Artist’s work on display thru Nov. 30
By Alberta Stojkovic –
Morrow County artists welcomed family, friends and the community at their fourth “Meet the Artists’ Reception” last Saturday.
The gala affair was held at Cellar Studios Ink Gallery on the Square in Mount Gilead with artists and their friends enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by members of the Morrow County Art League.
40 artworks by 11 artists are on display in the gallery through the month of November for the community to view and enjoy. The artists’ styles run the gamut from oils and acrylics to watercolors, pastels, pencil and photography.
The art works in the display have been published in a book that is now available in the gallery titled “Works of the Morrow County Art League, vol. 1, An Artist’s View of Morrow County”.
Copies of the book are for sale and are available at Cellar Studios. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to benefit youth art projects.
Art Club member, James Fleeson, said that one of the qualifications for an artist’s work to be in the book was that the subject be a scene, a person or a place in Morrow County. Many scenic venues around the county are on display including a bridge in southern Morrow County, Candlewood Lake, the Farmers Market in Mount Gilead, and several scenes of farms and country roads.
In her commentary of the book, Nancy Collander calls the art league members a “group of renegade artists who are unfettered, unstructured, and underfunded.”
Michelle Montague and other artists hope that people in the community will stop by the gallery at Cellar Studios Ink to see their works. The 11 artists on display include Marie Askew, Kevin Collander, James Fleeson, Pamela Frederici, Suzanne Kirby, Michelle Montague, Betty Newcomer, Braelyn Snow, Thomas Slayton, John Tennant, and Ed Wahl.
Fleeson said the goal of the Morrow County Art League is to create an environment for the promotion and enjoyment of the arts in Morrow County. Members range from the novice to the professional. Monthly meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Cellar Studios Ink. Their website is www.cellarstudiosink.com.