and suggest and illustrate the phenomenon of the eclipse. Like special effects in an old movie, we know it’s fake, but we suspend our disbelief and revel in the imaginary world we see on the screen.

41- Aja Dandridge | Goddess of Dreams | $1,400
Acrylic painting
Artist Bio: Aja Dandridge is a self-taught visual artist who stays true to herself. She’s a reluctant Clevelander and her imagination extends far beyond the city’s borders. Aja uses acrylic paints to help breathe vibrancy and life into her paintings. Mainly, her art focuses on Black Representation, and mediates on themes of Fantasy and Mythology. Furthermore, Aja’s artwork has been featured in several literary magazines, art festivals and even gallery exhibitions throughout Ohio.
Artist Statement: I’m a self-taught visual artist residing in Cleveland, OH. Despite graduating from Hiram College with a major in Creative Writing, I’ve always been passionate about art. Mainly, I’m an acrylic portrait painter, who showcases strong and magical portrayals of black people. Typically, my work focuses on Black Representation and plays with themes of Fantasy, Spirituality and Mythology. My work has been featured in several literary magazines such as The Athena Review, CURA Magazine and Tint Journal. Additionally, my art has been showcased at several gallery exhibitions and festivals throughout Ohio, including the 2023 Spectacular Black Girl Art Show, 2022 Ingenuity Fest, Fresh A.I.R Gallery’s 2023 Group Exhibition “Renewal: Works About Hope” and Pinwheel Gallery’s “Drive The Cold Away” 2024 Group Exhibition. Be sure to check out my artwork on my social media pages.

42- Bradley Hart | A Day Without Night, A Night Without Day | $50
Digital illustration

43- Bridgett Crocker-Emerson | Totality | $200
Archival quality mixed media digital collage professionally printed on thick matte paper
Artist Bio: Bridgett Crocker Emerson is no stranger to the arts as a professionally trained flutist with two Master’s degrees in flute performance and music theory. A completely self-taught visual artist, Emerson pulls the threads of her expertise within the ephemerality of music into manifestations of concrete physicality. Her work focuses on the abstract, natural themes and subjects, dreams, visions, and even nightmares.
Artist Statement: This work is a visual imagining of my experience of totality on April 8th, 2024. It was mesmerizing, powerful, indescribably beautiful, resonant, and emotionally stirring. I used a combination of my paintings and photography to create this piece.

44- Emily Zepp | Streetlight by Daylight | $70
Colored pencil on paper
Artist Bio: Emily Zepp is a local Northeast Ohio artist, born in North Canton. She graduated from the University of Akron as a Graphic Designer and Painter.
Artist Statement: Like many people in Northeast Ohio, I spent the afternoon of the eclipse staring up at the sky (behind properly rated glasses of course), anticipating the only eclipse Ohio will see for the next hundred years. The last thing I was thinking about was electrical lighting and how the technology around us would react to the sky becoming dark mid afternoon. And yet, the first thing I remember was how eerie it was that the streetlights turned on as the sun slowly disappeared. It felt like an acknowledgment of a celestial event from manmade objects. Piece is 9″x12″

45- Ryan Cermak | Coil | $1,025
Oil on canvas
Artist Bio: Ryan Cermak is a visual artist working and living in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in painting and printmaking. Currently he works as the studio assistant and community outreach assistant at the Morgan Conservatory.
Artist Statement: Inspiration for my work stems from the pulpy fantasy magazine Heavy Metal and trading card games such as Magic the Gathering. In addition, RPGs like The Legend of Zelda and Dark Souls also have a significant influence on my work. These games reference common tropes from age old myths and legends and repurpose them to relate to a modern audience. In a similar way that Link’s Master Sword is an evolution of the legend of King Arthur and Excalibur, I see painting as a space to reinterpret the past and reevaluate the future. At the core of my work is the exploration of how ancient myths and legends continue to evolve and resonate with people today.

46- Shannon Casey | In Heavenly Peace | $450
Acrylic on fabric with stitching
Artist Bio: Shannon Casey has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and minor in Studio Art from Kent State University. She studied portrait painting with Joseph Cintron at Cleveland Institute of Art. A former copywriter, Casey now tells stories with paint and charcoal. Her work has been shown at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Peg’s Gallery, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and Summit ArtSpace. Casey was a founder of Uncommon ART in Hudson and active in the Hudson Art Hop series.
Artist Statement: I’ve always drawn people– in pencil, pastel and pen. Now, I work with a variety of materials to create figurative paintings that tell a story. Acrylics, oils and pastels are my current mediums of choice and I enjoy experimenting and pushing the boundaries of a piece of art including metal leaf, collage and even stitching where needed to illustrate an idea or create a mood. I’ve done a couple of pieces now on fabric and like the challenge of using the printed pattern as an additional resource. As a result, I thought fabric should be the foundation to tell the story of the April eclipse with some stitching to represent the courses of stars. I chose a night sky pattern for this mixed-media piece as the primary cloth, imagining that it also represented the folds of heaven and then used acrylics to paint the figure. The simple pose and upward gaze of the model evoked the peace I felt during the eclipse. Those few minutes of totality seemed to stretch on and on and the unearthly beauty of the moon resting on the sun was spell-binding. It was a reminder to me that God is in control and that beauty still exists even in our tumultuous times. The night sky inspires me — I’ve done paintings based on the Pleiades (Seven Sisters), a procession of constellations and a series of whimsical moons using family, friends and imaginary characters as inspiration. I’ve even added a chapter to poor Major Tom’s story (he of David Bowie fame) by painting a galactic meeting between him and the Seven Sisters. My desire with this piece and all artwork is to paint for the keeper of the stars, creating work that draws others to the ultimate Creator. Soli Deo Gloria!

47- Michael Schmidt | Revolutions | NFS
Stop-motion, vine charcoal on paper
Artist Bio: Michael Schmidt (b. Akron, OH), lives in Copley, Ohio. He holds an M.F.A. in drawing and painting from California State University, Long Beach (2013) and a B.F.A in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2004). He has exhibited internationally and is in private collections around the country. Schmidt currently works as a freelance artist and holds adjunct professor positions at the University of Mount Union and The University of Akron.

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