Watson-Ewell-Currin Art Gallery

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The Watson-Ewell-Currin Community Art Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours. This
gallery represents, and is named for, four generations of artists, all from the same family. It is named for a family of artists that started in Chicago, and is continued in Hudson, Ohio. It has been endowed in hopes that it will provide a display area for Hudson artists of all ages, from the very young to those veterans in the field.

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes and encourages local artists and students to display their work at the library. Please view the gallery brochure for more information about the history of the names above the door.

For more information, contact Nicole Arigo at 330-653-6658 x1046 or nicole.arigo@hudson.lib.oh.us



Now on Display

Sandra Benny


The featured artist in the library’s art gallery is Sandra Benny. The artist was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and later attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she received a BFA in fine art.  After a brief stint working in both a Cleveland art studio and as a creative designer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, she attended graduate school at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois, and earned her MA in painting and drawing.


In 1969, Sandra moved to Long Island, New York, and set up her studio at various locations in the years living there.  She has successfully exhibited her work in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan; Vienna, Austria; Geneva, Switzerland; Gent, Belgium; and Melbourne, Australia.  Also she has exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York; The Washington County Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland, and at many galleries throughout the United States.  A complete resume can be found at sandrabenny.com.


In 2015, Sandra relocated, along with her artist husband, Richard Vaux, to Hudson, Ohio.  Her studio is open by appointment for collectors to see more of her work.  She can be reached in her studio at 234-284-8525.


The artist will be hosting a reception, open to the public, in the library’s art gallery on Thursday September 14 from 6:30-8pm.