Updated Tue, May 14, 2013 4:54 pm
On Wednesday, May 15, ARTS/West will present a public art exhibit by Marietta artist Geoff Schenkel.
Schenkel, who was honored with the ARTSBRIDGE "Reflections" People’s Choice Award and won Best of Show for Mixed Media in the Southern Hills Art Show, was recently featured at the Dairy Barn's FLOW exhibition in April.
After graduating with honors from Marietta College in 1994, Schenkel took an apprenticeship in San Francisco with Precita Eyes Community Muralist Susan Cervantes.
Through Cervantes' mentoring, Schenkel began working with individuals who may not be inclined to visit a gallery or an art museum, but who are, nonetheless, curious about art and/or creative efforts.
For his efforts to collaborate with others, Schenkel has been recognized for inclusion in the National Society of Arts and Letters. As an ARTSBRIDGE Visionary Artist, he has received the Liquitex National Excellence in Art Award, WTAP TV "One Who Makes A Difference" honors, the Ohio School Volunteer of the Year Award, the Marietta City Schools Volunteer of the Year Award and the Marietta College Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year Award.
Wednesday's art opening will take place at 5 p.m. at ARTS/West, located at 132 West State Street, Athens. Free refreshments will be available.