Date(s) - 12/07 - 12/08
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Gallery One hosts Dean Morrissey’s annual holiday appearance
MENTOR, OH – It’s official, and you’re invited!
Gallery One, Mentor, OH, announces its much-anticipated annual holiday event – the return of one of America’s all-time favorite artists and authors, Dean Morrissey, on December 7th and 8th. This fun, family-oriented event is FREE and open to the public.
Morrissey’s resplendent art has dazzled art collectors worldwide for decades, and his annual Gallery One visit is a Northeast Ohio holiday tradition, with art lovers returning year after year, many now with children of their own. Because Morrissey paints ordinary objects in extraordinary settings, his work appeals to the child in everyone; even the most familiar-looking objects are never what they seem.
In addition to being an award-winning artist, Morrissey authored Ship of Dreams, his imaginative and lavishly illustrated story about the Sandman that quickly became one of the bestselling children’s books of all-time, as well as a number of other popular children’s books. Morrissey will personalize copies of Ship of Dreams at the gallery in time for Christmas gift-giving.
Gallery One will also unveil new original artwork, including a never-before seen collection of original Trundle paintings. According to Morrissey, “Like the Sandman, Trundles are native to The Great Kettles, a magical Chain of Islands across the Sea of Time. Trundles are little creatures that hide in plain sight, inhabiting homes and barns and shops in the real world. Virtually invisible in a cluttered room, very few people have actually seen a Trundle although many people have them as boarders.”
In light of this, Gallery One announces the Great Trundle Trade-In. Every child, age 12 or younger, who draws a Trundle and brings it to the show to be displayed on Friday or Saturday will receive a print of a Trundle, hand-signed by Dean Morrissey. See www.galleryone.com for more details.
Gallery One will also debut a new collection of giclées featuring artwork from Morrissey’s latest book, The Wizard Mouse.
Show hours are Friday, December 7, from 7 until 9 p.m., and Saturday, December 8, from 1 until 5 p.m. Morrissey will give an informal lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening.
Established in 1974 and twice-voted Best Cleveland Area Art Gallery, Gallery One is located at 7003 Center Street (between Rtes. 2 and 90). Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment, the family-friendly gallery is wheel chair accessible with hassle-free parking. For more information, call 800.621.1141 or 440.255.1200 or visit www.galleryone.com
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