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Port Orange Observer Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 4 years ago

Local art teachers’ talent showcased at new exhibit

The exhibit will last until July 28.
by: Nichole Osinski Community Editor

A group of Port Orange educators are getting the chance to let the community see their skills as artists in a temporary gallery display.

From June 30 to July 28 ArtHaus will be presenting the ArtHaus’ Own exhibit, which will feature the artwork of their teachers.

“Although these are excellent passionate teachers they are also talented artists,” Executive Director of ArtHaus Laurie Gomon Ring wrote in an email. “Their students may not have ever seen their artworks and I also wanted the public to have an opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by their creations.”

Christophe Cardot, “Reverie,” teaches the children’s painting classes. Image courtesy of ArtHaus.

Gomon Ring added this could also provide a way to bring in new students who are looking for classes.

The group of artists presenting their work have never been showcased together and several of them are being showcased for the first time. This is also the first time the organization has had this kind of exhibit displaying the work of their art teachers.

Ed Klein, “Maine Lobstermen,” teaches adult watercolor and acrylic painting classes. Image courtesy of ArtHaus.

Other art teachers showcasing their artwork:

Marla Basli—teaches children’s classes, paint party classes and outreach children’s classes

Lauren Berkowitz—teaches in the ArtsPace program at the Pace Center for Teen Girls, South Daytona camp art classes, children’s arty parties

Monique Fischer —teaches children’s drawing classes and summer art camp

Catie Tappan—teaches Summer Art Camp

Laurie Gomon Ring—executive director, substitute teacher for any of the classes and curriculum director

Kay Ward—teaches adult oil painting classes. Her painting,“Turtle Mound,” is the feature image for this story.

The exhibit takes place June 30-July 28 at 3840 Ridgewood Ave. For more information visit or call 386-767-0076.

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