Spring Art Show: The Alchamy of Art

March 29 through May 26
9 am to 5 pm daily

Free admission

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094

Let local artist Giovanni Bocchieri take you on a creative journey “in the shadow of Leonardo” in this one-man show featuring
leaf alchemy, paintings, jewelry and more.

The use of contrasting textures and patterns as well as vivid color imagery allows the viewer an ever-changing aesthetic exploration. His extensive travels in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean have given him exposure to diverse styles of art which have significantly influenced his own approach to drawing and painting.

Giovanni firmly believes his artistic ability is a gift entrusted to him by God. Like Eric Liddell in the classic movie, Chariots of Fire, he “feels God’s pleasure” whenever he engages in art. Consequently, Giovanni is intentional in his attempts to celebrate life and the unique wonders of creation.

A note of interest: Giovanni enjoys a unique artistic heritage as a descendant of Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci. He likes to think he has inherited a certain creative versatility from his famous ancestor.

The Alchelmy of Art - Spring Art Show 2014 - Mouse by Giovanni Bocchieri
Artwork by Giovanni Bocchieri is available for purchase; proceeds benefit the Penitentiary Glen Nature Center.


Take I-90 to Rt. 306 south for about one mile. Turn left onto Rt. 615. Turn right (east) onto Kirtland-Chardon Road
and continue for two miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located on the right (south) side of the road.



The Alchemy of Art - Spring Art Show 2014 - Frog by Giovanni Bocchieri