Artists Gather in McConnelsville

by Erika Brooks on July 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

The legacy of an internationally known artist is preserved through an annual event.

The 45th Howard Chandler Christy Arts and Crafts Show wrapped up in the McConnelsville grove today. The event brings artists together to show off their work.

"All art is sold by the artists. We take no commission. We encourage the artist to demonstrate and sell as well," said Jane Ryan, President of the Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild.

The Art Guild was formed to preserve the legacy of Howard Chandler Christy, a Morgan County artist whose recreation of the signing of the Declaration of Independence hangs in the U.S. Capitol building. The legacy of Christy is remembered through all types of art.

"We have a variety from paintings to photography and wood crafts of that nature," said Ryan.

The show especially encourages amateur and beginning artists to exhibit and learn from others.