Arts Views is a monthly e-newsletter for Medina County Arts Council patrons and Medina County residents to promote and build community excellence through the arts.

Welcoming Spring with a New Look!

The Medina County Arts Council is doing some spring cleaning and we are pleased to introduce the new “Arts Views” e-newsletter to provide more timely and easily accessible information, and to broaden our reach into Medina County communities.

We have also updated our website,, with additional content, a new look, and easier navigation. In this fast-paced world, flooded with information overload, we want to be your go-to resource for The Arts in our communities. Please take a moment to provide your feedback and let us know what you think and how we can serve you better! 


Meet Our New Trustees

The Medina County Arts Council Board of Trustees welcomes our three new trustees added to our 2019 slate of officers at the Annual Meeting in February: Paulette Grubb, Donna Mittler (pictured left to right) and Chris Nespeca (not pictured). In upcoming issues, we will feature each trustee to learn more about them.


2019 MCAC Officers Named


In addition to our new trustees, the Medina County Arts Council board re-elected its officers for 2019: Dan Hostetler, President; Pat Chaloupek, Vice-president; Linda Loveless, Secretary; and Ann Cole, Treasurer.


2019 Arts Grants Recipients Named

The Medina County Arts Council Board voted on March 20 to award grants to four Medina County organizations for 2019. Award recipients include:

Medina Chorus - $500 to assist with their general operating expenses. The Medina Chorus, under the direction of Jordan Saul, performs two major concerts each year, with additional concerts at the Western Reserve Senior Residence and caroling at the Medina Home.

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Wadsworth Community Band - $500 to assist with their general operating expenses. Conducted by Pat Santelli, the Wadsworth Community Band provides a musical and social outlet for Wadsworth residents as well as entertainment and social opportunities for its citizens.


ORMACO - $1,000 to help fund the Fall 2019 World Tour of Music workshop and concert series with Shashmaqam. ORMACO works to “ignite a spark that will enrich the life of someone in our region through artistic or cultural experience.” Thomas Sigel is the executive director.


Wadsworth Community Radio - $1,000 to help further expand their Christmas concert broadcasts to serve Wadsworth community's adult performing ensembles. Wadsworth Community Radio is a local, non-commercial, listener and business underwriting-supported radio station.


Summer Soiree & Service to the Arts Award


On Thursday, June 6 at the Buffalo Creek Retreat in Seville beginning at 6:30 pm, join us for a delightful summer evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres from Medina restaurants, fun activities, great fellowship, and a celebration of the Arts at the annual MCAC Summer Soiree fundraising event to support the organization’s efforts in 2019.

Looking Back

In the past few months, several of our members and our historian have worked on organizing copies of our past newsletters and giving a collection of them to the Medina County Historical Society for their files. They were encased in acid free, archival quality sheet protectors. They were placed, in historical order, in two large three-ring notebooks and delivered to Tom Hilberg at the Historical Society office. Copies were also kept for our own organization,

The first newsletter found was dated 1985. This contained  the following list of trustees: Robert Arnold, Pat Boyle, Max Brent, Robert Dague, Marlene Jividen, Dorothy Jones, Joanne King, Lee Marra, Elwood Naragon, Marcus Neiman, Maxine Nichols, Ruth Roider, Nancy Sprowls, Bob Villwock, and Rick Williams. Here is one of the short articles printed in that issue:

“A committee will soon begin to plan the second ‘Medina County Night at the Ballet.’ Trustee Dorothy Jones has been appointed to chair the committee again for this coming event. Watch for news of the date and ticket purchasing procedures. Last spring's trip to E.J. Thomas Hall provided all who attended with an absolutely delightful evening of superb dance and an opportunity to meet personally the members of the nationally proclaimed Ohio Ballet."


All events listed are subject to change.

Medina County District Library Events

The Medina County District Libraries offer a wide range of arts-related events and activities throughout April and May. Click here for more details.

ORMACO/Library Partnership event - World Tour of Music: Jin Hi Kim

Introduction to Korean Music
Brunswick – Mon., Apr. 8, 3:00 pm
Medina – Wed., Apr. 10, 7:00 pm
Seville – Thurs., Apr. 11, 7:00 pm (at Seville Village Hall)

Jin HI Kim's Cross-cultural Collaboration in Digital Age
Highland – Tues., Apr. 9, 7:00 pm

Glass Fusion Workshop *
Seville – Wed., Apr. 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

The Right Way to Write *
Highland – Thurs., Apr. 25, 6:30 pm

Dads Cry, Too: Living the New Norm *
Lodi – Mon., Apr. 29, 6:00 pm

Building Imaginary Worlds *
Medina – Thurs., May 16, 6:30 pm

The Cliffside Artists Collaborative

Art Awareness Workshops for Artists, High School Art Students & Art Educators

The Cliffside Artists Collaborative, located at 1921 Ridge Road in Hinckley, is offering a series of workshops instructed by well-known artists in watercolor, oil, acrylic and colored pencil. See the full schedule and details of the workshops on our website, or go directly to

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Spread the Love!

You have received this newsletter because you have been or are currently supporting the Medina County Arts Council, or you have been involved in The Arts in Medina County. The MCAC thanks you for investing in The Arts and in our important mission to develop and enhance The Arts in our communities. If you have not yet renewed your annual membership or if you want to consider another level of giving, such as the MCAC Endowment Fund, click here.

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Also, please forward this email to your friends, family and colleagues to share how important The Arts and the Medina County Arts Council are to you. 

Dan Hostetler, President
Pat Chaloupek, Vice President
Linda Loveless, Secretary
Ann Cole, Treasurer
Aimee Adams
Dallis Conrad
Paulette Grubb
Elaine Lamb
Donna Mittler
Jill Morton
Chris Nespeca
Vicki Sheridan
Craig Staufer

Nancy Sprowls, Arts Advisor
George Sam, Graphic Designer