Main Art-ery curates rotating public art exhibits featuring local artists at the Perrysburg Municipal Building. Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30 pm at 201 W. Indiana Ave.
For more information about participating in the City of Perrysburg Public Art Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibits run for 6 weeks and feature local artists of all kinds.
One Line at a Time: Drawings by Jean Gidich-Holbrook
One Line at a Time: Drawings by Jean Gidich-Holbrook will run through June 21 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Evening hours can be found on the City of Perrysburg website http://ci.perrysburg.oh.us
Jean Gidich-Holbrook sees the world through an artistic lens. Her artist statement, “ Drawing the World the Way I See It…One Line at a Time” is reflected in her intricately detailed drawings. Each piece is composed of strategic marks, lines, and elements that create complex compositional works of art. The artist places the same value on each line as others do when choosing their words carefully. She states, “Art is my way of expressing what I need to say without any words.”
Mrs. Gidich-Holbrook has taught art in Genoa High School for almost 30 years and dabbled in her own art in her spare time. Ironically in 2017 a graduating senior gave her 2 ink pens and said, “I think you could do great things with these.” The next fall she found them on her desk and began doodling with them. She hasn’t stopped drawing since she picked up those pens. In less than 2 years she has been awarded several recognitions and exhibited her work for the Ohio Arts Council, Riffe Gallery in Columbus and participated in several juried group and solo shows.
Most of the artwork in the exhibit is labeled as a monoprint. The artist produces a giclee of her original drawing then embellishes her print by hand to make each piece unique and one of a kind.
All works of art in the exhibit are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artist. Contact information can be found at the exhibit.
For additional information about the exhibit please contact Christine Deemer, Curator of Main Art-ery at email@example.com.
Paying Art Forward: A Solo Exhibit by Katheryn Housepian
A new exhibit by Perrysburg resident, Kathryn Housepian is on display in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue. Paying Art Forward: A Solo Exhibit by Kathryn Housepian runs now through April 19. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kathryn Housepian’s exhibit title, “Paying Art Forward” defines her. She is an artist, author, illustrator, and retired Perrysburg High School teacher. She has spent her lifetime using her multi-faceted creative skills to impact the quality of life for those around her. A notable way she pays art forward is to leave hand painted rocks around Perrysburg with hopes it will brighten the day of the person who finds it. During her Perrysburg teaching career Mrs. Housepian pioneered “The Cellar” program at PHS which incorporated art, writing, video, and music into technology to share with the community. The program won numerous awards and grants both locally and nationally. She was named a Martha Holden Jennings Master Teacher, as well as a Technology and Learning Educator of the Year. She has illustrated four children’s books about Hoot the Owl, and wrote two in the collection. Additionally she has written three books for adults. All can be found on Amazon or by contacting the artist directly. There is a painting in the exhibit titled Into the Clouds which is an original illustration from the book, Hoot the Owl & His Forest Friends.
Mrs. Housepian is a mixed media artist working primarily in encaustic, ink, and clay. Viewers will see reoccurring symbols in her work such as stars as well as charming, whimsical paintings with girls in them. When asked to explain the symbolism the artist said, ” My girl drawings represent me and other women like me, “She Reaches the Moon.” “She Throws Stars.” “Star Gazers.” They are all represent my life. When I paint, I reach the moon. When I leave painted rocks for people I do not know, I throw stars. When my dog and I walk at the park, we are star gazers, enjoying the world around us, excited with the wind and the sky and squirrels.”
This exhibit series is supported by The City of Perrysburg and curated by main ART-ery. For purchase information please contact Kathryn Housepian directly at Housepian@mac.com. For additional information please contact Christine Deemer, Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org