MIDDLEPORT — Saturday’s Art in the Village held at the Riverbend Arts Council featured not only a display of about 90 paintings and photographs but an extensive exhibit of children’s drawings.
In addition the program offered art workshops for children, demonstrations by experienced painters, and educational exhibits on crafts and collections.
Paintings were judged by Christopher Eaton of Athens, an artist and photographer. The paintings were judged in three categories, oils, acrylics and water colors, with first, second and third place winners awarded ribbons and cash awards. He awarded the “best of show” rosette to Bobbi Owen for her painting called “Remnants of Summer.”
The winners in the respective categories, listed first through third, were oil, Rhojean McClure with “Day Lilies,” Julie Houston with “Garden Walk,” and Joni Carrington with “Ghost Gobbler;” acrylic, Peggy Crane with “The Harvest;” Debbie Burke with “Fantasy Buffalo,” and Robert Tripp with “Summer;” and watercolor, “Smoke” by Elizabeth Hamilton, “Bird and Flowers” by Debbie Burke, and “Summer” with Robert Tripp.
In photographs the winners were Amanda Taylor with ” Hog Snort.” Joanie Powers with “A New Perspective,” and Peggy Crane with “Berry Time.”
In a category called “other” the winners were Danny Carter with “Fantastic Flight,: Elizabeth Hamilton with “Betty and Clyde,” and Sharon Dean with “Fuzzy Ducks.
Selected by vote of those attending for the “People’s Choice” award was a painting called “Gathering Eggs” by Lula Tobin.
On display at the Art Show was a large mural painted by 15 clients of Meigs Industries.
A variety of exhibits including creative arts, coins and collections of old photos were on display, and some demonstrations were taking place including balloon art, jewelry making, decorative painting.