CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
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 email@example.com. Exhibits run for 6 weeks and feature local artists of all kinds.
Sister Sharon Havelak: A Solo Exhibit
EXTENDED- March 2nd- June 26, 2020
Due to the temporary closure of the Municipal Building to the public we are extending Sister Sharon Havelak: A Solo Exhibit. The extension will be determined by the reopening of the Perrysburg Municipal Building reopening to the public.
The Perrysburg Municipal Art Exhibit Series is presenting a new exhibit featuring the artwork of Sister Sharon Havelak of the Sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania. Sister Sharon Havelak: A Solo Exhibit is on display through April 17 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue. The exhibit is filled with colorful, harmonious work that includes a range of mediums and diverse inspirations from mandalas to musical images. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Select evening hours for city functions can be found on The City of Perrysburg website calendar.
Sister Sharon Havelak is a professional artist who works as a graphic and production artist for All Good Things, the art and gift shop of the Sisters of St. Francis. Her artwork is a reflection of her Franciscan tradition. She cites the foundress of The Sisters of St. Francis, an artist who believed that if you surrounded people with beauty, it would touch their souls. Sister Sharon shares that belief and notes, “Our campus is known for its peace and beauty as a result of both the natural beauty and art that’s there”. Sister Sharon has been known to create her mandala art pieces as she prays. When asked about her divine inspirations she replied, ” Yes, sometimes I pray as I create my mandalas but more often it’s simply getting lost in the act of creation. I find creating art very contemplative. I like to believe that my act of creating is a small part of the larger divine act of creation, which is still going on, being in touch with the beauty that’s gifted us in so many ways. Art taps into the universal hopes, dreams and longings that connects across culture, across time. I experience it in “getting lost” in something larger than myself as I create.”
Sister Sharon holds a Masters Degree in Printingmaking from Bowling Green State University and serves as an adjunct instructor of Art History and teaches a Fiber Arts Studio Course for Lourdes University. In addition to her numerous work responsibilities she is an active peace advocate and shares her artistic talent teaching a variety of art classes for the Sisters of St. Francis.
All works of art in the exhibit are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artist. Sister Havelak’s contact information can be found at the exhibit. This exhibit is curated by Christine Deemer, main ART-ery and supported by The City of Perrysburg. For more information about this exhibit please contact curator Christine Deemer at info@mainart-ery or visit our Facebook page: Main ART-ery Perrysburg.
Lindsey Johnson: Nature of the Burn
January 3rd- February 14, 2020
Lindsey Johnson: Nature of the Burn exhibit features 28 works of art and can be seen at the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue in Perrysburg. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening hours can be found on the City of Perrysburg website calendar
Emerging artist, Lindsey Johnson, age 24, is among a small group of artists in the country who have turned their attention to the ancient art form of Pyrography. Pyrography, (also known as wood burning), became synonymous with “woodburning kits” that were frequently given as gifts to children. Lindsey Johnson’s work dispels the notion that wood burning is for novices. She is among the talented contemporary artists redefining wood burning as a fine art.
Ms. Johnson is best known for her pen and ink drawings on paper as well as tattoo art. Her skillful use of rod tips and techniques used to burn intricate designs into birch and basswood appears to be a natural fit for her well-developed drawing skills.
Discovering and learning techniques to achieve tones, shades and special effects has satisfied her creative desire to find a new and challenging art form. She said, “I love the natural feel of working with wood. Most of my pieces are inspired by nature and a combination of natural elements. Flowers, tree leaves, animals and then geometric elements (relating to the Fibonacci sequence and mathematics of the golden ratio) found in nature. Doing wood burns helps me feel even more connected with that inspiration. I love the unique, and sometimes challenging grains of the wood in every piece.”
In addition to her recent work in pyrography the exhibit will feature her drawings and paintings. Artwork in the exhibit can be purchased directly from the artist. Artist contact information is available at the exhibit.
The Perrysburg Municipal Public Art Series is sponsored by the City of Perrysburg.
Michael Goettner: Solo Exhibit
November 1st- December 20, 2019
The Perrysburg Public Art Exhibit Series is show casing the work of internationally known fine artist and industrial designer, Michael Goettner. The exhibit, Michael Goettner Solo Exhibit is running now through December 20 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue.
Michael Goettner is best known for his paintings of classic cars and planes. The Michael Goettner Solo Exhibit displays his signature work as well as charming paintings of a more personal nature. Two watercolor paintings on view include autographs from notable race car drivers and Italian supercar legends. The painting, Sweet 16 is signed by race car drivers Danika Patrick & Bobby Rahal, Ground Level Flight is signed by Marie Terese Lamborghini, Claudio Zampoli, & Valentino Balboni, all three are legends in the world of the Italian supercars.
Mr. Goettner’s paintings have been exhibited in the Automobile Hall of Fame, the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum, the Pierce Arrow Museum, the Hopkins, MN Art Museum, and the Pole Position Gallery in Paris. They are on permanent display in Jay Leno’s Museum, Automobili Lamborghini, Ferrari S.p.A., Porsche AG, and Nascar’s Wood Brothers Racing Museum, to name a few. His automobile art has been exhibited at most major automobile events in America including the Hilton Head, Cincinnati, Houston, Rhode Island, Chicago, Dayton, and Meadow Brook Concours, to name a few. His work was recognized with numerous awards at these events and was included in several publications including Motor Trend, Automobile, and Automobile Quarterly. His work is in the permanent collection of the Jay Leno Museum, Nascar’s Wood Brothers Racing Museum and in the Apollo 8 astronaut, William Anders Heritage Flight Museum collection. Two of his aviation paintings were placed in the Pentagon. Goettner’s military art received a commendation from the governor of Kentucky for his painting commemorating the Kentucky National Guard deployment to Iraq during “Desert storm”.
The artist’s industrial design career included work as the Creative Deisign manager for Owens-Illinois. His career has been filled with notable accomplishments that included numerous design patents. Simultaneously he provided artwork for a number of clients including Kenworth Trucks, The Dana Corporation, and other automobile-oriented companies, as well as creating technical illustrations for a variety of industries. His work included aftermarket automobile concepts, technical catalogs, and automobile ﬁne art.
Viewing hours for Michael Goettner Solo Exhibit are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Evening hours can be found on the City of Perrysburg website calendar. All the artwork in the exhibit is for sale and can be purchased directly from the artist whose contact information can be found at the exhibit.
The Perrysburg Municipal Public Art Exhibit Series is supported by the City of Perrysburg and curated by Main ART-ery. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Facebook page at Main ART-ery
Musician Andrew Ellis Debuts his Artwork: A Solo Exhibit
September 3rd- October 18, 2019
September 3rd thru October 18th, 2019
Andrew Ellis: A Solo Exhibit features the artwork of Andrew Ellis, an area singer and songwriter who has achieved a successful solo music career which includes an upcoming European tour. He has been incubating an equal talent for visual arts.
Andrew Ellis has enjoyed drawing since he was a child. The artist has spent the last few years dedicated to honing his visual art chops by studying technique, as well as exploring and practicing in a variety of art mediums. His painting style has been compared to his music… big and bold with a brut-like quality, but polished. The art exhibit is a debut exhibit of the multi-talented artist and musician. It is part of the Perrysburg Public Art Series . Twenty two works of art ranging in size from 6 inch x 6 inch gouache to 5 x 4 feet acrylics are on display now through October 18 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening hours coincide with public city meetings and can be found on the City of Perrysburg website calendar.
The artwork in the collection ranges in style, medium and subject matter. They are inspired snapshot views taken from his world travels, daily life, and fertile imagination. Main ART-ery Curator, Christine Deemer described the artist’s work by saying, ” he doesn’t get too rushed or walk away too soon from the intricate parts of his work. His brushstrokes are as large as his 5′ x4′ paintings countered with a good grasp of contrast and scale.” Andrew Ellis performs frequently in Perrysburg and in the surrounding area. His fans and followers who know his music will enjoy viewing the world through the talented lens of Andrew Ellis.
The artwork in the exhibit is for sale. Purchases can be made directly with Andrew Ellis. Contact information can be found at the exhibit.
This Perrysburg Municipal Art Exhibit Series is supported by the City of Perrysburg.
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Randy Bennett: A Solo Exhibit
July 1st- August 16, 2019
Randy Bennett: A Solo Exhibit is a new exhibit in The City of Perrysburg Municipal Art Series. It features a collection of 24 mixed media paintings by the award winning artist, Randy Bennett. The exhibit runs now through August 16 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building, 201 W. Indiana Avenue. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and some evening hours which can be found on the City of Perrysburg Calendar ci.perrysburg
Randy Bennett has been painting for fifty years and has established a notable and successful range of styles including Surrealism, and Pop Art. The artist has stated his artistic desire is to create work that is distinctive, well executed and difficult to ignore. He is currently working in oil and acrylic combined with vintage advertising and receiving recognition and awards in shows throughout the state. The mixed media work on display in the Perrysburg Municipal Art Series harkens back to Social Realism with a focus on events reflected in vintage news clippings and ads collaged into his paintings. The work is visually alluring and thought provoking. Vintage clippings subtly infused into the paintings reflect past political “incorrectness” by today’s standards and historic events. The result is impactful narrative paintings that meet and exceed the artist’s goal to produce work that is “distinctive, well executed and in this case very difficult to ignore.
This exhibit series is supported by the City of Perrysburg, and curated by Main ART-ery. For more information about this series please contact Christine Deemer, Curator at info@mainart-ery or check out Main ART-ery on Facebook or the website: mainart-ery.com
All work in the exhibit is for sale and can be purchased directly from the artist. Contact information is available at the exhibit.
One Line at a Time: Drawings by Jean Gidich-Holbrook
May 1st- June 21, 2019
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
March 1st- April 19, 2019
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