They say art comes from the heart, and that's certainly the case for Mary Wade, who is being recognized as December's Artist of the Month.
Wade is a member of the Heart of Art Studio, which is an art program for people who attend Muskingum Starlight Industries, a sheltered workshop for adults with developmental disabilities. Artist Diana Geidenberger said it's a place where both the art process and the art product are valued.
"I guess it's just the one space at the workshop...
The monthly First Friday Art Walk is this Friday night in Zanesville. ZAAP Art Gallery in the downtown will feature paintings from artist Hong Yin.
Originally born in China Yin's inspiration comes from her families descent from the Tibetan Plateau.
Living in Ohio for nearly 15 years, Yin now teaches art history and graphic design at Muskingum University. Although she is only able to visit the Tibetan Plateau on occasion, she has found a similar admiration for the City...
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.
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.
One local art studio is opening its doors to the Zanesville community Friday evening.
The Paul Emory Studio will be open for First Friday Art Walk this week. Emory is a key member of the formation of the downtown Zanesville Artists Colony. And although he is most familiar with narrative paintings, he says his most recent focus has shifted to landscapes.
"Around here, there is certain areas I just love. I am going there every year and I am painting that same...
A self taught painter is the featured artist for April's First Friday Art Walk.
Chandlersville native, Nancy Holland, began painting when she was just seven years old. In her 64 years as a painter she has dabbled in everything from watercolor to oils on canvas and she finds her inspiration in the beauty of nature.
"She has mostly right now been doing scenes, landscape art work and you can see it is beautiful work. What she has done, but she has done a variety of things...