Ted Fickisen Retrospective at Pump House

The current Pump House show is the artwork of one of its saviors. 

Ted Fickisen has about 58 works filling the gallery...which was a neglected eyesore that he helped save 26 years ago. 

He says the Art League and Chillicothe Restoration Foundation helped save the derelict Pump House and turn it into a public art gallery. 

Although he's legally blind, he uses three magnifying lenses to produce the pen & ink architectural sketches that he's known for.  He says he started those because he saw historical buildings being demolished in Chillicothe. 

The retrospective on Ted Fickisen starts the beginning of his career, when he was a 13-year-old taking lessons from local art teacher Sonny Rinehart. 

He has about 58 works filling the gallery...and produces more when he works in his studio at the Pump House, 11-4 Thursdays and Fridays. 

But it's a short show.  After November 12th, it will be the "Holiday Gallery" filling the Pump House. 

Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture

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