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Celebrate! Ken and Linda Shaffer’s 60th Anniversary Art Exhibit

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of Ken and Linda Shaffer’s artwork, titled “Celebrate!” This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from May 28 to June 28. The couple will be celebrating their anniversary on June 7, with a reception at the Schnormeier Gallery from 6-9 p.m.

The Shaffers, of Gambier, began their exciting journey on June 7, 1959. For the next 60 years, art and its ministry have been intertwined with their lives, family and communities. The couple started the North Main Gallery which cemented art’s presence and relevance in downtown Mount Vernon. Looking back, the Shaffer’s pause to rejoice in all the blessings they have been provided.

The Schnormeier Gallery is located at 221 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, on the first floor of MVNU’s Buchwald Center. It is open Monday through Friday, from 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Schnormeier gallery at

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.