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Minerva's Market Street Art Spot enters its seventh year with a gala opening reception honoring the work of Minerva print maker and painter Anna Rather on Friday, March 10, from 5 to 9 p.m.
A native of Houston, Rather moved to Minerva from Oakland, Calif., to be near her family in Minerva. She received her BFA from North Texas State University, an MA from Ball State University, and earned an MFA from the San Francisco Institute of Art.
Rather concentrates on vibrantly colored abstract paintings and prints that reflect, in her words, an "emotional diary realized in imagery." She said she uses dark colors to reflect dark moods and bright colors to contrast with them. Her work often consists of images of the ocean.
She is now one of the Market Street Art Spot's newest resident artists.
The Art Spot at 217 N. Market St. is a collaborative gallery that features the new work of area artists and holds a monthly reception. The Spot continues to open for regular business on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Minerva Dairy is the Art Spot's sponsor in March and will underwrite the reception and opening. The exhibit of Rather's works will continue at the Art Spot through April 8.
The Art Spot's local volunteers and resident artists will provide refreshments. As always, the reception is free and open to the public. The acoustic folk/blues group Rock, Salt and Nails will play their repertoire of folk, blues and popular music at the March 10 exhibit.
In addition to the the work of Rather, the gallery will showcase the works of the Art Spot's newest resident artists: Judi Longacre, painter; Susan Crawford, calligraphy; Joan Henninger, painter; and long-time resident artists Michelle Mulligan, painter; Laura Donnelly, potter and painter; Judith Singer, raku potter; and Marty Chapman, wood turner.
For additional information contact Marty Chapman at 330-862-2745, 330-592-6306, or with e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.