We are excited to announce the ArtWalk Ventura 2015 Artist of Distinction as... Michele Chapin!
Michele has been an integral part of the Ventura arts community for over 30 years, both as an artist and as the founder of the Stoneworks space on in 1989. She works as a community arts activist, teacher and stone sculptor; giving her time to multiple educational and service projects.
“It’s truly an honor to be named ArtWalk’s Artist of Distinction,” said Michele. "I’m an avid supporter of ArtWalk, and never imagined how much Stoneworks Studio would evolve the way it has over the past 25 years."
Chapin is the fifth recipient of the Artist of Distinction Award, which has been awarded consecutively since 2010. The honor recognizes an established individual artist for artistic excellence, leadership and commitment to service to Ventura’s thriving art scene. The winner is selected by ArtWalk Ventura's volunteer steering committee.
Kevin Clerici, a co-chair of the committee says of this years honoree, “She’s a doer. She’s fearless. Michele has a big personality, which is only outweighed by the size of her heart and her willingness to help others.”
Please join us in congratulating Michelle! Her art will be on display at Stoneworks and she will be honored by Ventura's Mayor Cheryl Heitmann at the Collector's Reception for ArtWalk, held at City Hall on Friday, July 19th. Tickets are available here.
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