An art show being offered next weekend at Lake Galion in Jefferson Township may be the answer to last minute Christmas shopping.
Lisa Riedel has been working in her art studio on her property three years and is hosting the event.
“I thought it would be fun to host a small, informal art show in my glass studio,” Riedel said. “There are some really talented local artists that often end up travelling to bigger cities for shows and our little community is left with a few craft fairs.”
Riedel will hold the event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 20 in her second story studio on her property at 2222 Lake Galion Road W.
“My little studio will be converted to an art gallery. This will be a great opportunity to buy beautiful last minute Christmas gifts that you won’t find at a retail store,” Riedel said. “Aside from having to go upstairs to my second floor studio, guests won’t have to walk for blocks to see beautiful art. Five artists will display a variety of work – all in one room.”
Those artists include Kristin Ellis, a jewelry metal smith who creates gemstone rings and necklaces.
“She also does enameled work which is an ancient technique of fusing glass to metals such as copper and silver. And one of my favorites, spoon jewelry that is nothing like you’ve seen before,” said Riedel.
Lily Gelinas, a talented musician, seems to have no end to the mediums she uses to create art.
“Her recent work is in paper collage and she will display some dreamy Spirt Cards,” Riedel said.
Irene Maginnis creates beautiful fused glass items and mixed media collage works.
“She also makes small versions of some of her work so you can get them as a card or piece of jewelry,” Riedel said.
Beverly Morgan of Ancient Sister Art will be bringing her stunning pottery for the event.
“Although she has mugs that are works of art, you can actually drink your coffee out of them. In addition to functional dishware, she also creates some beautiful decorative pieces,” Riedel said.
Riedel herself will offer smaller stained glass items that she has created in her studio.
“Fairy doors adorned with wire work, beads, and charms. Little standing whimsical birds. Unique sun catchers adorned with wirework and gemstones,” said Riedel of some of the items she will be offering at the art show.
“I hope people will come to the event even if they just want to browse, have a snack, and some hot cocoa. These artists are right in your back yard so even if you have already spent all of your Christmas money, you can meet them and maybe order something later,” Riedel said.
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