Exhibit for women artists scheduled

Murphy Studios Invitational June 17-July 15

WILMINGTON — An exhibit at Murphy Studios, featuring women artists of Clinton County, will have its opening reception on Friday, June 17.

Proceeds from artists’ entry fees will benefit the Angels Awaiting Maternity Home on Xenia Avenue in Wilmington.

As of Tuesday, about 10 women artists had agreed to participate in the Murphy Studios Invitational, said Mary Beth Thorngren, local artist and show organizer.

“We’ve got paintings, drawings, sculpture, and weaving,” she said.

The opening reception will be in the Murphy Studios community room above The Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington from 6 to 8 p.m. June 17. Representatives of Angels Awaiting Maternity Home will be at the reception with informational brochures.

The reception is being held on the same evening as the 2016 kickoff across the street of the Third Friday Party at the Mural summer series. This will be “Wine & Jazz Night.” Held between 6 and 11 p.m., the event features local bands Copious Notes playing music from the Big Band era to the 1980s, and The Homebirds playing blues and funky.

The Murphy Studios Invitational for women artists will run from June 17 to July 15. Some works may be for sale.

For more information, please contact Thorngren at 937-760-3219.

Murphy Studios Invitational June 17-July 15