Stark County Artists Exhibition to Open December 1 at MassMu

Stark County Artists Exhibition to Open December 1 at MassMu
The Massillon Museum’s 2022 Stark County Artists Exhibition will open Thursday, December 1, 2022, with a free public reception from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue through January 15, 2023. 
The exhibition is annually open to present and former Stark County residents and to those currently working in Stark County, eighteen years and older.  Artwork in any medium is considered. 
MassMu’s Aultman Health Foundation Gallery will include 70 works of art selected from 225 submitted by 85 artists, 49 of whom are represented in the show.
This year’s jurors were: Amber N. Ford, photographer and artist; Dave Szalay, artist and professor of graphic design University of Akron; and Janice Lessman-Moss, artist and head of textiles, Kent State University. They selected artwork to be included in the exhibition as well as the prizes, which will be announced at 7:00 p.m. during the opening reception. Visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition will vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced in January.
Stark Countians whose artwork will be exhibited are: Clare Murray Adams, Rodney Atwood, Diane Belfiglio, William M. Bogdan, Chris Borello,  Heather Bullach, Marjorie J. Burkhart, Peter Castillo, Juliana Castro, Therese Cook, Julian Curet, Katy Cusano, Kaylee DeWitt, David Dingwell, Laura Donnelly, Libby Bracy Doss, Drew Dudek, Steve Ehret, Kristine Elefterin, Gerald Fox, Marcie Gill-Kinast, Timothy Lee Hirst, Brenda Holland, David Jentgen, Judi Krew, David L. Kuntzman, Marianna Lake, Ted Lawson, Timothy Londeree, Valerie Marek, Sharon Frank Mazgaj, Jennifer McCall, Deborah Van Horn McGhee, Jake Mensinger, Tom Migge, Clarice Nelson, Emily Orsich, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Lori M. Perry, Lee Rossiter, Janis Salas, Adrianne Nichol Snyder, Sari Sponhour, Tony Talarico, Chad Troyer, Tom Wachunas, Lisa Wentling, Jo Westfall, and Kristin White.
The Stark County Artists Exhibition can be seen Tuesdays through Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Museum will close at noon on Christmas Eve. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free and everyone is welcome.
Those who visit the Stark County Artists Exhibition will also be able to see INTO LIGHT Project Ohio: Continuing the Conversation (through January 4, 2023); Coty Giannelli: Days with Delsie (December 10, 2022 through January 22, 2023); “Carry On:” A Century of Swing (through January 8); Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business; the Immel Circus; Innovators of Massillon; and the Local History, Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts; and American Indian galleries.
The Museum is grateful for support from the citizens of Massillon; operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark; marketing support from Visit Canton; and funding, in part, for this exhibition from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit
Media Contacts:  
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director  –  330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Museum PR Coordinator  –  330-844-1525
All Things Break and All Things Can Be Mended; Adrianne Nichol Snyder; Copper, Dark Annealed Steel, Broken China, Glass Beads

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