Here is a look at just a few beautiful pieces in the CHWC Artisan Collection:
“The Black Swamp”
By Jenny King – Archbold
Ceramics and copper installed on a wood base
Jenny’s home is near a swamp and she often sees herons and frogs around her property. She was inspired by the duality of their lives and the different struggles they face. Back in 2010, CHWC purchased a beautiful painting, “Rose & Peony” from Jenny, and this 2018 purchase shows how much her work has evolved!
Benefactor: CHWC Bryan Hospital Auxiliary
By Doug Fiely – Stryker
Acrylic paint on heavy weight cotton duck canvas
Doug takes his inspirations from what he sees in everyday life, deliberately distorting the perspective to enhance shape and composition. This is the fourth piece created by Doug that has been acquired for the Artisan Collection, and the first to be placed at Montpelier Hospital.
Benefactor: The Isaac Family
“Whitefish Point Bay”
By Natalie Mansfield – Waldron, MI
Digital photography on aluminum
Natalie took this photograph while visiting the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Michigan. Just 17 miles from Whitefish Point, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald lies at rest after going down in the midst of a severe storm on Lake Superior in 1975.
Benefactor: Rusty & Sharon Brunicardi
By Donna Burns – Columbus
En plain air in watercolor
Donna and her family were fixtures in Bryan and Williams County for many years—her husband Norm was a long-time dentist with Bryan Dental Group and Donna an imaginative artist. Donna executed this piece en plein air (in the open air) during a particularly balmy winter day. The painting won the jurors award at a competition held at Capital University in Columbus.
Benefactor: Tomas & Susan Herman, in loving memory of Andrew Herman
By Michele McKinney – West Unity
This sculpture in multicolored glass brings across a sense of softness, motion and the constant mixing of colors in a material that is very hard. Michele and her husband, Bill, own a glass studio Glass Pieces in West Unity, where they offer classes and instruction in glass blowing.
Benefactor: Bryan Hospital Auxiliary
“Misty Oregon Morning”
By Brenda Hofbauer – Bryan
Oil on canvas
Brenda’s reference photo for this painting was taken while driving along Netarts Bay on the Oregon coast. In her artwork, Brenda captures some of the reality of a scene while exploring simplification and degrees of abstraction. This is the seventh piece of Brenda’s in the CHWC Artisan Collection.
Benefactor: Richard Bard
By Robert Winzeler, III – Clear Lake, IN
Digital photography on canvas
Bob has developed a craft in digital photography that can be transitioned to canvas. He is well-known within the Artisan Collection, and focuses on the natural landscape of the tri-state area. Bob grew up in Montpelier and now makes his home and studio near Clear Lake, Indiana.
Benefactor: The Family of Margaret Jacoby, in Honor of Margaret Grace Jacoby
“California Jungle Gym”
By Lois Baughman – Montpelier
Ink applied with pen and brush
Two of Lois’s works were acquired in the inaugural purchase for the Artisan Collection in the fall of 2009, and this piece marks the fourth of hers to be featured at CHWC. The purchase was authorized by the CHWC Board of Directors to honor Dr. Roger Saneholtz, OD, of Montpelier, a longtime community leader for Montpelier who served on the CHWC Board of Directors for nine years.
Benefactor: CHWC Board of Directors, to honor Dr. Roger Saneholtz, OD