Vandalia artists to have work on display

Staff report

Pictured left to right are Cass Barth, Jean Lutz, and Linda Lock.

Pictured left to right are Cass Barth, Jean Lutz, and Linda Lock.

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On Sundays from November 1st through the 29th, three Vandalia area women will have their work hung in the Fairborn Art Association Gallery , 221 North Central Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio. Each Sunday the women will be demonstrating their favorite medium from 1 to 4 p.m.

Jean Lutz 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, Jean used acrylic paints in thinner coats as a person would when doing watercolor paintings.

Eventually the floral design business became her focus again. Upon retirement her husband bought her a set of French watercolors which she uses to this day. Jean enjoys doing scenery but still life is her passion. She has studied under several favorite teachers, Gina Rose Zeller being her first mentor in classes at the Vandalia Senior Center.

Three years ago, Jean became involved in classes at the Fairborn Art Association where she has won several awards. Jean’s recent paintings are reminiscent of the old masters with a richness of depth and color. Her sense of framing choice makes for a very charming presentation.

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, Fairborn Art Association 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 3 and retiring from 37 years of teaching elementary grades, she is back to oil painting and more recently has been taking watercolor classes at Fairborn Art Association where she is a member along with Jean and Linda. 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.

Sunday November 1 will be the Artists’ Reception. There is no charge and all are welcome, all Sundays in November from 1-4 p.m.

Pictured left to right are Cass Barth, Jean Lutz, and Linda Lock. left to right are Cass Barth, Jean Lutz, and Linda Lock. Contributed photo

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