CASPIAN—Pat Fortin of Crystal Falls has been selected as Artist of the Year by Iron County Museum Art Club members.
Fortin has been a member for about 2 1/2 years and over that period has painted over 50 pieces of art, primarily on woodland themes, animals and birds. She began her hobby when she moved to the area and began to paint pictures of wildlife animals, birds and flowers.
Art Director, Amy Brzoznowski, announced that as the most prolific producer of art work in the club, she has been awarded extra space so that more than four pictures may be placed in her display.
The opening reception to meet artists will be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. A short program of introductions will be made and refreshments will be served. The reception will be held in the museum’s Cultural Center, where the exhibits are on display. The public is invited to view the paintings and visit with nearly 20 artists from the area.
While artist and craftsman Clarice Cocco will be introduced at the opening reception, the museum is naming Thursday, Aug. 22, as Clarice Cocco Day, and the public is invited to again visit with her to see her special items on display.
A sale will be held on the last two days of the show, when artists will be bringing extra works to sell. The show will close on Saturday, Aug. 31.