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Gallery 202, Partners in Art,Inc.
Annual Chair is Art Exhibit
Gallery 202, Partners in Art, Inc. -a non-profit arts organization, 501.c3 status ......................... Back to Main Page

Past Programs - Gallery 202 lost their space early 2012 and had to discontinue many of its wonderful creative exhibit programs - we thank all who had participated in the past.

September, 2011


"Art from the Heart," an art quilt exhibit created by the members of the Art Quilt Alliance.

This week story

Art Quilt Alliance is a diverse group of contemporary quilt makers. Membersí experience various from the beginner to the professional. The group provides encouragement, exhibition opportunities, professional guidelines and information exchange. Members have expertise in fabric dyeing and painting, photo transfer, piecing, appliquÈ, fusing, hand and machine stitching, and embellishment.

August, 2011

Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis Photography and Meet and Greet

Scenes from America

We had a great time meeting and hearing Eliot play - wonderful music, great photography and great food from PCevents! Thanks to all who helped out, danced and visited us.!

Press Release

April, 2011

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Uptown Banner Program


Partners in Art @ gallery 202 is pleased to again promote/sponsor the annual Uptown Banner Project for Westerville.  This year, we have asked our local patrons and artists to tell us what they love about Westerville.  On one side of the banner is an image and on the back, a few words to describe what we feel Westerville is or what Uptown is.
A variety of artists participated in this year’s program.  Disabled Adults from the Advantage Center (Grandview area) created 9 banners with fabric depicting flowers, local stores showcase some of their items, girl and boy scouts created images from their own experiences and artists of all abilities from as young a 6 to adults created banner that representing animals, food, flowers, jewels, tea and more telling us what they love about Westerville and Uptown.

Sadly this is our last year...........more info


50 banners are on display on the lightposts in Uptown for the month of April  to celebrate April is art month in Uptown. 

April, 2011

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Delaware Arts Academy and Art Safe, Columbus used art to help students at risk. Both organizations have taken the Chair is Art Exhibit for 2011 and made it a part of their on going programs. Chairs created by students were on display through the month of April 2011.

Looking for all the great art in Westerville- join us in April, 2011


Partners in Art @ gallery 202 is pleased to again promote/sponsor the annual Uptown Banner Project for Westerville.  This year, we have asked our local patrons and artists to tell us what they love about Westerville.  On one side of the banner is an image and on the back, a few words to describe what we feel Westerville is or what Uptown is.
A variety of artists participated in this year’s program.  Disabled Adults from the Advantage Center (Grandview area) created 9 banners with fabric depicting flowers, local stores showcase some of their items, girl and boy scouts created images from their own experiences and artists of all abilities from as young a 6 to adults created banner that representing animals, food, flowers, jewels, tea and more telling us what they love about Westerville and Uptown.

Sadly this is our last year...........


50 banners are on display on the lightposts in Uptown for the month of April  to celebrate April is art month in Uptown. 

April, 2011


Otterbein Freshman, Emily Hirtle is exhibiting her work at Gallery 202, Partners in Art, Inc, - “Musings by Emily” at 38 N. State St., www.gallery202online.com  Her quirky pen and ink drawings are inspired by the Tim Burton and her own family history in the arts.  Emily’s reception will  be held Thursday April 21th 7-9 pm and is open to the public. 

Art in Black and White, Otterbein Tan & Cardinal Article

January 22 - February 20th, 2011


Gallery 202, Partners in Art, Inc is excited to present a new artist on the Westerville Scene. Landon Bailey is an 8 year old Westerville Student and will have his first art exhibition at Gallery 202 beginning January 23rd-Februray 25th. A special artist reception will be held on February 20th at 2pm for family, friends and the public. Come meet this very talented young artist. In Landon's own words:

My name is Landon Bailey and I am an 8 year old, second grader at Wilder Elementary School in Westerville.  I love photography, monster trucks and  Nascar.
 
     I became a shutter bug last year after I entered a picture in our school PTA Reflections contest.  I place 2nd at the school level, then moved on and placed 1st in the district and finally placed 3rd at the state level.  This year, I entered the Reflections contest again and I just found out that I won 1st place at the school level.  
 
      My favorite photos to take are nature photos, especially of leaves and snakes.  I love to get up early with my Mom and go all over Westerville. I take pictures all day long.  I try to take pictures that other photographers walk right past. I take my camera with me everywhere I go just incase I run into the perfect shot.

 

December 2-16th, 2010

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To all who bid on the decorated trees for the Leukemia/lymphoma Society Silent Auction. 100% of the funds received from the silent auction go directly to the Jesse and her Team in Training event. Jesse will be running in the Nashville Marathon in April 2011. She saw the artistically decorated trees in another location, loved the idea and invited 15 artists to participate to help her with her Team in Training event. We raised over $300 for her team!

Check out the trees here!

 


September 25th - October 23rd "Artists with disabilities held their first show in The Uptown Gallery 202, Westerville.

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September 25th - October 23rd "Artists with disabilities held their first show in The Uptown Gallery 202, Westerville.

ÏThe ADDvantage of ArtÓ Artists reception: Sept 25th, 7pm Show dates: Sept 25th-Oct. 23rd WESTERVILLE You are invited to a collaborative effort between Gallery 202, a nonprofit arts organization located in Westerville, and the ADDvantage Center, a Grandview-based nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities achieve their life goals and purpose.

These two groups put on a high-quality, professional arts show designed to display the thoughts, feelings, humanity and worldviews of people with developmental disabilities. ¶The ADDvantage of Art¾ will bear the souls of our participants through the mediums of canvas, photos, poetry, ceramics and jewelry.

Over a dozen artists are exhibited and received the chance to display their work to the world in a normal, socially-valued setting. For so many people with disabilities today, the only option they get is to live in an artificial bubble most of their existence. They go to a school with other disabled people, get a "job" among the disabled and then retire at a disabled community center.

For some of our participants, this was their first time to break out of that model and become true artists at a real gallery. The event is hosted by Gallery 202, Partners In Art, Inc., a non-profit art organization that specializes in community art programs for all ages and encourages the interaction between artists, patrons and businesses. A partial grant was received from the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Program. ADDvantage Center received a $500 grant.

July 2010

July 2010. Artist reception on 7/24/10 July 1-31st

Landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains and Nature Photographs by Bernard and Janice Gartner.

"As a photographer, my understanding of natures complex interactions can best be conveyed through the use of landscape photograph. Landscape photography can be use to capture not only the interaction of natural subjects but also the mood of the scene. It is through the use of the view camera and traditional photographic materials that I wish to capture the mood of the natural environment."

Bernard Gartner Bernard Gartner is a sel- taught photographer who prefers to work with traditional film and printing papers. He camera of choice is a 4x5 view cameras and uses both black and white and color film to help convey his vision of the natural scene.

Janice Gartner is also a self-taught photographer who wishes to share her love of nature utilizing digital materials and methods.

"My sense of amazement of natures is unending. The subtle beauty of nature can only be appreciated when we take the time to really look at what is around us." Janice Gartner


May 2010

Westerville Art League Spring Show

22 artist showcased local artist talent. Best of Show, Kathryn Smithson, First Place - Ken Seege

Best of Show - Kathryn Smithson,

First Place - Ken Seege

 

for more information on the Westerville Art League, please go to www.westervileartleague.com



April Exhibition includes....


Beautiful Birds of Ohio: a collection of photographs that provides a sampling of the beauty and diversity of birds seen in Ohio at various times of the year. Presented by Nature Photographer: Mike Maier

WESTERVILLE- View of some of the most beautiful birds that Ohio has to offer. Mike Maier, a Westerville photographer and bird lover, has assembled a marvelous selection of artfully rendered avian images taken during his many treks throughout Central Ohio and beyond. This collection of images was on display at Gallery 202 in Uptown Westerville from April 3 through April 24.

 

About the Artist - Mike Maier is a Central Ohio nature photographer. He especially enjoys capturing the natural artistry of birds. His primary goal is to showcase our resident birds along with the great diversity of species that pass through this area during spring and fall migrations. People are always surprised learn that most of his photos are taken within a 20 mile radius of his Westerville home. He also photographs when he travels as evidenced by his stunning photos of Wood Ducks and Prothonotary Warblers from the Carolinas and Bald Eagles from Michigan and Minnesota.

In 2007, he formed Avian Expressions by Mike Maier to use his photography as a means of engaging people to appreciate, protect and preserve nature. MikeÌs work has been displayed in numerous Ohio venues including birding conferences, art festivals and galleries. Mike generously donates his time and photographs to help nature-related organizations in their educational, public relations and fund raising efforts. These organizations include Columbus Audubon, Ohio Ornithological Society, Black Swamp Bird Observatory and the Ohio Wildlife Center.


April 2010

Voix DeVille DeVille A little bit about Voix DeVille DeVille. The title is loosely translated to "voice of the city of Westerville". It is a Vaudeville revival show. A major theme is to bring entertainers with varieties of talents and skills together to create a unique experience for audiences everywhere.

This event is the brainchild of Nathan LeGros, a local magician. It will be the first Voix DeVille DeVille show of what hopes to be a continual Uptown event for local entertainers. On April 16th, at Gallery 202, Partners in Art, Inc. 5 local entertainers displayed their talent - Alex Young-Mentalist Dan Wilburn-Comedian Christopher Gatsby-Guitarists Philip Hoffman-Magician Nathan LeGros-Magician

For more information re: the event, contact Nathan LeGros -VoixDeVilleDeVille@gmail.com Twitter.com/TheMagicNat



February 2010

Westerville Art League and Gallery 202, Partners in Art, Inc. combined show for Westerville Artist at the Hight Road Gallery. About 3 dozen artists and over 100 pieces were on display February 2010.

Westerville Art League



September 2009

Art for MAP - Material Assistance Program

These two "art" chairs were created by gallery artists - students from the 'Paint on anything but canvas class' and local artist Renee Kropat. The chairs were auctioned off on September 17th to help raise monies for MAP - for more info...

Chairs created for Map - Clifford and Mermaid
Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Mermaid Chair

I had the honor of winning the Clifford Chair! I am associated with a local preschool, and I donated the Clifford Chair to serve as their "Story Chair". I delivered it this afternoon. The Preschool director was extremely grateful... everybody loved it! It will provide a great seat upon which the teachers can sit and read to the kids.

Thanks so much! If the opportunity arrises, please be sure to let the kids know that their chair ended up with a great new home! Becky


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Bonne McDannald- January February - 2009

Bonne was a long time Westerville Artist and member of the Westerville Art League. She passed away in January 2008. This exhibit was a retrospectivie and memorial to one of our friends. Please visit our You Tube for a slide presentation of her work.

Special youtube is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTjfSTLc-H0 (click on watch in High quality).


Alissa Renzitti- November 2008 - Surrealist painter

Allissa surrealist art are extremely personal and yet to the viewer quite intriging. Often odd objects are juzaposed within her work creating the viewer to wonder what the story is behind the painting.

go to www.alissadaydreams.com and view her work.


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Mary Ann Titus- October 2008 - Out of the Depths: Perspectives on the Human Experience

Sadly Mary passed away in March 2010 due to complications of cancer, leaving behing a great legacy.

An exhibit of fiber art by Westerville resident, MaryAnn Titus .  She has exhibited in several local galleries as well as in Cleveland.  Her work has been called “powerful,” “moody and emotionally evocative” by the Columbus Dispatch.

This exhibit featured a series of small collages based on a Rumi poem, “Jars of Springwater are Not Enough.” These pieces, composed of fabric and glossy paper torn from magazines, reveal the pain and the hope inherent in the human experience.   

MaryAnn was joined in the exhibit by her 13 year-old grandson, Aaron Collet.  Quilting for a little over a year, Aaron’s current work is about deep space, the wonders of black holes and super novas.  His pieces added, literally, a further dimension to the exhibit.



Jim Atwood: September 2008 - Jim also exhibit August, 2009

This is Jim's second exhibt at the gallery. Showcasing many recent small works of birds and landscapes, Jim continues to produce exquisite techniquely crafted watercolors and oils.



Cheryl Kneisely August 2008, and again in June 2009

A display of underwater photography by Cheryl using a film camera. Works are on display at the gallery in the gift shop. The colors, subject matter and beauty of the often unexplored world are beautifully displayed. Click her for more...



Passages: What's your next game plan....July 2008

Passages VI explored major changes in our life. Children leaving the nest is normal but doesn’t mean it is easy. This year’s theme was based off my youngest son going to college (now a junior – oh my!). Now what am I to do? Of course, I will continue to grow and live my life but the opportunities are now open and endless – which game plan will I take?



Other programs in 2008

January - PTA Reflections, scroll down for more

February - Home school Exhibit - Home school kids from around the county came and displayed thier artwork.

February - Otterbein Starving Artist - Otterbein students showcased their work.

April - Chair is Art

June - Adopt a piece of Art - collection of artwork by the gallery members - our annual general show.





Women in Westerville - July 2007

Women of Westerville - artwork created to tell the story about ourselves or about a special woman in Westerville.





Beaded Pouch, June, 2007

What does one do with bits and pieces of cloth, old magazines, empty cookie bags or even a tea bag? By adding at least one bead to a “pouch” and inserting a positive word or statement, any one can take part in a traveling exhibit known as the Beaded Pouch.





THINK PINK May 20, 12-5pm, 2007 and 2008 was a success - a fun event combining art with a market day......see the pictures....





Womens International Day, Play readings, March 2007, Women's International Day Play Readings





Fashion Dolls Fashion Show, February 23, 7pm, 2007 , Click here for some of our fashions





Passages: Staying Connected and Champagne and Chocolate Gala - at Concord Counseling Services was held Oct, 15th, 2-4pm, Click her for all the DETAILS

Our gala was a success and we were able to raise funds for Concord Counseling's ASAP program and for Gallery 202.

Press/Cols Dispatch


Press/This Week

Press/SNP

He Said She Said............An Investigation of the Human Form

This was an exhibit on how two different artists look at the same subject.

This exhibit looked at the human form from the viewpoint of two different artists: a man's view and a woman's view.   One artist explores the form in very colorful two dimensions and  the other takes the exploration into an unusual third dimension.

OLP Press

Otterbein Lake Project Fund Raising

Otterbein Lake Project - We had an ongoing silent auction to benefit the Otterbein Lake Project. Affortable art and helping out a special community project at the same time. We raised a total of $1500 dollars.

Quilt Press

AQA - Art Quilt Alliance - Quilt Exhibition

Art Quilt Alliance presented an exhibition of members art quilts , March 2006
Quilts from 70x60 to 12x12. Incredibly beautiful examples using beading, weaving strips, traditional and non-traditional techniques.


Poster

Duxberry Park Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. Elementary School
Artist Showcase Event
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Duxberry Park Arts I.M.P.A.C.T. Elementary School is truly an arts centered elementary school.   Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts are all a part of this Columbus City Elementary School.  A special exhibit was held to celebrate this school and its students in February, 2006. www.columbusdispatch.com/weekender by Michele Lemmon.

Any one interested in how they may have their child attend this school, please contact Duxberry at 614-365-6023


PTA press release

The National PTA Reflections Cultural Arts Competition -

Held - January 11 - 28, 2006 , 2007 and 2008!.

Annual PTA Reflections - PRESS RELEASE
Our annual local children's exhibit has moved to December. Students in kindergarten through grade 8 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts (which include art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage), film/ videography and dance/choreography.
December 10th January 10th.
Special award ceremonies on January 6, 7, 8 2009  for the young artists and their parents

Gallery 202 co-op was pleased to host the 2005-2006. PTA Reflections winners for the Westerville District. PTA Press Release Total entries were 169 ... 61 art, 38 photo, 15 music and 55 literature entries.   Interested in more info on how you may help: FAQ , This Week Article 

Disaster Relief Free Concert

December 10, 2005. A free concert was held to benefit those in need. Although the weather was cold, and many other activities were also going on, we were able to raise $425 and enjoyed an incredible concert with Hands for Harmony and the Missing Link Ensemble. Thanks to everyone

Brush off Stroke Fundraiser, November 2005

Thanks to the efforts by Anne VanBuskirk, over $900 dollars were raised for the American Stroke Association.

Uptown Scarecrows October 2005 and again in October 2006!

thanks to the Uptown merchants for helping to create a festive but maybe "scarey" time during Midnight Madness!

Gallery for a Day, 2004

Turning the Uptown into a gallery .

Dolls - November 2003

What does one do with all those dolls?!..

Bugs - November 2003

Costa Rican Children's Art Program - Recycle "BUGS!"