Stories tagged with: Zaap

August 4, 2011 - 2:48pm
3 years 51 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
4 years 4 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...

March 31, 2011 - 9:01pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

It's time to announce the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project's featured artists of the month.

Artists Shelly Tolliver and Christy Swope are in the spotlight for April. Both artists use pencil and pastel as their medium. While Swope was not available to speak with WHIZ, we were able to catch up with Tolliver on why she chose the season of spring to showcase at this month's First Friday.

"It's hopeful, it's optimistic, we're both sick of the winter blahs and the gray weather...

March 3, 2011 - 6:42pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

An artist who enjoys painting images of businesses, parks and other buildings in Zanesville is Zaap's artist of the month.

Mary Ann Bucci's work will be featured as part of March's first Friday. Bucci's been painting her entire life, but started sharing it with the public after her kids went to college.

Many pieces will be for sale Friday and will be available in affordable print versions. An exciting part of this display is a lot of new work.

"I am about a lot of...

February 3, 2011 - 10:30pm
4 years 25 weeks ago


The Zanesville Appalachian Artists Project has selected its newest artist of the month.

Photographer Daniel Huff is ZAAP artist of the month for February. He shoots everything from weddings to wolves. Huff says he has always been one to pick up a camera and shoot.

"It clicked in my head one day that this is what I am supposed to be doing and every day since then, i've been out shooting. It's kind of like I wonder where my next picture is coming from all the time and i'...

January 6, 2011 - 7:16pm
4 years 29 weeks ago


The ZAAP Gallery in Downtown Zanesville has announced the first Artist of the Month for the New Year.

Artist Janet Ryan of Zanesville has a knack for painting with oil as her medium. Artist Gary Graham says she has developed a rather unique process in applying brush strokes to her paintings.

"Her work is heavy, light, a lot of swirls, movement in the application which gives it a unique look and a unique feel to each one of her subjects, " says Graham.

Graham...

April 1, 2010 - 9:27pm
5 years 17 weeks ago


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...

February 3, 2010 - 4:59pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

A husband and wife will team up this friday as the featured artists at the First Friday Artwalk of 2010.

Marilyn and Jerry Westgerdes are art professors at the Zanesville branch of Ohio University and a part of the Zanesville Appalachain Arts Project.

"I come from a family of artists," said Marilyn Westgerdes. "I grew with it. It's like a lifestyle, more or less. I went to art school in Las Angeles, met my husband. We're both artists. That's why we're showing...

December 2, 2009 - 4:48pm
5 years 34 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...

November 4, 2009 - 6:05pm
5 years 38 weeks ago


Get your walking shoes ready... this Friday is the second to last ZAAP Art Walk of the year.

The featured artist this month is John Taylor-Lehman. His main focus is sculpture and likes to use scrap to make his works of art. His series on display is titled "Old to New".

"I have taken old barn siding and found objects and transformed them into pieces of art," says Taylor-Lehman.

He says his favorite pieces are the shrines to the automobile which...

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