Artistsí reception fitting close to excellent CFA exhibit

The CFA Art Show also showcased demonstrations by artists who had entries in the show. Bob Parry describes his watercolors to Nolan, Tori and Rakia Wyman as their grandmother, Rosanne, looks on during a working presentation on Aug. 8 in the lobby of Westlake Porter Public Library.

The two-week exhibit of over 120 works from the hands of 57 artists, which comprised the 14th Community of Fine Arts juried art show, held at Westlake Porter Public Library, concluded Saturday, Aug. 17, with a “Meet the Artists” reception. The strength of the show was reflected in the enthusiasm of the large crowd attending the reception. 

Prior to the presentation of the first place and honorable mention awards, Patt Long, president of the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council, sponsors of this annual event offered free to the community, welcomed everyone.  

Jean Povinelli, the force behind CFA through its 14-year history, presented an original and entertaining program. Her slide presentation took the audience on a quick trip through art from cavemen to Frank Gehry. Mixing humor and her rich knowledge of art, she cleverly imparted truths, stimulated interest and encouraged originality. 

Tom Nowicki presented the awards to the artists of the winning entries in the Community of Fine Arts juried art show, which are as follows: 

Watercolor: First Place: Bernie D’Etttore, "Gelateria"; Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Liska, "Spirit Bear"; Ken Marshall, "September Morning"; Gusztav Veres, "The Photo Retoucher"

Oil/Acrylic: First Place: Ben Hoffman, "The Fugitive Pomegranate"; Honorable Mention: Eileen Dorsey, "The Pink Pond"; Jim Karpinski, "Pastoral, er Something"

Photography: First Place: Ursula Ryan, "Reflected Lemons"; Honorable Mention: Neil Doren, "Smokey Mountain Magic"; Michael Lochhead, "Cloud Carriers"; Judy Maruszan, "Gulls Just Want to Have Fun"; Robert Parry, "Monteross al Mare"

Drawing: First Place: William Mannion, "Friday’s Model"; Honorable Mention: Sean Crum, "Dragon’s World"; Mike Guyot, "Clague House"; Gusztav Veres, "Reflection"

These winning works will be on display at Porter Library through the end of August. 

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 5, Issue 17, Posted 10:21 AM, 08.20.2013