Canton Fine Arts Associates art luncheon

Local artist Tim Carmany provided a special February program at the Canton Museum of Art for the members and guests of Canton Fine Arts Associates. Owner of the Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton, Carmany demonstrated his unique reverse glass painting technique for the audience. Decorative theme centerpieces and a catered lunch also were included at the event.

Stark County District Library farewell to Tena Wilson

In February, the Stark County District Library hosted a small soiree/open house at the Canton Brewing Co. to say farewell to Tena Wilson, as she moves on to the Cleveland Public Library, and to welcome the interim executive director, Jean Duncan McFarren. Wilson was honored with a proclamation from the mayor for her service.

Canton Fine Arts Luncheon

A private tour and explanation of the Canton Museum of Art’s exhibit “Elijah Pierce: An American Journey” was the focus of the Canton Fine Arts group’s January luncheon. Led by museum director Max Barton, the program explored the artist’s history and personal inspiration, plus a look at the actual handcarved wooden panels.

Middlebranch High School Reunion

In October, Middlebranch High School celebrated its 65th class reunion at Papa Bear’s in Jackson Township. The class originally consisted of 50 classmates. Twelve attended the reunion, some with their spouses.

Masquerade Ball

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare & Recovery hosted its second annual Masquerade Ball at the Historic Onesto Hotel. The evening was filled with fun and elegance. The Voodoo BBQ served a delicious meal, and DJ Larry Thompson entertained the crowd.

One Bite

The fifth annual One Bite Taste Event took place in October at the GentleBrook Event Center in Hartville with 300 guests in attendance. Local restaurants, caterers and bakeries were featured, and bloggers Collyn Floyd and Lisa Dalpiaz of Two Amused Bouches and Alecia Bencze of Ohio Wanderlust were in attendance to enjoy the tastes of the township and surrounding area.

Aultman Women’s Board Fashion Show

The Women’s Board of Aultman Hospital hosted its seventh annual fashion show, Angels on the Runway, Fashion for a Cause in November at the Cultural Center, led by co-chairs Judy Minton and Darlene Schuring. More than 280 guests were in attendance.

Mercy Harvest Ball

The Mercy Service League held its 2017 Harvest Ball in October at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Mercy staff president, Ronald Crock, M.D., and Stark County sheriff, George Maier, served as honorary chairs, and Barbara Frustaci and Kathleen Prasnal served as Mercy Service League event co-chairs.

Christkindl Markt

The 46th annual Christkindl Markt fundraiser that benefits the Canton Museum of Art added celebrity programs for the first time this year. In addition to the more than 100 artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted artwork, complimentary programs by media celebrities Robin Swoboda and Andre Bernier were offered for guests.

gARTen Oasis

In August, a sold-out crowd celebrated outside of the Cultural Center for the Arts with culturally inspired entertainment, delicious cuisine and creative décor at the gARTen Oasis: A Mirage in the Desert.