SOURCE: Canton Museum of Art

Canton Museum of Art

December 20, 2012 13:45 ET

Canton Museum of Art Celebrates Northeast Ohio Artists With "The Cleveland School: Watercolor and Clay"

CANTON, OH--(Marketwire - December 20, 2012) -  Experience "Cleveland" like never before with an intriguing, original exhibition from the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) -- "The Cleveland School: Watercolor and Clay" (December 1, 2012 - March 10, 2013).

Introducing the exhibition, William H. Robinson from the Cleveland Museum of Art said, "Northeast Ohio has produced a remarkable tradition of achievement in watercolor painting and ceramics. The artists who created this tradition are often identified as members of the Cleveland School."

Drawing on works produced from the 1910s through the 1960s, the CMA has assembled a dramatic exhibition that takes you into the minds of 35 artists, including Charles Burchfield; William Sommer; Guy Cowan; and Viktor Schreckengost, who was renowned for his work as an industrial designer, painter and teacher. Commissioned by Eleanor Roosevelt to celebrate her husband's re-election as governor of New York, Schreckengost created the famed Jazz Bowl, which interprets a city at night bursting with the rhythms of jazz, and is a featured work in the exhibition.

The industrial side of Cleveland was often depicted in the watercolors of the period. Geometric abstraction can be seen in post-war ceramics by Claude Conover and Clement Giorgi. Other ceramic artists represented include Thelma Frazier Winter, Edris Eckardt and Walter Sinz.

CMA Curator Lynnda Arrasmith said, "This is an exciting showcase of Northeast Ohio's far-reaching artistic influence. Plus it aligns with the Museum's impressive Permanent Collection of watercolor and ceramic works."

Many pieces on display are from private collections. Ceramics have been loaned by the Rocky River Library, which houses the Cowan Pottery Museum; the Butler Museum of Art; and many local collectors.

Admission is $6/adult, $4/senior and student, children 12 and under are free. Call (330) 453-7666, or go online at, for museum hours and more exhibit details.

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art is recognized for its Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics, unique exhibits and educational outreach programs. The CMA offers a changing exhibition schedule each year that highlights works in its Permanent Collection, major traveling exhibitions and original exhibits organized by the CMA. Visit or on Facebook® at "Canton Museum of Art" to learn more.

Contact Information

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    Canton Museum of Art
    1001 Market Avenue North
    Canton, Ohio 44702
    Tel: (330) 453-7666