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A Great Egret is pictured above. This photo by Bruce Wallace will be featured in The BIRDS exhibit at The Station Gallery.

“Join us for the opening reception on this coming May 14, Friday night, from 6 to 9 p.m.,” Carol Cillo, Clinton County Arts Council president, said.

The gallery has opened its doors for the BIRDS, an invitational exhibit featuring a variety of mediums and 14 artists.

The artists, many local, include: Ron Beach, Kraig Brady, Fred Bucheit, Kasey Campbell, Carol Ann Simon Cillo, Steve Getz, Lynn Kibbe, Karl Leitzel, Mickey Mapstone, Anni Matsick, Tammy Quigley, Deb Stabley, Deb Trate and Bruce Wallace.

The artists have created a piece or two related to the subject matter in original acrylic, water color and oil paintings, wooden or ceramic sculpture, photography and digital painting, scratchboard and pastel.

This scratchboard image of a barn owl was created by Lynn Kibbe and will be featured in the exhibit on Friday.

“From delicate drawings to inspired oil paintings, intriguing sculptures to amazing photos, all will enjoy ‘bird-watching’ at our Station Gallery,” Cillo said. “You may even find the perfect gift for a friend or yourself.”

CDC guidelines will be in place for safe viewing.

“Keep posted and please come to support these artists, and give yourself a treat after so many months without an exhibit at the Station Gallery,” Cillo said.

“Even though some things have changed, we still provide amazing arts events and encourage your visit to the gallery in 2021,” she continued.

Cillo said the help of dedicated volunteers have opened the doors to the gallery on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. — while the art is hanging — on top of the Friday night opening receptions.

This oil painting of a Great Egret in flight, created by Karl Leitzel, will be available to view at The Station Gallery until May 30 and during the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday.

The following exhibits are planned for 2021:

— May 9-30: Birds Group Invitational Exhibit. A gallery reception will be May 14 at 6 p.m. with additional days on May 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.

— June 6-27: Regional Photo exhibit/awards. The theme this year is Chiaroscuro with a gallery reception scheduled for Friday, June 11 at 6 p.m. and additional days on June 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

— July 11- Aug. 1: Regional 2D3D exhibit/awards. This year’s theme is Alzheimers support memory with a reception scheduled for July 16 at 6 p.m. and additional days on July 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Aug. 1.

— Aug. 8-29: Roots & Heritage Group Invitational exhibit. The reception is planned for Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. with special events to be announced. Additional viewing days will be Aug. 8, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

— Aug. 13-14: Locations and events are listed on The gallery will be closed on July 14.

— Sept. 5-26: Wild Art Wearables Fiber Invitational. Special fiber workshops will be announced. An opening reception is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. with additional days on Sept. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26.

— Harvest Days on Sept. 26. Events will be announced at a later date.

— Oct. 3-24: Invited solo artist Dave Becker. An opening reception will be on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. with additional days on Oct. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.

Cillo encourages anyone interested in attending receptions to check their website — — for any last minute changes. Depending CDC guidelines at the time, receptions could be held virtually.

“As many other businesses and non-profits, we have had a difficult past year. If youc an, please send a donation to help keep our gallery and organization open and active,” Cillo said. “Don’t forget to renew your membership or join for the first time. That is one way to keep our doors open and remain able to bring you all sorts of wonderful events promoting the arts.”

Cillo noted that those interested in joining the CCAC can do so online at their website.

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