The long-running program allows local artists and creative professional an opportunity to to rent studio spaces at affordable rates. Over the years, a variety of artists have worked among the dozens of rooms both in the main building as well as the annex. Now Jamie Duarte and Mike Hoover can count themselves among those ranks. The event also celebrated the return to the space by Susan McGuire.
With her move into the the National Transit Annex studio space, she is keeping busy with her new jewelry business.
McGuire works in watercolor and 3-D mixed media. She relocated to Oil City several years ago and formerly had a space in the building.
Hoover is a Encaustic painter and expert in Suiseki, which is stone sculptures. He recently moved Oil City from Stockton, California. He will be the featured artist in the next show at the Graffiti Gallery.
"Different Visions" opens on Friday, November 3, with a public reception from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Throughout the month, there will be open viewing hours and a variety of special events at the gallery.
Check the ARTS Oil City Facebook page for additional information on the art show and other art-related programs.