Remembering the Works of Larry King | News, Sports, Jobs

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The September Steubenville Art Association exhibit at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, is in memory of the late Larry King, who was a member of the association for 17 years. “Larry was a beloved member of the arts association, having held numerous positions over the years, including as a parliamentarian, sitting secretary and administrator,” noted a spokesperson for the association. King was an avid wet-on-wet oil painting enthusiast and Bob-Ross certified after attending workshops in Florida many years ago. King taught adult art classes at the Center for Music and Art in Wintersville for 10 years. He was employed at the Sammis factory before his retirement and was a union representative during his tenure. He has been interested in painting since high school. After high school and before his job at the Sammis factory, King set up exhibits for the Creegan Co., which involved many trips to malls to do so. He was responsible for the Hub window displays in downtown Steubenville. “He always loved art and was always ‘doodling’ from coffee to coffee,” noted Valli King, her younger sister. She told the story of noticing a “scribbled napkin” at a cafe in Georgia on her way to Florida. It was hung on the wall behind the cash register, hung there by a waitress who had admired the scenery. Valli told the waitress it was done by her brother, whose initials were on the bottom. Volunteer Mary Bauer admires King’s work at the Visitor Center.


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