Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Jo(anna) Ettorre has been exploring fiber art as a knitweaver for two decades, and fiber as an expressive medium for a lifetime. “It’s how I quiet a chatty mind, and practice listening and feeling for harmony.” Along with crochet, needle felting, and dyeing, knitweaving tapestries is the culmination of those years, coming full circle recently from her wearable art accessories.
A Cleveland native, Jo claims her favorite inspirations on Lake Erie, “anywhere I can see the water”, and Dawes Arboretum, a spectacular celebration of Nature in Licking County. “I imagine the world being created one thread at a time, and look to Nature for how it was done. Creating a base image with knitweaving at the loom, I can take the next stage out into Nature, and embellish a piece sitting among the trees or by the lake. Portable work has been invaluable during the years I was raising my son, and it became a favorite part of how I finish tapestries that are truly collaborations with the natural world.”
Originally trained in law, Jo is a self-educated artist, who acknowledges the gifts of a long list of teachers that deepened her skills over a lifetime. “I am grateful to Village Artisans for expanding my horizons when I was a co-op member in 2001-2, and I’m very excited to return to the gallery this year.
More images of her work can be seen at www.balancingpointstudio.com
Scott Stolsenberg is a local photographer in Yellow Springs.
He grew up in Washington Court House and has loved art as far back as he can remember. Scott studied art all through high school and college, exploring many different media including paint, pen and ink, pencil sketching and zinc plate etchings. After College he focused more on photography. In 2002, the Record Herald, a newspaper in Washington Court House, started publishing his photos. After that beginning, Scott’s work began appearing in the Trip Ohio travel magazine, Salt magazine, and the Fayette County publication, Spectrum. He spent two years working as a photographer and photo editor for Art of Photography photo studio in Washington Court House.
While he has loved all these different types of photography, Scott has always loved nature photography the most. His work showcases many places but he is especially fond of the Hocking Hills and Yellow Springs area.
For Scott, photography is his way to explore the world around him. There are nuances and details that can be missed with the naked eye. When capturing a bird, insect, flower or even a cloud within a photo, the opportunity is there to study it and admire it in even greater detail. “I always hope that people will look at my work and see things they have not noticed before, “ says Scott. “It is important for people to find connections to the world around them. Only then will they work to protect it.”
As for how he learned photography, Scott has this to say, “I have not had much formal training. I learned most of what I know from self-study and the wonderful photographers who have shared their time and knowledge with me. In turn, I love to share what I have learned with others. Everyone has something to share and I learn something new each time I interact with another artist.”
Monday, October 13, 2014
|glass dish by community artist Elaine Heis|
The Village Artisans Cooperative in Yellow Springs is pleased to announce their autumn show, “Diamonds are Delightful," an exhibition by community artists of two and three-dimensional art in a diamond shape or with diamonds as a theme. The show will run daily from October 17 through November 15 at the Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, with an artist reception (including wine and hors d’oeuvres) on Friday, October 17, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Gallery at (937) 767-1209 or visit the Village Artisans website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Call for Artists
Village Artisans Open Community Art Show
Diamonds are Delightful!
October 5 through November 1, 2014
Artist Reception October 17, 2014 from 6-9PM
Over the years, local artists participating in Village Artisans community shows have Dared to be Square and were Bound to be Round. This year you are invited to discover that Diamonds are Delightful! We are challenging artists create two or three dimensional art in a diamond shape or with diamonds as a theme. (Literally or figuratively, let you brain go wild!)
Deadline for entries is September 30,2014. $10.00 entry fee. Applications available at Village Artisans or here.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The 2014 Art on the Lawn was a huge success. This was our largest turn out for artists since becoming a juried show. The weather was fantastic. We had a steady crowd of shoppers, good food, and music. A big thank you to everyone that came out and supported the event. (Look out for more info and photos in a forthcoming post.)
While most of the Village Artisans members are still recuperating from last weekend's big event, our own Kathy Moulton has been busy as a bee getting ready for special solo event opening this Friday at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery. There's a reception August 15th from 6-9, followed by a special Children's reception on Saturday August 16th from 1-4pm. The Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery is located right across the street from Village Artisans. Be sure to stop by.
Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery presents:
“I Always Liked to Look at the Pictures!” Books for Children and the Young at HeartWritten and Illustrated by Kathy Verner MoultonAugust 15th-September 14thOpening Reception August 15th 6-9 p.m.
Special Childrens’ Reception Saturday August 16th 1-4Story Time: 1:30 pm and 3 pmInteractive Art Projects and snacks!
This is a show about whimsy and color and poetry and the growth of a deeply creative woman. This show features Kathy’s 5 charming picture books but it could also be a show about Textile Art, Painting or Drawing.
Kathy has always loved storybooks, Walt Disney, coloring books and cartoons. As a young woman, in amongst sewing and painting and drawing, she started creating stories. Along the way she received from many people the gifts of encouragement and the knowledge of how to plan and plot a story. More life and more years passed and more poems came into her head. During these years she married, had children, did her art and learned how to be a draftsman, drawing house plans for local builders, using a computer and AutoCAD. She began to wonder about the possibility of painting on a computer. As with so many of the arts she had mastered, Kathy just figured it out.
“I went back to the rhyme I had begun so long ago about shoes and socks. I worked and reworked the poem and then planned and plotted my characters and drew my drawings. I scanned them into my computer. Even though I wasn't even sure of what I was doing, I managed to paint "You Have to Get All of Your Toes In" on my Mac. I had figured out this wonderful way of painting, with endless colors and layers for characters and scenery.”
Kathy Verner Moulton is an artist, author and illustrator. Like everything else she has mastered, when she decided to publish her books, with the help of her husband, she taught herself how to self publish. So far she has written and illustrated and published five children’s books. She has also created over 60 images of Yellow Springs that are included in her published book, “My Town ~ the Muses of a Not So Vocal Local”. The work is hand drawn and/or drawn on computer and then painted digitally. Born in Detroit, Michigan and then transplanted several times, she finally rooted in Yellow Springs and has lived there most of her life. Working in many areas of art, her focus lately has been on picture books.
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Village Artisans Cooperative is pleased to announce their midsummer show, “Hot Fun in the Summer Time,“ a playful exhibition that features a variety of artistic interpretations of the “hot fun” theme by community artists.The show will run daily from July 11-August 21 at the Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, with an artist reception (including wine and hors d’oeuvres) on Friday, July 18, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Gallery at (937) 767-‐1209 or visit the Village Artisans website at www.villageartisans.blogspot.com.