Tim Shuckerow, M.A. (Case Western Reserve University)
Director, Art Education & Art Studio
Man is a unique and creative creature. He can remember the old and reflect on his past; he can hope for the new and imagine his future. However, it is the uncertain present that can be altered. Present perceptions are momentary, malleable, open to choices. One’s search for meaning is a quest for the unchanging eternal. In living, man attempts to construct and order a composite image of a known reality, yet it is the unknown, unconscious, and mysterious that ultimately define one’s being.
Too often we take our senses for granted, becoming desensitized. The arts can reveal to us a deeper understanding of self and our environment. As we learn to use our senses we are able to look and see, listen and hear, move and feel, speak and communicate.
Jared Bendis, M.A. (Case Western Reserve University)
Multimedia, Color Photography
Judy Flamik, B.A. (Lake Erie College)
Supervisor of Art Education, Secondary Student Teaching
Sandy Noble, M.A. (Cleveland State University)
Supervisor of Art Education & Clinical/Field Based Experience Elementary Student Teaching
I cut, sew and fuse a variety of fibers and threads in a multitude of rich colors and textures to make quilted wall hangings. I create quilts that glorifies nature and my African American heritage.
Al Aitken, M.F.A. (Ohio University)
Photography I & Creative Photography
I try to expose my students to alternative ways of perceiving the visual patterns and perspectives in the world around them in order to counteract the anesthesia of everyday experience, so that they can show us things that we might never have otherwise have seen.
Gail Berg, M.A. (Case Western Reserve University)
Margaret Fischer, M.A (Case Western Reserve University)
Jewelry & Enameling
I hope my students will leave my class with some of the enjoyment and enthusiasm I have for the art media I work in. I think students do their best art work in a positive, supportive environment. When they encounter a handcrafted enamel or piece of jewelry, they will appreciate all that went into its creation and feel a kinship with its maker.
Sally Levine, M.Arch. (University of Illinois at Chicago)
As an architect, I approach my work from a humanist perspective, understanding that design is powerful and influences everyone’s quality of life. I look at each new project as an opportunity to question the status quo and to explore innovative designs that speak to the needs of the 21st century.
Martha Lois, M.F.A. (Kent State)
Art is an adventure and a release. Art is a creative act. It is civilized. Even when creating a reflection of a personal doom and suffering, I can use art as a positive response to life’s problems. This creative act brings peace and celebration to life. Art allows me to grow internally in a multitude of ways, as I act externally; whether in a representative or symbolic image, or in an abstract manner of making beautiful objects with a function.
I have always been fascinated by the extreme edges of human emotion and by human vulnerability. I am driven to explore these forces in my work. To bring these explorations to life visually, I use materials and techniques that draw from painting, drawing, collage, and photography.
JoAnn Giordano, M.F.A. (Cranbrook Academy of Art)
Weaving & Textiles
I gather images from a variety of sources, collaging them together into narratives which express personal, societal and political issues. Images are transferred to cloth by various means: screenprinting, blueprint, and photo transfer. The layering of images and materials add complexity and surface interest. My interest in historical textiles and decorative arts is reflected in the work, particularly in the use of patterning.
Digital Color Photography