On Friday, July 29 a new exhibit opens at Majestic Galleries showcasing work by artists from the Starbrick and Majestic co-operatives. The exhibit, supported by the Ohio Arts Council's ArtStart Grant, will be open from 5pm to 8pm with a reception where many of the artists will be present to welcome visitors.
Starbrick Gallery was a strong arts presence on the square in Nelsonville for 20 years, until it closed last year. Members of the gallery who will have work in this show are Ann Judy, Laurie Vancouver, Robin Todhunter, Marjorie & Dustin Lee, Susan Hazen, Rene Olsen, Terry Fortcamp and Tere Sager who together will exhibit work in several media including ceramics, jewelry, paintings in watercolor and oils.
Majestic Galleries has been open on the square since 2003 and is very happy to be hosting the Starbrick artists in this joint exhibition that celebrates the presence of art and artists in our community – the artists among us. Majestic members with work in the show are Connaught Cullen, Dennis Savage, Kathy Guest, Stanley Wrzyszczynski, Jim Shirey, Paul Wilbur, Steve Mowrey, Tina Shoup, Grant-Grey Guda, Chloey Wilburn, Mary Popa. They work in a variety of media including photography, painting, digital art, paper and sculpture.
Artist Ann Judy, founding member of Starbrick, adopted the Starbrick symbol of Nelsonville’s past in her efforts to contribute to Nelsonville’s future. About this exhibit she has said: “I am thrilled to be showing at the Majestic again and look forward to building more community through the arts!”