Civilizations Art Blog

Civilizations Exhibits Holiday Collection at Christmas Connection Show

Posted by Natalie Farinacci on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:30 AM

Cheryl Roetzer, artist and owner of Cleveland-based Civilizations, will feature her holiday collection of hand painted pottery at this year’s Christmas Connection at the Cleveland I-X Center, Nov. 19-21, 2010, booth #119.

Civilizations-Ornament-PlateCleveland’s Christmas Connection is an annual holiday show that features events, arts, crafts, gifts and the latest retails products from Northeast Ohio. Visit Facebook.com/Civilizations for a preview of the holiday collection, including hand painted plates, bowls, serving dishes and more.

Sponsored by Marc’s and Mickey Mart Stores, the show will feature entertainment from local high school choirs, a festival of trees, free children’s activities and costume characters. In addition, people of all ages have the chance to win cash prizes in the fourth annual gingerbread house contest.

Event Details

  • Where: Cleveland I-X Center, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44135
  • When: Friday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 for adults at the door. Free for children 16-years-old and under.

About Civilizations

Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit www.CivilizationsGallery.com for more information, or to place custom orders. You also can connect with Civilizations on Facebook. Cheryl’s artwork is also sold on the Civilizations Etsy shop.

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Civilizations to Exhibit at 2010 Rocky River Fall Arts Festival

Posted by Natalie Farinacci on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

Cheryl Roetzer, artist and owner of Cleveland-based Civilizations, will feature her hand-crafted artwork at the second annual Rocky River Fall Arts Festival in the Old Detroit Road area of Rocky River, Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., booth E2.

The festival features dozens of local artists. Cheryl will display a collection of original work, such as Civilizations mosaic crosses, photography, beaded jewelry, functional and decorative pottery, and handcrafted picture frames.

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The festival is hosted by the Rocky River Parks and Recreation Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that administers the festival with the help of volunteers and the City of Rocky River.  A portion of the proceeds from this year’s festival will go to providing a scholarship to a graduating Rocky River High School student that will be attending an accredited school for art education.

The local sponsors who have contributed to this year’s festival, include: First Federal of Lakewood, Fairview Hospital, Sweet Melissa’s, 12five9, Howard Hanna Realtor Gloria Hardington, The Shops of Old River, Terrace Construction, Lakewood/ Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Club and Danny Boys.

Event Details

  • Where: Old Detroit Shopping Area (Detroit Rd. near Wooster Rd.)
    Rocky River, Ohio 44116
  • When: Saturday, Sept.18, 2010, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: Admission is free and open to the public. There is free accessibly parking at the festival.
  • More information: Visit and connect to the Rocky River Fall Arts Festival Facebook Fan Page and Twitter @RR_FallArtsFest.

About Civilizations

Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit www.CivilizationsGallery.com for more information, or to place custom orders. You also can connect with Civilizations on Facebook. Cheryl’s artwork is also sold on the Civilizations Etsy shop.

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Tags: Arts Fesitval, Cheryl Roetzer, press release

Civilizations to Exhibit at 2010 Festival of the Arts in Westlake, Ohio

Posted by Natalie Farinacci on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 @ 02:00 PM

Cleveland fine artist to feature ceramics, jewelry, custom frames and original photographs.

CIV Mosaic Mirror resized 600Cheryl Roetzer, owner of Cleveland-based Civilizations, will be among 200 fine artists exhibiting at the 18th annual Festival of the Arts on the Westlake Health Campus of St. John Medical Center, July 9-11, 2010, booth #230.

Cheryl will display a collection of original works, including: mosaic crosses, photography, beaded jewelry, functional and decorative pottery, and handcrafted picture frames.

Event Details

  • Where: St. John Medical Center, 29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145
  • When: Friday, July 9, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 11, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Admission is free. There is a $3 per car parking fee that goes to support Community Outreach.
  • More information: Visit www.sjws.net or call 440-808-9201.

About Civilizations

Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit www.CivilizationsGallery.com for more information, or to place custom orders. You also can connect with Civilizations on Facebook.

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Civilizations to Feature Handcrafted Ceramics, Mosaic Crosses, Original Photography at Festival of the Arts

Posted by Paul Roetzer on Fri, Jul 10, 2009 @ 11:05 AM
 CLEVELAND — July 10, 2009 — Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations’ founder, will join 200 fine artists at St. John West Shore Hospital’s Festival of the Arts, one of Cleveland's premier fine arts events, July 10 – 12, 2009. The Festival, now in its 17th year, will take place on the Westlake Health Campus, 29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, Ohio.

Civilizations, booth 230, will feature handthrown pottery adorned with pendants, semi-precious gems and glass beads. Each piece is formed from raw clay using wheel throwing and handbuilding methods, handpainted using a variety of techniques and glazes, and fired in Civilizations’ home-studio kiln.

Functional and decorative pieces include: vases, vessels, dishes, flowerpots, bowls and jars.

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Civilizations will unveil a new collection of handcrafted mosaic crosses at the Festival. Each one-of-a-kind cross is constructed from raw clay and embellished with pendants and colored grout. [Visit Civilizations Etsy Shop to view and purchase mosaic crosses.]

Original photography also will be featured, including images from Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Mexico. The images, which were captured by Cheryl over the last five years, are matted and framed.

About the Festival of Arts

The Festival will be held Friday, July 10 from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food products are encouraged. Parking is $3 per car to help support Community Outreach and Ministries Programs. For more information visit www.SJWS.net or call (440) 827-5475.

About Civilizations

Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit www.CivilizationsGallery.com for more information, or to place custom orders.

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Tags: Arts Fesitval, press release

Civilizations to showcase work at the VANITYLAB Festivus Event

Posted by Arielle Williams on Fri, Apr 24, 2009 @ 04:17 PM
joins local artists to raise proceeds for Wigs for Kids

CLEVELAND - April 24, 2009 - Civilizations, a Cleveland-based fine arts studio, will be a featured artist at the VANITYLAB First Anniversary Festivus event, 7 - 9 p.m,Thursday, April 30, at VANITYLAB and the JW Dover Wi nery, 24945 Detroit Rd.

The Festivus event will celebrate VANITYLAB’s firs t anniversary and focus on customer appreciation, while continuing to fulfill its commitment to supporting local artists and charitable causes.

Civilizations joins 15 other local artists to showcase and sell works at the event, with five percent of all sale proceeds going to Wigs for Kids.

Civilizations will have custom art
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work for sale, including original framed photography from Greece and Italy and a collection of hand-crafted mosaic crosses.

Additional event activities include:
  • Local clothing designers’ samples and local high school students’ artwork
  • Food and beverages
  • Live Music
  • Local wine and beer tastings downstairs at the JW Dover Winery
  • Free product samples and beauty demonstrations
  • Event attendees can also enter to win a VANITYLAB gift certificate valued at more than $1,000

For event details call (440) 835-4490 or visit the VANITYLAB Website.

About Civilizations
Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit www.CivilizationsGallery.com for more information, or to place custom orders.

About VANITYLAB
VANITYLAB, a 3,500+ square-foot metro-luxe salon, spa and shop founded in 2008, features personalized service with a chic, city edge.  VANITYLAB exists to bring the feel and atmosphere of a New York City salon to Cleveland’s west side and features services and products new to Northeast Ohio. www.VanityLab.com
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Civilizations Joins Artists' Colony at Grand Pacific Junction in Olmsted Falls

Posted by Paul Roetzer on Sun, Nov 16, 2008 @ 02:35 PM

Local artist brings pottery, paintings and custom artwork to historic commercial district.

CLEVELAND — June 26, 2008 — Civilizations, a Cleveland-based fine arts studio, has joined the Artists’ Colony co-op gift shop, 8090 Columbia Rd.  Pottery, paintings and custom artwork from Civilizations can be found on the second floor of the historic Carriage House at Grand Pacific Junction.

The Artists’ Colony features gifts and original artworks from four of Civilizations’ collections: Ancients, Nature, Holiday and Celebrations.

Artists’ Colony patrons also can place custom orders for hand-painted, personalized pottery from Civilizations owner Cheryl Roetzer, which are popular gifts for weddings, newborns, birthdays and anniversaries.

About Civilizations
Founded in 2004 by Cheryl Roetzer, Civilizations pottery, paintings and custom artwork can be found at the Artists’ Colony, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, and at select Northeast Ohio events and fine arts festivals. Visit www.CivilizationsGallery.com for more information, or to place custom orders.

About Artists’ Colony
The Artists’ Colony gift shop and art gallery, located in the historic Carriage House in The Grand Pacific Junction, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, is a co-op of eight local artisans: Signature Stitch (embroidered ladies apparel), Off The Wall (framed prints), Lisha Nasipak (American Girl doll clothing), Moon Ribbons (handcrafted beaded jewelry), Sue Reusser (hand-painted wood gifts), Civilizations (pottery, paintings, custom artwork) and Crooked River Candles (handcrafted candles, soap). Call (440) 235-0270 for additional information.

Visit www.GrandPacificJunction.com for a site map and information about the historic commercial district.

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