SIDNEY — Maynard Francis is the featured artist at Gateway Arts Council Gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave.
Francis’s show is collection of his stained glass work. There will be a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 23. Exhibit hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening and weekend hours are by appointment. Admission is free to the reception and to the exhibit.
Maynard, 91, was raised in Troy. He moved to Ashley, where he and his wife, Elfrieda, owned and operated a farm and milked 41 cows. In 1960, they sold the farm and moved back to Troy. Maynard and Elfrieda now live in Sidney at Ohio Living Dorothy Love.
Maynard has been working with stained glass for 17 years. His passion for anything stained glass came from his daughter. She started taking stained glass classes while she was residing in England. When she returned from abroad, Maynard starting working with her. Today, Maynard can be found nearly every day in his shop, creating a new piece of stained glass.
For information, call 498-2787 or visit www.gatewayartscouncil.org.