Shaker Community Gallery in the News

Should I or Shouldn’t I

Should I or Shouldn’t I Opens April 24

Donald Black Jr.’s A Day No One Will Remember

Photographer Donald Black Jr. Focuses on Every-Day Moments in Shaker Community Gallery Show
Shaker Heights photographer Donald Black Jr. has been taking a series of images of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood which he calls “the gunshot side of Shaker,” one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. (

Mt. Pleasant Photo Exhibit in Shaker Heights
We always see photos of the big moments — the aftermath of a building’s explosion, the signing of a peace treaty or a key play in a championship game. But what about all the things that happen in between life’s biggest moments? (

ARMOR: A Female Perspective on Strength and Protection

Put on Your Armor
Curator and artist Margaret Stamm has brought together six female artists whose works in varying media explore artistic expression as both powerfully protective and magical. (

Exhibit In Shaker Heights Looks At Female Perspective On Strength
Shaker Community Gallery (SCG) opens ARMOR: A Female Perspective on Strength and Protection with a reception on April 4, at 6 pm and opening remarks at 7 pm. (

Art of Dissent

Shaker Community Gallery Opens the Art of Dissent
Dissent is as old as human society. One can argue that Jesus Christ was a dissident intellectual who condemned the abuse of moral values, those values being equality and love for one’s neighbor. (Cleveland Scene)

Art Show in Shaker Heights Explores the “Art of Dissent”
The artists are known for provocative art that addresses social, cultural and political issues of today. (Cool Cleveland)

Artist uprising: Shaker Community Gallery debuts The Art of Dissent
Artists have historically been the mouthpieces of their generation—especially in divisive times—and a new exhibit in Shaker Heights is amplifying their much-needed message. (Freshwater Cleveland)

Art Gallery, Church Share Vision for Arts at Shaker Height’s Van Aken District
“I looked around and I thought an art gallery would be a perfect fit here, so I had a vision,” said Shaker Heights resident Leslye Discont Arian. (Ideastream)

Mother Artists

Shaker Community Gallery focuses on mother artists in first exhibition
After two years in the making, the Shaker Community Gallery officially opened its doors April 22 with “Balancing Work, Family and Creativity: Mother Artists.” (Cleveland Jewish News)

About Shaker Community Gallery

New arts organization in Shaker Heights
There’s a new arts organization in Shaker Heights and it’s called Shaker Community Gallery. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Shaker Community Gallery Opens in the Van Aken District

Shaker Community Gallery is a new organization formed to signal that art and art lovers are warmly welcomed in Shaker Heights, and especially in its new downtown. (CAN Journal)

Press Releases

Artist Nancy Schwartz-Katz’ Exhibit Borders and Boundaries Opens November 28
Photographer Donald Black, Jr.’s A Day No One Will Remember Opens July 11
Armor, a New Exhibit, Opens April 4
Line, Patterns & Textures: Mark Making Opens November 8
Art of Dissent Opens August 26
New Gallery Opens First Art Show April 22