JOE CONWAY has joined us in AOS Painting Studio to add a lot of fun to our meetings. Behind his soft-spoken demeanor, he has a great sense of humor and an amazing ability to make these fantastic renditions of his favorite comic heroes drawn larger than life in colored pencil. We look forward to more of Joe’s work this year.

 Web Slinger - available

Web Slinger - available

 Droid - available

Droid - available

 

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 Underwater Evil - sold

Underwater Evil - sold

JULEE GROSS began coming to AOS Painting Studio meetings last year bringing her pleasant personality and curiosity for making art. Since then she has been experimenting with different media to develop her drawing and painting style. We have learned that Julee paints narratively; each creation telling a personal story. Julee works as a receptionist at Christie Lane School and enjoys attending sports events.

 Mom's Butterfly - available

Mom's Butterfly - available

 Sunflower - sold

Sunflower - sold

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 Mom's Rose - sold

Mom's Rose - sold

JENI GREMMER waited several months for a chance to participate in AOS Ceramic studio.  She enjoys the social time while making her colorful art pieces. Jeni has created some very unique and lovely items, like her mobile /wind chimes. Only two of her ceramic art pieces are available. Jeni has given most of her work to some very lucky friends and family.

 "Electric Eel" available for sale from AOS

"Electric Eel" available for sale from AOS

 "Blue Plate Special" available for sale at Cross Town Goods, Milan, Ohio

"Blue Plate Special" available for sale at Cross Town Goods, Milan, Ohio

 "Filigree" n/a

"Filigree" n/a

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 "Pearly Turquoise Bowl" n/a

"Pearly Turquoise Bowl" n/a

 "Coins" n/a

"Coins" n/a

Our artist of the month for the month of June is Ben Vanderpool. Ben came to AOS in 2017 with a unique interest in textiles and fabric. Ben quickly fit into the AOS family with his quirky sense of humor and innovative style. Ben is drawn to fabrics for their textures and patterns and is gifted at pulling the right color schemes together. In studio last year, Ben crafted a hand sewn bag based on a scene in Harry Potter. During his 2018 year, Ben ditched the sewing machine and began making unique artwork integrating drawing on fibers, as well as mixed media designs on painted canvas. We know Ben will continue to inspire us with his unique tastes and aspirations to create mixed media art with textiles!

 Ben working with his fabrics in studio

Ben working with his fabrics in studio

   "Mixed Media Red Flower" available

  "Mixed Media Red Flower" available

 "Noble Renaissance Lady" available

"Noble Renaissance Lady" available

SARAH VANDERPOOL waits anxiously for her sessions at AOS Ceramic studio. She has been coming for two years now. While she has had fun discovering her skills, Sarah has made some very unique art pottery and sculptural pieces.

We look forward to showing off Sarah’s newest work and that of our other artists at the Visions Revealed 2018 Exhibit. Mark your calendar for June 15th, 4:00 – 7:00 for the opening reception at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, Norwalk.

 "Premier" sold

"Premier" sold

 "Piney Wreath" available

"Piney Wreath" available

 "Spanish Moss" available

"Spanish Moss" available

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 "Blue Queen" available

"Blue Queen" available

NATHAN LUCAL

This month we celebrate the art and achievements of Nathan Lucal, artist and advocate for interests of people with developmental disabilities. Nate not only speaks his mind vocally, but he expresses himself with his painting skills. He paints in oils at AOS and at home, most often choosing landscapes or architectural themes. Nate makes the most of every movement possible to create art and a life style that defies limitations. Congratulations Nate for being one of the four AOS artists represented in the VSA 2018 Exhibit and Ohio Tour! Check our Nathan's Artist Gallery page on this website.

 "Sunny Desert" VSA 2018 State Tour

"Sunny Desert" VSA 2018 State Tour

 "Red at Night" - available

"Red at Night" - available

 "Tropical Beach" - available

"Tropical Beach" - available

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 "Sunrise or Sunset" - available

"Sunrise or Sunset" - available

 "Blue River, Empty Boat" - available

"Blue River, Empty Boat" - available

 "The American Bird" - not available

"The American Bird" - not available

BARB SEEVERS draws exclusively and masterfully with colored pencil. Her colors are clean and bold to enhance her small abstracted motifs. Barb is always ready to turn on a smile as she works quietly in AOS Painting Studio, filling her portfolio with beautiful drawings of natural forms each day.

 "A Lovely Flower" - available

"A Lovely Flower" - available

 "Toucan" - available

"Toucan" - available

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 "Bumble Bug" - available

"Bumble Bug" - available

 "Twins" - available

"Twins" - available

BRENDA MACKEY is a very self-determined person. She has a passion for making hand built ceramics and finds it difficult to stop once she gets started. Her work is carefully formed, often enhanced with appliques of clay and incised detail; then, is meticulously glazed. Brenda has been making art with AOS since 2013.

 "Brenda's Brindle" bowl - available

"Brenda's Brindle" bowl - available

 "Candy Dish" sold

"Candy Dish" sold

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 "About to Bloom" - available

"About to Bloom" - available

DENNY RANDLEMAN is such a great guy and we love having this quiet gentleman in our Ceramic Studio. He comes to AOS with a smile after a long day at his job; makes some great clay projects with his friends; then, leaves with a smile promising to return next week. Denny has been exploring techniques for functional ceramic pieces with an artful flare. Contact us if you wish to purchase his unique art for your home.

 Dandelion Vase - available

Dandelion Vase - available

 Lattice Plate - available

Lattice Plate - available

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 Wing Vase - available

Wing Vase - available

MARK HOFFMAN started coming to AOS Painting Studio early this year with great enthusiasm. Even when he has had a rough morning at work, Mark is anxious to spend some quiet time drawing with his friends in the afternoon. Architectural subjects have been his major interest thus far. Some of his structures are representational with much detail while others are freely interpreted designs. Whatever Mark has drawn, he is proud to share with his fellow artists and staff at work. We look forward to Mark’s next exciting works.

 Red Barn

Red Barn

 Ladder to the Haymow

Ladder to the Haymow

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 Church

Church

 The Sidewalk Ends

The Sidewalk Ends

TERRY WALKDEN has found art making to be a great pleasure and participates in both AOS Painting and Ceramic studios. He pays close attention to detail in all that he creates. Terry’s curiosity has led him to some unique experiments this year. In painting studio he made a composition of fabric applique by drawing with colored pencils, then hand-stitching to complete his design. In ceramic studio he carved a bas-relief plaque with a bird. Unfortunately, the large tile cracked in the firing, but with a supportive wooden mount the finished art is even more exceptional. Terry is a hard worker and often assists in AOS tile production.

 Dark Dahlia bowl

Dark Dahlia bowl

 Bear applique - SOLD

Bear applique - SOLD

 Portland Lighthouse acrylic painting

Portland Lighthouse acrylic painting

 Feathered Friend bas-relief - SOLD

Feathered Friend bas-relief - SOLD

 Little Wheat Bowl

Little Wheat Bowl

 Norwalk Public Library drawing

Norwalk Public Library drawing

FRED WAGNER is a very creative guy! He has been making his unique artistic statements in both AOS Painting and Ceramic studios for 13 years. Fred prefers to use markers colored pencils and pens on paper for his colorful geometric designs. However, inspired by a visitor’s purse, he substitutedfabric markers to design cloth for his “Fashion Model Bag”. In Ceramic studio Fred is even more adventurous. He enriches his pottery and clever sculptural forms with incised lines, glazes with vivid colors and gives his art imaginative titles. (Tokyo is a favorite subject.) Fred may be a quiet worker, but he has a fantastic sense of humor.

 Celestial Remnant

Celestial Remnant

 Tokyo Headquarters - SOLD

Tokyo Headquarters - SOLD

 Red Crater

Red Crater

 Fashion Model Bag - SOLD

Fashion Model Bag - SOLD

 Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

 Spirit of the Forest

Spirit of the Forest

TAMMY TWADDLE was one of the Charter Artists of Artists’ Open Studio. She has been drawing and painting with us since 2004. In recent years, Tammy has been combining materials to create some intriguing mixed media art. One of these, “Picket Fences” has won a spot in the Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibit sponsored by VSA and will tour the state throughout 2017. Keep up the good work Tammy!

 Picket Fences - VSA 2017

Picket Fences - VSA 2017

 Bangles & Beads

Bangles & Beads

 Butterfly

Butterfly

 Florescence

Florescence

TIM SMITH loves to draw – really loves to draw! He could spend hours at the drawing board making meticulous renderings of house floor plans, building exteriors with all the ornamentation and details. Then, suddenly, he has switched subjects and is drawing animals or his favorite celebrities. Tim has been making art at AOS since 2004. He works exclusively with ball point pen, markers colored pencils.
 

 Blue Windows

Blue Windows

 Paris

Paris

 Foothills Church

Foothills Church

 Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

 Gray & White Cat

Gray & White Cat

DEB SCHAFFER can hardly wait to get to Artists’ Open Studio to get the clay in her hands. Ceramic studio is both a therapeutic and a productive time for her. Deb balances her creative interests between functional pottery and fascinating forms for the wall or table like “Posy Plaque” or “Feather Teapot”. Be sure to visit her gallery on this website to see more and purchase Deb's work.

 Feather Teapot - SOLD

Feather Teapot - SOLD

 Pineapple Pot with Lid - SOLD

Pineapple Pot with Lid - SOLD

 Red Oval Box

Red Oval Box

 Agate Lidded Box

Agate Lidded Box

 Tree Vase

Tree Vase

 Posy Plaque

Posy Plaque

CHRISTINA ROGERS

Here is a young lady who has a great fortitude to succeed in all things. Christina challenges herself to form beautifully functional and sculptural ceramic art with a flare all her own. The work shown is just a sampling of Christina’s art. Take a look at her page in our Artist Gallery to see more and buy one of her unique pieces.

 Lavender Vase

Lavender Vase

 

 Red & Pink

Red & Pink

 Teal Oval - sold

Teal Oval - sold

 Tureen with Lid

Tureen with Lid

JEREMY RISNER

Jeremy makes his creative mark in both AOS Ceramic Studio and Painting Studio. His work is very expressive of his good humor and determination. Jeremy’s paint choices are as bright and cheerful as his personality. Be sure to check out his gallery page and our Instagram posts to keep in touch with Jeremy’s art making.

 Forest Floor

Forest Floor

 Grandiflora

Grandiflora

 Butterfly Wings - sold

Butterfly Wings - sold

 Cotton Candy Explosion

Cotton Candy Explosion

 My Finest - reserved

My Finest - reserved

DON RISNER

As a true gentleman, Don will welcome you to AOS ceramic studio and show you around.  He has life stories to share that often are the inspiration for his diverse ceramic art designs. Don makes sturdy jugs, delicate bowls on pedestals and deeply textured plates with puddles of melted glass. Don treasures the honor of a 2nd place award in the 2012 VSA Accessible Expressions Exhibit.

 Green Creek

Green Creek

 Moonshine

Moonshine

 Blue Skies

Blue Skies

 Boat of Blue

Boat of Blue

 Star Burst

Star Burst

TONY RINGHOLZ

If you haven’t visited Tony’s page in our Artist Gallery, you have missed some beautiful oil paintings that he has made from photos taken on his travels. As we feature this talented artist we share his passion for another subject – Cedar Point. Tony can relate trivia past and present of this popular theme park. He visits Cedar Point weekly through the summer season and loves to paint images that represent the thrill of the famous roller coasters he rides. Tony balances a busy schedule between work, gardening, sports, travel and riding coasters but finds time to paint with his friends at Artists’ Open Studio.

 Scream Machine

Scream Machine

 Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

 Flow River Flow

Flow River Flow

 Tony (left) painting with his friend Nate at Visions Revealed 2016

Tony (left) painting with his friend Nate at Visions Revealed 2016

 Gone Forever

Gone Forever

 Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest

 Thirsty Elk

Thirsty Elk

ASHLEY PAYNE

Florals and landscapes are Ashley’s favorite subjects for the acrylic paintings that she makes in Artists’ Open Studio. However, she occasionally enjoys doing some experimentation with different media and styles. Check Ashley’s Gallery page to see more of her work. Ashley is a great asset to AOS for her ability to articulate her passion for making art in our studios. She represents her fellow artists on our Board of Directors and works as a Services Advocate at Christie Lane.

 Passion Pink

Passion Pink

 Rocky Waterfall

Rocky Waterfall

 Sunset

Sunset