Meet the Artists Reception Friday, March 9th, 5-7 pm

Exhibit Features Arts and Crafts with a Twist

Lima, OH – The Meeting Place on Market is delving into new territory this month with an art exhibit featuring traditional arts and crafts – with a twist.

Chari Solomon makes beautiful glass pieces out of items she finds at garage sales, antique shops and just about anywhere. She calls her exhibit ToSSed & FoUNd. “God takes the broken pieces of our lives and restores them into something beautiful,” Chari says, which is the inspiration for her work. Her style ranges from vintage to modern design, seeking to create pieces that will enrich the lives of others and over time become a treasured heirloom passed on to the next generation.

Elva Shepherd creates works of art out of quilts. Her quilts are not what you would traditional think of, rather, she integrates intricate pictures that tell a story into each wall hanging. Elva has been a quilter for over 32 years. She entered the American Quilters Society’s juried shows for the past four years and has had five pieces accepted, including “Summer Swans” and “Quilting Together” wall hangings. Both pieces are on display at The Meeting Place on Market, as well as others.

A meet the artist reception will be held Friday, March 9th, from 5 – 7 pm at The Meeting Place on Market, 220 West Market Street, Lima. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The artists’ work will also be available for sale. Some of the pieces are also available for sale online at

Chari Solomon poses with some of her glass pieces.

Elva Shepherd stands beside one of her quilts, “The Flag.”


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