39th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale Coming November 8-10

The Friends of the Frankfort Library are proud to announce their 39th Annual Fine Art Exhibition & Sale, The Gem City, happening this Nov. 8-10, at the Frankfort Community Public Library. The exhibit showcases over 80 local and regional artists in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, mixed media, and glass. A portion of sales at this event go to the Friends of the Frankfort Library, who sponsor library arts and children’s programming throughout the year. Programs such as the Clinton County Youth Theatre, the Annual Concert Series, and more are made possible by the Friends of the Frankfort Library and the Art Show.  

There will be something for everyone at this year’s cultural event! Art Show Patrons are invited to the opening reception on Friday, Nov. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. We will have hors d’oeuvres, live music, and beautiful artwork.  Art Show Patrons pledge to spend $60 or more over the course of the weekend. To become a Patron and gain access to the opening reception, please contact Mindy Emswiller memswiller@myfcpl.org, (765) 654-8746. The Show opens to public on Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10, 1-5 p.m. Artist demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. Please visit our website, www.myfcpl.org/2019-friends-art-show/ for a detailed schedule and list of participating artists. Friction Farm, a modern folk duo, will perform concert in the Skanta Theatre on Saturday of the Art Show at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 and may be purchased at the door.

We are thrilled to feature accomplished jewelry maker, Deborah Waymire at this year’s show.  From ohartgallery.com/deb: “Deborah Waymire creates hand-crafted, one of a kind jewelry. Deborah forms each of her glass beads in the fire by adding layers and layers of hot glass to create intricate patterns and designs. Her pieces are unique works of art—never mass produced, so you won’t see another piece created exactly the same. Deborah has added silver-smithing to her jewelry designs, incorporating her glass beads and gemstones to make beautiful sterling and fine silver pieces. Deborah has studied with national and international glass masters and has been a member of the Indiana Bead Society, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, and the Indiana Society of Lampworkers and Art Glass Artists.” Deborah is an award-winning artist and we are honored to showcase her work at this year’s Art Show. Deborah will give a Cloisonné jewelry demonstration on Saturdday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the Gallery. There is no cost to attend. All are welcome!

This event is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.