The Town Hall Library in North Lake features local artists of all ages in its gallery – currently on display is the work of local artist Amy Petrie Shaw, or as she is known at Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church in Hartland, Reverend Amy Shaw.

Shaw has served the congregation since the summer of 2013. She graduated in 1991 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English, a minor in women’s studies and an area of concentration in psychology.

She came to ministry later in life, having spent 20 years as a college professor, nurse and nursing executive. Shaw decided to pursue her Master of Divinity at Meadville Lombard Theological School; she was ordained April 28, 2013 and received her master’s degree May 19, 2013.

Shaw received a call to the Hartland church May 12, 2013. She and her husband, Brian, moved from Blanchester, Ohio, in July and she assumed her ministerial duties at LCUUC.

Along with her varied life experiences, Shaw pursues many creative interests. Utilizing her storytelling skills in worship, she also writes stories for children and adults, and has a published novel. She has written professional materials as well.

Shaw also enjoys playing guitar, singing, cooking different types of food such as southern, English and kosher, quilting, creating dollhouses complete with handcrafted miniatures and exploring different art media, including acrylic and watercolor painting, painting on glass, sketching and graphic design.

Amy’s art is available for sale online at amy-shaw.artistwebsites.com.

The library will feature Shaw’s artwork on its Art Gallery Wall through October.

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