Tri-State Artists Trio Coming to Summit Art Gallery

Throughout May and June, the Top of West Virginia Arts Council (TWVAC) will host three artists from the tri-state area at the Summit Art Gallery, located at 3539 Main Street, Weirton.
Featured in the show will be Dean Mossor, an accomplished oil painter in the impressionist style utilizing thick, thick layers of paint. Dean was born and raised in Weirton; however, he now resides in Steubenville. He joined the Army and worked as a newspaper cartoonist. Dean also worked as a self-employed painter doing murals, trompe l’oeil, marbling and woodgraining in his civilian life and has won numerous awards.
Weirton resident Mallory Hout will also be highlighted in the show. She was born in Steubenville and has lived in the tri-state area for most of her life. Mallory has many interests to help fulfill her life, with art serving as a major piece. A lifelong artist, she was influenced by a teacher in a community college art class that introduced her to different mediums. Mallory is best known for her vivid pastels painting, but also uses other mediums. Her subjects are varied but she has an affinity for wildlife.
Rounding out the trio is lifelong resident of Midland, Pennsylvania, Fritz Hartman. Fritz is a multimedia artist who earned a BA in Communication at Robert Morris College in ‘93. Over the years he has worked on a variety of surfaces including vehicles, panels, guitars, stained glass, and aircraft. In the mid-80’s he painted custom guitars for Duran Duran, Dio, and Leatherwolf. His art was influenced by Monet, Eyvind Earle, Mucha, Frank Frazaetta, James Bama, Shepard Fairey, JR, Andy Warhol and pop cultural art in general. Fritz is a member of Midland Arts Council and has earned several awards for his works including a Telly Award for a TV commercial. Additionally, Fritz also earned a Second Place in Drawing category – The City Forged by Steel show held in Weirton a few years ago.
The opening reception for the three artists show will be Thursday, May 11, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with light refreshments provided. The Tri-State Artist Trio exhibit will be on display through June 30 at the gallery, during the hours of 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking is available behind the building.