GRAND RAPIDS, Ohio - Sept. 22, the Library House Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio, opened an exhibition of artwork by Tiffin native Bernadine Stetzel. "Our Town: Recollections of Small Town Life in the 1930s and 1940s" features 130 oil paintings and carved wood figures by Stetzel.
The artist was present at the opening reception. Now a resident of Fremont, Stetzel has been painting since age 12 in a primitive style. Her works include outdoor scenes, events from her childhood days in Tiffin, holiday celebrations and American historical events. She has shown her work in exhibits throughout the United States.
Stetzel also has written and illustrated children's books. Three of them have been published by PRGott Books, and can be purchased in book stores and from online outlets.
In this painting, Bernadine Stetzel recreates fond memories of her childhood on Tomb Street in Tiffin.
The exhibit in Grand Rapids is to remain in place indefinitely at the gallery, 24164 Front St. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (419) 830-3080.
Museum programs offered
The Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St., has planned two October programs.
Bernadine Stetzel is to be in Tiffin give a program on memory painting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Seneca County Museum. Her presentation is the final installment of Sundays at the Museum for 2013. The museum is to be open 1-4 p.m. Admission to the museum and the program are free.
Pumpkins and Parasols, a fall luncheon served by the Seneca County Museum Docents, is set for 1-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum. Museum director Tonia Hoffert is to bring her collection of parasols for the program. The cost of the event is $15. Paid reservations are due by Oct. 17. Call Ann at (419) 448-0074. See www.senecacountymuseum.com for updates on museum activities.