Capturing the beauty of Gantz Park

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The historic architecture and the natural beauty of Gantz Park were captured via easel and sketchbook as more than a dozen artists with Central Ohio Plein Air transformed the park into their personal outdoor art studio on Sept. 30. Pictured here showcasing his completed oil painting of a walking path that leads to a neighborhood playground is COPA member Don Reither of Westerville. He said he chose this particular location at the park because the pathway “looked inviting” and it allowed him to play with light and dark aspects when the sunshine broke through the tree coverage. Reither was making his second appearance at Gantz Park as a member of COPA, an informal group of artists who meet monthly at various outdoor locations throughout the central Ohio region to capture the natural environment. The event is hosted by Gardens at Gantz Farm volunteers and the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department.
Christine Matlak of Worthington uses watercolors to capture the historic farmhouse and the surrounding garden.
Katherine Crowley of Columbus paints the arch trellis in the garden.
The Long Street Combo provided the musical entertainment at the Art in the Garden event. Pictured from left to right are members Vinnie Maneri, Evan Phillips, and Jordan Steinbrook.
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