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In celebration of the Great Bird Migration of Northwest Ohio, Bartz-Viviano Flowers & Gifts, 3608 Navarre Ave., Oregon, is hosting a special “Avian & Floral” art exhibit through May 19.

The exhibit will include watercolor paintings and prints by local artist Janet Ritter Davies, along with original photographs by Beth Hill.

Hill is the manager of the Oregon Bartz-Viviano store. Davies is Bartz's greenhouse manager at the Secor location.

Top: Blue Winged Warbler
Middle: Cerulean Warbler
Bottom: BV Florals

Davies’ works on display will include more than 40 original paintings and some prints, with a focus on warblers. Though she studied fine arts briefly at Bowling Green State University, Davies is mostly a self-taught artist and has developed her own unique style of watercolor painting. Her works include a wide variety of subjects including florals, nauticals, classic cars and unusual seasonal paintings. Learn more about Davies at

Hill, of Toledo, will feature about a dozen photos of florals.

“Beth and I are grateful to Frank Viviano, owner and president of Bartz-Viviano, for his support of us as employees and artists in this endeavor,” Davies said. 

The original work, as well as framed prints and notecards will be available for purchase. The exhibit is open for viewing during store hours, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 419-698-5911 for more information.

The works of artist Janet Ritter Davies and photographer Beth Hill will be on display in the “Avian & Floral” exhibit on display through May 19 at Bartz-Viviano in Oregon. Both women are Bartz-Viviano employees.


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