The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery is a major center for visual art in Lorain County, showcasing art exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists. We also host annual LCCC student shows, the Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Show and community and educational arts exhibitions. Our goal is to present a variety of outstanding art exhibitions and serve our students, the college community, and the greater community as a living, learning classroom. We invite you to enjoy the exhibits and to visit us often! Please check this website often or contact the Stocker Arts Center for any added gallery special events. The gallery has again been chosen by the readers of PuLse Magazine as the 2017 Best of Lorain County winner in the category of Best Gallery and is a finalist in the same category for 2018.
All Exhibitions and Receptions are free and open to the public.
The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery is open during exhibitions Mondays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and by appointment. Call (440) 366-4140. The gallery is also open for many evening and weekend events.
Gallery Exhibition Schedule
LUSH ~ An Exhibition and Sale of Original Works by Master Printmaker David C. Jansheski
Monday, August 20 to Friday, September 14, 2018
Art lovers can own a piece of original art and at the same time contribute to a permanent endowment for the arts in Lorain County. The Community Foundation of Lorain County will host LUSH ~ An Exhibition and Sale of Original Works by Master Printmaker David C. Jansheski in the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Lorain County Community College.
A former resident of Avon Lake, David Jansheski was an internationally recognized professional artist for over 25 years. Highlights of this art show include mixed-media prints, relief prints, and his signature “Kite” piece. Before David’s death in December of 2014 he donated his estate, including a collection of his personal works, to create an arts endowment at the Community Foundation of Lorain County. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork grow this endowment, permanently supporting the arts in Lorain County.
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Founded in 1980, the Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County. Through an endowment valued at approximately $136 million dollars, the Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. On average, $5.6 million in grants and scholarships are awarded annually to support non-profit organizations and students in Lorain County. Visit peoplewhocare.org to find out more.
The James F. Pye Community Art Exhibit
Monday, August 20 to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery Lounge
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, August 23 from 4-7 p.m.
James F. Pye Sr. Was born in Woodland, GA. He started from humble beginnings. His passion for drawing followed him when migrated to Lorain to work at the U.S. Steel Mill. He was a self-taught artist. He specialized in drawing and painting portraits, landscapes and industrial scapes. He was commissioned for various private projects. He was known for drawing and painting with vivid colors and detailed subject matter.
The James F. Pye Community Art Exhibit was developed through the Start with Art program under the creative minds of his children, artist Jeffery Pye Sr. and artist Sharon Pye-Brown. Coming out of the Harrison Community Cultural Center, the concept of having historica, painted portraits placed in window coves at the Harrison center. This is the ultimate destination for these pieces of Art after their final display.
The James F. Pye Community Art Exhibit will continue to grow and promote Black History with fresh new art work moving forward into 2019. The exhibit will include a youth art component. The ventures are to display in communities, churches and various organized annual events. The artists and organizers of The James F. Pye Community Art Exhibit hope to educate and re-educate the youth of minority contributions in making our community, city, country and the world a better place.
“From Grit to Glimmer: Generations of Stories Told Through Metal”
Thursday, September 27 to Friday, November 16, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, September 27 from 4-7 p.m.
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. This exhibit will include sculptures from all four generations of the Schmidt family.
Thomas Hudson, who graduated from Cooper School of Art, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a certificate in Production Art, will be showing oil paintings and drawings. He loves painting in oil. 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.
Chase Wilcox will be exhibiting several of his large acrylic paintings.
Chase is the Executive Chef of Lorain County Community College. He started painting when he was a teenager, while pursuing a career as a chef. Chase is a self-taught artist, having been inspired by his high school art teacher in New Mexico, Mr. Beasly.
“A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich”
Thursday, November 29 to Friday, December 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29 from 4-7pm
2019 Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibit presented by Nordson Corporation
Monday, January 14 to Friday, February 22, 2019
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, January 13 from 1-3pm
Gold Key and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, February 10 from 1-3pm
“Teaching the Future in the Past and Present” – Art Teachers’ Exhibition
Thursday, February 28 to Friday, April 5, 2019
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, February 28 from 4-7pm
2019 LCCC Student Art Exhibit
Thursday, April 11 to Friday, April 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11 from 5-7pm
2019 LCCC Portfolio Exhibit
Friday, May 3 to Friday, May 17, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 5-7pm
The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery is open during exhibitions on Mondays through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and by appointment. Please call (440) 366-4140 if you would like to make an appointment to visit the gallery. The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery is also open for many of the Stocker Arts Center evening and weekend events. Exhibitions and receptions are FREE and open to the public.