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Art Association celebrates the works of its members at Muchnic | Community and way of life


Members of the Atchison Art Association hosted the 2021 Annual Members’ Exhibition and Gala on December 3 at the Muchnic Gallery. The event featured harpist Alexa Harper and numerous competing art exhibits.

Members and guests mingled with each other during the evening throughout the gallery. Refreshments were served along the wraparound porch amid the cool air.

Hot in Red, a textile piece by Rebecca Gilberto, won first place in the Best of Show category; Blacksmith Knives presented by Jerry Sowers, the bearded blacksmith won second place; and Christopher Stein won third place.

Other categories and respective winners included and presented in the respective ranking order:

Digital Art – “Lunch at the Beach” by Taylor Folsom; Ron Roggenstien’s “Chevy Stroll”; and “After the Fire by Jeff Foster.

Drawing / painting – “Ho Ho Ho” by Sherri Lilly; “Calling His Flock” by Meredith Lockhart; and “Phoenix” by Dan Bowen.

Mixed Media – “Raven’s Dream” by Meredith Lockhart; Jay Wallace’s “Ada Lovelace”; and “Midnight in the Mountains-Hidden Treasure by Rebecca Gilberto.

Photography – “Urban Sotitude” by Hannah Adams; “Champs aérochromes” by Samuel Pickman; and “Munich of Octoberfest Lights” by Courtney Laurie.

Sculpture – “Blue Pottery” by Max King; “Hootie” by Keith Clemens; and “Leaf Vase” by Emily Crossland.

Textile / Other – “Lo que me dio mi cunado” by Jacqueline King; and “Round and Round” by Angie Cairo.

Youth – “Is it a pigeon?” By Reyna Tufte; “My Favorite Fruit” by Katlyn Folsom; and “Primary under protest”.

The Muchnic Art Gallery is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 704 North Fourth Street. The gallery houses a three-story Victorian mansion from the 19th century.