Whiskey Painters show returns to Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

by April Helms special products editor Published:

Good things can come in small packages.

Around 150 Whiskey paintings are currently on display at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center through May 2, in the Whiskey Painters of America's 31st annual show at that location.

"We call them little masterpieces," said Jack Mulhollen, WPA president and Silver Lake resident. "They aren't allowed to be over 4 by 6 inches. With the frame and mat, they can't be larger than 8 by 10 inches. They can be smaller of course. We have one person who does paintings about the size of a postage stamp."

Mulhollen, who said there are 150 Whiskey Painters members from all over the United States, said that members were allowed to send up to eight Whiskey paintings each.

"We have members from 30 states," he said.

Cuyahoga Falls resident Tony Cross, a past president of the artists' group and the sole surviving founding member, said that 12 men and two women initially joined the Whiskey Painters of America, which was formed in the late 1950s.

Whiskey paintings are works done by members of the organization that are done with the artist using some form of alcohol to wet the brush, then using that to create watercolor paintings.

For details on the Whiskey Painters of America, visit www.whiskeypaintersofamerica.org.

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is at 2131 Front St. in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. For details, call 330-928-8092, or visit www.cvartcenter.org online.

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