Tipp City Area Arts Council’s An Art Affair set for April 9

For the Miami Valley Today

TIPP CITY — Tipp City Area Arts Council’s (TCAAC) An Art Affair — a fine arts and fine crafts event — will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the Tipp Center located at 855 N. Third St. in Tipp City.

This year’s event will once again feature the TCAAC’s Fine Art Exhibition and Sale in the center’s lobby beginning on Monday, April 4, and culminating the day of the show on April 9. The public may view and purchase art during the center’s regular business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from the April 5 through April 10. Sponsors of this year’s events include the Tipp Center, the Rusty Harden Studio, and Matt Buehrer of Thrivent Financial.

You may also tour the newly-opened TCAAC Permanent Art Gallery located in the central hall area of the Tipp Center. Follow the signs as you enter to enjoy the display of local talents. The Gallery will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays throughout the year. This location will also feature TCAAC member artists’ works for sale, along with We Care Arts displays in the near future. Please stop by and make sure to sign their guest book.

Explore exquisite artwork created by some of the greater Dayton area’s most talented artists. Along with the Fine Art Exhibition pieces (many of which are for sale), over 45 booths filled with art – from paintings, to wood, to glass, pottery, and cement — and much more will be available for your shopping pleasure. Come find that special gift for that special someone or simply indulge yourself with a new piece of art.

Visual Artists registered at this time include: Shiela Batista (pottery), Shirley Bauer (paintings & prints), Alexis Benson (paintings), Rick Brown (jewelry & wood art), Heather Bryslan (handcast cement leaves), Lucy Chapman (fiber art), Jenny Clark (paintings), Paul Courtright (wood), Libby Dietrix & Jeremy Groll (paintings), Regina Dixon (paintings), Monte Ellson (cityscapes), Greg Enslen (author), Bob Farley (photography), Carol Farley (paintings), Mauricio Garcia (wood), Deirdre Gerowitz (fairy houses & birdhouses), Tom Gilliam (photography), Cheryl Gustafson (inlaid wood art), Alex Harkless (pottery), Jay Hartman (photography), Christopher Harubin (paintings & mala necklaces), Anita Heras (jewelry), Candy Jones (paper crafts), Sarah Judson (resin art), Karen Layman (jewelry & wind

chimes), Amanda Logan (paintings), Marie McConnaughey (metal art), Lilian Nichols (jewelry), Cathy Pearson (paintings), Cindy Plummer (paintings), Sydney Powers (We Care Art), Amber Prince (woven rugs & paintings), Laura Rabatsky (paintings), Lisa Rife (paintings), Logan Rogers (paintings & prints), Mojgan Samardar (glass art), Sherlyn Sanders Grover (resin art), Sue Shira (stained glass art), Ryan Taylor (photography), Barry Todd (turned wood), Nancy Upton (paintings), Rachel Upton (paintings), Christy Veres (paintings& signs), Dennis Walker (glass & pottery), Steve Wohler (paintings), and Karl Yost (photography).

Two local food trucks, El Buen Taco (traditional Mexican entrees) and Griddles & Cheese (griddle melts, tots and desserts), will be on site to provide the culinary needs of our guests, vendors, and general public. Picnic tables will be available.

Along with visual and culinary artists, the Art Affair on Saturday will feature a wide variety of performing artists from the Dayton area. The musical lineup includes: 10 a.m. Rusty Harden; Reyna (Spears); 11 a.m. Sonic Skyways; noon Ricky Pat Johnson; 1 p.m. Adam West & Chris Heider; 2 p.m. Novena; 3 p.m. Reyna & Dana; 4 p.m. Sharon Lane; 5 p.m. Thunder John DeBoer.

The entrance to the Art Affair at the Tipp Center is in the rear of the building. Ample parking is available in the center’s parking lot (also located at the rear of the building). The event is handicapped-accessible.