Art show to add younger artists’ works

BREMEN — For four years, the Bremen Public Library and Psi Iota Xi sorority in Bremen have partnered to bring the beauty of art to the community. This year however, the “Afternoon With Area Artists” displays will include work by some smaller, and lesser-known artists.
“We had talked about this for a couple of years,” said Theta Delta Chapter Psi Iota Xi member Karen Graverson. “It seemed like whenever I was in the school or where children’s art is exhibited, I realized that there are a lot of talented kids out there.”
As a result, artworks from children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade will be displayed as well as the 12 to 14 adult artists that are featured from Bremen and the surrounding areas.
“We’re open to anything they want to include,” Graverson said, “whether it’s painting, sculpture, textile items or pottery … pretty much anything they feel is art.”
Child artists need not be from Bremen and are to bring their item to the library between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. It will then be displayed Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the meeting room, in conjunction with the annual “Afternoon With Area Artists” art show and sales.
Participants will be awarded ribbons for their entries and music and light refreshments will be offered. There is no admission fee but attendees are asked to bring art supplies to be donated to the Bremen Boys and Girls Club.
Adults to be featured this year include: Gail Janssen with wearable art and Santas; Kris Cannon with yard and garden art; Rebecca Schafer with numerous genre or artworks like sculpture and photography; Carol Spaid with dulcimer music and mittens, bags and more; Bethany Pratt with ceramics and photography; Virginia Manges with woven rugs and placemats, and more.
To get signed up to show art or to learn more, call the library at 574-546-2849 and ask for Arlene Dettbrenner.