Art League show opens at Crary today

randersen@timesobserver.com

The Warren Art League will hold their annual Fall Art Show, starting today.

The show normally runs in late October for two weeks, according to Judy Blank, club president.

This year, the show will run one week in the Crary Gallery, from Tuesday, Sept. 10, through Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Because of the early and shorter time frame, there will be under 50 works displayed, as opposed to more than 100 last year. The extended hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day, also due to the shorter time frame.

The media displayed will be varied, although Blank expects the majority to be paintings, and the 15 members that are participating will be limited to four entries each. All entries will be new, as members are allowed to enter artworks only once in the league’s shows.

A public reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and feature hors d’oeurves and wine.

Pat Orbanik, league vice-president plans on three entries this year.

“I do all kinds of things with copper, wall pieces, jewelry and outdoor pieces,” she said. “Three is all I have time for this year.”

Orbanik noted that the show is shortened this year because of other commitments at the gallery.

“It’s good for the Crary,” she said in reference to a busy schedule. “They’ve received national recognition. Our fall show is usually well-attended because it’s held at the Crary.”

Blank added, “We are delighted to have our fall show at the Crary and are very appreciative of their support of local artists. I hope the community will take the opportunity to visit this year’s show at the Crary and see the works of so many gifted artists from the Warren area.”

All shows held at the Crary Gallery are free and open to the public.

The Warren Art League welcomes anyone interested in the visual arts to come to their meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month, at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.