Marvin Thorpe's work chosen for show 6.10.09

Written by David Green.

Three blown glass works created by Montpelier native Marvin Thorp were selected for inclusion in The Best of 2009 Art Show in Columbus,

The annual competition is sponsored by the Ohio Designer Craftsman art organization based in Columbus, which has more than 2,100 members nationwide.

Each participant is allowed three entries for acceptance in the show. This year 131 artists entered 332 pieces to be judged, and 110 pieces representing 79 artists were selected for display in the show.

The Best of 2009 exhibit will be displayed at four different venues—the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus through June 26; the Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth July 4 through Aug. 26; the Mansfield Art Center Sept. 13 through Oct. 25 and the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster Nov. 12 through Dec. 19.

The exhibit may also be viewed online at

Thorp lives in Fayette. He recently retired from Central Local Schools/Fairview after serving 30 years as an art teacher.

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