Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tile Commission Installed

We just finished installing our recently commissioned wall tile composition in the newly remodeled lobby of the Akron General Medical Center.  The 5-panel piece is made up of masonite and wood frames that have been textured with modeling paste and then painted with several layers of colors for the background. The ceramic tiles are then "floated" on the individual panels to create a three-dimensional composition. The individual ceramic tiles have airbrushed under-glazes for the surface design and it is then finished with a gloss glaze.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Artwalk Highlights

Even though we had an incredible amount of snow Friday before Artwalk, we dug out just in time to welcome art lovers to our gallery. So many people had cabin-fever that they came out looking for some fun stuff to see ... and we didn't disappoint. It was perfect weather for clay sculptor Ron White to do a fantastic ice sculpture in the alley of the studio. Thanks to the art trolley driver for dropping the people off in front of our studio where they could easily watch Ron carve away. It was like a winter carnival. And thanks to all who ventured out. By the looks of the crowds at Luigis and VegiTerranean restaurants the snow didn't keep many people away. Mark your calendar for the next Artwalk on March 6th from 5-9pm.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Artwalk Returns Saturday, February 6th

This Saturday marks the return of the Akron Artwalks for 2010. Moving from restaurants and galleries to wine bars and shops, the Artwalk features pottery, hand-blown glass and eclectic art in Downtown Akron's historic district and at Northside. Parking near Luigis is free as is the trolley service. Catch the trolley at any stop along the route and ride between studios. Hop on and off and visit all the studios. A walking map is provided with a list of participating studios.   Come out and see the creative side of Akron.

Akron Glassworks resumes there live glassblowing demonstrations from 5-10pm. The Northside District also houses the Red Light Galleries that will host a make-and-take art during the artwalk. Akron's art district extends to High Street with purveyors of the best Akronite Attire, Rubber City Clothing and the We Gallery which include a fine art exhibition by artist J.W. Cooper as well as an interactive community art installation project with artist Emily Vigil. The We Gallery's exhibition space blends into Uncorked Wine Bar, and adventuresome and curious artwalkers can wind their way through a stairwell or two and find themselves at Mocha Maiden, Musica and NOTO - an edgy, chic fashion boutique. With so mich to see and do, it is no surprise that the monthly artwalk is becoming one of the coolest nights out in Akron.