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MARIA STEIN, Ohio (June 11, 2019) – Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Shrine Art Show & Sale, June 22-28! This event, held in conjunction with Maria Stein CountryFest, is free and open to the public.

The display will be located on the 2nd floor of the Shrine, in the Gast Gallery. See thought-provoking works of art from artists all over the US, including some available for purchase. Cast your vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award.

Additionally, a beautiful abstract piece, donated by James F. Dicke II will be available for purchase. Mr. Dicke began painting at the age of eighteen when he studied under Warner Williams, a bas-relief artist and amateur astronomer at the Culver Military Academy, in Indiana. Five years later, he received a bachelor of science in business from Trinity University, Texas. Dicke is chairman and chief executive officer of Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of industrial forklift trucks, founded in 1945 by his grandfather Carl H. Dicke. In his art, Dicke draws inspiration from nature and his contemporary art collection, which includes emerging artists as well as established names such as John Currin and Philip Pearlstein.

Show hours are Monday – Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm and 11:00am-5:00pm on Sunday. For more information regarding the art, awards, show judge or sponsors, visit mariasteinshrine.org or call Diana Russell at 419-925-4532.

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Rd. in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org.