Helen Sweeney, well known and celebrated artist will be the guest exhibitor at ARTWORKS around town for the month of November. She will be honored at a reception in the Studio Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening is free and open to the public.
Sweeney resides in Weirton, West Virginia where she paints nostalgic scenes of flowers, homes, front porches and more. She states she is “a realistic watercolor artist who tries to capture the feeling of my subject” in her paintings. She works in transparent watercolors. Her works have been accepted into juried festivals at Westerville, Salt Fork, Findlay, Marion and Willoughby.
An active member of the Steubenville Art Association, she has exhibited at a number of art shows including Wellsburg, Steubenville, Wheeling and East Liverpool. Her awards include first place, purchase, special awards and honorable mention.
Artwork by students at Union Local Elementary School, under the direction of Shauna Benson, will be featured in the North Gallery. Benson states “In my classroom, I try to prepare engaging lessons so that my students will be excited to create art. Having their artworks on display can help encourage and motivate a student to do their best.”
ARTWORKS around town is a nonprofit charitable and educational Gallery and Art Center, located at 2200 Market Street, in the historic Centre Market. Hours are 10 a.m until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Friday, when closing is at 6 p.m.