Phix & The Arts
Coffee Phix Cafe’s Local Artists Showcase
At the Coffee Phix Cafe we are proud to support local artists by exhibiting their work on a rotating basis. We feature a new artist each month and all the art is available for purchase if so desired by the artist. Exhibits will remain in place at the cafe for approximately 27 days. We believe this to be an exciting model of art support and distribution. It is in keeping with our continuing efforts to give local artists, students and others an opportunity to showcase their artwork, and in this case in one of South Euclid’s most community minded businesses. For the cafe, it allows us to provide an already welcoming environment, an ambiance and culture that is pleasing to the eye of our customers. We will also host a small informal reception for your art exhibit open. Participating artists must have enough work artworks to fill the space (Refer to gallery photos below). All art must be presentation ready. Artists interested in participating in our Local Artists Showcase can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: Electronic images of at least four pieces from your exhibit, a five to ten line bio and a personal photograph. These items will be used to promote your event.
March Featured Artist: Femi Kolawole
We are excited to host Femi Kolawole in our Local Artist Showcase for March Femi Kolawole has an artistic soul as reflected in his many talents. In addition to his beautiful artworks he has written some 14 books, (found in iTunes and amazon.com). He has created an animated film for children, as well as many short story animations.
Femi Kolawole has experience in news media, advertising, graphics and music. His paintings have shown in New York area galleries and many others (30 shows in total 12 of which were solo). His works are permanently exhibited in the National Gallery of Arts, National Theater Lagos Nigeria, The National Museum Nigeria, and several homes in the US, UK and Nigeria. Here in Cleveland-Ohio, he has had three solo exhibitions and was involved in group shows with the Shaker Arts Council in 2004 and a group exhibition in Columbus January 2010. In 2011 he had a show at the Galleria downtown Cleveland Ohio with Kate Uhlir Artists. The USA National Senior Olympics table tennis 8th place and bronze medalist, Ohio State champion gold and silver medalist. Femi is a father of three and his wife Lola Kolawole are founding pastors of a growing ministry, NEW LAND COVENANT MINISTRIES in Cleveland Ohio. They believe Jesus is Lord of all, and all things must be centered around Him.
Femi’s Open Exhibit reception will be held on Saturday March 3rd at 6:30 pm.
Previous Showcase Artists
JoAnn Giovanetti Rencz
Joyce Morrow Jones
Johnnie M. Smart
The Artist in the Window
In addition to our Local Artists Showcase (LAS), Coffee Phix Cafe also feature two artists, one in each of our display windows. As with the LAS, all images shown are for sale. These pieces are usually prints and priced very reasonably. See featured artists below.
Laura C. Dietrich
Laura Coiley Dietrich is an artist and children’s book author from Northeast, OH. She became interested in art (painting) at an early age. “I can remember watching my mother paint elegant figures in oils, using a mini aluminum tripod on our dining room table. I knew then that I wanted to be an artist too. I love to paint!” Her work is influenced by favorite artists: Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, Ezra Jack Keats, Aminah Robinson and of course her mother Maria Dixon Coiley.
Ronald G. Harper
Ron G. Harper is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at Dyke Collage and Cleveland School of the Arts. He is also a U.S. Navy Veteran. He’s been practicing his art since childhood. His subjects varies from sports figures to Ghandi.