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A Show About Snow

Artists celebrate the season with an intriguing new exhibit.

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Medina artist Lou McCulloch has been selling homemade greeting cards and keychains online for three years, but the holiday-themed Wonderland marks her first show outside of cyberspace.

@cal body 1:McCulloch’s “altered art,” in which she embellishes century-old photographs with treasures collected at antique shops and flea markets, is on view at the Log Cabin Gallery for the next two weekends.

In pieces like “Christmas Dream,” she updates an 1890s photo of an 11-member family with tints and seasonal graphics. The results enliven an otherwise boring snapshot. “I would say it’s more like collage work, using items like tickets, stamps, and cards,” says McCulloch, senior designer at the Hudson-based Altered Arts magazine. “I may add a digital image or paint and pencil on the photograph for the final product.”

Wonderland also features works by two dozen other Northeast Ohio artists. Richfield’s Jim Hamilton contributes 3-D wildlife art. Paula Singleton of Akron displays bejeweled hats and handbags. And Peninsula’s Judith Rickenbacher exhibits handmade furniture.

“I told everyone to make their pieces playful and sparkly -- to promote a sense of wonder for winter,” says Diane Seskes, the gallery’s owner. “It’s that special feeling you cling onto.”
Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 3. Continues through Dec. 17

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