Scout David Williams chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at ArtSpace, Montpelier. Seven members were present, along with guest, Beatrix Baratier. Hostesses for the meeting were Marge Gearig and Rachel Donohue.
The afternoon slide show program was given by David Baratier, Husband of DAR, on the Williams County Arts Council (WCAC), of which he is Vice President. He was assisted by Chris Kannel, WCAC President. WCAC operates ArtSpace, a retail gallery exhibiting works by local artists who live within an hour of Montpelier or who come from this area. Chapter members enjoyed a special photographic exhibit by Tom Waniewski and Jim Nowak, entitled “Press Pass”, featuring presidential hopefuls who campaigned in Northwest Ohio, from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama. An upcoming special exhibit will be holiday themed and comprised of items locally handmade (not for sale).
There are currently 30 artists participating this holiday quarter. Regular hours are Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering on Nov. 17 and 18, there will be extended hours on Saturday from 9 a.m. to at least 7:30 p.m. Following the Holiday Gathering, ArtSpace will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Mondays until Christmas. Mr. Baratier also hosts an open mic event for any type of performance on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
WCAC is a completely volunteer organization. Mr. Kannel encouraged the group to consider a $20 annual Friend of ArtSpace membership, which provides a 10% discount on all purchases. Community members are encouraged to volunteer, and any group can meet at the gallery for free! DAR will next meet on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. for a soup and salad meal provided by Eastern Star members at the Masonic Building, Montpelier.
ENJOYING EXHIBITS… From left to right: Chris Kannel, DAR chapter Regent Linda Stanek, and David Baratier