Friday, August 29, 2014

A peek at the exhibit

Work continues on Mentioning the Unmentionables!  The exhibit opens ONE WEEK from today with a free opening reception from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Here are a few in-progress pictures:

Title, credit, and intro panels




All items in this case courtesy of Mary Doering



Monday, August 25, 2014

Join us for a "Taste of Our Town " Progressive Dinner!

Our fall fundraiser is

Join us for a fun progressive dinner through the Street of Shops!

New additions this year include "firehouse chili" at the Fire Station and fruit at the Doctor's Office.  Plus lots more food and "street fair" entertainment.  Reservations can be made by calling 330-455-7043.

Here are some photos from our last "Taste of Our Town" event:

Friday, August 22, 2014

An empty gallery is a blank canvas

The Keller Gallery is EMPTY and all set up for the installation of Mentioning the Unmentionables next week!

This week we took down Peanuts...Naturally, packed it up, patched and painted the walls, cleaned the floor, and set up the cases/platforms/walls in their new spots.  At the beginning of next week we are having additional track lighting installed to light up dark areas in the gallery that have always been a problem.  Then installation will really begin!

We hope to see you at the opening on Friday September 5 from 6:00 to 7:30PM.  The gallery will be full of pretty dresses and undergarments from 1810 to 1970!

Here are some exclusive "behind-the-scenes" photos of what the gallery looks like right now!  There is minimal lighting, which makes it tough to get good photos, but you'll get the idea:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Underwear exhibit opening soon!

Peanuts...Naturally was packed in its crates this morning!  Which means.....Mentioning the Unmentionables is NEXT!

The dress forms are all dressed, ready and waiting.  Panels have been printed.  Object labels are almost finished.  There are a few things to work out, such as selecting petticoats for the "clothesline" display and which of Ida McKinley's underwear will be selected for the exhibit.  But the To Do List is actually pretty short, considering the gigantic scope of this project.

The opening is Friday September 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  I hope to see you there!  It's FREE and open to the public.

I will post a few shots of the installation in progress over the next two weeks.  I'm really excited about this one.  It's going to be FUN.