Stories tagged with: first friday

May 5, 2011 - 5:34pm
5 years 7 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
5 years 16 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
5 years 33 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...

June 2, 2010 - 4:25pm
6 years 3 weeks ago

For downtown Zanesville, it's a chance for the community to enjoy local artwork, music, and food.

Galleries in the downtown area will be displaying their art as usual this Friday, but Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project, also known as Z.A.A.P., is getting the community involved.

"Each member has donated an original piece of artwork, will be on display here Friday night. It will be here for one month and the public can come in and vote on the pieces that they like and the top...

December 2, 2009 - 4:48pm
6 years 29 weeks ago

The last First Friday Artwalk of 2009 will be this week.

And the ZAAP Gallery is featuring another artist from the Zanesville area.

Kay Isreal says she realized as a child she wanted to make art.

"I used to sit as a child on the side of the road," said Israel. "I would make designs out of sparkly stones and clovers and wildflowers. I got such joy out of that. I think that was the beginning."

Israel says her work is a compilation of two to...

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