CREATE. EDUCATE. INSPIRE.
Carroll County Arts strives to exhibit, educate and inspire creativity, imagination, and an appreciation for the arts. We have been a part of the community since 1993 with hundreds of people supporting the arts by volunteering and becoming members. This support has made it possible for Carroll County Arts to present many wonderful exhibits and to build a collection of art by local artists into an extensive visual art gallery and gift shop. Carroll County Arts also provides an outlet for the creative spirit of our community through classes and workshops and concerts. Just as important as the exhibits and art classes is the impact our non-profit organization makes on the community through its education and outreach programs. Whether you are interested in taking a class, shopping the gallery, attending a concert or sharing YOUR talents, contact Carroll County Arts and we will help you find where you belong!
Admission is free and open to the public.
Hours for the Center are Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 PM; closed Wednesday and Sunday.
Hours of the Center are Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM; Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; closed Wednesday and Sunday.
Featured Artist for February 2017
Carroll County Arts is pleased to present Barbara Manning of Malvern as our Featured Artist for February 2017 . Barbara is a master fiber /mixed media artist. Be sure to stop in at 204 West Main St, Carrollton, to view this fabulous fiber art show.
"Art has always been my passion and dominates my outlook on life. I started as a painter of both portraits and still life but with a move to Canada, I developed an interest in stained glass and served a six-month apprenticeship at a studio in Ontario. When I moved back to Ohio, I began to teach and enter art competitions and spent 20 years working and winning awards with my stained glass skill."
When her mother died, she lost all interest in this medium and spent many years in the travel industry, traveling to every country but Australia.
Upon a trip to Alaska, Barbara discovered the art of Yup'ik masks. She combined this with her love of sculpting to develop an unusual and interesting interpretation of these masks. They are handcrafted using all natural material and continue a lost art form.
At a Lake Mohawk Art Club meeting in 2007, Barbara was introduced to wool felting. "Everyone made a mug mat. My second project was another mug mat. Then I did what I always do. I went on to something big--a Bittersweet Vine table runner that took a week to complete. The art of wool felting has become a full-time love. Thanks to a "coloring book mind", I found the perfect outlet for my creativity," she stated.
In 2008 she won 1st place for her collage in the Mixed Media at Algonquin Art Show. In 2009, she won 2nd place for her felted wool and embroidery jacket in the Mixed Media and in 2010, 2nd place again for a felted wool and embroidery table runner. In 2011 she branched out to the Stan Hywet Ohio Mart Stitchery Showcase with a large wall hanging that took five and a half months to complete and won a 1st place ribbon. In 2014 Barbara won the top prize "Viewers Choice" and also "Vendors Choice" at the Streetsboro Quilt Show with a large felted wool Family Quilt that took almost a year to complete. In 2016 she won first place at the Stan Hywet Ohio Mart Stitchery Showcase with two wall hangings. She has participated in area art shows from Boston Mills to the Canton Museum of Art First Friday. Her work can be seen at several galleries in Ohio.
Be sure to stop in and see this fabulous display of fiber art. The show will run until February 21st.
Paint yourself a new and unique piece of wearable art....painting on fabric is a great way to up.cycle your old denim shirts, coats or whatever. The class is being offered in three sessions..February 8, February 22 and March 8 from 1-3 at the arts center in Carrollton. This is a pre pay of $35 for all 3 classes.....we supply the paint and materials....you bring the garment..pre washed...and preferably cotton.....stay away from knits and sweatshirt material. We have a minimum and maximum number of artists we can take....come in and sign up early.
Wednesday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 pm enjoy Drop-In Arts with Cheri Bell. This is an open forum for beginners to advanced. You can do your own thing and get some guidance or instruction. You are free to do whatever you want. Just drop in!
The Writers group will be going strong on the second Thursday of February February 9th. A member is asked to volunteer to bring a work to be critiqued.
There is a writing assignment if you missed last month's meeting. In 750 words or less, develop a story that begins: "The door was closed, and as I put my hand on the handle, I felt afraid of what we might find". Sound interesting? Join the group at 7:00 PM.
The Woodcarvers are meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Arts Center with carvers Rod Hardy, Chuck Feehn and Ken Grigsby. The time is 6:30 PM until 8:00 or . Interested in learning? Bring your carving tools or an X-acto knife and the instructors will provide the item to be carved. They also have knives available for sale. The only charge requested is a small donation for gas for the Stark County instructors. For more information, call the Center at 330-627-3739 and follow us on Facebook.