Art in Columbus

Published 3:37 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Recognizing the importance of art in Polk County, the Town of Columbus is beginning to hold art exhibitions in the Town Hall. The walls of the Council chambers stood blank for years until the Polk County Artists and Crafters Guild began meeting there.  In support of local artists and crafters a new art exhibit; paintings by Annette Wells, went on display April 11 and will continue for the next 2 months.  Before moving to the area, Wells was an award-winning professor of Art at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida where she taught studio art and art theory. Her art has been shown widely and is now in many public and private collections throughout the U.S. Her medium is oil and watercolors.
Local art is also being exhibited in the following businesses- Isothermal Community College, Polk County Library, Columbus Town Hall, St Luke’s Hospital, Pro Health and Fitness, and the Southern Manners Restaurant. A visit to these places will allow one to see some of the talents of our area. Southern Manners Restaurant also invites artists to meet and create dry medium art from 10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays if another meeting is not being held.
During the month of April the guild will be looking for drawing and writing artists 15 years or older. One of each (a writer and an artist) will be paired together for a part in the next art show. People writing short stories or poems will write, then their partner who draws will illustrate the writing. These pieces will be hung together in an exhibit during the months of June and July. For more information send an e-mail to-
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by Ernie Kan

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