On Thursday, September 20th from 5-8pm, the Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in Downtown Louisville, Ohio will be featuring the watercolor works by the Salon Art Group of Canton, Ohio. This opening will be coordinated by Nancy Stewart Martin, with participating artists such as Judi Longacre, Nancy Michel, Peter Castillo, Suni Lopez-Ortiz, Ann Cranor and Nancy Stewart Matin. In addition to the featured group, there will be a beautiful 4-foot dollhouse crafted by Dorla Moore of Louisville, Ohio, to be displayed in the front window of the gallery.
The Ahh Gallery will, again, be displaying some of the art work by Louisville Middle School students, along with seventy-five “umbrellas flowers” designed by 230 Louisville Elementary third grade students that will be hanging from the ceilings in the Ahh Gallery and the future LNHS Museum. These “umbrella flowers” are hanging to call attention to the planned “Umbrella Alley Project” in downtown Louisville. To call further attention to the umbrella alley project, there will be umbrella jewelry by local artist Kimberly Gurski created specifically for the alley project.
Other artwork on display will include artists from previous shows, including Barbara Taylor Aiken, Mike Criswell, Carl R. Silvey, Kris Marshall, Abi Yeagley, Jeff Hoffman, Susan Nolt Banks, Russ Hench, Glenn Heiller, Hannelore Brown, Tracey Phillips, Carolyn Caskey, James Bennet, Sara Horvath, Linda Christman, Frank Dale, Vivian Geaghan, Jon Wilson and others.
The opening will include live music by Brian Henke, light refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists. Normal gallery weekly hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.
The Ahh Gallery is a project of the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society, and is open Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. History is always on display at the gallery, and the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society is always interested in area artifacts, photographs and stories. Support and donations of history items are always appreciated at the Ahh Gallery. The Art and History Gallery was founded in November 2014. The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society sponsors free monthly programs, offers art classes, and invites everyone to come see what’s happening in historic downtown Louisville. For more information, please call (330) 875-2829. The Ahh Gallery is part of the 20/20 Vision Louisville, an economic development project of ArtsinStark and the City of Louisville, whose goal is to transform three historic blocks on East Main Street downtown into “Constitution Place”— a destination for locals and tourists alike.