CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO- Local favorite and world-renown muralist Eric Henn has again chosen to work with ArtsaRound to benefit the local 501c3 nonprofit and the community. Henn has created an original painting titled “Hindsight is 2020” and limited edition prints to spotlight the absence of the 2020 Pumpkin Show. The painting exhibition and print sale will run Friday, Oct. 23 thru Sunday, Nov. 22. The gallery is located at 135 W. Main Street in the heart of historic downtown Circleville.
Eric Henn has over 30 years experience as a muralist. His talent is a natural one, with no formal education. Eric’s artistic career began with painting surfboards and motorcycles in Virginia Beach. After a time of struggling to establish himself as a full-time muralist, he developed a reputation for creating ultra-large murals on petroleum tanks, water towers, and even a landmark globe in Savannah GA. His work quickly spread by word of mouth and he now has public works on display throughout the country. Working alone, Eric’s murals have garnered him “Artist of the Year”, “Muralist of the Year”, “Tank of the Year”, and many other awards.
“We were so excited to get the call from Eric’s sister, Linnie,” states ArtsaRound Gallery Director JP Pennell. “She and Eric were talking, and he was so saddened to hear about Pumpkin Show and he really wanted to give something back to the community that has given so much to him and the Henn family.”
The original painting for this special year will be displayed at the ArtsaRound Gallery on the Original Circle. The gallery will take prepaid orders for only 500 framed, matted, signed, and numbered prints. Loose prints will be offered for sale as well. The first 100 prints in the series will be signed in person by the artist in a limited and controlled meet and greet at the gallery on Saturday, October 31 from 11am to 3pm. ArtsaRound will be taking donations during this special in-person event.
“Since the scale of his work has grown to include realistic large-scale murals across the world, his artwork has been seen by millions,” comments Dale Herron, ArtsaRound President. “We are so honored that Eric and his family thought of us at ArtsaRound, Circleville, as well as Pumpkin Show at this difficult time.” Patrons will be able to view and make purchases starting Oct. 22. Prints will be offered while supplies last.
ArtsaRound formed in 2001 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting art and artists in Pickaway County and the regional area.
The ArtsaRound Gallery on the Original Circle is housed in the former Marfield Bank Building owned by the Pickaway County Historical Society. This rare pie-shaped property was part of the original circle of Circleville. The gallery is operated by local volunteers Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Hours may vary based on volunteer availability, special classes, gallery events, and other advertised downtown events. Look for more gallery information on Facebook or email [email protected]