Juried art show opening at Lemon Street Gallery | Local News

To kick off the new year, the Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Road, is hosting “Oh, So Appealing,” a jury-rigged art exhibition.

The exhibition runs from January 6 to 30. The opening reception – free and open to the public – is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 8.

The exhibition is presented by a jury of Trenton Baylor, sculptor and associate professor of art in the Department of Art and Design at UW-Parkside.

The challenge in selecting works of art for an exhibition, he said, “is deciding which pieces are of the right quality for the entire exhibition.”

For this particular exhibition, “there were a few themes that emerged such as birds, landscapes, abstract, floral, etc.,” he said. “I tried to choose works that fit cohesively into some of these categories, as well as add a variety of other pieces that complement or contrast with each other.”

Baylor has been juried for more than 10 exhibitions, ranging from “beginning artists to advanced artists,” he said, “and each time it gives me the opportunity to see what my fellow creators are creating and to participate. to help others exhibit what they have created.

Every show, he explained, is different when it comes to putting on an exhibition.

“In this case, I tried to choose works that represent a good sample of the pieces and artists who entered the exhibition.”

Baylor is not a member of the Lemon Street Gallery and was invited to serve on the exhibition jury by the gallery’s Shelby Nesmith, a gallery alumnus who coordinates gallery events and social media.

Baylor hopes the public will visit the exhibit “to see what artists and designers from the region have put their hearts and souls into in recent months,” he said.

He added that “it is also important to support the creative economy by purchasing works of the artists represented in the exhibition. Each of these artists is a small business and an entrepreneur.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free entry.

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