December 5, 2011
For Additional Information:
Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office
Initial Point Gallery Exhibits Feature
Local Photographer and Illustrator
Meridian, ID – (December 5, 2011) – The works of two Treasure Valley artists – photographer Chuck Scheer and pencil illustrator Tom Young -- are currently on display in Initial Point Gallery, located on the third floor of Meridian City Hall. The exhibit of watercolor paintings and will remain on exhibit until December 29.
Scheer, who formerly taught photography and painting at Boise State University, used a large format camera to capture his featured series of dramatic black and white photographs of the desert near the Snack River. Young, a U.S. Air Force veteran, began drawing as a child and studied art in both Memphis and Chicago. He’s applied his illustration and graphic design talents to a variety of industries, including advertising, animation, and film.
Scheer and Young will be in attendance at an Artist Reception scheduled for Tuesday, December, 2011, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Initial Point Gallery where they will greet gallery visitors, discuss their work, and share refreshments.
Initial Point Gallery, administered by the Meridian Arts Commission, is located on the third floor of Meridian City Hall, located at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian. The gallery is free and open to the public during City Hall’s regular business hours -- Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.
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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. For more information about Meridian, visit www.meridiancity.org.