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Friday, July 26, 2013 12:00 AM

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Area Art Guild will offer its Grand Opening Exhibit at its new home showcasing locally celebrated ball point pen and traditional ink artist, Vincent Whitehead.

 

The gallery is now located at 201 N. Main St. (Second Street entrance).

 

Exhibit dates are Aug. 1-17.

Vincent D. Whitehead was born in 1959 and raised in the northwestern Ohio area. He is a self-taught Ball Point Pen artist continuing to perfect his craft.

At an early age, he found that God had given him a desire to capture the beauty in nature and in the rural life style that surrounded him. Over the years, he has developed that gift and love into an outward expression through ink, paint and photography.

Whitehead considers most of his Ball Point Pen drawings to be paintings more than drawings as he uses a layering and texture along with thickness of line to create or render the images he sees. Layering ink allows him to darken the tonal value in the images and create up to seven values in one drawing. This level of value in tone breathes life into each image. They are more than simple line drawings in this way.

Whitehead’s exhibit will include 13 originals displayed and for sale with prints and note cards available for purchase. There will also be an end of exhibit raffle for artist donated prints where proceeds will benefit DAAG.

An Artist Reception is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, where the artist will be available to discuss details of his artwork. Refreshments will be served.

Regular open to the public hours are from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Exhibit hours are extended on Thursdays from noon – 8 pm.

Exhibits are free and the public is invited to attend.

DAAG also encourages and accommodates groups for walk -throughs during these hours or private showings can be accommodated by calling 419-741-4118.

Visit www.delphosareartguild.com or call for details.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:45 PM
 

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