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Mount Union to Host 48th Annual ArtFest

June 26, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union will host the 48th annual ArtFest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12 next to the Campus Lakes.

Sponsored by Mount Union and the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, ArtFest will feature original works by area artists in various media including watercolor, oil, collage, graphics, ceramics, drawings, fine crafts, photography, jewelry, fiber, woodworking, stained glass, batik, enameling and printmaking. More than 30 artists will have works on display and for sale.

In addition, “A Taste of Alliance,” coordinated by the Alliance Chamber of Commerce, will take place simultaneously, featuring food and beverages for sale by area restaurants and caterers.

This year’s judge is artist Diane Belfiglio. She is an adjunct professor at Walsh University and teaches art privately through her own studio. Her work is included in 12 corporate art collections and numerous private collections including that of singer Patti LaBelle. In addition, her work is in the permanent collections of the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio and the National First Ladies Library in Canton, Ohio. Currently, Belfiglio’s art is on display at the Governor’s Office and residence in Columbus, Ohio.  For more information on Belfiglio, visit www.belfiglio.com.

Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to the top artists in each category, as well as a Best of Show.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Bob Buganski in the Department of Art at Mount Union at (330) 829-6185 or (330) 221-0442.

To register for the event, visit www.mountunion.edu/artfest-registration.

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