Explore the Abstract Paintings of Ohio Artist Jack McWhorter in “Engraved Fields”

Explore the Abstract Paintings of Ohio Artist Jack McWhorter in “Engraved Fields”

New Solo Exhibit at Canton Museum of Art Features Abstract Paintings from Local Artists Engraved Fields features new work by Ohio artist, Jack McWhorter. These colorful, abstract paintings imbued with nature, color, More »

Music Therapy – Your Personal Healthcare Partner

Music Therapy – Your Personal Healthcare Partner

The Canton Symphony Orchestra welcomes Lalene Kay, Director of the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium to our upcoming ConverZations on December 11, 2017 at noon.  ConverZations is a series of free public discussions, More »

CSO Brings The Snowman to Umstattd Hall

CSO Brings The Snowman to Umstattd Hall

Come enjoy a truly unique holiday experience with the Canton Symphony Orchestra for their 2017 Holiday Pops concert, December 17 at 3:00pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17 Street NW.  Come More »

Christmas Concert at the Roxy

Christmas Concert at the Roxy

The Alliance Symphony Big Band, under the direction of Bryan Stehura, will present a 90-minute concert of familiar Christmas songs and big-band selections on Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. in Minerva’s Roxy More »

Deadline fast approaching for Music Educator of the Year Award nominations!

Deadline fast approaching for Music Educator of the Year Award nominations!

The December 15 deadline for submitting nominations for the second annual Music Educator of the Year Award is quickly approaching!  The award will be presented by Canton Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gerhardt More »

 

Explore the Abstract Paintings of Ohio Artist Jack McWhorter in “Engraved Fields”

New Solo Exhibit at Canton Museum of Art Features Abstract Paintings from Local Artists

Engraved Fields features new work by Ohio artist, Jack McWhorter. These colorful, abstract paintings imbued with nature, color, and form are on view now through March 4, 2018. This original exhibition was curated by Tom Wachunas.

McWhorter develops his paintings through a thoughtful and intuitive process. He is inspired by the environment and has been known to paint in the woods surrounded by freshly fallen snow. Painting outdoors help MckWhorter bring his colors to life. This is recognizable in his work, as the pieces are striking and there is a light that emanates from within.


My paintings begin with the idea of stratification. On one level, they function as models of connectivity, arrivals, or snapshots of structures and relationships in flux, carrying the evidence of serpentine paths that led to their destination.” Said, Jack McWhorter. “The process is operational, where imagery grows through classical ideas of gesture and touch, and in the way paint is applied.”

Art enthusiasts may detect the influences of twentieth century painter Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Considered part of the Post-Impressionist movement, his unique method of building form with color and his analytical approach to nature is similar to McWhorter’s methods.  


His abstract paintings challenge viewers to develop their own interpretations of the colors and patterns, which is one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition.
Engraved Fields urges visitors to experience the work in person with an inquisitive and open mind. Viewers may observe closely and freely explore the artwork, allowing personal meanings and emotions to emerge through the abstract colors, forms, and surfaces.

“McWhorter refers to his constructed pictorial sites collectively as ‘engraved fields.’ The reference is an apt one in the sense that his paintings are fields of a kind, articulated with a painterly calligraphy describing poetic singularities.” Said, Tom Wachunas. “Looking at these exuberant paintings is to encounter places where the mysterious, the metaphorical, and the mundane are conflated into elegant coexistence. Welcome to the abstract sublime.”

Jack McWhorter received his Masters of Fine Arts from Kent State University in 1983. He has exhibited artwork in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions throughout his career. Currently, McWhorter is an Associate Professor of Art at Kent State University Stark Campus.

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic CMA-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-Museum classes, and workshops. CMA is one of only two Stark County museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.For more information, including hours, exhibits, classes, and special events, call 330.453.7666, visit www.cantonart.org, Facebook at “Canton Museum of Art,” or @CantonMuseum on Twitter.

Admission: Regular admission is $8 Adults; $6, Seniors and Students (with valid I.D.); Museum Members are Free; and Children 12 and under, Free. Tickets are available at the Museum Ticket Office during Museum hours. For group visits, discounts, and tours, please call 330.453.7666 at least two weeks prior to your visit for reservations and/or to request a docent-led tour.

Music Therapy – Your Personal Healthcare Partner

The Canton Symphony Orchestra welcomes Lalene Kay, Director of the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium to our upcoming ConverZations on December 11, 2017 at noon.  ConverZations is a series of free public discussions, held at the Zimmermann Symphony Center (2331 17th Street NW), and features a variety of guest speakers who provide a pleasant and entertaining way for audience members to “get inside” the music. Sponsored by T.K. and Faye A. Heston, the ConverZations Series will continue on the second Monday of every month until April 2018.

For our third ConverZations, Lalene Kay, Director of Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium, will be speaking about her work in music therapy. Music Therapists use music to support healing, learning, movement and memory for many. This will help listeners gain a new knowledge and appreciation of how music can affect us. After the qualified music therapist has assessed the strengths and needs of their client, he or she will then provide the indicated treatment such as creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. With the help of musical involvement in the therapeutic context, the client’s lives are strengthened and they will have new abilities.

Larlene Kay is a board- certified music therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists as well as a certified activity consultant through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals. Her workshop and conference presentations include the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Western regional conferences of the American Music Therapy Association. Kay is a music therapy consultant for Fairview Hospital adult day care center and state board member of the Ohio Music Educators Association as the special leaners chair.

For more information on upcoming ConverZations lectures and other events run by the Canton Symphony Orchestra, visit www.cantonsymphony.org and find each of our ConverZations events on our calendar to learn about our upcoming events.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating our 80th anniversary and is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.

Contact:
Dan Cavalancia
330-452-3434 x610
dcavalancia@cantonsymphony.org

CSO Brings The Snowman to Umstattd Hall

Come enjoy a truly unique holiday experience with the Canton Symphony Orchestra for their 2017 Holiday Pops concert, December 17 at 3:00pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17 Street NW.  Come enjoy a multimedia experience combining the orchestra with some of everyone’s favorite holiday movies, and after intermission enjoy our ever popular sing along!  The concert is sponsored in part by Gregory Industries, T. K. and Faye A. Heston, Westfield Bank, and Motter & Meadows.

The Snowman is originally a children’s picture book without words by English author Raymond Briggs, first published in 1978 by in the United Kingdom, and published in the United States later that year.  The book became a family favorite, depicting a magical experience when a child’s just-built snowman comes to life and takes the child on the adventure of a lifetime.  In 1982 this book was turned into a short length feature with full orchestral score, and became an instant hit across the world.

For this year’s Holiday Pops concert, the CSO brings the big screen out to perform the orchestra score of The Snowman with the hit film playing side-by-side.  Audience members will enjoy a live performance of not only The Snowman soundtrack, but also scenes from other holiday hits such as Home Alone, Frozen, and other popular holiday songs.  After the CSO finished up with the big screen, they’ll invite the audience to sing along with all of your favorite holiday songs for an afternoon of cheer and mirth!

Tickets for the concert are $20, $25 and $30 and can be purchased online at www.cantonsymphony.org, by phone at 330-452-2094, at the Zimmermann Symphony Center – 2331 17th Street NW in Canton – weekdays from 9am to 5pm or at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall box office beginning 90 minutes before the concert. Senior, Student and Group discounts are also available.  For additional information, call the Symphony box office at 330-452-2094.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 80th anniversary and is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.

Christmas Concert at the Roxy

The Alliance Symphony Big Band, under the direction of Bryan Stehura, will present a 90-minute concert of familiar Christmas songs and big-band selections on Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. in Minerva’s Roxy Theatre, 114 N. Market St., benefiting the Minerva Area Historical Society’s roof-replacement project.

This event will be held in conjunction with Minerva’s monthly Discover Downtown celebration, highlighting the art, food, drink, and shopping on North Market Street.

Refreshments will be available before and during intermission.

To sponsor the concert ($100) or purchase tickets ($10) please contact Laurie McClellan, Minerva Area Historical Society treasurer, at 330-323-3692. Tickets are also available at the historical society’s Haas Museum on Wednesday afternoons and second Fridays and at the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce, Edward Jones, The Hart Mansion Restaurant, and Sandy Springs Brewing Company during their regular business hours.

The historical society recommends purchasing tickets prior to the event, but any remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the concert.

Profits from the concert will benefit the Minerva Area Historical Society, a 501 (c)(3), for replacing the roof on the Haas Museum. The Haas Museum will be open prior to the concert, and visitors are welcome to stop in to share in Minerva’s rich history.

The Minerva Area Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Membership in the historical society is open to the public and meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, except for the month of December. We encourage you to join the organization and to enjoy the informative programs presented at each meeting.

Deadline fast approaching for Music Educator of the Year Award nominations!

The December 15 deadline for submitting nominations for the second annual Music Educator of the Year Award is quickly approaching!  The award will be presented by Canton Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann at the March 3, 2018 MasterWorks concert.
Nominees must be licensed Music Educators in a public, private or parochial school classroom setting in Grades K-12, in the region served by the Stark County Educational Service Center.  Educators from the fields of General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Composition and Music Technology are eligible.  The honored Music Educator will receive a $500 award to be used at their discretion.  Educators who were nominated last year may be nominated again and anyone in the community may submit a nomination.
Nomination forms are available through the Stark County Educational Service Center (email Tom Piccari at tom.piccari@email.sparcc.org), on the Canton Symphony Orchestra website (www.cantonsymphony.org/music-educator-year) and at the Canton Symphony Orchestra administrative offices at the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW, Canton.  Nominations must be returned to the Canton Symphony Orchestra by December 15, 2017.
Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.

New Folk Art Exhibit Features Historic Woodcarvings by Ohio Artist – Elijah Pierce

Canton Museum of Art Showcases Legendary African American Folk Artist

The new exhibition Elijah Pierce: An American Journey at the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) celebrates the artwork of one of the most important self-taught, American folk artists of the 20th century: Elijah Pierce (1892 – 1984). Pierce was a prolific African American wood carver known for his brightly painted sculptural panels illustrating biblical stories, moral lessons, historical events, and images from popular culture – a landscape of wood-carved art that is unlike any in America. This exhibit focuses on 39 major works. Featured in the exhibit is Pierce’s most ambitious carving, “Book of Wood” (1932), consisting of seven panels with 33 scenes illustrating the years Christ lived on the earth, as well as works depicting segregation, the Vietnam War, Watergate, and Civil Rights, among others. This exhibition is on view November 24, 2017 – March 4, 2018 with a free public reception on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

About The Artist
Elijah Pierce (1892-1984) was a renowned master woodcarver, a humble barber, and a beloved lay minister. He was one of the great American traditional and self-taught artists and storytellers of the 20th century – amassing a body of wood-carved work acclaimed by museums and collections across the country. In a 1979 article from
The New York Times Magazine, Dr. Robert Bishop of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York noted, “There are 500 woodcarvers working today in the United States who are technically as proficient as Pierce, but none can equal the power of Pierce’s personal vision.” 

Pierce was born in a log cabin on the farm owned by his father, a former slave, in Baldwyn, Mississippi. It was a devout Baptist household, where Pierce and his eight siblings read the Bible daily with their parents. Pierce later stated, “
My mother and I used to read the Bible every evening after I got through with my chores.” This had a great influence upon his life and his carvings.

He began carving at an early age when his father gave him his first pocketknife. By age seven, Pierce was carving little wooden farm animals. His uncle, Lewis Wallace, instructed Pierce in the art of carving – teaching him how to work with wood, what kind of wood to use, and how to enjoy carving.


Pierce attended school through the eighth grade. In his early teens, he decided he didn’t want to be a farmer – it was “too long between paydays,” Pierce said. He had taken an interest in barbering and began learning the trade at local barbershops.


In 1915, he married his first wife, Zetta Palm, who died shortly afterwards. Two years later Pierce’s father passed away. Pierce then left Baldwyn, seeking opportunities in northern cities. He hopped rides on freight trains and even worked as an itinerant laborer for the railroad through Tennessee, Missouri, and Ohio. On a return trip home in 1920, Pierce was ordained and received his preacher’s license from his home church of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Still unsettled in his life, he once again decided to head to the cities in the north. He made his home in Columbus, Ohio, where he married his second wife, Cornelia Houeston, in 1923. She was a devout Christian and had a strong influence on Pierce’s life. At first, he worked for another barber and then in 1951 opened his own shop on Long Street in the heart of the city’s African American community (his shop is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Long Street Gallery).


With his new wife and trade, Pierce lost interest in the nomadic lifestyle and rediscovered his love of woodcarving. Pierce’s early works were based on ideas from popular culture and consisted of small three-dimensional figures. By the early 1930s, he was carving panels in bas-relief and his subject matter was dominated with biblical scenes.


In 1932, Pierce completed the
Book of Wood, which he considered his best work. As a lay minister, a number of his later works were also inspired by biblical stories. His early work also depicted African-inspired fables, Freemasonry symbols, African American heroes, a veritable “Noah’s Ark” of animals, and his early life. His later carvings also reflected his interest in national politics, civil rights, as well as his love of baseball, boxing, and the movies.

It wasn’t until 1971, at the age of 79, that he was given his first solo exhibition at The Ohio State University art gallery. Within a few years Pierce became known both nationally and internationally in the world of folk art – participating in exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art, the Renwick Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. In 1973, Pierce won first prize in the International Meeting of
Naïve Art in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. In 1982, his carvings were included in the monumental exhibition “Black Folk Art in America 1930 – 1980,” organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. This exhibit was the turning point for contemporary black folk art. In that same year, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him a National Heritage Fellowship as one of 15 master traditional artists. Two years later, Pierce died of a heart attack in Columbus. He was 92.

Elijah Pierce was one of the first African American wood carvers to receive significant recognition during his lifetime. Pierce was a master storyteller and his narrative carvings came to be regarded as important additions to American folk art.


The select carvings by Elijah Pierce in this exhibition fully represent his narrative carvings created between c. 1925-1975. Several of these carvings have not been widely exhibited because they were owned by fellow church members of Pierce in Columbus and were not known outside of his community until recent years.

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful national touring exhibits; dynamic CMA-original exhibits; an unrivaled Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics; and innovative education outreach programs, in-Museum classes, and workshops. CMA is one of only two Stark County museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.For more information, including hours, exhibits, classes, and special events, call 330.453.7666, visit www.cantonart.org, Facebook at “Canton Museum of Art,” or @CantonMuseum on Twitter.

Admission: Regular admission is $8 Adults; $6, Seniors and Students (with valid I.D.); Museum Members are Free; and Children 12 and under, Free. Tickets are available at the Museum Ticket Office during Museum hours. For group visits, discounts, and tours, please call 330.453.7666 at least two weeks prior to your visit for reservations and/or to request a docent-led tour.
  
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Canton Museum of Art Hours:
Hours – Monday: Closed; Tues – Thurs: 10am – 8pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm; Sun: 1 – 5pm


Location: The Canton Museum of Art is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702. Free onsite parking is available around the Museum. Call 330.453.7666 for information and directions or visit our website at www.cantonart.org.

Little Art Gallery Permanent Collection: Ten-Year Retrospective

The upcoming Ten-Year Retrospective exhibition show in the Little Art Gallery features artwork that has been added to the gallery’s permanent collection during Elizabeth Blakemore’s tenure as curator. The exhibit will be on display December 11, 2017 through January 21, 2018. Pieces included celebrate the development of the Little Art Gallery’s permanent collection for the past decade. Multifaceted works selected for the show the show include ceramics, blown glass, metalsmithing, mezzotint, painting, drawing and more with pieces dated 1890 to 2014 from the following artists:

 

Ferdinand A. Brader, Ken (KC) Carter, Dan Chrzanowski, Frank Dale, Ted Davis, Lynn Digby, Jerry Domokur, Bette G. Elliott, Laurie Fife Harbert, Russ Hench, Joseph Hertzi, Pam LaRocco, Ted Lawson, Joseph Martino, Nancy Stewart Matin, Jack McWhorter, Pam Neff, William Shearrow, Clyde Singer, Lowell E. Smith, Lisa Vincenzo, Annette Yoho-Feltes

 

“As curator, the first part of my mission has included addressing both the preservation and conservation needs of the permanent collection,” said Blakemore, who became curator of the gallery in 2007. In the decade she has served as curator, many gallery updates have been made including conservation of the collection after an evaluation of each piece, installation of LED lighting, and an upgraded security system. “The development of the collection, also important, continued to focus on the artists in stark county who have made an impact in the art world on the community,” added Blakemore.

 

The Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library is home to a permanent collection of more than 200 pieces of original artwork by area artists and those whose work has had an impact on our community. The gallery is the sole art organization to have a collection with its primary focus on artists in Stark County. All pieces in the permanent collection can be viewed on the library’s website.

 

For additional information, please contact library community relations manager, Christina Weyrick, at 330.499.4712 x331 or cweyrick@northcantonlibrary.org.

Canton Parks and Recreation Holiday Light Display

It started with a few lights near the Japanese waterfall garden at the Canton Garden Center in 1998. In just two decades, it has turned into a 33 set display of holiday lights throughout Stadium Park in Canton, Ohio.
All holiday light fixtures in the holiday light display were designed and created by Canton Parks and Recreation maintenance crew.
“This light display is a testament to the abilities and talent of our park crew,” says Derek Gordon, director of Canton Parks and Recreation.
The drive-through light display is view able every evening from approximately 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, until early January, 2018 at Stadium Park in Canton, Ohio. Due to construction at the 12th St NW park entrance, patrons may enter Stadium Park Dr NW via Fulton Rd NW.
Guests may also experience the holiday light display at our holiday hayride event at Stadium Park on Frid
ay, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, and includes the hayride, cookies and hot chocolate (while supplies lasts). The event will take place at the Canton Garden Center located in Stadium Park, and participants can make crafts and play games while waiting for their ride!
Guests may pre-register their tickets online at www.cantonohio.gov/parksandrecreation, or register the evening of the event. We recommend guests pre-register their tickets, to guarantee a spot on the hayride. Stadium

 

 Park and the Canton Garden Center is located at 1615 Stadium Park Dr NW, Canton, OH 44718. Please contact Canton Parks and Recreation at 330-456-4521 for any questions regarding the light display or the holiday hayrides.
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Massillon Museum Stark County Artists Exhibition Opening

The Massillon Museum will celebrate the opening of the annual Stark County Artists Exhibition on Sunday, December 3, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a reception for the artists in the main gallery. Award winners will be announced at 4:00 that afternoon.  The party is free and open to everyone.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition has been held at the Museum since 1934, beginning as a statewide juried exhibit of fine arts and crafts. By the 1980s, it was refocused to exhibit work by artists living and working in Stark County. To keep the show fresh, artwork submitted for consideration must have been created within the last two years.
All media were considered by the independent jurors: Elizabeth Carney—Assistant Curator, Akron Art Museum; Steven Mastroianni—Photographer, Cleveland; and Susan Yingling—Artist, Retired Art Teacher, Akron Public Schools. They selected work to be included as well as the awards. The look of the exhibition is different from year to year because of the diversity of the artwork entered and the vision of the jurors, who vary every year.
A total of 77 artists submitted 189 drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and more.  From those, the jurors chose 55 pieces of artwork by 40 individuals.
Stark Countians whose artwork will be exhibited are: Mandy Altimus Stahl, Michael Barath, William Barron, Emily Bartolone, William Bogdan, Heather Bullach, Rosemary Burkhart, Peter Castillo, Frank Dale, David Dingwell, Bree Ehret, Susan Eitelman, Pamela Glover Wadsworth, Karen Hemsley, Judith Huber, Bruce Humbert, Gail Keener, Judith Krew, Ted Lawson, Khrysso LeFey, Bob Maurer, Clare Murray Adams, Lee Novotny, Jesse Nutter, Mitzi Phillips, Scot Phillips, Mark Pitocco, Michael Reynolds, Patricia Ripple, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Russell Hench, Allison Smith, Alexander Strader, Brien Strancar, Michele Tokos, Stephen Tornero, Tom Wachunas, Michael Weiss, Isabel Zaldivar, and Anna Zotta.
“The Stark County Artists Exhibition is one of my favorite Massillon Museum traditions,” said the exhibition’s coordinator Heather Bullach. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase fresh work for established and aspiring artists alike. Each year’s show offers plenty of familiarity, as some artists return year after year, but a completely different group of jurors ensures a unique and diverse selection. No two shows are alike, but there is always something for everyone!”
In addition to viewing the Stark County Artists Exhibition on December 3, visitors can attend the opening of the Studio M exhibition, Image to Image: Photography by Walsh University Photojournalism Students in the Museum’s lower level. The second-floor galleries will be open for viewing Stark County in the Great War, Paul Brown: Innovator, and The Immel Circus.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition, which will continue through January 31, 2018, may be seen during regular Museum hours Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way, East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.  Call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org for more information.
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator  –  330.844-1525
Representative artwork from the Stark County Artists Exhibition:
Michael Reynolds, Fishing in Turmoil, digital
Pamela Glover Wadsworth, Writer’s Block, mixed media
Brien Strancar, Murrini Flame, blown glass, tooled, engraved, sandblasted

19th Annual An Evening in the Village

 

The 19th Annual An Evening in the Village will be held Sunday, December 3rd from 4:30-7pm in HistoricDowntown Hartville. The evening includes a live nativity, wagon rides, cookie contest and open houses at downtown shops. The Christmas tree in the square will be designated a Remembrance Tree and ornaments with loved ones names can be added. Following the lighting, local church and school choirs will perform. Visitors can also bid on silent auction items to benefit Hartville’s new police K9 unit.

Many family memories will be made when kids watch Santa arrive by fire truck to kick off the evening. Crafts, barrel train rides, and story time in the train car will keep them busy all evening.


For more information call 330-877-9650 or visit
www.facebook.com/historicdowntownhartville