Press Release
Posted September 21, 2018

Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center hosts an Artists’ Reception for the “From Grit to Glimmer: Generations of Stories Told Through Metal” from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, with the show open through Friday, November 16.

The exhibit will include sculptures from four generations of the Schmidt family. Jerry Schmidt is an abstract metal sculptor who learned the art from his father, Fred Schmidt. Fred Schmidt was a well-known metal sculptor in Cleveland. Jerry Schmidt now works in his studio with his son Tyler Schmidt, and his grandson, Nathan Schmidt. They create large and small works in steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper. To learn more, visit

Thomas Hudson, who graduated from the Cooper School of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a certificate in production art, showcases oil paintings and drawings in the exhibit. The slow drying time of oil paint allows him to be meticulous and patient in painting realistic details with fidelity. As an artist, his desire is to achieve a natural realism with his paintings.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Beth Bryan or visit

The reception is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and during select Stocker Arts Center events.

Lorain County Community College is located at 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio. Parking on campus is free.