GRAFFITI GALLERY: The Friends of the Transit holds its third annual Art Appreciation Award to the arts volunteer of the year in recognition of their contributions to helping art thrive in Oil City on Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Graffiti Gallery, National Transit Annex, 210 Seneca St. Artists and friends of the arts will enjoy light refreshments while watching the creation of works of “speed painting” with a 15-minute time limit. The finished artwork, as well as many other items, will be prizes in a silent auction. Wine glasses will be available for the guests to embellish so that they may have the opportunity to express their artistic flair. The evening’s musical accompaniment will be provided by songwriter and guitarist Jerome Wincek. The evening is free and open to the public. All of the proceeds from the auction are for the benefit of the arts programs in the National Transit Building. More information: Call 676-5303.
MEADVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: The newest exhibit, ‘Fascination with the Whimsical,’ in the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) scheduled for Nov. 15 to Dec. 14. The exhibit highlights the work of six artists who work in varied media with an emphasis on line and the playfulness of it. Creations are by Greg Gehner, Passle Helminski, Jera Lodge, Rebecca Merry, Lisa Parnapy and Kathryn E. Travis. The public is invited to a reception on Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Call 336-5051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEADVILLE FINE ARTS: Paintings by Lois Wiley of Waterford will be on exhibit through Nov. 30. Wiley has been active for many years in the art community throughout northwest Pennsylvania. Her exhibit will include landscapes as well as still life oil paintings. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadville Fine Arts, 242 Chestnut St. More information: Call 337-8600 or email email@example.com.
SANDY’S ART WORKS GALLERY: Although owls are far more heard than seen, wildlife painter Don O’Day gives the viewer a detailed picture of local owls with paintings and prints on exhibit through Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at Sandy’s Art Works, 215 Chestnut St., Meadville.
MICHAEL STEK EXHIBITION: The Pew Fine Arts Gallery and Grove City College hold the Michael Stek art exhibition through Nov. 16 in the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. Stek’s fascination with archeology, anthropology and art is apparent in his organic shapes and earthy tones. Both functional and non-functional ceramic forms come together to create this outstanding exhibition. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
‘JAPAN TODAY’: The November art exhibit in the Ashtabula Arts Center’s gallery features ‘Japan Today’ on display through Nov. 26. An art opening reception is Nov. 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come in and view the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. Admission to both the exhibit and the reception are free. The Arts Center is located at 2928 W. 13th St. More information: Call Meeghan Humphrey at (440) 964-3396.
Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday night in Meadville
Meadville Council on the Arts' Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) and runs through May 24. The photography show features photographs from artists living with 250 miles of Meadville. The public is invited to a reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the awards will be announced.
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