As perhaps yet another nod towards the wonderful book, "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen this current show at the Ohio Art Council's Riffe Gallery has grabbed my attention. The exhibit, Sawdust and Spectacle: Under the Big Top in Small Town America is showing now through April 21, 2010. We've not yet had a chance to see the show but I still wanted to bring it to your attention/calendar. The book left such an impression on me that when I see anything circus related, especially early 20th century, I'm immediately hooked. We're planning to see it in mid March; can't wait. There's something about this imagery that's simultaneously nostalgic and creepy that always draws me in. If you get the chance to see it let us know what you think.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
What a wonderful reception, here's a few photo's. Thanks to all who attended. And, thanks to Skot for all his efforts producing such an amazing body of work. It's great when we have such wonderful support for local talent! If you couldn't make it Saturday, the show is up for the remainder of February, stop in.
Monday, February 1, 2010
From the PAAC website:
At a recent City Council meeting, Robin Ballmer (our former executive director) received a proclamation from Mayor Nelson Evans of Perrysburg. Robin was commended for her hard work in bringing arts and culture to the Perrysburg area.
Congratulations Robin! We continue to appreciate everything you do for the Perrysburg Area Arts Council!
Here is the content of the Proclamation:
Whereas, the arts and cultural activities enhance and enrich the lives of every citizen of Perrysburg, and;Whereas, the arts and cultural activities play a unique educational role in the lives of our families, and our community, and;Whereas, the arts and cultural activities serve to inspire creativity, imagination and inventiveness, and:Whereas, the not-for-profit Perrysburg Area Arts Council cultural advocacy organization provides quality art programs for the entire community, beautifying our environment and strengthening our economy by attracting visitors to our City, thereby generating revenue for area businesses, and serving the greater good, and;Whereas, Robin Ballmer, past Executive Director of the Perrysburg Area Arts Council, brought about a remarkable increase in public art exhibits, youth theatre, musical programming and other visionary cultural contributions over the course of her nine-year tenure; NOW, THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED, that I, Nelson Evans, Mayor of the City of Perrysburg, due hereby proclaim January 19, 2010, be observed as Robin Ballmer Day, and call upon our citizens to celebrate and promote the arts and culture in our community. All citizens are urged to take interest in, and give full support to, the quality cultural activities and programming offered in Perrysburg.
WE COULDN'T AGREE MORE!