Sunday, January 04, 2009

Us by Us - Akron Society of Artists Paint Each Other

An Exhibit of Paintings & Drawings

January 4 - February 26, 2009
The Art Gallery of St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1361 W. Marke t St., Akron, OH 44313

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 11, 2009 11:00am - 2:00pm

WEEKLY HOURS: Free to all. Visitors welcome Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm. Weekends during activities.

Throughout the history of portraiture and figure painting, artists have often posed for their artist friends and/or the Master of the studio. In recent years, the members of the Akron Society of Artists have been posing for each other and serving to inspire one another with their varied personas. This exhibit is the culmination of that endeavor. Many of the "models" have chosen to pose as they appear when painting, complete with rags and brushes in hand, visors or hats that are worn when painting out of doors, or just pausing in front of the easel as they do when contemplating the next brushstroke. One charcoal drawing depicts one of the artists engaged in a non art-related hobby as he's perched on his multi-speed touring bike. Some of the country's notable portrait and figure painters are represented in this exhibit, including Tom Campbell, Judy Carducci, Shannon Casey, Judy Gaiser, Manna Huang, Mina Huang, Mitzi Lai, Carolyn Lewis, Jack Liberman, Dino Massaroni, Lin Anne Misja, C. K. Motter-Price, Diane Papay, Lynda Rimke, Debra Sepos, and Debra Thompson.

The Akron Society of Artists is a non-profit organization that originated in 1931. Its objective since then has been to advance the skill, knowledge, and appreciation of art among its members and the general public; encourage the advancement and understanding of art in the community; and afford financial assistance and encouragement to worthy art students. Visit the Akron Society of Artists online at .

The Art Gallery of St. Paul's Statement of Purpose:

The Gallery of St. Paul's celebrates God's creativity by highlighting the special gifts and talents of artists, encourages art appreciation in our Parish community, and helps artists gain positive exposure.

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