The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council (GPCAAC) is featuring a new dual exhibit from two talented area artists at The Arts Garage in Port Clinton throughout July. An opening reception open to the public on Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m. will be held by both “Rock the Night Away” by Dave Ostheimer and “Capturing Nature through My Lens” by Susan Prentice.
Ostheimer’s eclectic work ranges from airbrush, pencil, ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic all the way to charcoal. His commissioned work can be found on cars, motorcycles, helmets, dragsters, canvas and tattoos. He’s self-taught and dabbles in other unique projects.
“You name it, he’s probably worked on it,” said his wife Sandye.
Susan Prentice focuses primarily on landscape and nature photography, always looking for a way to see things differently, she said.
Prentice considers photography to be her lifesaver, a creative outlet and a passion. Recently she began dabbling in painting, with the guidance of a talented friend and teacher.
“There is so much beauty we see every day but pay no attention to,” said Prentice. She said she never passes up an opportunity to meet new people and try new things.
“If you keep learning, you never grow old,” she said.
The reception to meet the artists to learn about their work and craft is open to the public, and opportunity to also check out The Arts Garage, home to more than a dozen artists in residence. The Arts Garage is located in the old city garage at 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton.