River House exhibit puts the spotlight on PerrysburgWritten by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
River House Arts is about to put its ZIP code on the map, or at least front and center on its latest galley card with ART 43551. The aptly titled group exhibition featuring works by some of Perrysburg’s finest visual artists is on display through Feb. 25. There will be a free public reception on Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The show offers original works by Brian Heller, Mania Dajnak, Sandra Jane Heard, William Jordan, Scot MacPherson and Jennifer Solon. River House was co-founded by William Jordan and Paula Baldoni.
“We haven’t done an entire show of hyper-local work like this and it is the first of what we hope will be an annual event. It’s also probably one of our most beautiful shows to date,” Baldoni said. “The exhibit was designed by Sandra Jane Heard, who is also a participating artist. She has managed to invoke a playful, yet thoughtfully energetic rhythm in this show with juxtaposing 2-D/3-D works, large/small scale, color/form in a way that pulls patrons through the gallery’s several rooms.”
Baldoni said the ART 43551 exhibit has many striking pieces.
“There are lots of works here that have that wow factor,” she said. “Mania Dajnak’s works are definitely the kind that jump out at you, and Sandra Heard’s 3-D pieces are sublime and truly original, but there is one piece that has had something of a slow burn effect on me, one of Scot MacPherson’s black-and-white pastels. The light in this quiet piece is just extraordinary and for me it evokes an almost immediate, positive emotional response.”
River House Arts is located at 115 W. Front St. For more information, call (419) 874-8900 or visit www.river-house-arts.com.