The Howson Gallery is located at Judson Park retirement community, 1801 Chestnut Hills Drive, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106. The gallery is open daily from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.judsonsmartliving.org.
About Kim Mettee Kim Mettee is a Chagrin Falls-based teacher and jeweler. Her “Heirloom Adornments” are one-of-a-kind, wearable art, each reflecting an ageless and timeless aesthetic. Her designs often incorporate a unique combination of elements that range from ancient to contemporary, using glass, metal, stone, clay, wood, shell, seeds, or resin. Her work has appeared in the Valley Art Center’s annual Art by the Falls summer exhibition, as well as the From Women exhibition at Lakeland Community College. For over 12 years she has taught The Art of Beaded Jewelry Design to adults and children at the Valley Art Center. Kim has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Columbia College of Art and Design. More at www.colourstories.wordpress.com.
About Jan Mettee Jan Mettee is a watercolorist artist who has lived in the Chagrin Falls, Ohio area for 30 years. Her paintings most often reflect her love for the area, and for the Finger Lakes Regions of Upstate New York, where her family has owned a summer cottage for over 60 years. As a painter and teacher, she celebrates close-up images of everyday life, and explores the effects of watercolor on a variety of paper surfaces. Educated at Skidmore College and Kean College, she became a student of watercolor years later at the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, and eventually one of its instructors. Working primarily in her home studio, she also teaches and conducts workshops throughout Northeast Ohio. In the fall, she spends several weeks as an instructor in New York. Jan’s work has been selected for exhibition in local, state, and national shows. Locally, a number of her pieces are included in Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital Collection and University Hospital’s Geauga Medical Center. She is a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and is represented in New York by the Rini-Rohrer Gallery of Canandaigua.
Judson is an accredited, not-for-profit organization in Northern Ohio that provides programs and living options for individuals taking responsibility for their successful aging. Established in 1906, Judson provides independent living, wellness and membership programs, assisted living, memory support services, long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, home care and adult day services. Judson operates three complementary campuses: Judson Park and Judson Manor, known collectively as Judson at University Circle, and South Franklin Circle in Chagrin Falls. For those who wish to remain at home, Judson offers Smart Living at Home. More information at www.judsonsmartliving.org.