Friday, February 8, 2013

New Local Artist Group Forming

This past November/December a group of artist friends and I put our artwork together for a Holiday art show at the Holmes County Cultural Center. (see photo at left) I had a great time working with this group of talented people again. Some of us had worked together before. Others were new to the group. It's always good for me, as an artist, to be around other creative people. The impression I got from most of those in the group was that it was important to them as well. So, out of that creative environment comes this new venture.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 the first meeting of the artists will be held at the Holmes County Cultural Center, 434 North Washington Street, Millersburg, OH. It will be in the evening around 6:30 or 7:00. I'm waiting on input. You will notice there is no name for the group as yet. We will work on that at the first meeting.

I am very excited about beginning this new group. The vision as I see it is a place where fine artists and craftspeople can come together to share work, be inspired and inspire others, network, share info on upcoming shows, galleries, exhibits--all to make us better artists in the long run. I find that I occasionally need that interaction with others because I am alone working away at my art so much of the time. I've also heard this from other artists that I know. So, we are offing an opportunity to connect.

The other purpose of the group is to plan art shows in Millersburg and surrounding areas. This will help give artists an outlet and exposure for their art. I believe this region could be an "art destination" in the future.

So, if you'd like to join us, please contact me (above) and I will keep you informed. Looking forward to meeting with you!