Eileen Dorsey and the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Art Festival

Award-winning artist Eileen Dorsey returns to her roots as the featured artist at the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Art Festival this July. All look forward to her visit from The Studio inside 78th Street Studios in Gordon Square.

Dorsey is known for her oil landscape paintings. Capturing both local landscapes and fantasy scenes in vibrant hues, Eileen Dorsey paints meditative forests of light and color. Dorsey expresses the energy of the places she visits through impressionistic or expressionistic marks. Emphasizing our connection to nature as a healing and rejuvenating experience, Dorsey’s paintings transcend reality to achieve an emotional impact.

“Best Artist” of 2020, 2019 and 2018 – Cleveland Magazine and Scene Magazine, Westlake welcomes her with pride and admiration. One can’t miss her works including murals seen on city buildings, canvases in numerous galleries and pages in periodicals from CAN Journal to Canvas and the Plain Dealer.

Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Club meets Wednesdays in the police station community room in Bay Village. Since COVID, like many others, they’ve been Zooming and membership continues to increase under the leadership of Dr. Scott Goggin.

This non-profit art festival will support education including the arts; special needs including Connecting for Kids, Milestones Autism Resources, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Lakeshore Day Camp, Meals on Wheels, The Knickerbocker Apartments, Hospice of the Western Reserve; annual support to "sister club" in Chinandega, Nicaragua (clothing and school supplies for nearly 1,000 children); and the ongoing effort with Rotary International  as it continues to lead in eradicating the world of polio.

Westlake Porter Public Library and Westlake Elementary School have agreed to host the Festival on their grounds on Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will include local artists of all types and admission is free. Music, food trucks, beer and wine will be a part of the day. All are invited. Visit westlakebayvillagerotaryartfest.com for more information.

Joseph Kraft

Director, Baird & Co. Inc.,  Westlake Board of Education Vice President, Past President Westlake Bay Village Rotary

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Volume 13, Issue 7, Posted 10:39 AM, 04.06.2021