Pemberville’s “For the Love of ART” set for Feb. 8-9, 15-17

Press Staff Writer

        Pemberville’s “For the Love of ART” will be held Saturdays, Feb. 8 and 15, Sundays, Feb. 9 and 16 and Monday, Feb. 17 at the Pemberville Opera House.
        The event is sponsored by the Pemberville Opera House and Pemberville-area businesses owners who believe in promoting the arts.
        Area high school students and graduates of the past three years have been invited to enter this year’s Student Art Exhibit, which will feature more than 100 pieces.
        Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.
        Acclaimed artist Emmanuel Enriquez will serve as judge for this year’s show. Awards to be presented include Best of Show, First, Second and Third Place. Winners will receive rosettes along with cash prizes given by the Pemberville Opera House.
        Middle school and elementary art will be displayed in the Town Hall Council chambers, 115 Main St., for visitors’ viewing pleasure.
        “Once again, we are always excited and impressed with the vast array of entries,” said Todd Sheets, owner of Beeker’s General Store. “It is so neat to see what our young people are creating in the art world.”
        In addition to the festivities at the Pemberville Opera House and Town Hall, Beeker’s General Store, located at 226 E. Front St., will be featuring the works of several local artists including Rita McDougle (felted art), Alex Hall (leather accents), Tammy Miller (jewelry art), Becky Kolbow (mixed media art), Sherry Robinson (card art), Heather Hill (watercolor cards), Danielle Lajti (leather accents), Toni Sockrider (chocolate art edibles), James Sechler (wood art – cutting boards and bowls), Patty Corcoran (wool mittens), Peggy Anderson (felted art creations) and Andrea Brown (jewelry art).
        Beeker’s will also be hosting a sign class, where paid participants will paint a wooden sign of their choice and affix a vinyl Valentine sentiment of their choosing (two options will be offered). Visit for photos of the class project and details. This class will be led by Cathy Callahan. Registrations can be made by calling Beeker’s at 419-287-3274.
        Art enthusiasts will also find a display of artwork by participants of Beeker’s monthly Arty Party painting classes with Rebecca Booth. This canvas art will be on display Feb 8-17 at Beeker’s General Store. Patrons will have the chance to vote for their favorite paintings with the first-place winner receiving a free future Arty Party class of their choosing. This exhibit is open to all ages who have participated in one of the Pemberville Arty Parties. Entrants must submit their canvases by delivering to Beeker’s during normal business hours before Wednesday, Feb. 5.
        Also, in downtown Pemberville, Extras by Maams, 133 E. Front St., will be demonstrating how to do the Byzantine chainmaille weave using colored aluminum rings. This weave can be used to create a variety of jewelry items. Stop by the shop on Front Street both Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to view the bracelets being created and ask questions of the artisan.
        Behind the Pines, 139 E. Front St., will be demonstrating how to make poms-poms with yarn on Saturday, Feb. 8 and 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Home décor and other items made with pom poms will be on display.
        For additional information, call 419-287-3274.


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