Stories tagged with: first friday

February 5, 2015 - 6:11pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

Friday is the monthly First Friday Art Walk which means it's time to introduce you to this month's Z.A.A.P. artist of the month.

Janet Taylor-Lehman is a nutrition professor at Ohio University of Zanesville. She began sewing at a young age which sparked an interest in art. Since then she has been developing her individual style of art.

"I've evolved over the years," stated Taylor-Lehman. "I started off doing photography so some of my photographs are here, but I've...

January 3, 2013 - 6:53pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

A new month means new art for the first Friday Art Walk in downtown Zanesville.

This time those visiting the ZAAP Gallery will get a taste of the past and present. Artists new to the organization will show their work next to those who were past members.

"Sometimes an artist works their craft for so long and then they get a little bit tire and kind of give up," said ZAAP member Gary Graham. "We do a show like this to kind of energize those that had worked and...

September 5, 2012 - 5:18pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

A local artist is preparing his display for the First Friday event this week.

Bob Wetzel is a self-taught artist who said he has been making art for most of his life.

Wetzel uses a palette knife and hypodermic needles for most of his paintings and said he has always trying something new and different with his artwork.

"Sometimes she'll direct me in the different subject matters that I do, but I like dogs and that sort of thing" said Wetzel.  "I like to...

August 31, 2011 - 4:09pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

September is nearly here....this First Friday Art Walk will feature Tower Studios and Gallery.

The gallery is home to six artists. Each specializes in a different kind of work. Visual artist Linda Regula has been teaching art for 31 years and knows the company of others will feed creativity. Artist Marilyn Knell took her first art lesson with Regula at age 60 and said the motivation came shortly after she decided to paint the inside of her new home.

"I thought I could do...

August 4, 2011 - 2:48pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

First Friday of this month will feature more than just one local artist.

The 3rd Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival will take place this weekend, featuring more than 200 visual and performing artists. Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, more commonly known as Z.A.A.P has been a key component in connecting artist with the community for more than 17 years. Board Member Gary Graham believes the success of Zanesville's Art Festival will eventually become great competition for larger Art...

June 29, 2011 - 4:49pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

The uniqueness of Muskingum County can be seen every First Friday of each month when local artists are introduced to the community.

This months First Friday Art Walk will feature the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, more commonly known as Z.A.A.P. Z.A.A.P has been apart of the Zanesville community for more than 17 years, providing a gallery for local artists without their own studio, bringing together different artists, styles and creativity.

"There is such a diversity...

June 28, 2011 - 5:42pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

'First Friday' in Zanesville will take a step back in time featuring a collection of old photos.

Mark Englehart is the 3rd generation owner of the Zanesville Camera Shop. His grandparents began the business 61 years ago. Today he and his wife own the shop and want to share a bit of Zanesville's history.

"These pictures are all from years ago," said Englehart. "We even had street cars back then and we had the flood pictures, Big Musky would be a more...

May 5, 2011 - 5:34pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

It's time now to announce the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project featured artist for this month.

Muskingum University Art Professor and Gallery Director Yan Sun specializes in oil painting. His work has been known nationally and internationally. While we were not able to catch up with Sun to talk to him about his work, ZAAP's Gary Graham spoke with us about how soon got started in the art field. He says it began for him when he was a young coal miner.

"Started with pencil...

March 2, 2011 - 6:31pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

With March here, it's now time to recognize two of this month's featured artists.

Michelle Black of Studio 77 in downtown Zanesville has a knack for photography. She started taking pictures with a point and shoot film camera when she had her son around six years ago. At the time, she was in cosmetology school and worked at a salon and knew that cosmetology just wasn't for her.

"I walked out of the doors of my salon and walked into the doors of a photography studio...

November 4, 2010 - 4:14pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Z.A.A.P. Art Gallery is displaying a husband-wife duo as this month's featured artists.

Jaye Hayes doesn't call himself an artist. Instead he says what he does is a hobby, one he's been doing for 40 years.

"I liked drawing as a young fella. And when I was about 19 my dad got a leather kit and I found it was a really interesting medium so I developed my own style," says Hayes.

He says he is inspired by architecture, and people working with their...

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