Civilizations Art Blog

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.

Civilizations-art-booth

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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Tags: Arts Fesitval, press release, artists colony

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.

Mosaic Crosses and Original Photographymosaic-cross

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