While sharing artCentral news and updates and welcoming celebrity guests, Alice Lynn Greenwood-Mathé, artCentral’s Executive Director-Curator, introduced TooLoose de LaTrek, artCentral’s Patron Gnome. At the close of the evening he began his journey through the artCentral community going first to the studio of artist Andrew Batcheller who received double awards recognition. In coming months, every four weeks or so, TooLoose will move between artCentral artists and members. His tiny valise will go with him for collecting wee treasures and his little journal will record his stops and adventures. Each hostess and host will document his visit with a photo or video posted to artCentral’s Facebook page.
Before announcing recipients of awards for juror-selected superlative artworks, Alice Lynn extended appreciation to the exhibition’s gracious underwriter, the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation.
Gratitude was also expressed for the exhibit’s two outstanding jurors Beth Simmons, Director of McCune-Brooks Healthcare foundation, and Nancy Dunaway, art educator and practicing professional artist.
Each presentation was prefaced by commentary written by Juror Nancy Dunaway. Comments for the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Underwriter awards appeared in last week’s Art Notes. Those award recipients were: UNDERWRITER and GOLD Awards: Andrew W. Batcheller for “Raptors of a Contemptuous Fall (Black Lives Matter)”; SILVER Award: Clint Thornton for “Drums in Flight 2”; and BRONZE Award: David Greenwood-Mathé for “Share Ring”.