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Steubenville Art Association makes adjustments to events

STEUBENVILLE — Because of the coronavirus unpredictability concerns and out of concern for its membership, the Steubenville Art Association board has voted to cancel its fall and winter monthly meetings and will re-evaluate in February the possibility of a March meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, according to SAA President Judy Schmidt.

The “Celebrate Steubenville Today” exhibit planned for October in the lobby of Eastern Gateway Community College tentatively has been rescheduled for November to coincide with the Nutcracker Village displays.

Displays will continue monthly at Historic Fort Steuben and in the outdoor window of the Antique Warehouse, 322 Market St.

“While we regret the sense of loss of community in not seeing our fellow artists in meetings and open studios, we are glad that there are outdoor open-air events available, and hope our fellow artists are continuing to make art in their back yards and homes,” noted SAA Vice President Gina Judy.

While there are no formal art reception gatherings at this time, many museums, art co-ops and galleries remain open for individuals to go in and view art, and there are numerous online opportunities such as ZOOM, online chat-rooms and galleries where artists may share ideas, Judy noted.

Announcements and show-opportunities will continue to be mailed or e-mailed to members. The newest upcoming opportunity is the Tuscarawas Art Guild Fall Show at the Tuscarawas Center for the Arts in New Philadelphia, recently announced by member William Koch of Dennison. Intake is Oct. 30-31, and any member who did not receive a prospectus or any outside individual interested can contact the association for the proper forms.

Fiber arts show through Oct. 10 at Weirton museum

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is celebrating the intricate art of crochet, quiltmaking and weaving with the Fiber Arts Show, which continues through Oct. 10.

“The exhibition will feature the elaborate crochet work of Kelsey Ohler, the beautiful decorative quilts of Lea Shirer and the colorful and richly textured woven work of Carol McFadden, who handspins the yarn in all of her pieces,” explained Savannah Schroll Guz, the museum’s executive director.

Fiberart refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. The term was coined after World War II, when fabric and woven works developed value beyond functionality and came to be appreciated on purely aesthetic grounds. By the 1950s, many craftsmen and artisans rose to prominence for this mode of creative expression, according to Guz.

The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Because of COVID-19 crowd restrictions, the museum also will be offering a livestream view of the exhibition on its Facebook page.

Brilliant American Legion weekly fish fry starts Friday

BRILLIANT — Beginning Friday, the Brilliant American Legion will have weekly fish fries from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The menu includes a choice of Coleman’s breaded fish sandwiches, chicken tender basket, shrimp basket and fish nugget basket. They also can be purchased as part of a dinner that includes bread, french fries and cole slaw. Orders can be called in to (740) 598-3515. Limited delivery will be available.

For information, visit the Legion’s Facebook page (The Brilliant American Legion Post 573).

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