"Meadowbrook," landscape paintings by artist Lori Roberts-Cobbledick, will have a show opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Roberts Conservatory of Dance, 232 W. Main St., Ravenna.
A former resident of Kent, Roberts-Cobbledick would go to Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent during her youth with her dad (who directed the plays and musicals) to help paint scenery. "My mom said it was his fault I got into art. … I still like to paint large canvasses," she said.
In high school, Roberts-Cobbledick won best Senior Portfolio out of 11 high schools.
She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art in 1986 at Kent State University and was accepted into the Education Department at KSU.
After marrying, she and her husband moved to Port Clinton, where she started the Port Clinton Photography Club with several friends.
Since then she has written and illustrated four children's books, has taught art workshops for children and adults, and has won many awards for her photography.
Roberts-Cobbledick knew she wanted to be an artist when she was in the second grade and won a playground safety contest. "The school decided that it wasn't fair that just a girl won, so I had to split the prize with a boy in my class … lesson learned," she said.
Roberts-Cobbledick lives with her family in Marblehead, where she continues to teach and create art.