Artwork by former Arcanum residents Christopher Madden and Marilee Pallant will be on display at historic Bear’s Mill beginning Friday, July 24 when both artists are eagerly anticipating greeting old friends and acquaintances during a reception from 5 until 9 p.m. in the Mill’s Clark Gallery. The exhibit title, “Illuminations,” directly derives from Pallant’s description of her luminous paintings. “Illumination can be defined as radiance, enlightenment, insight, revelation; the brilliant work produced by these two artists who retain deep connections to our community aptly demonstrates each of those exciting qualities, and much more,” said Marti Goetz, Executive Director of Friends of Bear’s Mill. The reception offering appetizers and beverages is free and open to the public. The artists will speak briefly about their work, methods, and inspiration at 7 p.m. Marilee will read poems from her chapbook and share inspirations for her illuminations.
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Christopher Madden will be giving Plein Air Painting Pointers to artists, professional or hobbyist, at 10:00 a.m. Bring your art supplies and recreate the beautiful scenes at and around the Mill in any medium you choose. Meet in the Mill Gallery at 2 p.m. to share your artwork. Registration is $35. Call to register: 937-548-5112