Dual Art Exhibit Opens This Saturday, December 10th

Gallery Space Expanded to Feature Two Artists

Dual Art Exhibit Opens This Saturday, December 10th

Lima, Ohio – Due to long waiting lists and the popularity of their art exhibits, The Meeting Place on Market has expanded its art exhibit space to allow two artists to exhibit at a time. The first dual art exhibit featuring all the gallery space opens this Saturday, December 10th, from 1-3 pm.

Fine artist and photographer June T. Bell and graphic artist Toni Beener will be showcasing their artwork throughout the month of December. June Trefz Bell earned an Associate of Applied Science in Livestock Production from The Ohio State University. Growing up on a farm in rural central Ohio gave June her agricultural roots and her strong sense of family. Although her formal training was not in the arts, her creativity and talents took her in a direction different from her degree. After the completion of an eight week Business Plan Course from the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, Bellz Artistry LLC, June Trefz Bell, Artist/Owner was formed.

Peace and Tranquility by June T. Bell
Peace and Tranquility, photograph by June T. Bell

Toni Beener began building websites for clients using and developing her own art graphics in 2005. Encouraged by family and friends to go into digital art, she delved into the study of digital art and the computer artistry programs she uses. She uses a variety of photography, including her own, for the elements she instills into her work and always has a camera ready for any new ideas. Before Toni entered the world of digital art she was a freelance writer; she still pursues writing when time allows. She is a member of Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta and the HTML Writer’s Guild.

Rhapsody, graphic art by Toni Beener
Rhapsody, graphic art by Toni Beener

The public can meet both artists at an opening reception on Saturday, December 10th, from 1-3 pm at The Meeting Place on Market, 220 West Market Street in downtown Lima. A local author will also be hosting a book signing during that time. Karen Bowden-Cox will be available to sign copies of her book, Honorable Revolution: A War Worthy of Sacrifice. Author Karen Bowden-Cox wrote the epic saga of her grandparents, five generations removed, in tense thrillers appropriate for teens through adults, males and females alike. A cum laude graduate of Ohio Northern University in Ada and a summa cum laude post graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, the author taught English, French, and journalism, earning “Teacher of Year Award” at Delphos Jefferson in 1991.

Honorable Revolution by Karen Bowden-Cox
Honorable Revolution by Karen Bowden-Cox

The artists’ artwork and the author’s books will be available for sale, making perfect Christmas gifts with a local flavor. For more information, visit www.meetingplaceonmarket.com or call 419-222-0985.


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