August 2014
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ArtSpacePops 2014
Rally In the Square 2014
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State of (the) ArtSpace
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On August 28, Kay and I delivered our annual reports to the
Board of Trustees and the Membership at their annual joint
meeting. Here are highlights from those reports.


At the core of our mission, of course, is the series of exhibits that we mount in our three galleries.  This past year, in addition to the four annual shows (Pops has joined the Photography, Kewpee, and Spring shows as an annual outing), we had in the fall a selection of works from Findlay’s Mazza Museum’s world-class collection of children’s books and their original art, and later, Industrial Ohio, a splendid collection of works in multiple media using an aspect of industry as subject matter.  Earlier this past summer, we mounted what was called in our guest book, “One of the most beautiful collections ArtSpace has ever shown”: Chun Arthur Wang: The Other Side of the Earth.  If you missed any of these in their original run, there are samples on the Archived Exhibits page of the website: www.archived_exhibits.htm









Meanwhile, among other things, we did two runs of watercolors in ArtZone:  a collection by Findlay watercolorist Laura Corle and another by early ArtSpace patron and loyal supporter, Jeanne Goldman, who had died earlier in the year.  At St. Rita’s, we showed a number of local artists, including Eliseo Escobedo (ceramics), Ruth Ann Sturgill (oils), Bill and Jessie Heinemeier (photographs), and Bob Minto (ceramics).  Two other shows at St. Rita’s deserve mention:  a collection of photographs of Amish Country by the late Ken Lausa and a selection from the fabulous African collection of masks, photographs, totems, and cultural artifacts amassed by Barbara Martin of Lima. 







Two elements of our educational program were runaway successes:  In both the summer of 2012 and the summer of 2013, Kay had to schedule an encore week for the Summer Art Camp due to enrollments that began before the announcements were made that there would be a camp and continued to grow thereafter.  And there was Art Un-Corked, a series of four monthly meetings where, in  the words of the promo, “Friends get together to share a bottle of wine while creating art.”  Un-Corked owes its origins to the eagle eye of Bev Miller who spotted an article in a magazine and suggested that we could maybe do a version ourselves.  The immediate appeal of the series was summed up by the enrollee who announced, checkbook in hand:  “You had me at wine.”




Let’s see:  We did 15 weeks of the Rally, capped by the spectacular return-to-Lima appearance of Elliott Randall; Jazz at the Greenhouse, abetted by our great friends at DeHaven Home and Garden Showplace; a bus tour to the Toledo Museum for the blockbuster exhibit, Manet: Portraying Life; two Soup and Salad Lectures by Mary Ann Sullivan -- one for Manet, the other for industrial art.  And we continued our participation with the Lima Arts and Entertainment Partnership which publishes a twice-yearly Bulletin (In Sync) of events scheduled by the Lima Symphony, the Lima City Schools, Encore Theatre, the Civic Center and, of course, ArtSpace.



We continue to celebrate milestones:  Spring Show was in its 58th iteration this year, and the Kewpee Show hit its 25th anniversary.  Ditto The Rally, next year.  And in 2015, we’ll mark the 60th anniversary of the incorporation of the organization.




We continue to rely on a lean cadre of staff and volunteers who work with dedication and loyalty to make the organization the best that it can be.  Thanks to all of them and thanks to everyone -- members, donors, sponsors, underwriters, everyone who believes in the mission of ArtSpace.  As we plan new exhibits and events for the next year, our hope is, as always, to offer to northwest Ohio a full and enriching arts experience.





For a printable copy of the report in pdf format


click The State of (the) ArtSpace 2012-2013.pdf