Athena Art Society has their 2011 Juried Exhibition in a new environ. The exhibit opened October 2 in a new gallery called Library House Antiques and Art in Grand Rapids, Ohio. The jurors and managers of the gallery are Paula Baldoni and Bill Jordan, who own River House Gallery in Perrysburg, Ohio. They beautifully displayed 33 works of art by 25 Athena members. Congratulations to the award winners: Mary C. McColough, best of show, liquid acrylic; Dottie Nortz, first place, pastel; Inga Reynolds, second place, mixed media monoprint; Sue Stewart, third place, acrylic ink and watercolor pencil; Marti Osnowitz, honorable mention, ceramic; Betsy Ford, honorable mention, watercolor. We have included a few other Athena artists work in the banner above to represent the variety and quality of art accepted in the show.
Grand Rapids is a lovely historical town on the Maumee River adjacent to picturesque Providence Metropark with its historic Isaac Ludwig Mill and remains of the Miami and Erie Canal that have canal boat rides May through October. Providence Dam can be seen from the town and egrets and herons abound. On a beautiful autumn day we opened the exhibit with a well-attended reception. The exhibit ended Saturday, November 5, but the Library House Antiques and Art gallery will be keeping our juried show work for the holidays through December 31. Some pieces will be moved to the River House Arts gallery on 115 W. Front St. in Perrysburg, Ohio through the holidays.