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Artist's Legacy Exhibit Supports Arts in Lorain County

DJ 91CL002Double Echo #11, a print collage by David Jansheski

An artist creates, always. Creative expression can come in the form of a master craft, cooking a gourmet meal, or in a lifetime devoted to generous friendships, as David C. Jansheski’s life proved. 

See exemplary samples of his work at an exhibit on display at FAVA in Oberlin. The exhibit features the work of Jansheski and opens February 4th and runs through March 18th. 

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.

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.

To view his works online, click here. If you are interested in purchasing any of the pieces shown, please contact Danielle Locke, gift planning officer, at 440-984-7390 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All artwork is being offered at specialty sale pricing. 

 

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