Unionville Art Gala, Nov. 17 & 18

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This year’s featured Artist for the Unionville Art Gala is MaryAnn Weselyk.

EAST MARLBOROUGH — The Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 42nd year.  This annual event showcases local celebrated working artists, UHS Alumni, and current UHS Students along with live music and great food!  The UHS Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists – both new and more established individuals – who express their talents through diverse mediums including oil and watercolor paintings, photography, glass, metal, pastels, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, mosaics, and wood.

This year’s featured Artist is MaryAnn Weselyk.  Growing up in Chadds Ford, MaryAnn was influenced by its rich art culture and her beautiful surroundings.  She also gained a sense of freedom in her art from her extensive study of impressionism, post-impressionism, and the modern revolutionary movements of the late 19th and early 20th Century.  Understanding their work, she says “truly opened her eyes to art without boundaries.”

At heart, MaryAnn is a colorist, working in oils for its rich subdued hues and depth and acrylics for liveliness and spontaneity. MaryAnn embraces strength in abstract design, linear movement, and saturation of color with interesting patterns and texture. MaryAnn exhibits her work throughout the tr

The Art Gala also features a Student Art section which highlights the impressive artistic talents nurtured by Unionville High School and its outstanding Art Department. The 2017 Senior Student Artist is Margaret Clisham.

A Silent Auction is offered to the public which features beautiful artwork donated by the talented artists in the show as well as select regional activities and outings.  The Silent Auction runs both Friday and Saturday and closes one hour before show end.

The 2017 UHS Art Gala will be held on Friday, November 17th from 6-9pm and Saturday, November 18th from 11-4pm at Unionville High School Art Center, Auditorium Entrance, 750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Friday evening includes delicious appetizers provided by some of the area’s most popular restaurants and live music from local musicians.  This fun and lively event raises money for Educational Enrichment Projects which help enhance the overall educational experience for UHS students as well help fund community outreach efforts in the local area.  Admission to the event is free.  Free parking is available. Thirty percent of any purchases are tax deductible. The Art Gala will also be donating 10% of proceeds to Hardin-Jefferson school district in Houston, TX which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

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