Nude on Park exhibit returns to Warren

WARREN — After a month during which everyone was bundled up, Art on Park will feature stripped-down subject matter with its second Nude on Park.

The celebration of the human form will run for one night only this Saturday.

“We had great attendance last year and a lot of positive feedback,” said James Shuttic, director of the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County. “This show and Dark on Park were two of our most talked- about events.”

Organizers implemented several changes for the second year. There was no entry fee this year and the show is non-juried, and Shuttic said he could see the impact of those changes in this year’s submissions.

“I think we got more of a variety, and I think the quality of the work is better,” he said. “People were more comfortable submitting this year after seeing last year’s show … The artists didn’t have to worry about creating something they think a juror will like. The work is a little more racy and edgy.”

More than 40 two-dimensional and three-dimensional works were submitted. The show was open to all styles of art, and the only restriction was that the work must deal with the naked form. Many of the pieces will be for sale.

Participating artists include Terry Polonsky, Craig Latchaw Jr., Chris Yambar, Rosemary Connelly Prample, Linda Brink, Barry Burkey, Julia Shuttic, Carl Henneman, Ashley Hall, Carlos Yeager-Rivera, Ryan McClellan, Adam Gregory, Kelly Vogt, Johnathan Ruple, Josh Ford, Frank Maggiano, Jared Smith, Shannon H. Fee, Sam Perry, Gary Barnes and James Shuttic.

Shuttic said they also decided to limit this year’s show to a single night.

“With these types of events, the bulk of people come out the first night,” he said.

Trumbull Art Gallery at 158 N. Park Ave.,Warren, will have evening hours for its current exhibition, the juried show by the group Random Acts of Artists, to coincide with Nude on Park. Paints & Pints Art Studio will have the grand opening of its downtown Warren location at 118 N. Park Ave. from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday.