It’s All in the Family

Nature center showcases three generations of artists

The West Woods Nature Center has gone intergenerational to showcase the diverse, Nature-inspired artwork of John, Mark, and Rebecca Corrigan – a Russell Township man, his son, and his granddaughter.

Three Generations of the Corrigan Family will be on display through Monday, October 21, in The West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township. Admission is free, so bring your whole family!

This unique show became a reality after some truly creative give-and-take between Geauga Park District and John Corrigan.

“He had approached us about having a one man show, but for a large part of his life he did a lot of architectural drawings – it was gorgeous, but it wasn’t nature-themed, per say,” said Teresa Runion, special events coordinator. “Then he decided it would be kind of fun to pull in his son and granddaughter, who are artists as well. It’s a good mix, and a good mix of media and styles as well.”

What you’ll see throughout the gallery spaces are numerous styles and techniques.

Rebecca, 23, is a master still life charcoal drawer and a black and white and color photographer. She is in her final year at Northern Arizona University, majoring in parks, recreation, and tourism.

Mark, 52, thinks totally out of the box with his highly complex and imaginative pencil drawings. His shown artwork ranges from his college days at Cleveland State University to a variety of full color subjects he has rendered in the ensuing years for clients and friends. Mark is in creative sales with Downing Enterprises in Copley, Ohio.

Finally, John began his creative life at 10 and continues; he is now 79. He paints outdoor scenes and structures, mainly in water color and pen drawing. Like Mark, John was also in creative sales, with several nationally known companies. He and his wife of 56 years, Nikki, live in Russell Township.

The West Woods Nature Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and fully wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

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