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Oil Painter Terry Orvis
Jul 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On Tuesday evening, July 15, oil painter and professional architect Terry Orvis will share his thoughts on balancing work with a life in the arts as the featured artist for this month’s GANG (Geauga Arts Network Group) program. 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. Host for the evening is arts therapist Joyce Gagnon. No reservations are necessary.
Orvis began drawing as a child, but let art slide during the early years of his architectural career. Around 1990, he decided to rekindle his passion for art. Mostly self-taught, Orvis has done a lot of reading, observing, and experimenting to perfect his work.
Primarily a portrait artist, he also does still life paintings. His preferred medium is oil, and he works “mostly for my own enjoyment.” Orvis has done oil painting demonstrations for various art groups around Northeast Ohio. He recently won Best of Show in the annual art show sponsored by the Geauga Council on Arts and Culture.
Orvis will be bringing many samples of his work to the GANG program, including some abstract experiments. He continues to divide his time between architecture and painting and has been a Geauga County resident for 35 years.
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.
*self portrait of Terry Orvis