Harvest of Art is returning
The Harvest of Art is returning for its second year in showcasing local artists during the Tobacco Festival. Sponsored by the Russellville Arts Council and First Southern Bank, the juried show will be open for public viewing at the bank on Main Street, Oct. 3 through Oct. 11 during normal business hours.
Last year the artwork was judged by Professor Yvonne Petkus of Western Kentucky University’s Art Department and the first place winner, Enid Whitson won gift certificate provided by Dick Blick Art Supplies. This year’s art entries will be judged by Carolyn Wells who has taught art in Muhlenberg County with 30 years experience and the artists are competing for greater awards. In addition to their ribbons, the first place winner will receive $100, second place will earn $75, third place takes $50 and the artist earning Honorable Mention walk away with $25.
This year’s show welcomes some new artists entering along with the returning. Though no ceramic pieces were submitted this year (Steve Metzger took Third Place last year with his raku pot), the sculpture category is represented. Joanne Fransen-Gilliam who won Second Place last year with a textile entry titled “Yellow Primroses” has switched to stained glass for this year’s competition.
It’s great to see such wonderful talent here in our area. We have some truly amazing artists. I hope the event continues to grow with both participating artists and in attendance of the public showing support and appreciating for all our neighbors who create such beautiful art. Please show your support by visiting the art exhibit at First Southern Bank on Main during the first two weeks of October.
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