Louisville’s Ahh Gallery Opens “Holiday Show”

The Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, Ohio opens its second annual “Holiday Show” on Thursday, Nov 16 from 5-8 pm.  The show features two artists new to the Gallery: William M. Bogdan and Karen Scheiller Bogdan — a married couple who met over fifty years ago in art school at the University of Akron.  They are both Akron natives who, after having lived in Colorado and South Carolina, have resided in Canton for nearly twenty years.   Both Bill and Karen let their art remain dormant while working at regular jobs for many years.  Then, after retirement, they started furiously creating art again.  Ever since their art has been shown in venues across Stark and Summit counties.  The “Holiday Show” will be filled with moderately-priced works from various artists that would make great gifts.  These include small paintings and drawings, pottery, jewelry, blown and pulled glass, tree ornaments, hand-made greeting cards and much more.  Louisville Middle School art students, under the instruction of Mrs. Lisa Galentine and Miss Kat Fuller will be on display once again.   And there will be light refreshments and live music provided by Loel Stein. 
Bill Bogdan is known for his large woodcut prints but also works in various art media, including oil pastels.  These will be on display along with two woodcut prints – and one very ambitious work called “The Dogwalker” will be shown to the public for the first time.  Karen Bogdan, known for her elaborate and complex fabric art with its painterly qualities, will have four of her pieces in the exhibit.  
Some of the other Artists in the show are: Barb Aiken,  Vivian Geaghan, Jon Wilson, Chris Brogan, Rick Silvey, Russ Hench, Abi Yeagley, Frank Dale, Debbie Withnell, Hannelore Brown, Marjorie Lutes, Yvonne Walter, Kris Marshall, Susan Nolt Banks, Mike Criswell, Jeff Hoffman, Jake Davis, Mark Brunner, Rachel Davis, Linda Christman, Kathy Fithian, Judi Lindsay, Glenn Heiller, Sheila Harter, Marie Nelson, Tracey Phillips, Beth Patrick, Judi Singer, Carolyn Caskey, and Rhonda Dahlheimer.