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Art guild members display their work in Geneva

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  • This isn't a photograph -- it's a colored pencil portrait by Andria Burchett. See the work of Burchett, and dozens of other artists, when the Greater Geneva Art Guild holds an exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Geneva History Center.

      This isn't a photograph -- it's a colored pencil portrait by Andria Burchett. See the work of Burchett, and dozens of other artists, when the Greater Geneva Art Guild holds an exhibit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Geneva History Center.
    Courtesy of Greater Geneva Art Guild

 
By Gail Gaboda
Greater Geneva Art Guild

Nearly 40 area artists will display their original works at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Greater Geneva Art Guild's Premiere Exhibit runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a wide range of media including photography, fused glass, metal sculpture, oils, water colors, jewelry and Gyotaku, said art guild President Lorraine Ochsner.

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"It's a nice variety of work; it makes for a creative and unique show," Ochsner said.

Visitors will have the opportunity to browse two rooms of art displays and see the diversity of talent among member artists. In addition, artists will be on hand to discuss their work with visitors.

"We hope to develop art appreciation in our community," Ochsner said.

"The Geneva area has many incredibly talented artists who love what they do and are excited to become a part of the growing art community in Geneva and the surrounding areas through the art guild," said Rhonda Gentry, guild secretary.

Artwork exhibited ranges from abstract to representational to super realism -- "all across the board," Ochsner said.

For example, artist Andria Burchett creates colored pencil images that look like actual photographs.

Ochsner will exhibit her watercolor paintings.

"Watercolor is an interesting and challenging media that is always open to new ideas," she said.

An avid gardener, Ochsner draws much of her inspiration from nature subjects and the outdoors.

Gentry will display large and small oil paintings.

"My subject matter is anything that inspires me at the moment and is mostly Abstracted Representational," she said. "Color is foremost in my work in combination composition and texture. I love the feel of thick, globbed on paint just as much as sparsely dry-brushed paint strokes."

Other member artists who will exhibit include:

• Fused glass by Pamela Cruz

• Iron sculpture by Justin Berg

• Caricatures and Gyotaku fish art by Al Ochsner

• Oils and murals by Eulojio Ortega

• Pottery by Mary Ann Diggory

• Prints by Salvator Ingrassia

• Oil pastels by Pam Hamilton

"There is a lot of talent in our area and we invite more," Ochsner said.

The objective of GGAG is to develop and promote the creative excellence of area talent and intensify the significance of local original visual art by community exposure and involvement.

For information about the Guild, visit www.ggaguild.com or find the Greater Geneva Art Guild on Facebook.

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