Summer hours at the art gallery and shop at 106 S. Sandusky St., Bellevue, are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Bowers will be at [email protected] from 1 to 4 p.m. June 7 and 14.
Bowers moved to the Bellevue area in 1994 when her husband took a science teaching position at Bellevue High School. The couple have two children, Ian and Olivia.
Before they moved, Deb Bowers received a two-year degree in fashion merchandising and completed two years of fine arts at Bowling Green State University. She worked as a freelance artist, doing stained glass windows and painting custom lettering for trucks and signs for several years.
In 2005, Bowers decided to return to college at the University of Toledo and finish her art education degree. She earned a master’s degree in art education and for the past 10 years has taught Art at Otsego High School.
Her favorite mediums are ceramics, metals and glass.
“I wish I could survive on three hours of sleep so I would have time to be both the mother and artist I want to be,” Bowers said.
Instead, being a mother comes first. Occasionally, she said she finds time during her teaching to sneak in a few personal art pieces.
Bowers is currently the chairwoman of [email protected]
“We offer one of a kind works of art by area artists,” Bowers said.
There are cards, paintings, pastels, pottery, photography, stained glass, copper trees, silk arrangements, fabric art, jewelry, wood carvings and handmade candies. Visit www.bellevuearts.net for more information.
[email protected] is a non -profit 501(c)3 under the Bellevue Society for the Arts. It is run by volunteers with 20 percent of the sales going to operations of the building.
“Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated,” Bowers said.