Oh I have been to your city, love the murals and the Creegans puppet store. I live in western PA. here is a list of the Society of Decorative Painers chapters if this helps, looks like Wooster might be your closest.? http://decorativepainters.org/chapters/products.php?cat=42
I live in Beaver Falls and my younger sister lives in Calcutta, Oh and she takes me around the areas to see things like the murals in Stubenville and a smaller little town, can't think of the name of it with a wonderful bridge type structure a lady painted so well, looks like a brick wall. so neat to see. awww it was Wellsville, just so enjoyed seeing it all. great painting. since I have only been painting since retirement she is trying to keep me motivated, grin. would be fun to meet sometime for a coffee or something
Have you tried contacting HOOT or the Society of Decorative Painters? Many chapters belong to SDP. The Heart of Ohio Tole (HOOT) Chapter should be able to help you contact someone in your area. Their show is in a few weeks (Aug 9-14). Please come and say hello. This is the biggest gathering of Ohio artists you will find. A great show. Lots of classes, Special Events and Exhibitors.
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