“Because we have won so many awards this year for teaching excellence, I decided to focus on art education for our gallery exhibits. But it doesn’t always mean formal education,” says Beth A. Bryan, operations coordinator and art gallery coordinator with Lorain Community College’s Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery. In addition to three popular student exhibits per year, these exhibits featuring local, regional, national and international artists and are free and open to the public.
• The James F. Pye Community Art Exhibit – now through Oct. 30. This family and community-based exhibit features a large body of large portraits. The show is named for James F. Pye, a local artist with eight children who taught them all to be passionate about art and community.
• From Grit to Glimmer: Generations of Stories Told Through Metal – Sept. 27 through Nov. 16. Four generations of metal sculptors in the Schmidt family who learned the art from each other will be spotlighted at this show. The artists work in steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper. 
• A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich – Nov. 20 through Dec. 14. The painting and drawings of this late public school and Cleveland Institute of Art teacher feature glorious color, according to Bryan.
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