The Springfield Arts Commission is pleased to feature the work of three Springfield Arts Commission Award winners from the Mayor’s Art Show in the City Hall Gallery: Dennis Werst, Jo Dunnick, and Euphemia Wesley.
The exhibition will close on January 15, 2020 and the Springfield Arts Commission invites the community to attend the Second Friday reception from 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 10 to meet the artists and enjoy live music by David Helfand.
Euphemia Wesley, Jo Dunnick, and Dennis Werst each exhibited in the Emerald Art Center’s Mayor’s Art Show and won Springfield Arts Commission Awards for the work presented. Wesley shows both plein air and still life paintings in the City Hall Gallery show. Wesley, a serious student of oil painting, preferred plein air landscapes before trying her hand at still life painting when the weather drove her indoors. Dunnick presents a showing of water colors, after having begun her journey as a watercolorist in 2000 after being drawn to the medium’s lightness and flow. Werst, a master printmaker, presents a collection of prints to add to the showing of paintings and watercolors on view at the City Hall Gallery.
Visitors to the gallery will also enjoy A3 Student Art on view in the Young Artists Gallery, which also closes on January 15. Featuring the best student work from the fall from students including Chandni Chand, Jennaze McPhie, Karli Flores, Kat Romig, Rae Emery and Auj McCarthy, A3 Student Art offers a variety of mediums to enjoy, from photography and drawing, to silk painting and more.
City Hall Gallery is seen by approximately 3,700 visitors each month. Since 1989, the gallery has featured monthly shows by regional artists chosen by the Springfield Arts Commission. The Commission issues a public call to artists each year. More information is available on the website, springfieldartscommission.org.
About Springfield Arts Commission
The Springfield Arts Commission promotes artistic and cultural richness and diversity in the City of Springfield and assists in the preservation of the cultural heritage of the community as expressed through artistic endeavors. The Commission seeks to support opportunities for artistic creation, exhibits, performances and events, and to facilitate awareness, communication, education and collaboration to increase the accessibility of the arts and art-related resources in the community. The nine-member volunteer Commission manages City Hall Gallery, administers the Heritage Arts Grant program, maintains Art Alley, a collection of outdoor murals, and supports youth arts programs in collaboration with the Springfield Public Library. The Commission is funded by City of Springfield room taxes. More information is available at springfieldartscommission.org.