Local business to host art show

Saturday evening, local business 6th & Main will play host to some local art, including works created by Clarion students. A one night art sale, dubbed the “Slop Art,” will have prints, paintings, jewelry, pottery and more available for purchase.

The artists with work available that night are students, professionals, and locals and include creations by Mark Franchino, Christy Logue and Annalise Sonney.

Mackenzie Lenhart, presenter of the “Slop Art,” and who will also have work on display, discusses why events like this are particularly meaningful to the students they showcase: “Having places available in the community for young artists to show their work is a great steppingstone as it takes them away from the university and exposes them to new people and criticism that can help build experience in the field.”

Art at the show will be available for purchase. While some pieces will be as little as 50 cents, others may go to $20 but with a wide range of items there will also be a range of prices. The affordable pricing was intentional.

“Since this show takes a jab at consumerism and commercialism, we wanted to approach the creation, pricing and sale of the artworks in a similar manner,” said Lenhart.

In addition to the “Slop Art,” there will also be a student art show in the back of the building juried by alumni Kiyoma Knox. The “Slop Art” will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at 6th & Main on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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