Exhibit series set to bloom again

Work by Micheline Daemen

     (NWPR-OH) – Nestled in southwestern Darke County Ohio, Greenville Creek gently flows through thirty-five acres of wetland, sowing generations of history along its path. The untouched stream offers generous fresh water, minerals and pristine air to its bank and islands, attracting substantial, active wildlife is where Bear’s Mill has remained intact, a place where its rich history began in 1849 and continues to sparkle the region with much spirit and pride, serving as a visual historical fortress by keeping alive the ways of ago, especially in its “Art at the Mill” which opens Friday, April 29 with its new series of exhibiting artists, including an opening night reception for them from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Work by Bill Hunt

     Ceramics Monthly magazine Editor, Bill Hunt maintains the belief to create a successful piece, function and aesthetics are dually important. “Large bowl forms that can be hung on the wall or used on tabletops find themselves in the center of celebrations and family gatherings,” said Bill. “To think that my work could find appreciation during such events, for another forty or fifty thousand years not only inspires, but also motivates my work.” In addition to his editor’s role, Bill also teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design.

Work by Liz Hunt

      Furniture works by Liz Hunt is collaboration with nature because for her, growing up on an Ohio farm, the “Connection with the natural world was a part of everyday life for my entire family, and this has always shaped the way I look at objects and interact with them.” She uses willow, walnut, wild cherry and oak, which are personally harvested in the creation of her works. Besides creating her own artworks, Liz has been a visual arts teacher for the last two decades and currently teaches at Hilliard City Schools.

     Belgian-born artist Micheline Daemen, who joined her husband that was on a new job assignment, made her debut in the US in 1986 and they have made Troy their “forever” home. At age 15, her art education began in her native country, where she has earned awards, including in France and the US.  As a painter, she uses a variety of figurative styles to recreate the nostalgia. “I share with viewers the memories of homes that I have had and the many countries that I have had the privilege to visit,” said Micheline.

     For more about this series that will remain on view through May 22, Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road about 5 miles east of Greenville, or call 937.548.5112 as well as see www.bearsmill.com.

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