First place in the Shelby Township Fine Art Society’s art show at the Shelby Township Library this month went to “Lake Michigan Shoreline,” by Joyce Kilpatrick. The art show was on display from Nov. 2 to Nov. 21.

First place in the Shelby Township Fine Art Society’s art show at the Shelby Township Library this month went to “Lake Michigan Shoreline,” by Joyce Kilpatrick. The art show was on display from Nov. 2 to Nov. 21.

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Shelby Township Library art show features 3 winners, 3 honorable mentions

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby - Utica News | Published November 22, 2021

  Cecelia Grzadzinski painted “Bass Player” for her son, who plays both bass guitar and upright bass. The painting took second place in the recent art show at the Shelby Township Library.

Cecelia Grzadzinski painted “Bass Player” for her son, who plays both bass guitar and upright bass. The painting took second place in the recent art show at the Shelby Township Library.

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 Bea Allebone was pleased to receive an honorable mention for her painting, “Ember,” which shows an Australian shepherd Allebone described as beautiful and sweet.

Bea Allebone was pleased to receive an honorable mention for her painting, “Ember,” which shows an Australian shepherd Allebone described as beautiful and sweet.

Photo provided by Fu-Yuan Ciricola

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Fine Art Society hosted an art show at the Shelby Township Library Nov. 2 through Nov. 21. It was a judged show, and Vienna Szabo chose the first, second and third places, along with three honorable mentions.

The ribbons were placed on the winning entries the afternoon of Nov. 2. The library held an open house for its 50th birthday celebration Nov. 13, and the art show was on display for the big event.

The art show’s judging resulted in “Lake Michigan Shoreline,” by Joyce Kilpatrick, receiving first place; “Bass Player,” by Cecelia Grzadzinski, receiving second place; and “The Rock in San Francisco,” by Al Sonnenberg, receiving third place.

The honorable mentions were “Ember,” by Bea Allebone; “New Blanket of Snow,” by Barbara Gasparski; and “In the Jungle,” by Sara Katsavrias.

Allebone said she was happy to hear that she had received an honorable mention. She said that a lot of preparation and creativity goes into the artwork.

“An artist’s journey is so personal; we really pour our soul into the hours of planning, preparing and creating. ‘Ember’ is an Australian shepherd; her beauty, calm demeanor and sweetness inspired this painting, and I was so pleased to have received an honorable mention award in the Shelby Township Fine Art Society’s fall Library Show. Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s show and to our judge, Vienna Szabo,” Allebone said via email.

Grzadzinski said she painted “The Bass Player” for her son.

“He is a bass guitar and stand-up bass player. I wanted the painting to be modern and colorful. Acrylic is my main medium. I was so surprised to win second place at the Shelby Fine Art Show,” she said.

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