Athena Art Society had their 2012 Juried Exhibition November 12 – December 20 at Maumee Valley Country Day School. The award winners, shown above, were: Sue Ann Ladd, Best of Show, oil on canvas; Kathy Palmer Genzman, 1st place, pen and ink with watercolor; Mary Ellen Taylor, 2nd place, ceramic; Marilyn Horner, 3rd place, iridescent interference watercolor; Nancy Beeman, Honorable Mention, stoneware, fabric, interfacing; Claire Wilson, Honorable Mention, watercolor collage. Included above in the banner are 4 additional artists’ work exhibited in the show.
Maumee Valley Country Day School (MVCD) is an accredited, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent school, preschool through 12th grade. Their mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education. Of the approximate 500 total, 49% are either minority or international students. One hundred percent of students are bound for 4-year colleges. One of MVCD’s points of pride is to develop an appreciation for art through a hands-on approach. The fine arts are intricately woven into the tapestry of the school. This is shown by the fact that they have their own art gallery, named after Mary Wolfe, a leader of fine arts in the area. The director of Wolfe Gallery, LuAnn Glover, juried Athena’s show. The school gets its name “Maumee Valley” from the nearby Maumee River which flows through the Toledo metropolitan area, emptying into Lake Erie.