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As part of an ongoing collaboration between the Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG), the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild (GLTG) and the Geauga Council…

Fairy Garden Class

As part of an ongoing collaboration between the Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG), the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild (GLTG) and the Geauga Council on Arts and Culture, April’s featured GANG artist will be holding a series of classes this summer in the Bond Building at 101 Water St. in Chardon.

Karin Stubler is the creative force behind the fairy garden department of Maple Ridge Garden Center. She has been organizing events and teaching children and adults the art of making fairy gardens since 2009.

There is still time to register for the August classes.

The adult class will be held Aug. 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. The children’s class is scheduled for Aug. 13 from 3-4:40 p.m.

Materials provided include a pot, plant(s), a fairy and other accessories. The Guild is donating its rehearsal hall space and the Council is underwriting a portion of the material fees.

To learn more about fairy lore and how to create a fairy garden, register online at www.geaugatheater.org or call the theater at 440-285-7701 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Oil Painter Visits The GANG

On July 15, oil painter and professional architect Terry Orvis will share his thoughts on balancing work with a life in the arts, as the featured artist for this month’s GANG (Geauga Arts Network Group) program. The educational program, which is free and open to the general public, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at Heinen’s Cafe, 402 Center St. in Chardon.

Host for the evening is arts therapist Joyce Gagnon. No reservations are necessary.

Primarily a portrait artist, he also does still life paintings. His preferred medium is oil, and he works “mostly for my own enjoyment.” Orvis has done oil painting demonstrations for various art groups around Northeast Ohio. He recently won Best of Show in the annual art show sponsored by the Geauga Council on Arts and Culture.

Orvis will be bringing many samples of his work to the GANG program, including some abstract experiments. He continues to divide his time between architecture and painting and has been a Geauga County resident for 35 years.

The Geauga Arts Network Group is an ad hoc group whose mission is to promote communication, collaboration, and cooperation across artistic disciplines for artists living and/or working in Geauga County.

For more information, call Joanne Durante at 440-729-6481.

Mantua’s Art on the Hill

The sixth annual Art on the Hill takes place July 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of State Route 44 and East Prospect Street in Mantua.

The daylong street festival attracts more than 65 artisans and local area eateries along with live, continuous entertainment, Chinese auction, quilt raffles and a wine tasting event. Several booths will be offering kids activities free of charge.

Four local wineries will be in attendance offering samples and bottles for sale. Wine tasting is $10 for three tastes and includes a commemorative Art on the Hill wine glass. Additional tastes are available.

Admission and parking are free.

Celebrating Art in Geauga

The Chardon Square Association’s 34th annual Arts Festival will be held Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Chardon Square.

Chardon Square, located at the intersection of state routes 44 and 6, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The juried, outdoor show is free to attend and will host more than 100 artists both local and out of state, providing a wonderful opportunity for a day of shopping and dining in a park-like setting. It is estimated that 5,000 people enjoy this beautiful show each year.

The artists represented will cover many different genres including; painting, stained glass, leather, fabric art, wood carving, pottery, photography, weaving, copper, jewelry, stone cutting and more.

The Arts Festival is introducing a local featured artist, which will be an annual occurrence. Chardon resident Pat Ingram, of Brushworks Studio, will be the first to be featured. Ingram will be offering impressionistic landscapes in oil.

The festival features the popular large copper frog sculptures for the patio or pond and stone houses for the garden made by Adam New of Mentor. There will also be banks handcrafted from original post office doors, beautifully hand woven outfits of local artist Nancy Hart, and brooms made by Chuck Fath of Burton.

Restaurants will be open on the Square during the festival as well as food venders at the show.

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