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Art show in 39th year


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Alice Campbell Havre Daily News [email protected]

The paint will be flying during the 39th annual Havre Art Association Show and Sale Nov. 7 and 8, as 22 area artists will be on hand while people browse the submitted works. The works of art in various mediums including oil, pastels, watercolors, calligraphy, pencil, pottery, wood, wire, bronze sculpture, pen and ink, fabric painting and handmade paper have been submitted by artists as far away as Glasgow, said Vince Woodwick, an art association member who is helping with the show. People should come to the free show "just to enjoy a wide range of area artists," he said. Many people might be surprised by the amount of talent locally, he said. "There should be some good work there this year," he said. In addition to their pieces of art, the artists themselves will be at the show. "We encourage each artist to work on their own artwork during the show," Woodwick said. Viewers interested in art can further their knowledge at 2 p.m. each day, as well, when Box Elder artist Thomas Marinkovich will give a demonstration. Marinkovich has taught art in Box Elder schools for 30 years, and creates pieces by many methods, such as airbrush, antler art, scrimshaw, batik, blown glass, bronze art, jewelry, mosaics, painting, pottery, sandblast art, stained glass and tie dying, according to a press release from Woodwick. He's not sure what Marinkovich plans to demonstrate, Woodwick said, but he's sure it will be interesting. Art show visitors also will have a chance to vote for their favorite themed piece. A theme board will greet them as they come into Van Orsdel Methodist Church with pieces of work that exemplify "Reach for the Sky!" And people can take their favorite pieces home nearly every art piece will be for sale, Woodwick said. A silent auction, with pieces by the showing artists, will take place both days with items from each day being awarded at the close of the show on the respective day, he said. A percentage of the sales goes to the art association, he said, for their efforts to sponsor art-related workshops, give an annual scholarship to a graduating Havre High School student, give Art in the Garden tours and "try to promote the arts in general." Most pieces have already been submitted, but last-minute entries will be accepted for a late fee, he said. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact Marie Toldness at 265-4417.


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