Allegany Arts Council to Host Start to Finish IV, An Open Studio Experience Print
Written by Desiree Bullard   
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:25
CUMBERLAND – The Allegany Arts Council hosts Start to Finish IV, an interactive, studio-artist exhibition until January 27th. Participating artists gather in the Saville Gallery to create original artwork using a range of method and media. Artists’ work will be on display, including previously completed pieces as well as work in progress. Artists will be available while they work to speak with visitors about technique, answer questions, and provide demonstrations.
Throughout the month, artists will present children and family workshops. Some artists will be available for the entire month, while others are present for shorter periods, depending on individual availability. Participating artists include Donna Godlove, who is using soft pastels to create her artwork. Patricia Wilt uses pastels as well, but also incorporates watercolor and oil painting into her work. Patricia Peacock uses acrylic paint. Peacock will also talk with visitors about how she utilizes social media as an artist. Jennifer Browne, Director of FSU’s Center for the Literary Arts, is completing a writing project during the event. Bill Pfaff uses pen and ink with watercolor washes and will provide impromptu lessons on pen and ink skills. Dominique Vallon is an oil painter who uses various media and tools in her work. Beth Dewey is using mixed media to create a life-sized animal sculpture.
Also planned for the month are musical performances and art demonstrations. Members of the Queen City Flute Choir and the Mountain Ridge High School are expected to perform. There will be a polymer clay demonstration from JoLecia Crowe, as well as a hula hoop demo by Desiree Bullard. A series of photography classes are scheduled for Wednesdays in January beginning the 10th. Several craft workshops and demonstrations are still in the works. Visitors can view the calendar of events through the Start to Finish event page on the Arts Council’s website,, or Facebook.
The month-long event will conclude with a public reception on Saturday, January 27 from 6-8pm. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Please call (301) 777-2787 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.
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