Howard Chandler Christy Arts and Craft Show

by Courtney Wheaton on July 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

Saturday was the kick off for a local art and crafts show that takes place every year in McConnelsville.

This is the 46th annual Howard Chandler Christy art show at the McConnelsville Grove. The city named the event in honor of a local artist from Morgan County. Awards were given out and tomorrow there will be an auction.

"This will be one of the featured prints tomorrow, George Clemens was a local artist for many years and his family always donates something," said Member of the Howard Chandler Christy Guild, Dean Blackburn.

The auction will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Commons at the art show. Vendors sold photography, paintings, sculptures and more, but this year, a wood worker stole the show.

"Well this piece here is made out of Sassafras and I carved this into a snake. What happens here is in a lot of the woods, the vines sometimes wrap around the saplings and such, " said local artist, Kim Gosling.

Gosling never had formal training and started making pieces as a hobby after retiring from the military. If you are interested in finding out more about his work and the works of other artists, you can stop by and see what the show has to offer. A large portion of the proceeds will go towards scholarships for the youth that encourage creativity.