Local artists’ works on display

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.The 66 works of art that make up the eighth annual Englewood Art Exhibit are set up in the lobby of the Malley Senior Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., and will be on display through Oct. 13.

The show is free and open to the public. The viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday.

The show displays 66 artworks by 39 local artists. The entries are very diverse in style and medium. Organizers say the show is an opportunity for individuals who create art for fun to show off their talents. The theme of the show is: “Artist by hobby, not by profession.”

Artist Linda Keefover attended the show’s opening reception on Oct. 3.

“I decided to start painting seven years ago to see if I could do it,” the longtime Englewood resident said with a smile. “I actually surprised myself that I was able to do well.”

Keefover’s entry this year is a watercolor painting of a Texas mission.

“I saw the picture of this mission, I liked it and decided to paint it. Of course, I added my own touches and colors to the finished painting,” she said. “I had an entry I liked better last year but I like the way this painting turned out and I love it.”