Awards & Events

‘Trees and Trains’ Show to be Held at Burchfield Home

SALEM, Ohio –The Burchfield Homestead Society is holding its annual “Trees and Trains” show Nov. 17 and 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burchfield home, 867 E. Fourth St.

Charles Burchfield, one of the world’s critically acclaimed watercolor artists, spent his childhood and early adult years in Salem. From his bedroom window at his childhood home he sketched and painted many paintings.

His works today at auction houses, such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York City, sell for millions of dollars.

The Trees and Trains show will celebrate Burchfield’s vision with an array of Christmas trees inspired by his work. The trees represent each one of his pieces of artwork and will stand next to a reproduction of one of his watercolor paintings, which it is interpreting.

The show will be coupled with a collection of trains belonging to attorney Frederick E. Naragon whose office is located at 248 E. State St.

The cost of admission for both events is $3 for adults and children are admitted free.

A “Trees” only show will run during Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 24 and 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The same weekend hours will be maintained through the month of December.

Special tours and group tours may be arranged by contacting Janis Yereb at 330 482 2305 or 330 717 0092.

New this year will be a collection of Burchfield inspired Christmas ornaments. They are priced at $3.50 each or three for $10.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.