(Posted June 1, 2014)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Borrowing from a Frank Sinatra tune, the London Visual Arts Guild has titled its annual members’ show, “I Did It My Way.”
Opening June 5, the exhibit follows no theme other than individual expression, featuring paintings, sculpture, textiles and photography by over 25 Madison County artists.
The show runs through June 29 at Gallery On High in London. An opening reception is set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 6. Admission is free. Some of the pieces will be available for purchase.
“We do a group show at least once a year. It keeps the artists working and gives them an opportunity to share their gifts and talents,” said Kim Lattimer, an Arts Guild member. “It’s also a way for us to inspire each other.”
Established six years ago, the Arts Guild is a non-profit, charitable organization. The all-volunteer group promotes art produced by members, students and others and sponsors exhibits, workshops, meetings and art-related social activities.
The gallery is located at 5 E. High St. in London. Next door, Studio 7 serves as an artist workspace and classroom.
Anyone is welcome to join the Arts Guild. Membership is $25 per year. Members receive 20 percent tuition discounts on classes and workshops, priority scheduling and promotional materials for exhibiting their work, website exposure, and invitations to excursions, paint-outs and demonstrations.
The group’s board members for 2014 are: Tony Reeder, president; Ginger Cazan, vice president; Liz Lassel, treasurer; Colleen Van Steen, secretary; Patrick Closser, Marjorie Foulk and Kim Lattimer, directors.
For more information, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.londonvisualartsguild.org. Gallery hours are: Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Summer Art Camp. This London Visual Arts Guild program is for children in kindergarten through third grade. Set for June 16-20, 12-1:30 p.m., it costs $50. Students who register by June 9 will receive $10 off. Participants will use Henri Matisse as inspiration for drawing and design concepts to create collages and paintings. Call Karla Knief to register, (740) 837-0540.