Monday, January 12, 2015

Spotlight Exhibit--Peteetneet Art Gallery

                                              PETEETNEET SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT
                                                   PETEETNEET ART GALLERY

            The Peteetneet Museum is proud of the Peteetneet Art Gallery located on the main floor of our building.  The exhibits are  under the direction of the Peteetneet Arts Council headed by current president, Donna Corno.  Mrs. Corno, a noted artist in her own right, has been overseeing the exhibits that have been scheduled each year in the gallery.  She has done an outstanding job of locating and scheduling exhibits of many different  artists.  She has spent many hours each year scheduling and helping set up each of the displays which are held for about one to two months duration.
            The exhibits are of local artists as well as some state and national displays that come to our building.  We are currently hosting an exhibit by local photographer, John Langdon.  His photographs are some of the most outstanding we have had up to this time.  If you haven’t been to see it yet, then stop by and you will be amazed by the quality and beauty of the exhibit.
            During the year, there are displays of many different artists and their work including painting, carving, sculpting and handwork.  This year we have scheduled the following exhibits:
(JANUARY-FEBRUARY) John Langdon will display his wonderful scenic and unique photography.
(MARCH-APRIL) The Annual High School Juried Art Show.  This exhibit has the various art mediums created by local high school students.  This show is always one to put on your list.
(MAY-JUNE) Verdie Taggart will give the Gallery a look at encaustic art, that is, wax art.  It is very unusual and beautifully rendered.
(JUNE–TWO WEEKS) The Annual Peteetneet Quilt Show.  We expect the quilt show this year to surpass in originality all of the previous shows.  It is always spectacular.   Hundreds of participants are involved each year.  The Dona Brain heads up this committee every year and puts her heart and soul into making it a successful show.
(JULY-AUGUST) Payson Senior Citizens Art Show.  This is the first time this group will have a show in our gallery.  The artists are all local seniors who attend and oil painting class taught by Donna Corno.  Many of the students have won top awards in the state, county, and city art displays.
(FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER) The Golden Onion Days Art Show.  This year, the professional painting/photography display in the gallery will be up the entire week following the Annual Onion Days Art and Flower Show.
(Cross Stitch Painting Show) Gary Duncan has developed the cross-stitch skill to a high artistic level.  They really are paintings.  His work will be shown until near the end of November.
(DECEMBER) Annual Peteetneet Train Show.  Once again Doug Lamb’s show comes back to town.  The layout of the trains is different every year and is a hit with children and adults.  There will be treats and even Santa on one of the days prior to Christmas.
            We invite everyone to take time and visit each of the outstanding exhibits that have been scheduled by the Peteetneet Arts Council.  It will be time well spent.  We would like to give a special thanks to the Arts Council for their outstanding efforts in promoting culture in our community.

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