Porter Library to host watercolor art show
The West Shore Aquarelle Watercolor Society is displaying its annual art show of original watercolor paintings at Westlake Porter Public Library through Nov. 28. The art show consists of paintings by the members of the Society. Many of the paintings are for sale by the members. Any sale includes a commission for the library services. The gallery is open every day that the library is open during business hours.
The Aquarelle Society was organized in 1996 with six artists from the West Shore area. Today the membership consists of 17 local artists including: Linda Borton, Al Buchta, Phyllis Firalio, Barbara Hall, Thomas Hemsath, Howard Hoehn, Annabelle Keller, Suzanne Kizzen, Lucia Otto, Robert Parry, Donna Peters, Marge Strimbu, Barbara Swasey, Carol Van Arsdale, Jenne Vetrone, Nan Wendrowski and Dr. William Wilder. Society members have many years of painting experience and each is an accomplished watercolorist participating in local and regional art shows and juried competitions.
The Society organizes art shows of members' work at local galleries in the Westshore area. The Society contracts with local professional artists as teachers including: Joyce Bolte, Cathy Welner, Mel Grunau, Bob Moyer, Pat Sigmier, Cathy Bryan, Bill Mannion, Jack Mulhollen, Jane Leader, Sally Heston and Jan Mattee.
Robert Parry is a member of the Aquarelle Watercolor Society and was previously the Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Westlake. Bob has been painting in watercolors for the last ten years taking classes at Bay Arts and Beck Center.