The GANG Welcomes Award-Winning Student Artist August 19

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On Tuesday evening, August 19, the GANG (Geauga Arts Network Group) program will feature Liz Boch, a recent recipient of the Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key Award in the drawing category. Boch will talk about her current work and aspirations as a fine artist as she prepares to head off to Ohio University in the fall. 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 painter Doby Green. No reservations are necessary.

Boch has been creating art “all her life” and credits a cousin who is an accomplished artist for encouraging her, and artist and Grand Valley High School teacher Annie Peters for guiding her development. Boch works in all media, but is particularly attracted to drawing in charcoal and graphite, and experimentation with surface manipulation. Her work is distinguished by its integration of high concept themes with very detailed execution. Her most recent work reflects her current fascination with the relationship between life and death, and features detailed explorations of skeletal artifacts. She considers herself a feminist, and will be sharing a cross-section of her work with the GANG.

In addition to receiving national recognition with the Scholastic award, Boch has received Best of Show awards from a variety of venues in Northeast Ohio and one of her works was selected out of more than 12,000 entries for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. To preview some of her work in advance of the program, visit this Facebook page.

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.

To see other artists that have been featured with GANG, click here.

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