Doll Gallery Opens at Art Center

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, June 7, 2001 - 05:49 PM
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The Zanesville Art Center broke ground today for a new work of art. The Center’s new masterpiece is the “Shirley Gorsuch Doll Gallery,” and it began when a husband didn’t know what to do with his wife’s collectibles. Charles, Gorsuch, lost his wife in 1998 and didn’t know what to do with her 600, hand-made Madam Alexander Dolls, so he decided to donate them to the Zanesville Art Center. But the Center didn’t have enough space to showcase the dolls, so that got the ball rolling for a $3 million renovation campaign. The first phase: is the 10,000 square foot doll gallery, in which Mr. Gorsuch donated half a million dollars. With that money, and other donations, the Art Center has big changes planned such as doubling gallery space and classrooms, also a brand new auditorium. The Center still has to raise a little more than $1 million dollars to reach their $3 million dollar goal. Construction of the doll gallery begins in July. The building will remain open during all renovation projects.

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