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.
SENSORY PAINTING CLASS: Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at Active Aging Inc. in the Lew Davies Community Building, 1034 Park Ave., Meadville. Certified and degreed artist Alicia Hilton conducts the class, which is opened to Crawford County seniors, aged 60 and older. Supplies will be provided. Class size is limited. More information or to register: Call Rita Mineo at 336-1792 or (800) 321-7705.
MEADVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: Offering numerous workshops at the Meadville Market House — a kids’ clay class, ‘Just Contain It!’ taught by Vickie Clark on Nov. 13 and 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; ‘Zentangles for Kids’ taught by Mike Saletra on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register: Call 336-5051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATERCOLOR AT MCA: These classes run six weeks Nov. 12 to Dec. 17 at Meadville Council on the Arts. Beginners and advanced classes are 6 to 8:30 p.m. for Nov. 12 to Dec. 17. More information: Contact teacher Nancy Apple at 763-4406 or email@example.com. To register: Call MCA at 336-5051.
ARTS FOR EVERYONE: WEEKLY EVENT UPDATE
CAROUSEL CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS: Join carousel artist George P. Nowack for a series of demonstrations in the art of carving carousel animals as he recreates an exact replica of the Dentzell Lion, which rode the carousel at Conneaut Lake Park from 1910 until the 1980’s. Also, plan to attend the formal unveiling of the lion next spring at the Red Barn Gallery & Studio, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake. For a schedule of appearances or to schedule a carving demonstration for your organization or event, call 795-6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE: View the newest autumn creations by A4E artists now on exhibit at the gallery located on the first floor of the Meadville Market House, 910 Market St. Selections include works by more than 20 A4E participating artists, including hand-spun weavings of Judy Hanninen, crystal glass sculptures by Becky Schellhaas, and the most recent creations by Jan Werneth, Terry Werneth and Carolyn Nowack. Also included are works by the newest A4E artist, Don O’Day, the fabric art of Cheree Frizzell and hand-carved carousel animals by G. Nowack. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY: The next Gallery Tour Night is Dec. 6 in association with the annual Erie’s Downtown D’Lights Event. Now on exhibit is the ‘Colors Of The Seasons 3,’ featuring recent works by RMJ artists Carrie and Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice and Daniel Niebauer; ‘Four Seasons’ ceramics by Greg Lee Carlson of Palm Springs, Calif.; new oil paintings by Diane Wentzel Pierce; sculptured eagles by Russ Banks; watercolors by Sally Griffin; and featured works by ‘Art4Everyone’ artists Carolyn Nowack, Terry Werneth, Jan Werneth, Victoria Norvaisa, Don Valentine and E. Lisa Bower. More information: Call (888) RMJ-DIAS or visit ralphmillerjewelers.com.
TO CATCH YOUR EYE: An exhibit by Susan Stone that runs through Nov. 19 at Glass Growers Gallery, 10 E. 5th St., Erie. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. More information: glassgrowers.com.
For more Information on all events, contact George P. Nowack at email@example.com, 795-6888 or facebook.com/artsforeveryone. Tune in to COOL 101.7 FM on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. for complete updates.
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