Majestic Galleries Wraps Up 2012 Season With Holiday Show

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Majestic Galleries will present the Members' Holiday Show, its final exhibition of 2012, on Nov. 30 as part of Nelsonville's Final Fridays.

The artist-run co-op has 18 active members hailing from the Nelsonville, Athens, Logan, Lancaster, Marietta and Parkersburg areas. Since opening in 2003, the Majestic has had over 50 members and plans to increase membership in the coming year.

Monthly shows at the Majestic usually feature solo exhibits. However, in order to highlight the diversity and breadth of its members, the Holiday Show will feature the work of all 18 artists.

Kathy Guest, a member from Hocking County, works primarily with paper and will be featuring molded paper faces. These faces are based on life casts of Kathy’s grandchildren and represent her interest in the ability to manipulate both the surface and spatial qualities of paper.

Dennis Savage, also from Hocking County, works primarily with photography. Savage's work usually relates to Southeastern Ohio and its ancient history. For the Holiday Show, he will display work created using a pinhole camera.

Danielle Wyckoff, a 2010 graduate of Ohio University’s MFA program, will display two pieces, both lithographs on handmade paper. These pieces, entitled Expanse (you were always leaving) and Expanse (swept by you, by the sea), are images of swimmers or people in and out of water.

Wyckoff states that the figures represented in her work serve as metaphors. In these images, the sensation of being in water is equated with being in love.

Pat Wolf of Athens will display four works that are part of an ongoing series of "cup" paintings. Ron Kroutel, also of Athens, will present part of a series of eight pastels of the Hocking River, representing different seasons of the year.

The exhibit will run through Dec. 23. Visit for more information.