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.
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.
THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK for you to view the fantastic art in the Visions Revealed Exhibit which features artists from Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centers, Gaymont Nursing Center, Artists Open Studio along with other local artists.
Come to the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio. Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 12:00.
Our closing reception is on Friday, July 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. which will include art from Fisher-Titus Autism Spectrum Kids.
One of the unique aspects of this show is the diversity of art and artists who participate. Because of our collaboration of studios, you will see drawings, paintings, fiber arts, assemblages, ceramics and sculpture by artists from all abilities and all walks of life. They are beginning, discovering, emerging and professional artists with great passion for expressing their deepest thoughts.
A recent artist visitor said, "This is the best show I have seen all year. I have been to several exhibits of beautiful art, but this show is different. These artists speak plainly from their hearts."
Note everyone of the artists who make their masterpieces at Artists' Open Studio were at the June 16th opening reception of Visions Revealed 2017 exhibit. But, here is a photo that you might enjoy. If you missed the occasion, there are more opportunities to see the display at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery. It is at Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio. Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 12:00. To end it all with a bang, come to our closing reception on Friday, July 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
Visions Revealed is the grand culmination of a year of creativity for the 44 artists who make their art at Artists' Open Studio. The excitement is building as they wait for Opening Night at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. The festivities start on Friday, June 16th at 4:00 pm. Mosaic artist James O'Dor will show you how he makes his masterpieces beginning at 5:00. Please join us for this evening of celebration.
Just letting you know that the Ernsthausen Gallery is looking good with color, color everywhere and more art yet to be installed. Here is a sneak peek at some AOS ceramic art that will be on display. You won't want to miss our opening reception Friday, June 16 from 4:00-7:00. AOS ceramic artist, James O'Dor will be there demonstrating his mosaic art techniques and showing off his fantastic bird mosaics.
Installation begins this week as we prepare the beautiful Ernsthausen gallery for the best work of 2017. Here are four more painting segments to kindle your curiosity for Visions Revealed on June 16th.
Can you believe it?! It is time for our annual art show and we can hardly wait to show you the great art that we have been making this year. Get Visions Revealed 2017 on your calendar for Friday, June 16th, 4:00-7:00 pm. and enjoy this Sneak Peak!
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.
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.
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.
Here is the exquisite mosaic art that James’ exhibited in our Visions Revealed show this summer. Just two are still available. You can see two more on his gallery page on this website. Because of customer demand for his beautiful stoneware and recycled glass art, James has been creating some extra bird mosaics for collectors. Those new pieces will be added to his gallery this fall. We’ll make a blog announcement when they are ready. Meanwhile, contact us to schedule a time to see James’ work in person.
Friday, July 15 from 5:00 pm. - 8:00 pm.
The Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center
350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio
Acknowledgments: Mollie Wetherill, the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School; Dawn Freeman, the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centers at Sandusky and Mansfield; Jackie Hug, the Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk; Dawn Freeman and Lindsey Esker, the Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk; Jaclene Pisano, for the Erie County DD independent artists; Linda Feltis, Linda Keefer, Jackie Hug, Bill Young and Lynda Stoneham, the Artists’ Open Studio in Norwalk.
The oil painting live demonstration presented by Nathan Lucal and Tony Ringholz was well attended yesterday at the opening reception of Visions Revealed 2016. In this photo you can see the artists beginning their work with their art displays in the background. Although there are no awards given for this exhibit, we recognize Tony and Nate for their "Best of Show" demo. Thanks guys!
Here is another Sneak Peek at 4 of the 42 AOS artists who are anxious to share their latest art with you at their annual Visions Revealed Art Exhibit. Their paintings and ceramic art are displayed along with paintings by their staff and artists from Norwalk, Milan, Huron, Vermilion, Sandusky, Port Clinton, Tiffin, Attica and Mansfield. It is truly the biggest and best Visions Revealed Show yet. You won't want to miss the opening reception: Friday, June 17 at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio 44857. It opens at 1:00 pm and lasts until 7:00 pm. And...plan to stay for an oil painting demonstration by Tony Ringholz and Nathan Lucal from 5:00 - 6:00.
It was Jim Moses in 2003, who began advocating for his art making needs. Soon others joined in and Artists’ Open Studio was created to fulfill the requests of folks with developmental disabilities who wanted to make fine art. Jim enjoys building his sculptural pottery with coil techniques and just can’t resist morphing those coils into snakes. Thanks for your inspirations Jim!
After 32 busy weeks of creativity, the AOS artists are taking a break. Meanwhile, invitations are being sent and posters hung announcing their twelfth annual art exhibit. Visions Revealed 2016 opens on Friday, June 17th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm. at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane, Norwalk, Ohio. Come meet the artists and see the full-size view of these paintings and many more!
As we begin our third year of blogging, we would like to introduce one of our newest artists, Jesse Fields as Artist of the Month. Here is a photo of him with his work at his first Visions Revealed show last June. Since then Jesse has been prolific. We are giving you a sneak peek at just one of his acrylic paintings that will be displayed at our Visions Revealed 2016 Exhibit. It opens on June 17th. Come see what Jesse and his friends have to share.
For several years Mark has been attending AOS Painting studio to create his fascinating drawings that one day will resemble faces and the next time will look like jack-o-lanterns or houses with windows and doors. He always prefers to use markers for his work. Now, Mark has discovered the potential of clay in our Ceramic studio. He has surprised us with his skill in building large sculptural pieces. His work is not available yet for this blog, but will debut at our Visions Revealed Exhibit in June.
Charlie is such a pleasant person to have in our Ceramic Studio at AOS! He has gained lots of confidence with his style of pottery making and his patrons are responding. There are very few Kromer art pieces left on our shelves. Here are a few examples of his creative work. He will have a new collection on display at our Visions Revealed art show in June.