Welcome to the Medina County Arts Council!
Service to the Arts Awards Nominations Being Accepted
2019 marks our 32nd Service to the Arts Celebration. Each year, the Medina County Arts Council Trustees honor well respected and deserving individuals and organizations in our community for their passion, efforts and commitment to the Arts in Medina County. If you would like to nominate an individual or organization, please complete the nomination form and email to email@example.com before March 19, 2019.
C o m i n g A t t r a c t i o n s
Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs
Weekends March 8-24
(No show on March 17)
Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Medina County Administration Building
144 N. Broadway, Medina, Ohio
$12 Adults, $10 Seniors and Students
Tickets available at Buehler’s starting
February 25, 2019, or online at
Questions? Call 330-722-5776
Presented by special arrangements with Samuel French Inc. Directed by Bob Kenderes
Get On Board: World Musical Tour
Brass Band of the Western Reserve
Dr. Keith M. Wilkinson
Saturday, March 23 @ 7 pm
Medina Performing Arts Center
Main Stage Auditorium
851 Weymouth Road, Medina OH 44256
Tickets at the Door:
$12 Adults/$10 Seniors/$6 Students
Children Free with Paid Adult
Medina County District Libraries Arts Events:
Storyboarding for Writers *
Medina – Sat., Apr. 6, 11:00 am
Join former Disney storyboard artist, writer, & Art Director Dave Schwartz to learn how TV writers visually plot a story. Discover how you can use this technique to strengthen storylines, build character arcs, & eliminate plot holes.
World Tour of Music: Jin Hi Kim - Introduction to Korean Music
An ORMACO/MCDL partnership event
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)
Korean artiste extraordinaire Jin Hi Kim shares her insights into the distinctive aspects of the Korean music heritage in a lecture with accompanying demonstrations on the komungo (a 4th century fretted board zither) and janggo drum. The presentation resources include PowerPoint and video. Ms. Kim contrasts folk and court music traditions, demonstrating the influences of Shamanistic ecstatic possession in folk music, Taoism’s middle way between the static and dynamic, the Confucian concept of right conduct (emphasizing ceremony for the cosmic sound) and Buddhism’s meditative quest for nothingness. The originality and distinctive nature of Korean music will be highlighted as well as the interrelations among Korea, Chinese and Japanese music.
Jin HI Kim's Cross-cultural Collaboration in Digital Age
Highland – Tues., Apr. 9, 7:00 pm
Jin Hi Kim's work challenges the duality of Asian mythology and American scientific exploration and also contrasts both the neurotic intensity of American life with daily Asian meditative practice. Using PowerPoint and video she will introduce her cross-cultural compositions, cross-cultural improvisations, and cross-cultural multimedia live interactive performances, which she has developed for over three decades since she came to the USA in 1980 from South Korea. Kim's komungo solo pieces represent an evolution of the instrument into the twenty-first century. In 1989 Ms. Kim co-designed the world’s only electric komungo. Kim is developing a new komungobot, algorithmic virtual robotic instrument.
Glass Fusion Workshop *
Seville – Wed., Apr. 24, 5:30-7:30 pm
Create a glass fusion pendant for yourself or as a gift in time for Mother’s Day. Materials fee of $15 due to presenter at class for first pendant, $10 for second (up to 2 per person). Pick up finished pendants Thurs. morning after 11:00 am at Seville Library.
The Right Way to Write *
Highland – Thurs., Apr. 25, 6:30 pm
Author Willow Dressel will help you start a writing project. Learn tips, marketing, & publishing.
Dads Cry, Too: Living the New Norm *
Lodi – Mon., Apr. 29, 6:00 pm
Life and death moments do not discriminate according to Sevillian author Brian O’Connell. Brian shares his story about the raw emotion and coping mechanisms he utilized after his son’s death, and how he transformed his pain into a book. Donations accepted at this event for Feeding Medina County.
Building Imaginary Worlds *
Medina – Thurs., May 16, 6:30 pm
World-building is the lifeblood of storytelling. Fantasy author Melissa Sasina shares tips from creating vivid worlds to tracking all of the details.
Asterisk (*) denotes that registration is required. Call your local library or visit mcdl.info/events.
2019 Cliffside Artists Collaborative Art Awareness Workshops for Artists, High School Art Students and Art Educators
Classes: $60 Tuition per day (bring lunch unless noted otherwise) - Limited to 18 students
Place: Cliffside Artists Collaborative, 1921 Ridge Rd., Hinckley OH 44233