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DELAWARE COUNTY CULTURAL ARTS CENTER | THE ARTS CASTLE | GALLERY SHOP

ACCESSORIZE YOUR LIFE... VISIT OUR GALLERY SHOP!!

GALLERY SHOP HIGHLIGHTS

Gallery ShopWelcome to the Arts Castle Gallery Shop!
We are pleased to offer a wide variety of hand-crafted fine art from many local artisans. Shoppers can accessorize with exquisite Jewelry, hand-made scarves and handbags. We have a wide selection of paintings, glass sculpture, pottery and other decorative items to enhance your living space.


Download our Gallery Shop brochure!

We have a new brochure for the Gallery Shop. If you are an artist and would like to display your work in our shop, or if you would like to volunteer your time and want more information about the Gallery Shop, you may download our new brochure by clicking on the above headline.
Better yet, stop in and see us in person and pick up a brochure!

 


Featured Works by Christal Mattern

Jewelry and Photo Note Cards

(Images coming soon)

 

 

GALLERY SHOP HOURS

The Gallery Shop is in need of more volunteers. Please call to be added to this wonderful group of volunteers.

HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
Or by Appointment

Call The Arts Castle or stop in and request a tour of the Gallery Shop.
740-369-2787. We will be happy to accommodate you.


Featured Artist: Christel Mattern


Christel has had her jewelry and cards displayed at The Arts Castle for 7 years. She is a retired German and English teacher who taught for 25 years in Columbus and for one year at Delaware Hayes High School.

While Christel still teaches an adult German class one evening a week in Westerville, after she retired 11 years ago she needed more to keep her occupied. Her daughter got her started with beading and she hasn't stopped since then. She loves the creativity involved in this hobby.

She began taking photos long before beading and long before she became a teacher. In her words: "My father gave me a very good SLR camera when I was 11 years old. I took my first pictures on our sea journey from Goteborg, Sweden, to New York City. They were black and white and not too great. I was born and raised in Germany and we were coming to live in the United States after our home was destroyed during World War II. I had that camera for many years. I took it on my senior trip to Washington D.C. and took many pictures of my children after I was married. One day the camera just died. So my husband bought me a new one and I was thrilled! When I was teaching, I was the yearbook adviser for 16 years and went to workshops with my staff every summer. I attended several photography workshops and learned about composing shots and so on. I had that camera until the digital age. I now have my second digital camera, a 10-pixel model, that I like very much and that works wellfor me."

Christel started making cards from her photos after seeing cards that others had made with their photos and paper frames. She thought, "That's something I could do" and since then has been busy making notecards of flowers and scenery in Delaware, Ohio.

She has made Delaware her home for the past 10 years. Her husband passed away in 2010 but her 3 children and 4 grandchildren remain close, all living in the central Ohio area.


Nancy Waggoner, Pat Milla
& Dody Stanley

Gallery Shop Coordinators

THE ARTS CASTLE IS FUNDED IN PART BY THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS:


Preservation Parks of Delaware County

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
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