Art Cares Event was a Success

It is hard to believe that this year's ArtCares 2012 took place three weeks ago--the art auction and party to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.  

For the benefit I submitted my photo-assemblage of the West Side Market (as recently part of the Cleveland Hopkins Airport Art Show).  It was great to see that my work sold--CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO.  Thanks to everyone who put together and supported the event!

Here are a couple pictures of the event, including art by a few friends:

Dante Rodriguez

Linda Ayala

Deborah Pinter


Lakeland Community College Art Show and the Ohio City Bike Co-op Art Show

Last night was both the 3rd Annual Juried Art Show at Lakeland Community College and the
Pedaling Art 2012 Ohio City Bike CO-OP Art Show. Both were a great success.  We sold some of the jewelry and, if you are interested in my painting, it is at the Lakeland Community College Gallery until

Here are some pictures of Maggie (my wife), Ruby (my daughter) and me and my art at the two shows.


The 3rd Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition

It is time for the 3rd Annual Juried Art Show at Lakeland Community College.  

I will be showing TWO DOUCHE-BAGS, OR TOAST THIS!  

Medium: oil painting
Size: 48X36 inches
It is listed for sale at $2,500.  

Come out and support the event and the art scene in Cleveland, Ohio!!!!!

Here are the specifics about the show:

Date: Friday, May 18, 2012 - Friday, July 20, 2012
Email: murbas@lakelandcc.edu
Location: The Gallery at Lakeland, Building "D", first floor

The 3rd Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition
May 18 - July 20, 2012

Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception, Friday, May 18, 2012, 7-9 PM, Awards start at 7 PM. Artist Reception to follow.

Gallery Hours: M-F, 9-9, Sat-Sun, 9-5
This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Coordinator and Installation Designer: Mary Urbas 440-525-7029 murbas@lakelandcc.edu


Cash Mob in Ashtabula

In my Introduction to Sociology course at Kent State University at Ashtabula, students are regularly encouraged to become more engaged citizens and to embrace the diversity of their economic, political, cultural, and community-based backgrounds to make the world they live in a better place, working together in the true spirit of democracy.  A group of students decided to support the hard work of local merchants in Ashtabula Ohio to keep the community alive with great food, drink, local spirit and material goods.  So, they held a cash mob on the Harbor Area down on Bridge Street.

Here is a fun video of the event put together by Tina Bihlajama and Frank Vaccariello--CLICK HERE