34th Annual Art-On-the-Green Show in Hudson set for Aug. 23, 24

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The Hudson Society of Artists' 34th Annual Art-On-the-Green Arts and Crafts Show will be Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Green.

Art-on-the-Green is a free rain-or-shine event held on the hilly, tree-shaded South Green in the charming Western Reserve town of Hudson. Located at the corners of routes 303 and 91, visitors will find free parking throughout town.

Art lovers will discover paintings in varied media, collections of jewelry, pottery, woodcarving, glass, weaving, enamel, sculpture, leather, photography, garden decor and more. The midway will be flanked by more than 150 artists--most from Ohio and surrounding states, but some as far away as Florida. All artwork and crafts are available for purchase.

Well-known art instructor Cathy Welner, founder of Art-On-the-Green (AOG), is a past president and current member of Hudson Society of Artists (HSA), a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and a lifetime member of Whiskey Painters of America.

Paul Adams, also a local art instructor, HSA and Cuyahoga Valley Art Center member, and recipient of many awards, co-chairs this event with Welner. Their stated goal is to present a quality show which features original works of art.

Each year, applicants' works are juried to maintain freshness and professional quality.

While meandering the green, attendees can refresh with a variety of menu selections from seven different vendors in the upper-level food court, including Hershey's ice cream and Hansen's Original Kettlekorn, plus Rotary's and Masonic Lodge's pulledpork, hamburger, and hot-dog sandwiches.

All AOG food sponsors contribute to Hudson's civic pride by donating a percentage of their profits to support the Ohio Watercolor Society, Hudson High School art scholarships, July 4th fireworks and other Hudson Community activities. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation and Day-Ketterer Attorneys also contribute to this event.

This year's Juror of Awards will be Lawrence J. Churski whose professional art studies began in l963 when he received a full scholarship to Cleveland's Cooper School of Art and whose education was furthered at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Churski later joined Artists Incorporated--an Akron based graphic design studio where he eventually became owner and president. In that period, he won numerous illustration and design awards including one from the National Addy, the world's largest advertising competition. In 1994 he bought "The Mill at Yellow Creek," a restored 1830 grist mill in Bath which now houses the Lawrence J. Churski Gallery.

For more information, visit www.hudsonsocietyofartists.com.

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