The Chagrin Valley Times
November 7, 2002, Page 26

A portion of the article:

Newcomers Capture Honors at VAC Exhibit

by Sue Ginnetti

     The VAC awarded its second-place prize to North Canton resident Amy V. Lindenberger, whose colored pencil drawing "Calm Before the Storm” showed a touching and more human side of the Civil War. “We’re always seeing battles and generals,” when it comes to the war’s portrayal, she said. “My interest is people.”

     As a result, the gentleness of the human spirit is captured through the faces of the Union troops, who were volunteers not used to the military regiment, Ms. Lindenberger said. Her aim was not to glorify war but to establish a link to the people.

     A former portrait artist, Ms. Lindenberger works strictly in colored pencil, a relatively new format which has come into its own in the last decade. “Calm Before the Storm” took the better part of a year to complete, she noted.

     “It’s definitely more time-consuming,” she said of working in colored pencil. And, she noted, her piece was much larger than those usually done in that medium.

     According to VAC director Jeri Hoffman, this 31st annual event had more submissions than ever before. “This show kept us hopping,” she said. A total of 103 pieces of artwork were selected out of a field of 359 entries. The exhibit will run through Dec. 6 at the center, 155 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls.


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Beyond the Battlefield - The Battle of Gettysburg - More Civil War Drawings - Gettysburg Civilians During the War
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Gettysburg Today - Plein Air Drawings of Gettysburg

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