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Grove City Art Concern

Collectors share works they treasure in show

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Several art collectors have chipped in to create the newest Grove City Art Concern exhibit.

"Collector's Collection," featuring oil paintings, photography and works of mixed media, went up on April 14. It will remain on display in council chambers at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, through May 23.

The exhibit features 18 items from a variety of artists, including former Columbus College of Art and Design president the late Joseph Canzani, former Columbus Museum of Art curator Edmund Kuehn, former Ohio State University professor the late Sidney Chafetz, current Ohio State University art professor Pheoris West and former CCAD dean of art Jeff Link.

"Some of these people have been exhibited at City Hall (before)," said Ray Kline, the Art Concern's curator. "We're very fortunate to get them."

Kline has a personal connection with some of the featured artists. Chafetz was a professor of his when he was a freshman at OSU while Link was the dean Kline worked with when he was an instructor at CCAD.

Other types of work featured on the exhibit include watercolors, etchings and pastels.

"Variety is the thing I was going for," Kline said. "I was just looking for something different."

One of the featured artists, Peter Rasmussen, was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and his style involved taking aerial pictures of the landscape.

"(The pictures) take on a whole new visual impact," Kline said.

Link works in mixed media, Kline said.

"He does industrial scenes but simplifies the shapes, so they take on an abstract look," he said.

The pieces for the exhibit have been loaned from a number of different private art collectors.

"They've collected from some really big names, really revered names in central Ohio," Kline said. "These are all artists or great supports of the arts."

Collectors who have donated to this exhibit include: Gene and Joyce Hite, Dean and Pat Kette, Donna and George Kinney, Dennis and Mary Sue Williams, Bob and Jewell Tanner and Ray and Jacki Kline.

The exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other times, as well as guided tours, can be arranged by calling Kline at 614-875-2423.

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