Once again, love will be in the air in Pemberville in February. The 2014 “For the Love of Art” celebration will be held Saturdays Feb. 8 and 15 and Sunday Feb. 9. Area high school students and graduates of the past three years have been invited to enter this year’s show, which will be held at the Pemberville Opera House. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The show will feature more than 150 pieces.
Acclaimed artist, Emmanuel Enriquez will serve as judge for this year’s show, with honors to be presented for first, second and third place and best of show. Winners will receive rosettes, along with cash prizes given by the Pemberville Opera House.
|The People's Choice winner in the 2013 "For the Love of Art"
Show was Madison Roehl's drawing, "Little Sisiter". (Photo
courtesy of Cindy Lohrbach)
Throughout the show, musicians will perform a variety of selections in the Opera House Gallery.
In addition, local businesses will be hosting artists and offering their windows/storefronts for artistic displays both weekends. Many of the displayed pieces will be offered for sale. Select artists will be on hand to demonstrate their talents and discuss their pieces.
Area artists confirmed for this year’s event include Rob Stephenson, mixed media; Carol Connolly Pletz, Acrylics; Janet Davies, watercolors; Andrea Brown, beaded jewelry; Kelsey Rollins, photography; Rita McDougle, fiber art; Mike Sayen, pen art; Deborah McEwen, pottery; Jared Haas, black & white photography; Pat Rollins, glass art; Michele Poturalski, floral art; Mark Heard, landscape nature photography; Greg Justus, mixed media; Mary Jane King, drawings/paintings; Joan Slebos, nature prints, and Pemberville’s Knitting Club, fiber arts.
Participating businesses/locations include Beeker’s General Store, Union Bank, Pemberville Public Library, Riverbank Antiques, Downtown Deco, Higher Ground Coffee Shop, Pemberville Drug Store, Samson & Smith Insurance, Eisenhour Motors & Pemberville’s Town Hall.
“Funky art poles” located curbside will highlight the various businesses/locations showcasing the various artists/artwork.
Elementary and middle school artwork will be displayed downtown in the Henline Building, 222 E. Front St., while preschool artwork will be displayed at the Pemberville Public Library, which will also host poetry reading by Kevin Martin Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.
Pemberville’s “For the Love of Art” is sponsored by the Pemberville Opera House and interested businesses dedicated to promoting the arts. For additional information call 419-287-3274.
Student artist Peter Burroughs, of Bowling Green, earned first-place honors for his “12.21.12” sculpture in the 2013 “For the Love of Art” show.