Art lovers can start off the New Year with the latest gallery exhibition at Art @ 43023, the art cooperative gallery in downtown Granville.
Joining as guest artists in January are two talented oil painters, John Farber and Joe Lambert, as well as Granville jewelry artist Melissa Winters and Julie Pavalko, designer of unique one of a kind mittens, according to a gallery news release.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, from 6-8 p.m., where the public can meet the artists while enjoying the musical talent of singer and guitarist, Mitch Cowgill.
The gallery will be open all day Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., for a preview of January's new artists.
Born and raised in Columbus Ohio, artist John Farber graduated from Ohio State University School of Architecture. He went on to establish a career in architecture and ultimately in business.
Painter Joe Lambert was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was drawn to art from early childhood, eventually receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1973, according to the release.
He worked in the Information Technology field at The Ohio State University for 34 years, retiring in 2009. He paints mainly in acrylics and oils, with a major focus on landscapes.
Jewelry Artist Melissa Winters has been a lifelong “maker of things.” Her unique pieces come from a love of mixed media art, often utilizing resin and all of the glass-like qualities it possesses.
She is a graduate of Otterbein College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a member of the Licking County Art Association in Newark.
Local resident, Julie Pavalko, stitches colorful mittens from upcycled wool sweaters. Her mittens are one of a kind unique expressions of her love for repurposed materials.
Art @ 43023 will continue to exhibit the prints of Rick Mock, silver jewelry designer, Meg Ginther, the pottery and sculptures of Karen and Tom Markgraf, and the oil paintings of Jeff Watkins, and LeeAnne Faler.
In addition to art openings the first Saturday of every month, Art @ 43023 is open for its winter hours on Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 11-5 p.m., and Sunday noon until 4 p.m.
For special needs, the gallery can be opened by appointment. T
he gallery Facebook page can be viewed for images and information about current art exhibits.
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