Art show opens in Fayette 2012.05.30

Written by David Green.

F.art show.barkheimerWorks from eleven area artists will go on display Saturday in the University Gallery of the Fayette Opera House in a show that runs through July 2. An opening with the artists is scheduled Saturday evening.

The 2012 Bean Creek Area Artists Exhibit showcases local talent in Northwest Ohio and brings art patrons and the community together in support of the arts. The show is described as a true look at art from the grass roots level.

The month-long exhibit officially brings a close to the 2011-12 Fayette Arts Council’s programming schedule. The Fayette Arts Council and Opera House are committed to supporting the creative process, stimulating intellectual curiosity and fostering respect for the performing arts.

F.art show.merazBy presenting many concerts and events in the Organ and Artists Series, Fayette Opera House remains dedicated to bringing performing arts and audiences together in a variety of ways.

The exhibition features works of art from 10 artists from Delta, Wauseon, Fayette and Akron, Ohio. The artists come from different artistic backgrounds, including educational degrees in art, design and graphics. As well, there are artists who create art for the pure love of it and the chance to express themselves. Some of them have appeared in numerous art shows in Ohio, Indiana and Oregon. 

A variety of styles and media are represented, from oils to wood to hand-stitch fabric pictures.

The exhibition opening is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. June 2. In addition to a meet-and-greet session with the artists, entertainment will be provided by Fayette High School music students and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. The exhibition will also be featured at the June 21 Annual Meeting of the Fayette Arts Council and may be visited on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. during the open hours of the Fayette Nutrition Site.

Participating artists are John Barkhimer, Jr., Judy Kahle, Kelly Kane, Tiffany Law, Jake Law, Josh Meraz, Kristin Michalkiewicz, Ray Ramsdell, Kathy Ramsdell, Nora Sallows and Corey Stricker.

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