Meadville Tribune

November 22, 2013

ARTS: Here's your listing for area exhibits and more for the week starting Nov. 21

The Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — MEADVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: The newest exhibit, ‘Fascination with the Whimsical,’ in the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) scheduled through 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. 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

‘FALL FOR THE ARTS’: The Gallery of the Academy Theatre presents an exhibit that runs through Nov. 25 at 275 Chestnut St., Meadville. This is an eclectic exhibit of artists, featuring work by Bill Brady, BoNanas Cartoon strip creator John Kovaleski and the Tucson Collective ‘Wolfgang and Sons dot com.’ It also features some local work from Penn State University, The Behrend College and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The gallery is free and open to the public during Academy Theatre shows and Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

‘JAPAN TODAY’: The November art exhibit in the Ashtabula Arts Center’s gallery features ‘Japan Today’ on display through Nov. 26. 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.


WATERCOLOR AT MCA: These classes run through Dec. 17 at Meadville Council on the Arts. Beginners and advanced classes are 6 to 8:30 p.m. More information: Contact teacher Nancy Apple at 763-4406 or To register: Call MCA at 336-5051.


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 1980s. 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

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 George Nowack. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LIGHT-UP NIGHT: Join A4E artist Becky Schellhaas, friends Wendi Hochsetter and family, and the members of the Conneaut Lake Bark Park to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Light-Up Night on Dec. 6 at the Meadville Market House. The night includes demonstrations by several of the A4E artists as well as many other ‘surprises.’

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

CAMPBELL POTTERY: ‘The Drinking Vessel Show,’ running through Dec. 15 at Campbell Pottery Store, 25579 Plank Road, Cambridge Springs. Information: Call 734-8800 or visit

KELLY RUN GALLERY: The gallery at 264 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs, holds a holiday exhibit, ‘Small Works by 12 Artists,’ which features paintings, sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, flame-worked glass and photography through Dec. 15. Hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Information: Call 398-9331 or visit

For more Information on all events, contact George P. Nowack at, 795-6888 or Tune in to COOL 101.7 FM on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. for complete updates.