Monday, January 7, 2019

TWO art receptions THIS WEEKEND!

I have art in two exhibits that will both have receptions this weekend.

This Sat. Jan. 12 from 2-4 pm is the closing reception of the 12th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery in the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library. This year's theme is "My Treasures are Within." "Life is Like a Box of Chocolates" is in this exhibit.

Then on Sun. Jan. 13 from 2-4 is the opening reception of MVAQN: Still in Stitches! at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, Ohio. The show runs from Jan. 11-Feb. 18. She Paints With Fabric, Morning Glories for Georgia, and Standing Tall are in this exhibit. All of the pieces in this exhibit are created with fabric.

One of the things that I like about both of these venues is that the exhibit spaces is in an architecturally interesting space.

The Columbus Metropolitan Main Library was built in 1907 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. When they expanded in 1991 they kept part of the original building which is where the Carnegie Gallery is located. I find it interesting to see how the old and new parts of the building interact.

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center used to be a private residence. Mrs. Hayner left her mansion to the Troy City Schools and it had been used as the Troy public library for 33 years but is now a cultural center. It's beautifully restored and is worth the trip just to see the building.

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