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Ahh Gallery in Louisville Opens “Winter Art Show”

 

On Thursday January 18 from 5 – 8 pm the Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, Ohio will open its “Winter Art Show.”  The show features two artists that are new to the Gallery and a returning local 10-year-old Louisville Middle School student named Henna Faith Gash.   “My mother tells me that I have been an artist since I was 11 months old,” says Henna, who loves to draw and has learned a lot of her skills from her father.   Henna’s newest pencil drawing is entitled “Running Free.”
Artist Dan Sadle will be displaying his stained glass vases.  Dan, whose interest in stained glass started with his taking lots of classes, says it is a three-day process to make just one of his vases — and that every vase is totally unique.    
 
And Louisville photographer Richard Patrick will also be there.  Richard developed his interest in photography after retirement in 2004 from 35 years as a music educator.  His photographer has won many awards.  Several of his photographs were recently on display at The Smoky Mountain Nature Photography Summit in Townsend, Tennessee.  One of them, “Bald Eagle over Snowcaps” was one of the winners.  Richards’s adventures as a photographer have taken him to numerous locations across America including Acadia National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
The Ahh Gallery will also have a variety of works by 30 artists in various media, all available for purchase.  These include small paintings and drawings, pottery, jewelry, blown and pulled glass, hand-made greeting cards and much more.  Art by Louisville Middle School art students, under the instruction of Mrs. Lisa Galentine and Miss Kat Fullmer, will be on display as well.   Light refreshments, along with live music by Brett Kuhnash, will also be featured.  
 
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, 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, Marie Nelson, Tracey Phillips, Judi Singer, Carolyn Caskey, and Rhonda Dahlheimer, Luke Shephard, James Bennet, William Bogdan, and Karen Scheiller Bogdan.
 
The Ahh Gallery is a project of the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society, and is open Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.  History is always on display at the gallery, and the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society is always interested in area artifacts, photographs and stories. Support and donations of history items are always appreciated at the Ahh Gallery.  The Art and History Gallery was founded in November 2014.  The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society sponsors free monthly programs, offers art classes, and invites everyone to come see what’s happening in historic downtown Louisville.  For more information, please call (330) 875-2829.  The Ahh Gallery is part of the 20/20 Vision Louisville, an economic development project of ArtsinStark and the City of Louisville, whose goal is to transform three historic blocks on East Main Street downtown into “Constitution Place”—a destination for locals and tourists alike. 

Kent State Stark Students Make Splash at Louisville’s Ahh Gallery

The Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, Ohio will open “Summer Splash” on Thursday, May 18 from 5-8pm.  “Summer Splash” features work by eleven Kent State University at Stark Fine Arts students of Professor Jack McWhorter.  It will also display oil paintings by Sharon Burson and pencil drawings by Jon Wilson.  The May 18 opening includes live music by Brian Henke, light refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists. The Ahh Gallery is a project of the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society, and is open Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Emily Orsich, Sarah Thompson and Kimberly Blankenship are all students in Professor McWhorter’s Painting One course.  “Clarity and expression in painting require an understanding of the painter’s tools and concepts,” says Professor McWhorter.  “In this course students go through a series of projects intended to explore key painting concepts by using direct observation and invention.”  The other Kent State Stark students displaying their work are Austin D’Avello, Zachary Matheny, Madison Miller, Ashley Palmer, Megan Peters, Chardae Slater, Emily Walencik and Kaley Weaver.

As part of the show, the Ahh Gallery will also present the work of the Louisville Middle School students under the instruction of Mrs. Lisa Galentine and Miss. Kat Fullmer.   And there will be crochet art by sisters Beth Gross and Elaine Griffith along, pencil drawings by James Bennett, as well as many artists from previous shows: Barbara Taylor Aiken, Mike Criswell, Carl R. Silvy, Frank Dale, Chris Marshall, Jake Davis, Abi Yeagley, Mark Brunner, John Hoffman, Susan Nolt Banks, Marie Nelson, Russ Hench, Amy Lindenberger, and Vivian Geaghan.

The Art and History Gallery was founded in November 2014. The gallery, which features both art and history exhibits, is open weekly.  The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society sponsors free monthly history programs and art classes, and invites everyone to come see what’s happening in historic downtown Louisville.  For more 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, whose goal is to transform three historic blocks on East Main Street downtown into “Constitution Place” — an entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike.

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“Fiber Art and More” is January Show at Ahh Gallery in Louisville

The Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville, Ohio will open “Fiber Art and More” on Thursday, January 19 from 5 – 8 pm. Two of the featured artists are Yvonne Walter, whose quilts have toured in shows by The American Quilter Society from California to Maine; and Ruth Nichols whose specialty is creating sewing-machine art. Also on display will be works from: Vivian Geaghan, Hannalore Brown, Mike Criswell, Carl R. Silvy, Frank Dale, Russ Hench, Judi Singer, Chris Marshall, Jake Davis, Ashley Pennington, Marie Nelson, Marjorie Lutes, Barbara Taylor Aiken, Abi Yeagley, Randall Christopher, Gail Thompson, Mark Brunner, and Catherine Fithian. The January 19 opening will offer light refreshments, a chance to meet the artists, and live music by Jared Lees. 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 10 to 3.

The first featured artist is Yvonne Walter who has lived in Canton, Ohio her entire life. She is a 70-year-old cancer survivor who loves ballroom dancing and walking her dog. She enjoys experimenting with new styles and lives by the philosophy “whatever floats my boat” in order to determine her next art project. Yvonne took lessons at the Carousel Factory in Mansfield, Ohio and then hand carved the 1/3 scale wooden carousel horse that will be featured in the show. Other works of art by Walter are a hand-carved jewelry box made out of a goose egg, numerous paintings, wall quilts, and multimedia art. The second featured artist is Ruth Nichols from Louisville. She has painted for years, but now she uses the sewing machine needle as her brush and thread as her paint. In addition, her husband Mel Nichols is displaying his hand-made pens.

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.

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“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.

“Dutch Treats” Opens at Ahh Gallery

On Thursday January 14 from 5 to 8 pm, the Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville opens a show of artworks done using a mysterious technique from the 15th century. The exhibit, which runs for six weeks, features 30 paintings by Massillon artist Frank Dale, and his students. Dale graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has had a lifelong passion for the work of painters like Vermeer, Rubens and Rembrandt. But unable to find someone to teach him how to paint in this style, in 1998, after retiring from Superior’s Brand Meats, he set out to teach himself. He was so successful that he has written a book about it called Art – A Search for Beauty: a Guide to Classical Painting Based on the Flemish Technique.

Dale developed an expertise on the Flemish Technique of 15th-century Belgium painter Jan Van Eyck. It’s a technique that involves executing a precise drawing on canvas or panel and then applying thin glazes of paint to achieve a transparent, luminous finish using a resin/oil medium. This process of painting produces unusual depth and brilliance of colors not possible with other oil painting methods.

Frank Dale has been teaching students how to paint in the Flemish style for nearly two decades. “Dutch Treat” features a sampling of works by his students who range in age from eleven to eighty two. In 2002, Dale had open heart surgery at Mercy Medical Center. Thirteen years later, he donated to the hospital a reproduction he’d made of the 19th-century painter William Bouguereau’s “Song of the Angels.” The painting took Dale more than 60 hours to complete.

The Ahh Gallery is part of 20/20 Vision Louisville, an economic development project of ArtsinStark, the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Louisville; which aims to transform three blocks on East Main Street downtown into “Constitution Place.”

Ahh Gallery Opens Its “Holiday Show” plus New Gift Shop

Thursday November 19 from 5:00 pm to 8 pm The Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in downtown Louisville hosts the opening of its “Holiday Art Show”, and the unveiling of its new Gift Shop. The “Holiday Show” features pottery by Judie Singer and Kris Marshall, hand-blown glass by Abi Yeagley,
paintings by Vivian Huff Geaghan, watercolors by Jack Fetzer, and much more. In addition the Historical Society will present an “Historical Moments in Time” exhibit featuring video on 20 years of Derry family’s two-acre holiday light display on Columbus Road. There will also be a special display of art by Louisville Middle School students, free refreshments, and blues music played by Louisville’s own Matt Basso. The Art and History Gallery is a project of the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society. The “Holiday Show” at the Ahh Gallery runs through January 8, 2016

The Ahh Gallery’s new Gift Shop will display pottery, blown glass, jewelry, coloring books, pencil art cards, paintings, drawings, and works by local authors. “It’s that time of the year,” says Betty Derry, Manager of the Ahh Gallery, “and we’ve got a complete range of art and history items at amazing prices that make great gifts.”

The Ahh Gallery is part of 20/20 Vision Louisville, an economic development project of ArtsinStark, the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Louisville. 20/20 Vision Louisville is a plan for transforming three blocks on East Main Street downtown into “Constitution Place.”