“Walk on the Wild Side with Nancy Stewart Matin”

The Little Art Gallery announces the Friends of the Little Art Gallery (Flag) Tribute Show.

The Friends of the Little Art Gallery (FLAG) will honor artist Nancy Stewart Matin with a tribute show featuring her work. The exhibit, Walk on the Wild Side, opens Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Matin’s works will be displayed in the gallery through January 20, 2019. 
 
A recipient of numerous competitive awards, Matin is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Both a working artist and watercolor instructor, her work is in the permanent collections of several museums and galleries and numerous private collections. Matin, a member of FLAG, served as president of the organization for several years. She continues to teach art classes at the North Canton Public Library.
 
Artist Statement
“I am a self-taught painter, concentrating on the difficult medium of watercolor. My career was spent at The Hoover Company and I was born and raised in Canton. I achieved an Associate’s Degree at Kent State University, but not in the field of art. I came to art late, realizing someday I would retire and need a hobby. We never know when a hobby will become a passion.
 
My first award came from the May Show in the Little Art Gallery in 1993. That is when I abandoned making mediocre realism and started my Walk on the Wild Side.
 
I kept exploring and when I retired the door was wide open to take my art to the next step: teaching the fickle medium of watercolor.
 
I am pleased to have been accepted into the permanent collections of the Canton Museum of Art, the Massillon Museum, The Stark County District Library, the Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library, and numerous private collections. I was published, along with other local artists, in the book “Arthology.”
 
I consider myself blessed to have a following of students, to whom I am “Mohen,” (Mother Hen to you). It has been a joy to introduce others to the wonderful world of watercolor.”
 
 
For additional information about this exhibit, please contact library community relations manager, Christina Weyrick, at 330.499.4712 x331 or cweyrick@northcantonlibrary.org.