Woodland Cemetery Column


Greetings to our friends, colleagues and loyal audiences!

Artists on our WordStage roster will launch our 2014 season through their participation in the Woodland Cemetary Foundations’ 2014 Arts Tour to be held on Sunday, September 14th from 1:00-4:00pm at the recently restored  Historic Woodland Cemetery – 6901 Woodland Road in Cleveland. The Arts Tour will feature performances and exhibits of artists, photographers, dancers, actors, poets, craftsfolk and musicians featuring the Federal Rebels Civil War Band

WordStage Artists Deborah Magid, Peter Toomey and myself will portray three of Cleveland’s notable figures in the worlds of the fine and performing arts. Begin your tour at the Flag Oval in the center of the cemetery and then visit the grave sites of 15 of our city’s notable artisans and patrons of the arts, where 15 actors will portray them and share information about their lives and accomplishments. Ms. Magid will create an historical representation of Sarah Kimball, the founder of the Cleveland Institute of Art.  Mr. Toomey takes on the role of Charles Dickinson, a notable actor and musician, and member of the legendary original Federal Rebels Band.  I will be re-enacting the part of Johann Heinreich Beck, a noted Cleveland composer, violinist and  music educator who, among other accomplishments, helped to found The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra the ensemble which evolved into our world renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

Join us and a host of other area visual and performing artists, writers, musicians and craftspeople for an afternoon of education and entertainment!  We hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit the Woodland Cemetery Foundation’s web site at www.wcfcle.org

Best regards,

Tim Tavcar