“Bigger Is Better” is the name of the current show in the main gallery at the Blue Ridge Arts Center in Seneca. It opened Nov. 19 and will run through Dec. 18. Seventeen artists were invited to submit large pieces. The smallest is 24 by 36 inches, the largest 48 by 72 inches. Seven Anderson Artists Guild members are part of the show: Larry Bennett, Debbie Bzdyl, Brenda McLean, Donna O’Hara, Yvonne Park, Lori Solymosi, and Sue West. Below are reflections from some of these mem
As a young child, new Anderson Artists Guild member Jackeline Dennis remembers being bored until her mother bought her a box of colored pencils. “On that box was a picture of a ballerina, and I decided to draw it,” she said. “What I drew looked nothing like that picture, but it looked like a ballerina. That’s when I fell in love with art.” Another passion flowered in middle school when Dennis volunteered as an assistant in a class for students with special needs. She was chal
The 2021 juried show at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History opened on Oct. 26 and runs through Dec. 17. The juror was Russell Jewell. The top award winners (pictured above, left to right) are Kym Day for Gatherer (first place), Christopher Lane for The Grifters (second place), and Thomas Hunt for Freedom (third place). The following 10 Anderson Artists Guild members were among the 51 artists in the show: Evelyn Beck, Carolyn Gibson, Hamed Mahmoodi, Mary McDonough, Bren
When new Anderson Artists Guild member George Crown got a degree in art from Principia College (and later an MA and MFA graduate degrees in drawing, painting, and art history from Bowling Green University), “I had no concept of making a living,” he said. After graduation he was able to get a job teaching art in a local high school in the suburbs of Pittsburgh in 1968. He ended up teaching for five years at the secondary level and close to 20 years on the college level. “I lov
Photography was an early passion for new Anderson Artists Guild member Barbara Crown. She took photography courses at Bowling Green State University and the Ohio Institute of Photography though she eventually completed a degree in marketing and communication at the University of Dayton. Still, her photography background proved important during her initial working years. That included doing commercial photography for the Hobart Corporation, which at that time owned KitchenAid.