Artists share an afternoon at the library

“An Afternoon with Area Artists” was just the thing for the first real autumn weekend of the year, and the Theta Delta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority and Bremen Public Library teamed up to bring it to the community Sept. 26.
Featuring local artists in a variety of mediums, the free show provided donations of much-needed arts supplies to the Bremen Boys & Girls Clubs as guests enjoyed browsing the offerings and light refreshments to the sweet sounds of dulcimer music performed by Carol Spaid.
Photographer Rob Krost’s display of dozens of photographs showed the depth of vision — as well as love of technology — as he brought both together in visually stunning looks at the world in which we live. The view ranged from close to home, from Jane’s Park, to more exotic locals.
R. Tripansky’s large and impressive oils reflected his world-wide travels and study, and clearly were crowd-pleasers as guests discussed his work throughout the afternoon.
Alison Hundt’s beautiful, and haunting, portraits of young children, were true to her mission of providing a voice for abused or neglected youngsters, and her pottery pieces were showcases for her talent in creating both unique forms and glazes.
Jeff Stanifer’s nationally recognized skill at the intricacy of tying flies had visitors fascinated by his agility and selection of materials used.
The garden glass created by Barb and Jay Stouder was creating buzz about how its placement in locally owned gardens would add sparkle and a touch of whimsy.
Virginia Manges’ depictions of world travels with her husband, Earl, sparked good conversation not only of Manges’ colorful style, but the joy with which she paints.
During brief interims betweem discussions with guests, artist Laura LaVine Marmolejos kept busy with her sketchbook, providing visitors with an even greater insight into her perspective.
Stained glass pieces featuring colorful cactus, mesmerizing dragon flies, and playful bears were provided by Martha Nicholas in a variety of home decor items, and Erin Yeager’s stylish handbags, playful fabric owls, and other items were both enticing and useful.
The show, in its second year now, continues to woo visitors with the vast array of talent displayed by area artists, and to provide inspiration to those who come to see and appreciate the art as well as to support the Bremen Boys & Girls Club.