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Canton Museum of Art opens Joseph O’Sickey exhibition

Canton Museum of Art presents Joseph O’Sickey an exhibition on view May 2 – July 21, 2013 showcasing the work of Northeast Ohio artist, Joseph O’Sickey,.

Through more than 160 works, the exhibition features expressive canvases and drawings covering seven decades of O’Sickey’s work, from the 1940s through today, and offering beauty for all ages and imaginations! Whether oil paintings, watercolors or sketches, the images invite the viewer on a journey — traveling through lush gardens, the colorful circus, amazing zoos, thundering horse tracks and beyond.

Now in his 94th year, Joseph O’Sickey is being honored with not only the Museum’s significant exhibition, but also as a recipient of a 2013 Governor’s Award for the Arts. This award is presented at the annual May meeting of the Ohio Arts Council in Columbus.

Additionally, the exhibition is accompanied by a 150-page, full-color book (a link to excerpts is below), as well as a new hour-long documentary airing on Western Reserve PBS in May and June — both of which are available in the Museum Store. And there is participation from other museums and galleries in the Northeast Ohio region, displaying a number of O’Sickey works.