The Ault Park Advisory Council will hold a wine tasting and art sampler in the park on May 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Pavilion. The works of Xavier University alumna Holly Schapker will be featured. Her inspiring paintings of nature scenes include some depicting the beauty of Ault Park.
The Ault Park show will be a preview of an exhibition of Schapker’s work which will run May 18 through June 28 at the Xavier University Art Gallery. The public opening reception will be Friday, May 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales will go to the Ault Park Advisory Council. The Xavier Art Gallery is free of charge and open M-F 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or by appointment at 513-745-3811. It will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day.
"Ault Park is a special place for many people,” Schapker says. “I am one of them. It is a place of meditation and serenity for me. The seasons are reflected in their purest form in the park, giving one a feeling of being grounded in and a part of nature. It is a refuge for people and animals alike, surrounded by bustling suburbs and highways. I know and love just about every square inch of the park. The paintings are my tribute to Ault Park and all who use and maintain it. "
Schapker lives and works in Cincinnati. She graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University’s Department of Art. She continued her painting education by studying under Michael Scott and Cole Carothers. Her work has been the subject of many gallery shows and is in numerous private and corporate collections. She taught art at the Baker Hunt Institute in Covington, Kentucky and painting at Xavier University.
Schapker’s website is http://www.hollyschapker.com
Ault Park Advisory Council site is: www.aultparkac.org