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Ninth annual art-A-palooza returning to Green

8/15/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Denny Patterson and Renee Parcell check out the chalk art at a past art-A-palooza.
Photo: Lew Stamp

GREEN — Old favorites will return and many new artists will take part in the ninth annual art-A-palooza Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road.

The fine art show, presented by the Green Arts Council and Green’s Parks and Recreation Division, will include 69 artists from the Midwest displaying and selling their art, according to Joan Smith, owner of Gallery 143 and a board member for the Green Arts Council.

“This is the largest number of artists ever at art-A-palooza,” she said. “This year, there are more than a dozen new artists to the show.”

Smith said the artists represent a variety of mediums, including painting, fiber, ceramics, glass, photography, jewelry, metal, outdoor garden art, mixed media and more.

Returning this year is last year’s Best of Show winner Kristina Malcolm, a metal works artist from Clinton. Malcolm said her artwork and jewelry explore the beauty of nature using new techniques in the fields of 3-D design and traditional metalworking.

According to event officials, among the new artists participating in the show this year are Mary Learman, of Boardman, who creates whimsical ceramics; Bob Thompkins, of Medina, a photographer since the 1970s whose current work explores motion; and Seville resident Katie Mullins, who creates chain maille jewelry working in silver and copper.

Cash awards totaling $700 will be presented to first-, second- and third-place artists, in addition to an award for best booth, according to event officials.

Returning to the event this year will be the children’s activity tent, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring art activities for ages 2 to 12, including a scavenger hunt for older children.

Also planned is live entertainment, with musicians Lisa McDaniel, Danny Milan, Patrick White, Dennis Kempthorne and Tim Darnell set to perform from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendees also can enjoy food from on-site vendors such as Giant Eagle, John’s Concessions, Stew Pot Kitchen, the Pierogi Lady, Island Delight and Kettle Korn.

In addition, the Green Arts Council will raffle off more than 60 pieces donated by participating artists to benefit its scholarship fund. Raffle tickets are one for $1, six for $5 and 15 for $10 in the Green Arts Council tent.

Admission to the show, sponsored in part by DeHoff Realtors, Summa Health System, DRB Systems and FirstEnergy Foundation, is free. Parking is also free and available on-site and across the street.

For more information, visit www.greenartscouncil.org.

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