After 25 years Day In The Village has changed once again. The rebirth began with new hours. Friday events began at 2 p.m. with the opening of the annual Stockbridge Area Arts Council Art Show in the Township Hall. First, second, and third place winners were selected before the show began and ribbons were on display. The Art Show ran from 2 to 7 Friday and 10 to 4 Saturday with prize winners receiving awards at about 3:45 p.m.
Laura Kootsillas Jarvis received First place for Sitting Bull a drawing with pastel charcoal and wash.
Colleen Redfield was second for Renaissance Tapestry, collage. Jan Werfelmann was third with Sunflowers, photography. Dorothy Craft received honorable mention for The Fox which sold during the show. Dorothy donated her sale to the Stockbridge Area Arts Council.
Visitors were asked to vote for Peoples’ Choice which this year went to Bev Glynn for Early Spring.
Vicki Woodcock was this year’ featured artist.
President Dick Borden announced all of the prize winners. He also announced a new award which is planned to be awarded annually in memory of noted Gregory sculptor, artist Mike Jones who died earlier this year. The 2019 winner of the award was Paul Crandall, recently retired local head librarian, involved community volunteers and frequently featured musician in the area. See separate article on this award.