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Ebb and flow

By AARON KENNEDY - akennedy@ftimes.com

The Friends of the Frankfort Library will present its 38th annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Ebb & Flow, over the weekend at the Anna & Harlan Hubbard Gallery in the Frankfort Community Public Library.

The exhibit will feature more than 80 local and regional artists in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, mixed media and glass.

“We are really excited for this year,” FCPL Marketing and Art Coordinator Susie Blackmore said. “We will see hundreds of people throughout the weekend.”

Purchases at this event enable the sponsorship of arts and children’s programming at the library throughout the year, as a portion of each sale supports the Friends of the Frankfort Library. Programs such as the Clinton County Youth Theatre, the Annual Concert Series and more are made possible by the Friends of the Frankfort Library and this event.

Ebb & Flow is this year’s chosen theme for the annual exhibit and sale, and watercolor is the featured medium. Watercolorists showcased at the event include J. Anna Roberts, Bob Meyers, Pat Hooper, Cherylex Lowe, Diane Kiemeyer, Ann Cole Rose, Jerry Smith, Rebecca Chapman, Noël Johns and Kelly Johnson. Hoosier artist Rena Brouwer is this year’s featured artist.

“She is amazing,” Blackmore said of Brouwer. “She has a gallery in Delphi, and she was actually involved in the very first art show that we had in the library. She will be creating a work of art on Friday night, so people will be able to watch her work and ask her questions, which is really cool. We are having a variety of mediums, but we have a lot of watercolorists that we are excited about.”

Art Patrons will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and live music as Brouwer creates a piece of art during the 5:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception Friday. Becoming an Art Show Patron requires a pledge of $60 or more.

“Being a patron of the arts get you that ticket into opening night,” Blackmore said. “You are also supporting the library and local artists. The money that that the Friends of the Frankfort Library get goes back into arts programming at the library. As an Art Show Patron, you get to take home a piece of art while supporting local artists and the community, which is really great.”

To support the arts and become an Art Show Patron, contact Mindy Emswiller at memswiller@myfcpl.org or at 654-8746.

Ebb & Flow will open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

On Saturday, artist C.J. Laster will demonstrate painting ceramics with oils starting at 10:30 a.m. before Blake Hills has a stained glass demonstration at 11:30 a.m., and Angela Taylor of LaLa Gallery and Studio has a ceramics demonstration at 12:30 p.m. The Wesley Manor String-A-Longs perform at 1:30 p.m., and Frankfort artist Vicki Moyer will have a jewelry-making demonstration at 3 p.m.

On Sunday, Rosa Maria Dies will have her printmaking demonstration at 2 p.m., and Wendy Franklin will demonstrate sculptural fiber art at 3:30 p.m.

Visit www.myfcpl.org/2018-friends-art-show/ for a detailed schedule and complete list of participating artists.

Programs at the Frankfort Library are sponsored by the Friends of the Frankfort Library and are provided with support from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nancy Fullerton Fund for the Anna & Harlan Hubbard School of Living.