The Coshocton County Beacon June 10, 2020 - Page 3

June 10, 2020 opens in Roscoe Village for her work featuring barns and buildings. “Art is just part of who I am,” she said. Melissa Maxwell is known for her work with oils and paintings featuring flowers. “I have two older sisters, and we were always doing crafts,” she said. “Later on, I started painting with watercolors and now oils. I’m obsessed with flowers. I like to capture the sunlight on the petals.” Maxwell also does encaustic paintings, which are done with melted beeswax. Jack Hunt is a photographer and digital artist who enjoys producing works of mix mediums. “I use Photoshop as a creation tool, not just for editing,” he said. One of Jack Hunt’s favorite subjects is barns. “I’ll shoot one in the middle of the afternoon but then paint what I wish I saw,” he said. “It may have been a barn in mid-July with no clouds, but it ends up being a barn at 8 in the evening with a storm coming in.” Jack Hunt said they are all officers in the Coshocton Josie Sellers Jack Hunt, Carole Hunt, BJ Taylor and Melissa Maxwell opened Foothills Studio & Gallery in Roscoe Village. County Artist Collective and plan to have guest artists participate in the gallery. “It’s a nice place to share your work,” Taylor said. Currently two jewelry artists also are selling their pieces. “Sometime in the future we hope to offer classes too,” Carole Hunt said. Customers also will have the chance to catch them each in action working on pieces. “We are a studio first and a gallery second,” Jack Hunt said. For more on Foothills Studio & Gallery including updates on hours, look them up on Facebook or visit Hours will depend on traffic, but currently they will have someone at the studio from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. “We plan to change out what is in here every four to six weeks,” Carole Hunt said. Community band cancels its summer concert series Tim Vance, president of the Coshocton County Community Band, announced that after careful consideration, the decision was made to cancel the 2020 summer concert series due to the limitations and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our primary consideration is for the safety, health and well-being of our supporters and those who perform with the band,” Vance said. “It was not the outcome we had hoped for, as this is the first cancellation in the 55-year history of the band. It is certainly a disappointment for those many who enjoy the band concerts, as well as for the musicians who work diligently with our director Christie Cochran to prepare entertaining concerts throughout the summer. Many other area bands from neighboring counties have also announced cancellation of summer concerts in response to the pandemic.” Vance explained the plan for the future. “The Community Band concerts have been a tradition in Coshocton for generations, and the preliminary planning for 2020 included collaboration with the Pomerene Center for the Arts to actively involve the youth in the community. It is hoped that these performances can be developed for the 2021 Summer Series.” SEND US YOUR NEWS!