100 artists show work at Art on the Commons fest

KETTERING — Rosewood Arts Centre will present the 23rd annual Art on the Commons Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts in Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

Art on the Commons features the work of more than 100 artists from throughout the country and is free to the public. Art on the Commons draws an annual audience of more than 25,000.

Works for display and sale include a juried selection of jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, watercolor, sculpture, glasswork, fibers and wood creations.

The artists accepted into this year’s festival were selected from 150 entries from throughout the United States.

Artists participating represent a diverse geographic residency. In addition to the vast number of Ohio artists participating this year, artists will travel from a variety of locations, including Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan and Virginia.

Miami Valley artists included in this year’s show are Victoria Alvarez, Karen Becker Benedetti, Kathleen Bertolone, Jean Ann Bolliger, Jason Boyer, David Brand, Sandra Picciano-Brand, Thomas Chapman, Diane Collinson, Michael Davis, Carole Fox, Pam Geisel, Jon Graham, Kathy Gross, Rosie Huart, Susan Huff-Pleimann, Jim Klinger, Trish McKinney, Kevin Messer, Greg Neal, Rick Paldino, Daniel Powers, Jim and Tracy Rohr, Jessica Roller, Jack Southern, Sharon Stolzenberger, Dan Swart, Jay Teilhet and Loretta Wikstrom.

Entertainment throughout the day will feature world jazz from Puzzle of Light with Michael Bashaw, and progressive jazz by Charged Particles with Jon Krosnic from Columbus.

Concessions will be provided by the Fraze Pavilion’s Ernie’s and Traveler’s Cafe.

The Kettering Arts Council will also have a booth for information pertaining to Rosewood Arts Centre and Kettering arts programs.

The Kettering Civic Commons is at 675 Lincoln Park Blvd., just off Shroyer Road near the Kettering Government Center.

The Civic Commons can be reached from either Stroop Road or Dorothy Lane.

For more information, call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-0294.

Art on the Commons is supported in part through a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

The event is programmed through the Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department with support from the Kettering Arts Council.