Herald News Report
FAIRBORN – Three Vandalia locals will have their work hung in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 1 to 4 p.m. each Sunday beginning Nov. 1 through 29 at 221 North Central Avenue.
Jean Lutz, who will have work on display, became a fan of art from her first class in school. After graduating, she worked for J.W. Rogers and Miller Florists as a designer until starting her family with her husband, Ron. When her two children became older, she started taking tole classes, which led her to the world of acrylic painting, but eventually became too restrictive. For the most part, Lutz used acrylic paints in thinner coats as an artist would when doing watercolor paintings.
However, the floral design business eventually became her focus again. Upon retirement, her husband bought her a set of french watercolors, which she uses to this day. She enjoys doing scenery, but still life is her passion. She has studied under several favorite teachers, such as Gina Rose Zeller, who was her first mentor in classes at the Vandalia Senior Center.
Three years ago, Lutz became involved in classes at the Fairborn Art Association, where she has won several awards. Her recent paintings are reminiscent of the old masters with a richness of depth and color, and her sense of framing choice makes for a very charming presentation, according the FAA.
Linda Lock always loved art and in the 70’s studied and taught tole painting, which developed into a business. After being in the work force for 20 years, Linda retired with a dream to get reemerged in art. Since 1999, she has pursued several mediums, her favorite being colored pencil. She is currently studying under Tom Kinarney. She has won awards at the Sinclair Community College Sr. Shows, FAA and Huffman United Methodist Fall Exhibition.
Cass Barth almost always has something in her hands that pertains to art or craft. She has had a business in sign painting on roof slate ever since her cats ran across her oil painting that was drying under the bed. After raising her family of three and retiring from 37 years of teaching elementary grades, she is back to oil painting and more recently has been taking watercolor classes with the FAA, where she is a member along with Lutz and Lock. She was a part of the Mosaic Totem team designing the totems that were installed at the Vandalia Art Park last spring. She enjoys painting watercolor portraits and will be showing oil paintings from a recent plein air workshop on Monhegan Island, Maine.
The Artists’ Reception will take place Sunday, Nov. 1. There is no charge and all are welcome. The artwork will be on display all Sundays in November from 1 to 4pm.