“Resonance” by John Sabraw – September 11 – October 6, 2014


OWU To Host Ongoing Art Gallery

Now through Oct. 6 – “Resonance” by John Sabraw, featuring art made with paints that have been created from pollution-based pigments, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours, posted online at http://library.owu.edu. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

‘Imagination Garden’ To be Dedicated With Open House at Orange Library Branch.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Artists Dale Johnson, Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin to attend

Delaware, OH:  — Community members are invited to explore a place where it’s not uncommon for a dragon and Dionysus to dwell in perfect harmony–the Imagination Garden at Delaware County District Library Orange Branch.

An open house will take place on Sunday, September 21 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the garden, which is situated on the north side of the building (7171 Gooding Blvd, Delaware). Two art pieces, a tiled dragon mosaic and a mythological sculpture, will be featured and the artists behind the creations will be present to display their works and answer questions. Attendees will also enjoy light refreshments and a children’s craft.


Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Photo Courtesy of Delaware County District Library.

Dale Johnson’s sculpture, Mythology –or– On the Origin of Stories, was installed last summer. The piece mimics a classic book that has been taken over by mythological creatures such as the Cyclops, a sea monster, aliens, leprechauns and Dionysus. The piece started as a 4,830 lb piece of limestone and took seven months to carve.

Artists Lynda Elias and Virginia Corwin added their touch to the garden this summer with the addition of a giant, tiled dragon. The colorful arrangement of mosaic tiles and mirrored pieces glued to several large zig-zagging panels help simulate the movement of a colossal, whimsical, winged creature flying through the garden. Earlier this spring five large, concrete panels were installed, and soon thereafter Elias was drawing the outlines for the dragon. The work of tiling all of the pieces and grouting took about one week to finish in early July with the help of more than four-dozen DCDL patrons and community members.

The establishment of the Imagination Garden was made possible through a generous bequest by local community member Pauline Way. Bequests from Mary Reed and Barbara Murray also helped make the Imagination Garden possible. Their memory is honored on two of seven benches located within the garden. The remaining five benches and other markers are available for community members to recognize, honor, and memorialize their loved ones.

For more information contact Nicole Fowles, Communications Manager, at nfowles@delawarelibrary.org or (740) 362-3861.


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Artist Linda Wesner Visits Delaware’s Button Up

photo 2Award-winning artist, Linda Wesner, paid a visit to Delaware’s own Button Up on North Sandusky Street last Friday night. Wesner’s artwork has been featured in many publications such as The American Artist Magazine, The American Art Collector, and Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing.

photo 3“Linda is known for her colored pencils” said Button Up owner, Kathleen Miller. One of Wesner’s pieces, Lake View 1, is a piece done completely in colored pencils. The piece reference is that of a dining room of Rose Hill Mansion in Geneva, New York. In this piece, Wesner chooses her subject matter in hopes of developing awareness for the architectural gems and natural beauty of the viewer’s day-to-day surroundings. Colored pencils has been Wesner’s medium of choice for 25 years.

photo 4In some of Wesner’s multimedia pieces, she includes texts and pieces of historical findings into the pieces themselves. “I can get text online about railroads” said Wesner about her piece, Big 4 Station. Also, in her piece, Sister Stories 2, Wesner incorporated her own mother and 2 sisters into the piece. “This is my latest collage” said Wesner. “I found recipe cards where they write the recipes.”In this piece, Wesner attaches and blends in different texts of family recipes.

photo 1There’s also her piece, The Candy Shoppe. This piece is another multimedia piece that portrays Delaware’s old Nectar Candyland, which is no longer in business.

It was great to celebrate and embrace some fine art in Delaware city. Button Up offers a variety of handmade artwork. Here, you will find unique works of art created by local, regional, and national artists.