Art abounds at CW Art on the Canal Art Stroll

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Messenger photos by Linda Dillman
Sage Taft’s bees are ones made to cuddle. The Groveport resident crafts creatures out of yarn and offered her handiwork outside the doors of Cornersmiths during the Art on the Canal Art Stroll in Canal Winchester, sponsored by Destination: Canal Winchester, on May 21.
Canal Winchester’s historic Town Hall was transformed into a temporary exhibit space filled with handmade quilts and art created by younger members of the community including Indian Trail seven-year-old Abryana (left) who pointed out her interpretation of a birthday cake to friend and Pickerington resident Delaney Davis (right).
Watercolor artist Judith Duncan did not need to travel far to present her art at the Art on the Canal Art Stroll in Canal Winchester sponsored by Destination: Canal Winchester. The works of the Madison Township artist were on display along a High Street sidewalk. The line of artists in various mediums stretched from Stradley Park to the historical society complex.
Athens woodworker Michael West coaxes art out of wood and spent his time at the Canal Winchester Art Stroll sharing his functional creations of bowls and utensils with Canal Winchester residents and visitors. West said his interest in woodworking began at age five and continued to grow over time.
Reynoldsburg author James Sims shared his first book with Art on the Canal visitors. “The Incredible Amazing Fantastic Life of Mr. Smith” follows the imaginative title character in a tall tale of an underwater adventure.
Chalk artist Sheryl Lazenby returned to the Art Stroll with her temporary art under a canopy at Stradley Park. Lazenby, a founding member of the Ohio Chalk Art Guild, spent the afternoon creating a retro robot in chalk to the delight of children and adults alike.
Peeking out of flag art created by his grandmother, four-year-old Wyatt Richards of Lancaster and his mother, Kaleigh Downin, helped mind the stand until it opened at noon on May 21.
Pickerington artist Sharon Grayson and created this flamingo out of feathers, wire and a textile hardener. The sculpture took Grayson two months to complete.
Keeping cool in temperatures pushing 90 degrees was easy for Skyler Garcia, 6, of Canal Winchester, at the Stradley fountain.

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