November 17 – GREENSBURG – “We Love Art” by Art on the Square gallery is now featured in Decatur County’s only art gallery, and artists are trying a different take on holiday gifts.
The Daily News first wrote about the “We Love Art” campaign in September. Artists of all ages were invited to unleash their creativity on an 8 “by 10” blank canvas, then exhibit their work at the gallery from late November to mid-December.
A People’s Choice award will be presented on December 17 at a special gallery reception that will also feature light hors d’oeuvres from 4 pm to 7 pm, and the public is invited.
To the delight of the entirely volunteer staff on site, the artists responded enthusiastically with works of all themes and media of all types. Acrylic scenes of country houses, watercolors of sunny glades, renderings of animals and brilliantly detailed gnomes are just a few of the many pieces on display at the Art on the Square gallery.
For the month of December, the usual gallery fees for participating artists will be waived. Each piece is priced at $ 25 and the sale of the works will go directly to the artist.
It should be noted that although the gallery has been in its current location for almost 20 years, artists are eagerly awaiting the creation of the ‘new Greensburg’ before the city’s eyes. Using each wall to display an incredible variety of art, expanding their volunteer base, and creating a new face to present to the community are just a few of the tactics implemented by some very talented artists out there.
It’s worth browsing the gallery just for gift ideas as well as the intriguing collection of work from newcomers like Debbie Crowe, Lynda Smith, and April Craig Maranoff.
“We are excited to share a new generation of artists at the gallery, and ‘We Love Art’ has received a wonderful response,” said Margaret Couch Parker, artist and co-founder of Art on the Square.
The gallery will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 4 for the Downtown Holiday Walk.
Visit the gallery at 114 E. Washington Street, across from the courthouse on the north side of the square, or online at www.artonthesquaregallery.com/.
The opening hours of the gallery are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Art on the Square is closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Contact Bill Rethlake at 812-663-3111, ext. 217011 or email [email protected]