Tis the Season art show at Wiley Art Gallery opens today

BEDFORD – Tis the Season Art Show at Wiley Art Gallery opens today at 1 p.m.

The gallery also features a gift shop with affordable art prints and handmade items, including jewelry.

The book Artists feature Lawrence County is also on sale at the gallery and makes an excellent gift for family and friends. The pages contain visual stories of yesterday and today in Lawrence County, told through drawings, paintings, photography, and mixed media.

Sammie Justesen

LCAA president Sammie Justesen says, “Shopping local is always a great idea and we have many talented people in southern Indiana. A painting makes a unique gift that friends and family will cherish for a lifetime. Another gift idea is to commission a painting for someone you love. Several of our artists accept commissions to paint homes, landscapes, people, or pets.”

Lawrence County Art Association members who join forces for the winter show include award-winning professional artists and teachers as well as new artists. Their work ranges from traditional oil paintings to acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and mixed media.

Artist Deb Weld instructing an art class.

Artist Deb Weld offers a free art class on the first Saturday of each month at the art gallery from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Deb provides all supplies and anyone over 14 is invited to drop in and participate in these First Saturday classes. No art experience is needed.

Colored pencil artist Pat Hutton leads a group at the gallery on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. until Noon. She says, “Colored pencil is an easy and inexpensive medium for new artists. We enjoy showing people what supplies are needed and how to start painting with pencils.”

Gallery hours are Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:00, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Friday hours are 1 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For further information, visit the Lawrence Country Art Association’s Facebook page. ‘Tis the Season will remain on exhibit through February 2021.