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Altared States
Artist: Tom Wachunas
On Display: July 19 – August 18

Opening Reception: July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Meet our featured artist and enjoy music from Brian McCoy, the Hurdy Gurdy Man. Reception hosted by Friends of the Little Art Gallery (FLAG).

Celebration of Lowell E. Smith
Exhibit on display: September 2 through November 4
Featured artist: Lowell E. Smith
Opening reception: September 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. (time is correct opening is on a Sunday)
Statement of exhibit: Family of Lowell unveiling numerous works of art from their collections. Art will be for sale.

Dew Web, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Dew Web, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Market at San Miguel, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Market at San Miguel, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Cattle, New Mexico, Media: Watercolor on paper

Cattle, New Mexico, Media: Watercolor on paper

Image of Lowell painting, sent by his daughter Molly Fertick

Image of Lowell painting, sent by his daughter Molly Fertick

Honoring Johannes Vermeer 1632-1675 My Vermeer’s : A Tribute
Exhibit on display: November 8 through December 9
Featured artist: Frank Dale
Opening reception: November 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Artist statement: As a young man with a passion to paint, I searched the history of painting looking for the painter who appealed to my particular view of things. When I discovered Vermeer I stopped looking. Vermeer exhibited to me a reverence for womanhood that matched my own feelings. Also what has appealed to me was unequaled rendering of light and the intricate compositions, every little thing relates perfectly to every other little thing. The perspective drawing has been artfully arranged to maximize the effect of spacial relationships of the various elements in each composition. Many of these nuances were not fully appreciated by me until I started reproducing his work. One thing I had not anticipated was the scale of the paintings, looking at the works in books they all seem about the same dimensions, but in reality the sizes range from 7 by 71/2 inches to five feet three inches by four feet eight inches. The larger paintings evoke a whole different set of feelings in painting them and then just standing before them. It is as if you can walk into the scene. F.D

The Concert, by Johannes Vermeer in 1664, was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990. The painting was never found. To honor his teacher, Frank Dale has recreated Johannes Vermeer’ s entire body of work to scale. The paintings are not for sale. The attached replica of The Concert was painted by Frank Dale in 2018

Image of Frank in his studio

Image of Frank in his studio

Walk on the Wild Side – Friends of the Little Art Gallery Tribute to Nancy Stewart Matin
Exhibit on display: December 13 through January 20
Featured artist: Nancy Stewart Matin
Opening reception: December 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Artist bio: Nancy Stewart Matin is well known in the local art community.  She has won numerous awards in competitive shows and is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. She is both a working artist and a teacher of watercolor.  She is in the permanent collection of the Canton Museum of Art, the Massillon Museum, the Stark Co. Library, the North Canton Library and numerous private collections.
Artist Statement: I have been teaching watercolor for almost 20 years and my title to my students is mohen (mother hen). I would be hard pressed to say which is more exciting; creating or lighting fires under others. My first ribbon was awarded in 1993 and I realized I needed to step away from realism and take a walk on the wild side. I never looked back. Nancy Stewart Matin, Signature Member, OWS

Ginger Jars, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Ginger Jars, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Dark and Deep, Media: Watercolor on Paper

Dark and Deep, Media: Watercolor on Paper

NEW! FLAG sponsored artist series free for FLAG members.
Artist: Tom Wachunas
Visual presentation and discussion from 6 to 7 pm inside the gallery.
NEW! FLAG (Friends of the Little Art gallery) artist series.
Registration is required and space is limited.

If you would like to become a FLAG member then a $15 individual membership will be collected at the event.  Payment should be made in the form of cash or check made out to FLAG.

Other Library Events
Live at the Library: live music and food trucks
June 7, July 5, and August 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Family Film Fridays
June 8, July 13 and August 10 at 7 p.m.