Artist, OBP create new 12-month calendar


By Valerie Urbanik - vurbanik@civitasmedia.com



<p style="text-align: right;">Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune <p style="text-align: left;">Artist Keith McGuckin created paintings for the new Oberlin Business Partnership 12-month calendar and has them all on display at Simply Elegant Candle and Gift Shop.

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Artist Keith McGuckin created paintings for the new Oberlin Business Partnership 12-month calendar and has them all on display at Simply Elegant Candle and Gift Shop.


The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.


The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.


The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.


The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.


The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.


The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.


A new calendar highlighting landmarks in downtown Oberlin is now available.

Artist Keith McGuckin worked with Oberlin Business Partnership director Janet Haar to create the 12-month calendar

“We wanted to do something different,” Haar said.

McGuckin was just the guy she needed.

He is known as the mind behind twisted showcase window art pieces from the early 2000s featuring Nazi gingerbread men, sucidial snowmen, and a snowwoman turning snowmen into snow cones.

McGuckin said he likes to have viewers see life from a different angle.

The artist had multiple paintings already completed of landmarks around town and created a few new ones for the OBP calendar.

It highlights Oberlin College’s illumination event, Apollo theater, downtown businesses, Hall Auditorium, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event among others.

McGuckin said he saw this opportunity to show people another side of his work and that he can create “cute” images. “I think he has a unique knack,” Haar said. “It’s accurate but whimsical.”

She said her organization wanted to create a product that could become a tradition and help local artists and businesses.

The paintings in the calendar can also be found at Simply Elegant Candle and Gift Shop in larger sizes and on postcards. People can also pick up a calendar at downtown businesses.

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Artist Keith McGuckin created paintings for the new Oberlin Business Partnership 12-month calendar and has them all on display at Simply Elegant Candle and Gift Shop.

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Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Artist Keith McGuckin created paintings for the new Oberlin Business Partnership 12-month calendar and has them all on display at Simply Elegant Candle and Gift Shop.

The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/11/web1_IMG_5034.jpgThe paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.

The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/11/web1_IMG_5035.jpgThe paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.

The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/11/web1_IMG_5037.jpgThe paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.

The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/11/web1_IMG_5040.jpgThe paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.

The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/11/web1_IMG_5041.jpgThe paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.

The paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2015/11/web1_IMG_5044.jpgThe paintings inside the calendar range from Oberlin College’s illumination to Apollo theater, downtown businesses, and Oberlin’s annual Chalk Walk event.

By Valerie Urbanik

vurbanik@civitasmedia.com