The 12th annual members' show opening was attended by about 40 people, artists, family and friends. All works were hung in the back room of the Akrona gallery and shown off to their best advantage by natural light coming from a wall of windows. Food and wine were provided by our own treasurer, Christine Jackovitz and the spread was expansive! Jan Noden brought her musical son who entertained with a variety of tunes on the grand piano in the gallery. At the show's end on June 16th three of the collages had been sold.
Our judge this year was Karen Starr of Hazeltree Interiors where works by local artists are featured in her business/frame shop/gallery. She chose 5 artistic merit award winners:
- Janet Mikolajczyk
- Patricia Schroeder
- Sharon Wagner
- Susan Yingling
- Catherine Wooley
The Akrona exhibit overlapped our 2nd this year at Weathervane Theater. Currently, the Weathervane show is still open during box-office hours beginning at 11am on the weekdays. Hung and organized by Marci Paolucci, some of these works were inspired by or reflect on the theme of the show, "Into the Woods". This exhibit ends on July 20th.
Some shots from the Akrona gallery opening:
Brenda and Karen posing with their work.
Catherine with her award winner.
Brenda, Christine and Brenda's husband.
One view of the gallery with members' work.
Thanks to everyone who participated, won awards, or sold work. Thanks also to Darlene, owner of Akrona and gracious facilitator of this year's OCS Members' Show.