Bexley, OH, August 1st, 2019 – BexArts is proud to announce its public exhibition, Unseen/Seen, which includes the installation of 4 public murals featuring artwork created by Bexley residents, Christine D’Epiro Abbott, George Leach, Kim Rohrs, and Eleanor Rupp. The murals were selected from a public call for artwork and more than 30 residents submitted pieces as part of the selection process. The murals are generously funded by a grant from the Bexley Community Foundation’s Susie and Charlie Rath Creative Fund for the Arts. Abbott, Leach, and Rohrs are all practicing studio artists, and Eleanor Rupp is a recent graduate of the Bexley City Schools and her work was selected from a pool of student submissions. More information on their works can be found at www.bexarts.org.
The murals are located along Main Street in Bexley, Ohio at Brassica (2212 E. Main St.), The Drexel Theatre (2254 E Main St.), Giuseppe’s Ritrovo (2268 E. Main St.), and RE/MAX Main Street (2404 E Main St.). BexArts cannot thank the business owners, partners, and the City of Bexley enough for their support in getting this project off the ground.
BexArts is Bexley’s non-profit community arts council and was formed in 2016 by residents interested in enhancing Bexley’s already lively arts scene with diverse and innovative programming. The mission of BexArts is to:
“enhance the vitality of Bexley by inspiring, enlivening and engaging the Bexley community, its residents and visitors through meaningful experiences in the arts.”
Susie and Charlie Rath established the Creative Fund for the Arts through the Bexley Community Foundation in memory Susie’s father Leland S. McClelland. McClelland was a highly regarded local artist and longtime Bexley resident. The fund was established to promote the creative arts, including the visual and performing arts, vocal and instrumental music, writing and communication, design, and digital and other media, in the Bexley Community. More information about the Creative Fund for the Arts and the Bexley Community Foundation can be found at www.bexleycommunityfoundation.org.
To learn more about BexArts’ or to volunteer please visit www.bexarts.org.