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The Black Swamp Arts Festival’s 2022 poster features the art of local resident and artist Kathleen Pahl, alongside layout and design elements by local graphic designer Kelsey Mackley.

Pahl was also the artist for the festival’s 2019 poster. She has resided in Bowling Green for more than 20 years, after initially moving to the community to attend Bowling Green State University to obtain her BFA. In 2021, she also earned an MFA from BGSU.

Her paintings will be on display during the festival at Gallery 131, located at 131 W. Wooster St. A showing of Pahl’s artwork is also planned for late September at Schedel Gardens in Elmore.

All work for the BSAF, including the poster art and graphic design, is on a volunteer basis.

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