Visit Kendal at Oberlin and the public spaces will give you a glimpse into the heart and soul of the community.
Walls, tables, cases and other public spaces are decorated with all sorts of paintings, ceramics, photographs, fiber pieces, and other art work that reflect the residents’ interests, experiences, and travels.
In all, about 600 pieces have been donated by residents and are on display.
But the storage bins are full, too, which is why Kendal is holding a fine arts sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7.
About five dozen pieces will be sold, with many priced as low as a couple dollars. Some of the artwork is faded or damaged, not suitable for public space, or just needs a new home.
Items for sale include a Japanese scroll, spinning whorls, a ceramic pot, watercolors, photographs, and more. The sale is also a good place to pick up inexpensive frames.
The artwork will be priced and on display Thursday afternoon in the Heiser Lounge. The sale on Friday is cash or check only.
Kendal’s art committee will use the proceeds for framing and other materials to maintain the ever-changing collection.