Delaware artist Marty J. Kalb found his first trip to Chagrin Falls a bit misleading. “I never thought of Ohio as having waterfalls, so when I heard of Chagrin Falls, we had to go see it. We drove down into the town of Chagrin Falls, and lo and behold, there was no waterfall,” Kalb said. “We had to get out of the car and go down a wooden staircase, turn around, and there it was. It was a wonderful experience to find it.” The falls inspired Kalb’s painting, “Chagrin Falls in Winter,” which depicts the icy waters in acrylic on canvas. The piece is currently on view at the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden as part of the summer 2018 Spotlight: Featured Artists exhibition, which features the work of Kalb and Marysville artist Valerie Dunning Edwards. Both artists were selected by Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich with the assistance of the Ohio Arts Council. The exhibition will be on view through September. “Marty’s work really amazed me because I love the way he used light and shadows,” Kasich said at the exhibition’s opening reception on July 26. “My sister and I were talking about the painting that is hanging in the great room. We said we could actually hear the waterfall. I just really loved his work.” Kalb said the paintings selected for the Spotlight show share images from around the state and each tell their own story. “I very much enjoyed making them because they were scenes of Ohio, some that are less than .5 miles from my house,” he said. “All of these paintings are a labor of love in terms of where they are and how meaningful it has been for me.” Dunning Edwards, whose paper sculptures are on view at the Ohio Governor’s Residence, also draws inspiration from sources close to home.