Gallery Dedication and Exhibition

Join us on June 25th at 7:00pm at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center as we dedicate our gallery space to honor Dan Vance, a lifelong Hilliard resident, graduate of Hilliard High School and treasurer of the Hilliard Arts Council for 40 years who sadly passed away in 2019. In Dan’s memory, the Vance-Fleischmann family has made a generous gift of $25,000 to the Arts Council and as a reflection of our gratitude, we are naming the newly expanded and renovated space as the Daniel B. Vance Gallery.

As a participant in this event, you will not only be able to join us in the commemorative ceremony, but to be able to view the gallery, meet the artists and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.

We will be exhibiting the work of local artist Christopher Duda. All work displayed will also be available for purchase.

Christopher Duda

Every piece is a means of meditation and healing for him. Being completely vulnerable. Exposing his thoughts and feelings of the day on the canvas. Everything seems bright and vibrant but also has that twinge of dark.  Other than a means of therapy and self-soothing, his painting is also a means of escape. Looking at a blank canvas and letting his imagination run wild with the brush. Striking the canvas. Quick and sudden strokes of color. Rushed and almost scribbled black outlines.  He doesn’t feel his process is” professional” by any means as he has had no formal training other than public school art class, but instead is self-taught other than little things I’ve picked up here and there from artists such as Alex Pardee, Salventius and Bob Ross.

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