GANG Welcomes Artist Judy Takács

On Tuesday evening, May 20, the GANG (Geauga Arts Network Group) will welcome award-winning local artist, Judy Takács. Host for the evening will be Nancy Watkins, founder of Special Hands Artists.

This educational program, which is free and open to the general public, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Heinen’s Cafe, 402 Center Street in Chardon, Ohio. No reservations are necessary.

Takács has been “a painter of people” since graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1986. She was awarded Best of Show at last November’s Valley Art Center Juried Show. Takács exhibits her work frequently and was the recent recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Grant for Individual Artistic Excellence for her provocative Chicks with Balls project, which she will be a topic of discussion at the GANG program. More information on that project can be found here.

A more recent project called Nun: Judy Takács Paints the Retired Sisters of Notre Dame, was completed last year and is currently on exhibit at the Notre Dame College Gallery in South Euclid.

Takács was recently honored with Signature Status by the Akron Society of Artists. She is also on a short list of legendary Cleveland artists whose work is archived at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. She holds a board position with the Portrait Society of America as Chairman of New Media Relations with the Cecilia Beaux Forum.

Takács works out of her family home in Solon, Ohio, and her husband and three sons frequently appear in her work.

The Geauga Arts Network Group is an ad hoc group whose mission is to promote communication, collaboration, and cooperation across artistic disciplines for artists living and/or working in Geauga County. For further information, contact Joanne Durante, 440-729-6481.

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