The Chillicothe Area Arts Council has brought the art exhibit “The Grand Canyon in Oils” to their town.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Administrator Julie Ashbrook:

Julie Ashbrook

Press Release from the Chillicothe Area Arts Council

A sneak preview of some work from the art exhibit, “The Grand Canyon in Oils”, will be offered at a cultural luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, at the Alaska House, 455 Locust Street in Chillicothe. Artist Darrell Gardner will share a slideshow and information on his passion for the beauty of the Grand Canyon, and on his determination to catch some of that beauty in his oil paintings.

The luncheon is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council. Reservations for the $5 lunch of a sandwich, chips, a cookie and a drink must be made by noon Monday, April 30. To make a reservation call the arts office at 646-1173 or e-mail the office at [email protected] A person does not have to order lunch to attend the presentation.

The luncheon is a tip-off event for a large exhibit of Gardner’s works to be displayed in the courtroom of the Livingston County Library from Thursday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 16. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 in the library courtroom. Hours for the remainder of the exhibit are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through May 16.

Funding for the exhibit has been provided, in part, by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.