- Featuring the work of E. Janie Altrogge
- On display March 5-31
- An art opening reception will be held Friday, March 6, from 6 – 8 p.m.
From the time she could hold a crayon, Janie’s favorite pastime was drawing. Her favorite subject was horses. Horses were doodled in the margins of school notebooks, and they danced across countless sheets of paper; even her school art projects were likely to include horses. As Janie got older, wildlife, people, and landscapes were added to her list of favorite subjects.
With support of her parents Janie took lessons at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Later she would go on to graduate from Wilmington College with majors in art and agriculture.
As an artist and instructor, Janie has worked in multimedia; ceramics, acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, pencil, scratchboard, needle felting, and pen and ink. She has won awards locally, regionally, and nationally. Currently, she works primarily in acrylic, colored pencil, pencil, and needle sculpted wool.
Janie’s work has been commissioned by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Division of Soil and Water, Akron Children’s Hospital, as well as private collectors in the United States and Canada. Other original art of hers has been purchased by private collectors from as far as England and the Middle East. Some of her pieces are in the collections of Lake County Farm Park, Jack Hanna, and former County Commissioner Joe Moroski.
Her art memberships include Institute of Equine Artists, Lakeshore Artists, and Harbor Artists.