>ART AT THE MILL FEATURES PORTRAIT ARTIST

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The diverse work of portrait Artist Lesley Walton will be featured at Bear’s Mill during the month of November. Ms. Walton’s exhibit opens with an artist’s reception from 6 till 9 p.m. on Friday, October 29, and will continue through Sunday, November 21. Additionally, new pottery currently being created by the Bear’s Mill potters will be on display and available for purchase.
A resident of Dayton, Lesley Walton attended the Cleveland Art Institute, and has won numerous awards for her work. According to Julie Clark, retail manager for Bear’s Mill, Lesley specializes in graphite drawings that evoke emotion and convey the spirit of her subjects. “Lesley does so much more than simply reproduce a face,” Ms. Clark explains. “Her portraits take on a spiritual feel, communicating with the viewer, expressing character and revealing personality,” the Mill spokesperson concluded.

Cabinets crafted by Bruce Bayman and the paintings of Evelyn Mahrt remain on display at Bear’s Mill through October 24. “Art at the Mill” is on view during regular Mill store hours, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and on Sundays, and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Bear’s Mill is operated by The Friends of Bear’s Mill, a non-profit organization, and is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road about 5 miles east of Greenville. For more information, contact Bear’s Mill at 937-548-5112 or on the web at www.bearsmill.com.

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