Social Scene: Love at Local Color Art Gallery



Artist Judy Chinski talked with guests about her ink and alchol floral designs.

What could be a more romantic way to celebrate a “Hugs and Love” Valentine’s Day theme than by covering strawberries, fruit, candy and yes even bacon with rich dark chocolate flowing from a fountain? Maybe more chocolate and desserts? Maybe selecting some romantic art in the form of hearts, flowers and/or romantic landscapes? The Local Color Art Gallery held it’s Friday open house art-walk with all of those things. Seven local artists, Betty Newman, Lindy Kowalczyk, Bonnie Hauke, Karen Swanker, Malenda Trick, Judy Chinski and newest addition to the gallery – Sandra Esham provided not only the decadent snacks, but also were on hand to show their newest art. Attendance was strong as the gallery has built a reputation on the uniqueness of its first Friday hospitality, tasty refreshments and unique artwork. For more information about the gallery, visit

The chocolate fountain with a variety of dipping tidbits was the hit of the Friday open house.
First time visitor Diane O'Neil posed with mascot Ken.
Artists Bonnie Hauke and Malenda Trick prepare for the February Open House.