A growing group of Clintonville area artists will present a show on Dec. 6-7.
The group will display artwork at the storefront located at 35B S. Main Street on Friday, Dec. 6, from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Pigeon River Artists are a fledgling group that is loosely organized. The group recently came together over coffee at The Living Room.
“It just sort of developed as a result of several artists getting together on a regular basis,” explained Patricia Schoonover. “My husband, Reid, would meet for coffee with former local teachers Craig Hodne (tech ed), and Jerry Smith (art). They thought that getting local artists together to support each other would be a good way to help promote their individual work.”
Other local artists were invited to join and this loose-knit group developed.
The event is mainly designed to show the work of local artists, though some items will be for sale.
“We want the community to know what we do,” said Schoonover. “Art, for us, is the common link, so we decided to get our work together and have a show.”
Artists in the group, at this time, are Mary Conradt, Polly and Rick Goodell, Pete Oberhauser, Reid and Patricia Schoonover, Jerry Smith, Mary Salzman, Dick and Helen Waalkens, and Mary Wais. Craig Hodne is the ever-present technical support for the group.
Several art mediums and styles will be on display during the show. These include bronze sculptures, drawings, mosaics, paintings, photography, unique metal lamps, wood art and woven baskets. Each artist’s work is unique to them and each differs in style, one from the other. For example, Oberhauser’s bronze sculpture work reflects the human condition and is metaphorical. Other artists in the group will show work that is whimsical or show the joy of making beautiful, functional objects, or something decorative for the home.
To learn more about the show or the Pigeon River Artists group, contact the Schoonovers at 715-823-6753.