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Art in the Park returns to Scheide Park today

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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 5:00 am

Scheide Park will transform into something of an art gallery today, as the Oil Region Coalition of Artists’ (ORCA) Art in the Park event will mark its return from 2 to 7 p.m.

Area artists will get the chance to show off their work, with artistic mediums such as painting, jewelry, photography and fibre arts on display at various tables and tents.

According to ORCA President Tyler Logan, around 15 artists will have their work set up. In addition, while the event itself is free, some of the artists will have pieces for sale.

There will even be some works by Titusville photographer James DeLong, who died last November. DeLong published a book of photographs taken around Oil Creek State Park, titled “A Walk in the Park.”

This is the second year in a row that Art in the Park has taken place in Scheide Park, after previously occurring in Fleming Park, and the sixth year for the event overall.

“It’s a great location, right in the middle of town,” Logan said. “Kind of screams ‘Titusville.’”

New to this year’s iteration is live music to accompany the physical artistic exhibits. Titusville residents looking to show off their musical talent can get up on stage at the Scheide Park gazebo for an open mic which will run from 2 to 3 p.m.

ORCA regularly holds open mic nights at Savory Studios, located at 111 W. Central Ave., on the fourth Friday of every month. Logan confirmed that several of the regulars from those open mics said they would perform today.

Following the open mic performances, Oil City musician Sean Carey will entertain Art in the Park attendees from 3 to 5 p.m. Carey specializes in stringed instruments, such as the guitar and ukulele, and plays songs from genres including rock n’ roll, folk and contemporary church music.

Closing out Art in the Park’s musical shows will be Randy Devlin, a Titusville music man, from 5 to 7 p.m.

While many may not expect it, Logan said that the Oil Region art scene is surprisingly healthy and varied.

“It’s quite a vibrant area for art,” Logan said. “There’s a huge array of uniqueness and styles of art that people might not even be aware exists.”

She encourages area residents to attend Art in the Park as a way to find a whole new way to adore one of Titusville’s parks.

“Come enjoy the art, enjoy the music and enjoy the park,” she said.

Ray can be reached, by email, at sray@titusvilleherald.com.

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