The Community Foundation of Lorain County will host “LUSH” ~ An Exhibition and Sale of Original Works by Master Printmaker David C. Jansheski in the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at Lorain County Community College. The show runs May 31 through June 20, 2018.
Now, an endowment created before he passed in 2014 is supporting the Arts and arts education in Lorain County. The David C. Jansheski Fund for the Arts in 2017 supported a Lorain Arts Council mural project through a $5,214 grant.
The grant is helping support the recruitment and hiring of six Vietnam Veterans to help plan and create a mural in downtown Lorain. In addition to working on the mural, the veterans will assist in the day to day operations of the Council's Gallery Art Center. Working in teams, the veterans would alternate between working on the mural and working in the gallery.
The Beth K. Stocker Gallery is open during events at Stocker Arts Center and by appointment by calling (440) 366-4140. An artists’ reception will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit will also be open the evening of July 11, 2018 for the Best of Lorain County event presented by Pulse Magazine. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Stocker Arts Center is located on the campus of Lorain County Community College at 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio. The Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery is on the second floor of Stocker Arts Center. Purchases may be made via cash or check.
Jansheski was a contemporary artist and master printmaker whose career spanned three decades. His portfolio of work reached an international audience. He loved working with youth and developed workshops teaching them to harness their natural talents for exploration.
He bequeathed his entire estate, including extensive art collection, to create the endowment. Over 800 pieces were found in his collection after he passed.
Art supplies from his studio were donated to Firelands High School following his death to bolster the art program there. His gift is ensuring his legacy of supporting the arts in Lorain County forever.
You can help support the arts through David's work; every piece in his collection that was bequested to the Community Foundation is available for sale. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork grow the endowment that permanently supports the arts in Lorain County.