Minerva’s Market Street Art Spot will celebrate its TENTH anniversary on Friday, February 12, 2021! The Minerva Miracle continues! With a gala, low- key, socially distanced, masked and sanitized opening in the Front Gallery called “10 YEARS STRONG”, the Art Spot Seven Resident Artists will feature the Art of Diamonds and Sweet Peas and Aluminum and Tin, the symbols of their ten years serving up Art to Minerva and Stark County. The celebration will continue through the month of February until March 6,2021
Originally comprised of six resident artists, the Art Spot has continuously brought original fine art and artists to the area. Three of the original founding resident artists remain with the Art Spot: Michelle Mulligan, Laura Donnelly and Marty Chapman. According to potter and painter Laura Donnelly, “this has a been a ten year labor of love for all of us. We have thrived because of the incredible outpouring of community support for this enterprise.” Woodturner Marty Chapman elaborated. “Not only have people from all over the globe come here to purchase art but the community itself has consistently been our greatest customers and benefactors.
For 121 straight months, community businesses, service organizations and individuals have sponsored our openings.That’s every month for more than ten years. I know of no other art gallery in Stark County that has that kind
of community support.” As oil painter Michelle Mulligan pointed out, “ it has been so much fun bringing
live music and new, vibrant art to the community. We’ve had a good run and we hope to keep it going.” In addition to the three original Resident Artist’s artwork , the Front Gallery will feature new work of the four other Resident Artists :Kim Anderson (weaver, fabric artist), Anna Rather (printmaker,painter), Judith Singer (raku potter) and Susan
Crawford (illustrator and calligrapher).
Since 2011, The Art Spot has showcased the work of its Resident Artists and featured local artists as well as 30 to 35 Display Artists from across Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.
This month’s sponsor for the reception and show is as they were for the very first opening reception in 2011 and every February since, the Minerva YMCA and Jim and Teresa Arrasmith.
The Market Street Art Spot at 217 North Market Street, Minerva, is a
collaborative gallery and continues to be open for regular business on Fridays and
Saturday from 1pm to 6pm.
The display of “10 YEARS STRONG’’, in the Front Gallery will continue at the Art Spot through March 6, 2021.
As always, the reception, and show are free and open to the public. The Market Street Art Spot is a collaborating partner with Arts in Stark and Carroll County Arts, the Village of Minerva, Minerva Local Schools and the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information or further comment contact:
Marty Chapman- 330-592-6306 (call or text), email: firstname.lastname@example.org