Art Show at the Rocky River Senior Center
The 23rd Annual Art Show at the Rocky River Senior Center will be held July 11 through July 25. Seventy-eight area artists are presenting one to three pieces of art. The RRSC hosts many art classes throughout the year. This is a chance for senior artists to show what they’ve created.
There will be sculpture, photography, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, and other media featured. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and first, second, and third place. Also, the public will choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award. RRSC Director Carole Calladine said, "It’s always hard to choose just one. You have different media and many excellent pieces.”
Most of the art will be for sale, with prices ranging from $20 to $250. Works by established artists like William Wilder and Polly Barrett are some of the first pieces to sell. Others sell based on emotional appeal of the subject depicted. New artists are thrilled when they receive the validation of that first sale. This has become a heart-warming happening that occurs every year. “I’m always so touched when this occurs,” said Calladine. “We are here to encourage seniors to explore new talents and dormant gifts. A little courage makes amazing things happen.”
There will be an artist reception on opening day—Friday, July 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is a chance to meet the artists and view their works—while Ken Aufmuth plays the piano. Admission is free and dessert is available for $3.
On Saturday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the art exhibit and sale will be a part of River Days. Leigh Eastman will provide piano music, and there will be a free Matisse lecture by popular art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman in the auditorium, at 11:00 a.m.
Sheri Buckingham is the Manager of the Rocky River Senior Center.