Stories tagged with: Artist of the month

June 29, 2016 - 5:16pm
4 weeks 11 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Jane M. Evans is a local fiber artist that has been working in wool for many years.

She raises her own sheep on her farm, uses the wool from her sheep, dyes the wool into multiple different colors, and then uses that to create some of her incredible artwork.

“I use wool as paint, and I also use wool as clay in that I create sculptures with wool by doing a thing called needle felting, where I use needles that have little notches in them to...

June 2, 2016 - 4:13pm
4 weeks 12 hours ago

Tomorrow is the 'First Friday Art Walk' and this month the Y-Bridge Rug Hookers are the featured artist of the month at Z.A.A.P.

Some of the members' rugs will be on display at the Z.A.A.P gallery for the month of June. Janet Taylor- Lehman said members will also demonstrate the process of rug hooking at the Z.A.A.P gallery Friday from 5 p.m until 8 p.m.

"This means that we get to show some of the beautiful projects that we've created and also we'll be on hand to demonstrate...

June 1, 2016 - 4:18pm
4 weeks 12 hours ago

ZANESVILLE, OH- The Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project (ZAAP) Gallery has selected Jessica McKee as Junes Artist of the Month.

McKee said that she first got into photography back in 2007 when she lived in Tennessee. She started out just shooting weddings, but then decided she wanted to branch out and try something new.

McKee said she became very interested in replicating photos from different eras and now that’s what her specialty is....

March 30, 2016 - 2:54pm
4 weeks 14 hours ago

The 1st Friday of each month we showcase an artist. The Gallery G in the Masonic Temple downtown is featuring two artists month Judy Ivoska and Marc Nickles.

We stopped by the Masonic Temple to interview the 2 time honoree. Ivoska has been painting for 16 years. She's a student of Priscilla Bridwell. Ivoska shared where she finds her inspiration for her paintings.

"I don't travel a lot but I travel in my mind. I've been to the seashore. I've lived in cottages in England....

February 4, 2016 - 6:08pm
4 weeks 16 hours ago

Artist Sharon Dean will be featured as February's Featured Artist of the Month..

An artist her whole life, Dean finally reached her goal of making her dream job her day job and she said ZAAP has played a major role.

"ZAAP has been a wonderful part of that transformation," said Dean. "Bringing it forward, they are a collective of artists in the area that gives us a platform to show our work and be able to expose people to artists in the area that are working....

September 2, 2015 - 3:55pm
51 weeks 2 days ago

The First Friday Art Walk is fast approaching and the Artist Colony of Zanesville has named their featured Artist of the Month.

This month, the Artist Colony is featuring Charles Leasure, a wood and metal artist from the Zanesville area. Leasure told us more about how he got into this line of work.

"Most of the wood here is on my farm. It comes from my farm. There's some metal work--there's some metal work incorporated in with the wood." Said Leasure, "I come from...

January 1, 2015 - 6:06pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

It's time once again to introduce you to the Z.A.A.P artist of the month, and this month's featured artist is Sharon Dean.

Dean expressed an interest in art at a young age, coloring on walls as a child. In fact, walls are still one of her favorite surfaces to paint. Growing up with a love of art, Dean continued her art education at The Ohio State University where she earned a degree in fine arts. After college, Dean started a family and put her art career on hold. However, 2014 was her...

December 31, 2014 - 6:39pm
1 year 34 weeks ago

The first Friday Art Walk of 2015 is coming up, and the Artist Colony of Zanesville has named their artist of the month.

Carole Jordan, a local resident here in Zanesville, draws primarily figures. We stopped by to chat with her Wednesday, and she shared a little bit about her history as an artist.

"As an art major, everybody has to start out drawing bricks and wads of paper and still life's, and then the next thing you do is you progress to figure drawing because that's...

September 4, 2014 - 5:37pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

Every month, ZAAP in Downtown Zanesville features an artist of the month.

This month, WHIZ's very own radio sales employee Erin France's art is on display. France says she has been involved with ZAAP for 2 years now, and has loved art since she was a child. As far as inspiration, she is creates things through the objects around her.

"I love found objects. I love vintage things. I love broken things because I feel like, so much of our society today is so throw away. So I try...

June 5, 2014 - 6:38pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

As Zanesville gets set for the First Friday Art Walk Friday evening, the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project wants you to meet their Artist of the Month.

ZAAP recognizes an accomplished artist in the Zanesville community each month to be featured during the art walk.  While the artist for June's name might be Terrible, his photography is far from it.

"It's black and white photography, predominantly," Dan Terrible said.  "I've been...

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