“Holiday Showcase 2016” Opens at Ahh Gallery

The Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, Ohio will open “Holiday Showcase 2016” on Thursday, November 10 from 5 – 8 pm.  This exhibit is all about great gift buying opportunities.  It will feature items from one dollar — to one hundred dollars.  Among the works of art being featured are: colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, oils, spray painting, thread painting, ceramics, recycled metal art, blown glass, handmade pens, and much more. There will also be a variety of Christmas tree ornaments, as well as books and cards by local authors.  Some of the artists whose works will be on display are: Vivian Geaghan, Hannalore Brown,  Angelo Oddo, Mike Criswell, Carl R. Silvey, Frank Dale,  Linda Christman, Russ Hench,  Judi Longacre, Pam LaRocco,  Judi Singer, Kris Marshall, Jake Davis, Sheila Harter, Ashley Pennington, Marie Nelson, Marjorie Lutes, Mel and Ruth Nichols, Barbara Taylor Aiken, Deborah French, Irene Tobias Rodriguez,   Denny Valentine, Abi Yeagley, Randall Christopher, Laurie Fife Harbert, Rhonda Dahlheimer, Gail Thompson, Mark Brunner, and Catherine Fithian.  Two of the youngest student artists being featured are Faith Gash (age 9) and Nash Minor (age 11).  The opening will include live music, light refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists.  The Art and History Gallery is a project of the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society, and is open weekly Thursday and Friday 1 to 6 and Saturday 3 to 10.

Artist Vivian Geaghan is a lifelong resident of Stark County and a self-taught artist.  She enjoys working in oils, acrylics, watercolor, china painting, and colored pencils.  Her love of nature and gardening are reflected in her paintings, and Vivian shares her techniques when she teaches her students in her art classes.

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Artist Hannelore Brown’s favorite subjects are landscapes, portraits, and pets.  She studied under Amy Lindenberger for 12 years and has displayed her artwork at many art shows, and fairs.  She was a member of Canton Public Schools District Chapter, the Alliance Art Center, and was the Art Director at First Friends Church.

The Art and History Gallery was founded in November 2014.  The gallery features both art and history exhibits, and is open weekly.  The LNHS, which also sponsors free monthly history programs and art classes, invites everyone to stop in and see what’s happening in historic downtown Louisville.  For information, please call (330) 875-2829.   The Ahh Gallery is a part of the 20/20 Vision Louisville, an economic development project of ArtsinStark and the City of Louisville.  The goal is to transform three historic blocks on East Main Street downtown into “Constitution Place” — an entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike.