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"There are a lot of people, including a lot of our board members, who collect art," Martin Arthur, AOG executive director, said. "A lot of people around here collect a lot of work from local artists as well as pieces when they travel."
He's excited about the possibilities associated with a collection comprised of local enthusiasts' private purchases.
"We won't know what we're going to have until it comes, but I think it will be one of the most interesting exhibits we've had in a long time."
The organizers are optimistic they will receive pieces people especially treasure. Arthur suggested it can be anything, from a fine piece of pottery gracing your dining room, to a bronze, a wall hanging, or even a one-of-a-kind art heirloom handed down through the family.
Arthur credited the idea to AOG's Juried Committee.
"They were talking about the fact some people in the area have private art collections that most people in the community don't get the opportunity to see," Arthur said.
Through this exhibit, Arts on Grand seeks to have Spencer celebrate the unique and rarely seen art treasures in February as part of "The Spencer Collection" exhibit.
The number of the pieces in the exhibit will be determined based on size and type of art selected.
"It should be very eclectic. Lots of people have different tastes. It's going to be like going to a museum which has a little bit of everything. I think we can fill the gallery," Arthur said.
Those interested in submitting a piece should contact Kara Taylor, assistant director, at email@example.com or 262-4307 for exhibition information and criteria. Additional information is also available at www.artsongrand.org.