Photo by Barbara Radebaugh
Visitors and locals will have the opportunity to view the Splendor of Lake Erie at a special exhibit at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center West. The exhibit features a variety of lake art from local artists Celeste Mycoskie, Put-in-Bay; Barbara Radebaugh, Catawba Island; Rosemary Schramm, Port Clinton and Jim Siemer, Columbus and Middle Bass Island, and will run through Labor Day.
Mycoskie, a watercolor artist, spent summers on PIB as a teen and enjoys sketching and painting the island offerings. Her annual calendar with 12 island views has become a collector’s item.
Radebaugh, a watercolor artist and photographer, paints or photographs unusual scenes from the wonders of nature that surround the beauty that is Lake Erie. Her macro of a mayfly either thrills people or makes them say “eww!”
Schramm has a BFA from Bowling Green University. She is an artist, singer and songwriter, and was born and raised in Port Clinton. Schramm can be seen painting oils in plein aire around the area. Her “treasure paintings” are sought after, as well as her portraits.
Siemer is an artist from Columbus, Ohio whose family built a cottage on Middle Bass Island in 1983. Inspired by the beauty of Lake Erie, Jim began painting watercolors of local landmarks like Lonz Winery. For 25 years Jim has captured the splendor of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands in his paintings.