‘In The 216’ Gift Shop

May 19, 2015

By Janet Dodrill

In The 216 gift shop.

In The 216 gift shop.

In The 216 gift shop, which offers locally and Ohio made art and handmade products by local artisans and fine artists, opened in January 2015 and is located in Coventry Village. Store owner Jenny Goe began selling her jewelry at Coventry’s free outdoor summer concert series, and now manages the work of over 40 local artists who sell their wears in her shop. Everything is made in the state of Ohio.

Merchandise includes T-shirts, glass items and jewelry, ceramics, handmade soap, paintings and prints, pillows, and many other creative treasures.

This week I brought some of my note cards, prints and gift bags there for consignment. My original design themes include Cleveland skylines and landscapes, carousel horses of the Euclid Beach Carousel, and naturescapes from the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Most of the images are iPad photo art, manipulated using art apps with photographs.

In The 216 Grand Opening Celebration is Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., 1854 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118, (216) 862-4830.

In The 216 gift shop community doodle wall

In The 216 gift shop community doodle wall.

In The 216 gift shop

In The 216 gift shop.

In The 216 gift shop, artisan items made in Ohio

In The 216 gift shop, artisan items made in Ohio.

Resource Links:

In The 216 Grand Opening Celebration www.facebook.com/events/1568404900092698/

In The 216 on Facebook www.facebook.com/inthe216shop

Local woman opens ‘In the 216’ shop in Coventry Village www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-f3FVxujE8

In the 216 Opens Retail Storefront in Coventry Village www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2015/01/27/in-the-216-opens-retail-storefront-in-coventry-village

Local woman opens ‘In the 216’ shop in Coventry Village www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/local-woman-opens-in-the-216-shop-in-coventry-village

Jenny Goe launches new all-Cleveland retail store: In The 216 on Coventry www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/02/jenny_goe_launches_new_all_cle.html

New shop on Coventry features works by local artists heightsobserver.org/read/2015/02/03/new-shop-on-coventry-features-works-by-local-artists

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Buy/Sell Art Images Online

March 28, 2015

By Janet Dodrill

Artists, Photographers, Designers! Are you selling your images online? There’s a community online of people selling their images at FineArtAmerica.com. I created a shop at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/janet-dodrill.html and am still adding to it. A variety of items are available for purchase from each image and pricing can be determined, plus, the rights to the images remain your own. Up to 25 images can be posted for free. FineArtAmerica.com does the rest, output of the image, any matting and framing or assemblage, shipping and billing. And satisfaction guaranteed!

In addition to unframed prints and matted and framed prints, my shop offers images on greeting cards, metal or acrylic, pillows and iPhone cases. Visit my shop, or browse and get inspired! You can even create a shop of your own.

Profile page and art images at FineArtAmercia.com.

Profile page and art images at FineArtAmercia.com.


Your [Carousel] Chariot Awaits!

November 19, 2014

By Janet Dodrill

It's here, the restored Euclid Beach Carousel!

It’s here, the restored Euclid Beach Carousel!

The time has almost come for the restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel to open to the public, on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

I have been watching the progress, first by working for Cleveland antiques expert Terry Kovel for four years at her antiques and collectibles information publishing company, as she served as Chairperson of Cleveland’s Euclid Beach Park Carousel Society, bringing the project idea to light and dutifully following through on the fundraising and building of it. The idea originated from her late husband, Ralph Kovel (Board Member at WRHS), who wished to restore it to working condition at the Historical Society’s museum. And, secondly, by visiting the museum to see the horses on display while fundraising events were going on, and to witness the progress of carousel being built.

Being inspired by the Carousel and event enabled me to create and bring art items to sell in the gift shop there: carousel and Cleveland-themed note cards, prints, and gift bags.

The workmanship, quality and aesthetic beauty of the Carousel are incredible. Horses over 100 years old were carved in wood and brightly painted. Hand-painted oils of Cleveland scenes adorn the upper part of the inner structure. It was restored, built and installed by Carousel Works of Mansfield, Ohio.

A glass jewel box pavilion was built in front of the museum to house it, and the Carousel turns slowly and lights up the sky at night.

Related Links:

7 Minutes with Russ Mitchell: Terry Kovel

Euclid Beach Carousel back on track in University Circle (slideshow)

Restored carousel brings Euclid Beach Park back to life (slideshow)

Euclid Beach Park: Cleveland’s playground for 75 years. Terry Kovel of the Cleveland Euclid Beach Park Carousel Society has fond memories of the park.

Noted Euclid Beach Park Carousel being restored at Western Reserve Historical Society (gallery)

Photos © Janet Dodrill

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Jewel-box carousel building.

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Jewel-box carousel building.

Carousel chariot awaits installation for The Grand Euclid Beach Carousel at the Western Reserve Historical Society, amongst antique cars regularly on display.

Carousel chariot awaits installation for The Grand Euclid Beach Carousel at the Western Reserve Historical Society, amongst antique cars regularly on display.

Cleveland prints by Janet Dodrill at the WRHS gift shop.

Cleveland prints by Janet Dodrill at the WRHS gift shop.

Carousel gift bags by Janet Dodrill at the WRHS gift shop.

Carousel gift bags by Janet Dodrill at the WRHS gift shop.

A beautiful hand-carved, painted antique carousel horse awaits installation, near a historic plane and automobile.

A beautiful hand-carved, painted antique carousel horse awaits installation, near a historic plane and automobile.

Carousel note cards available at the Western Reserve Historical Society gift shop, by Janet Dodrill.

Carousel note cards available at the Western Reserve Historical Society gift shop, by Janet Dodrill.

Original Euclid Beach Park Carousel pipe organ, with hand-painted decorations. A workman's hard hat hangs on the gate.

Original Euclid Beach Park Carousel pipe organ, with hand-painted decorations. A workman’s hard hat hangs on the gate.

Carousel prints by Janet Dodrill for sell at the WRHS museum gift shop.

Carousel prints by Janet Dodrill for sell at the WRHS museum gift shop.

Janet Dodrill with Terry Kovel (Cleveland antiques expert and Chairperson of Cleveland's Euclid Beach Park Carousel Society) visiting the carousel construction in progress at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Janet Dodrill with Terry Kovel (Cleveland antiques expert and Chairperson of Cleveland’s Euclid Beach Park Carousel Society) visiting the carousel construction in progress at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Carousel horses and other pieces come together in the restoration project of the Euclid Beach Park Carousel.

Carousel horses and other pieces come together in the restoration project of the Euclid Beach Park Carousel.