With warm weather, hundreds turned out for the second-annual event at Beck Center for the Arts on Sunday.
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In the past four years, Beck Center has achieved positive net income, all while continuing its dynamic programing — and increasing its visibility in Lakewood and the region.
It wasn’t too long ago that the Beck Center for the Arts faced some “precarious” challenges. Safe to say that the cultural institution is doing quite a bit better these days. In the past four years, Beck Center has achieved positive net income, all while continuing the programing it’s so well known for — and increasing its visibility in Lakewood and the region. In its 80th year of operation, Beck Center recently released its first annual report. "Our single defining mission in everything we do is to inspire and enrich through dynamic arts education and performances,” according to the report. “Whether we are helping a shy child build self-confidence through performing on stage, encouraging an adult to discover a passion for painting, or …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tremont West Development Corporation names Beck Center the recipient of its Storefront Incubator Program
While it’s a cultural staple in Lakewood, the community will now have to share Beck Center for the Arts with Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. The Beck Center was named Tremont West Development Corporation’s recipient of the 2013 Storefront Incubator Program. That means that the Lakewood cultural institution will open up shop in a storefront at 2406 Professor Avenue on May 15. The outpost will offer a series of adult arts education classes in visual arts and improvisational theater. “Beck Center welcomes the opportunity to expand its footprint into the Tremont community which has a long-time commitment to arts and culture,” said Lucinda Einhouse, the president and CEO of Beck Center, said in a prepared statement. “Developing strategies to …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
John Guare’s award-winning play “The House of Blue Leaves” opened at the Beck Center on Friday and is slated to run through April 21.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
John Guare’s play is running on the Mackey Main State from March 22 through April 21.
The winner of the 1971 Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and the Obie Award for Best American Play is taking center stage at Beck Center for the Arts. John Guare’s award-winning play “The House of Blue Leaves” is slated run from March 22 through April 21. The performance tells the story of Artie, who lives in Queens with his schizophrenic wife, Bananas — to the chagrin of his mistress, Bunny. He’s a zookeeper by day, and an aspiring songwriter by night, performing at seedy lounges. When an old school friend arrives in town from the bright lights of Hollywood, Artie plans his escape. The show runs at on the Mackey Main Stage at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. There is no performance on Sunday, March 31. Tickets …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Beck Center for the Arts’ Dance Education presenting the “light-hearted” comedic ballet. Show running March 16 and 17.
Imagine a mad inventor creating a doll that a boy falls in love with; another girl trying to win the boy’s affection by impersonating the doll; and the chaos that ensues. Make it a ballet set in a small European village hundreds of years ago, and you’ve got the “light-hearted and comedic” ballet, "Coppélia." Performances are slated to take place at Beck Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 16 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 17. Presented by Beck Center for the Arts’ Dance Education, the ballet is showing in the Recital Hall of the Music-Armory Building behind the main building. Tickets are now on sale and seating is limited. “Coppélia” features European dances including the mazurka, czardas and valse (waltz). Bringing young …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The show opened Friday and will run through April 21 in the Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
After last season’s highly acclaimed Spring Awakening, Beck Center for the Arts has partnered again with Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program to present three-time Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, Next to Normal. The show opened Friday and will run through April 21 in the Studio Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. There are no performances on Sundays, March 31 or April 14. Tickets are now on sale.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The new gallery recently opened its doors at 17012 Madison Avenue.
Just several weeks into her new art store, the owner of The Good Goat Gallery is already eyeing an expansion into the storefront next door on Madison Avenue. It's the natural next step. The brightly colored store is one part welcoming and another part whimsical. The new gallery at 17012 Madison Avenue currently features the work of nine artists — in a variety of mediums. Think painting, pottery, jewelry, photography and “upcycling.” Good Goat Gallery owner Nancy Cintron, a Lakewood native, said she wanted to create a welcoming and positive environment. “Everything in here is happy, whimsical and humorous,” she said. Before opening the store, Cintron was teaching art at Beck Center for the Arts, but she also spent time painting and …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Mike Guyot showing his collection in the Jean Bulicek Galleria at Beck Center from today through March 10.
Mike Guyot, self-styled as an “architectural impressionist,” does some impressive work with a rapidograph ink pen. He crafts each of his images completely freehand. Those images — featuring notabel landmarks in Northeast Ohio — will be on display in the Jean Bulicek Galleria at Beck Center for the Arts for the next few weeks. “The Left-Handed Line of Mike Guyot” featuring the distinctive work of the local artist opens today and runs through March 10. Visitors attending the opening night reception will have the opportunity meet and talk with Guyot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. “Every brick and shingle is drawn one at a time, either from a photograph or in real life,” said Guyot in a news release. “The drawings are finished …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tickets are on sale now for the regional premiere of “Avenue Q: School Edition,” running from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 through Feb. 17 on the Mackey Main Stage.
A hit Broadway musical coming to the Beck Center for the Arts. But this production of “Avenue Q” has a little less of the lewdness it’s often known for. Tickets are on sale now for the regional premiere of “Avenue Q: School Edition,” running from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 through Feb. 17 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays with a special student matinee performance 10 a.m. Feb. 14. According to a press release, the performance is based on “Avenue Q” — the 2004 Tony Award “Triple Crown” winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. This “laugh-out-loud musical adaptation” tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment all …