Nature art show set Feb. 4-5 in Franklin

From staff reports

The sixth annual Nature Art Showcase and Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, in Franklin.

This indoor art exhibit is conducted in the main lobby of the Barrow-Civic Theatre at 1223 Liberty St.

Original works of art depicting four seasons of outdoor recreational activities as well as landscapes and close-ups of scenes, plants, wildlife, and other settings found in northwestern Pennsylvania have already been registered by more than 30 artists.

Many of the participating artists will be in attendance during a free public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4.

The art event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 5.

The artists who have registered so far are from many communities in the area.

A variety of 2-D and 3-D art has been registered for this year’s in-person event. Examples include acrylic paintings on canvas, alcohol ink paintings on tile and on YUPO synthetic paper, charcoal drawing, fiber arts, metal work, oil paintings on canvas and on cross-cut wood, pastel drawings, pencil drawings, digital photos, pottery, reclaimed slate, and wood, stained glass mosaics, stoneware, wood burning, and wood carving.

Artist registrations are still being received.

Artist information packets may be picked up during regular business hours at French Creek Framing on Market Street in Meadville, Penn Soil RC&D Council on Conewango Avenue in Warren, and Victorian City Art and Frame on Liberty Street in Franklin.

Information for artists and the public is also posted at

The showcase and sale are jointly operated by two non-profit corporations — Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Council on Greenways and Trails.

More information is available by contacting Penn Soil at or (814) 726-1141 or Greenways treasurer Marilyn Black at or (814) 671-2058.