On Thursday, November 15th from 5-8pm, the Art and History Gallery (The Ahh Gallery) at 120 East Main Street in Downtown Louisville, Ohio will be featuring Cathy Grunder and Christie Popovich – two artists that are brand new to the Ahh Gallery. Christie Popovich is a self taught mixed media artist born in Pickerington Ohio. She studied Interior design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree with a primary focus on historic building preservation. Cathy Grunder is a Louisville native graduating from Louisville High School. She refers to herself as a self taught “wannabe” artist who has been married to her high school sweetheart for 57 years having two children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Cathy has worked in the visual merchandising departments of O’Neil’s and May Co. and has been a floral designer. Returning artists will include photographer, Dick Pratt, as well as Vivian Geaghan who works in various media.
Other artwork on display will include some artists from previous shows, including Barbara Taylor Aiken, Mike Criswell, Carl R. Silvey, Kris Marshall, Abi Yeagley, Jeff Hoffman, Susan Nolt Banks, Russ Hench, Hannelore Brown, Tracey Phillips, Carolyn Caskey, James Bennet, Sara Horvath, Linda Christman, Frank Dale, Kimberly Gurski, Rosemary Hayne, Marge Lutes, Tom Kilpatrick, William Bogdan, Jon Wilson and others.
The opening will include live music by Ginger Ackley, 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.