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CPI brings artists to Old Town

CPI brings artists to Old Town

June 20th, 2018 by Michelle Brooks in Local News
Dianne Baum will be at the Ruffled Hem Boutique, 326 S. Oak St., with her watercolor paintings. (Submitted photo)

Historic buildings will be filled with art and artists June 23 as the California Progress Inc. holds its third annual Art Crawl in Old Town 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The 10 Show-Me State artists have been selected for their talent and variety of wares.

A tribute to Beryl White will be set up at the Moniteau County Courthouse, 200 E. Main St., including his original art and student art.

And area school student artwork, which will be on display at the Moniteau County Fair, will debut at the California City Hall, 500 S. Oak St.

Local couple Lloyd and Ann Grotjan will display their photography and pottery skills at the Finke Theatre, 315 N. High St., and Winding Road Gifts and Interiors, 324 S. Oak St., respectively. Lloyd Grotjan will give a musical performance at 2 p.m.

Lloyd, who owns Full Spectrum Photo and Audio in Jefferson City, is a professional musician as well as photographer.

As a musician Lloyd has been in Guitar Player, Awareness and Progression magazines and remains active in the Acoustic Guitar Community. In addition to his CDs, Lloyd has released a DVD of material from his live Part of the Circle audio visual performances. His original composition, Apogee, from the album Twelve Moons, has been performed on stages from Broadway New York to Verona, Italy, in the production Botanica by MoMix. His favorite music style is that which conveys the positive feelings associated with being out of doors.

Lloyd's photographs have been published in magazines, books, calendars and online. A sampling of credits include the magazines Outdoor Life, the Smithsonian, Wildlife Art, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, and the books Colorful Missouri, Dogwoods, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Images of Missouri, Images of St Louis, Mandalas, Art Museums and Galleries of Missouri and Somewhere in Time. His work for the National Park Service is on permanent file with the Library of Congress.

Ann Grotjan earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Columbia College, with emphasis in ceramics and sculpture. She operates a studio at her California home. Her favorite medium is stoneware, mostly using a potter's wheel before decorating and altering the work.

The inspiration for her work is generally organic, whether it is abstract or realistic.

"It might be the curve of a lizard's body and tail, or the flight of a soaring hawk," Ann said. "I am very interested in nature and it never ceases to amaze me, the variety and number of subjects nature has to offer for my work."

Some of her work is sculptural and made strictly as decorative art pieces. She also produces functional tableware and cookware and does a lot of custom orders. She has a line of garden related pottery that includes planters, herb tags, bird feeders and bird baths.

Jefferson City muralist Dennis Holliday will be showing his pen and ink and acrylic paintings at Baer Brothers Woodworking, 106 E. Dahler St.

Holliday will create a mural on the north wall of the Moniteau County Library as the first installment of the California Progress mural project highlighting California's history through art. The first mural will tell the city's railroad story.

The catering business of Sweet Chipotle will open its newly-renovated space at 512 N. East St. to visitors and to showcase Suzanne Taggart and her jewelry and glass art. Her "Beyond Baubles" is a path to discovery, how each piece of stacked glass reform into a single piece in the hot kiln. They are purposefully layered with dichroic glass and metal inclusions. The event display will include a high-powered magnifier to illustrate each piece's depth and variety.

Taggart studied chaining at William Holland Lapidary School and continues classes through the Society of Midwest Metalsmiths. She is a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands and has been marketing jewelry for more than 20 years.

Dianne Baum will be at the Ruffled Hem Boutique, 326 S. Oak St., with her watercolor paintings.

At Doreen's Victorian Tea Room, 102 S. Oak St., Hollis Taylor will show off her oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of animals and people.

Deb Galey will display her clay jewelry at the Moniteau County Historical Society, 201 N. High St.

And, Kyle Wilhelm will be at the Sweet Buy and Buy, 307 S. Oak St., with his woodworking of bowls, cutting boards and furniture.

Paul Krautmann's wood turning and bowls will be on display at Grind Coffee, 314 S. Oak St.

And at Ann Perry Law Firm, 601 N. High St., Jean Turner will show her oil paintings.

Each family visiting the Art Crawl will receive a map and ticket at the first artist location. At each stop, a staff member in a green Art Crawl Tshirt will mark the ticket to be submitted in the drawing. A bonus entry in the drawing will be given for purchases made at the location. Prizes include artwork, a baseball basket and gift cards.

Steak sandwiches will be served by the Moniteau County Cattleman's Association and curly fries by Gump's at Smith-Burke Park. Other food will be available at the Eagle's.

On the web: californiaprogressinc.org