ArtFest and "A Taste of Alliance" Held at Mount Union

April 05, 2010


The 43rd Annual ArtFest was held yesterday at the Campus Lakes at Mount Union College.


Sponsored by the Alliance Art Center, Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce and Mount Union College, the ArtFest featured original works by area artists in various mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, ceramics, fine crafts and other media from photography to printmaking. Nearly 40 artists had works on display and for sale.


In addition, this year's ArtFest included 'A Taste of Alliance' featuring Pisanello's Ristorante, College Inn Eatery, Cornie's Steakhouse, Rose's Hillcrest Market, Anthony's Italian Restaurant and Shaffer's Diner.

According to Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing at the College, 'ArtFest continues to be a jewel of an event for Alliance and we keep trying to improve it every year. We hope to keep up the traditions of the past and enhance the experience for the artists as well as the patrons. We hope that visitors enjoyed the festive atmosphere and we are grateful to the food establishments for adding 'A Taste of Alliance' this year.'


The following artists were awarded for their original works:

Best of Show

' A colored pencil drawing by Larry Snode of Alliance

Junior Winner

' The junior winner for her acrylic paining, was Mackenna Worley

Watercolors and acrylics under glass

' First place Barbara Tartir of Big Prairie

' Second place Erma Eaton of Salem

' Third place Mieze Riedel of Alliance

' Odette Gifford of Uniontown, honorable mention

Oils and acrylics without glass

' First place Lisa Zitello of Youngstown

' Second place Sandra Dennison of Stow

' Third place Celesta Moran of Youngstown

' Jennifer Hill of Ashtabula, honorable mention


' First place Mary Bobersky of Lake Milton

Other fine arts

' First place Daniel Horne of Girard (sculpture)

' Second place Carol DeGrange of Alliance (photography)

' Third place Diana Palmer of Minerva (pencil)

Fine crafts

' First place John Boyett of Canton (glass)

' Second place Kris Halter of Akron (jewelry)

' Third place Imagene Thompson of East Sparta (crafts)

' Sue Nichols of Euclid, honorable mention, (jewelry)

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