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Artwork dresses up Perrysburg Municipal Building


From the 'In the Stillness: quiet moments inspired by the art of nature' exhibit in the Perrysburg Municipal Building.

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With its rotating work of art on display, the Perrysburg Municipal Building has an exhibit from Sarah Sobel-Poage on display until Dec. 16.

The display is entitled "In the Stillness: quiet moments inspired by the art of nature."

The artist uses photographs and infuses them into aluminum for a luminous effect. The photographs are inspired by nature.

"When you are in the nature, the stillness of the moment opens you up to the organic beauty around you," Ms. Sobel-Poage said.

Local parks and the 577 Foundation are some of the Perrysburg artists' favorite places to photograph.

Ms. Sobel-Poage said she recently discovered using metal to make her photos pop.

"I was not getting the same emotion from still photos," she said. "Then, infusing the photo into coated metal, not printed on the surface but ingrained, brings out the color and luminosity for crisp detail and natural beauty."

All 44 pieces of her work at the Municipal Building are for sale. The building is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In February, a design she did for a company was on the cover of Country Living Magazine.

Robin Ballmer of Main Art-ery said of her art: "It fits right into the overall Municipal theme of medium maximum. Artists who take a medium of art into a new level of direction."

Contact Matt Thompson at:, 419-356-8786, or on Twitter at @mthompson25.

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