Nine Muses Art Gallery

ninemusesCURRENT SHOWS AT NINE MUSES
COLOR THEORIES March 3 – April 22
TANGLED BESTIARY through March 18
FAVORITE COLOR through April 22

 

COLOR THEORIES ART EXHIBITION
Feb. 24 – April 22, 2017
Nine Muses Art Gallery
584 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton

Opening Reception, Friday, Feb. 24, 5-8 pm
Free and open to the public

 

BARBERTON, OH— The new exhibition, “Color Theories,” opening Feb. 24 at Nine Muses Art Gallery, presents a rich contrast of color and texture between the works of two regional artists.

Priscilla Roggenkamp and Michael Greenwald will be at the gallery for the opening reception, Friday, Feb. 24, 5-8 p.m. The acoustic band, “Rock Salt and Nails,” will perform during the evening,

Acoustic band Rock Salt and Nails will play for the event opening on Feb. 24 during Barberton 4th Friday.

Acoustic band Rock Salt and Nails will play for the event opening on Feb. 24 during Barberton 4th Friday.

which is Barberton 4th Friday. The art event is open to the public.

The pieces explore how the two artists engage color and strive to seek a perfection that leads them to create bold or nuanced works. The exhibition runs until April 22. 

 “Color has always played a significant role in my paintings, whether landscapes or abstract. I love color and the effect of juxtaposing one shade with another, having a color fade from bright to subtle and light to dark,” Greenwald shared when asked about his approach to using color.

Born in Oxford, England, he grew up in Cleveland where he now has a studio in downtown Cleveland and runs a small art gallery on the west side in the 78th Street Studios Building near Gordon Square.

 “My landscape paintings focus on the earth, the environment and the natural world with color being a tool or an element of the work. In my abstract works I can say that color is the primary subject,” Greenwald explained.

After traveling and living abroad, he returned to Cleveland and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, primarily studying glass. He received his undergraduate degree from Skidmore College. He was awarded the Portfolio Scholarship Award for 1996 and 1997. Greenwald has paintings in collections across the country and his work is shown throughout northeast Ohio and in galleries in New York and California.  His website is greenwaldstudio.com.

Zipporah-2 by Priscilla Roggenkamp

Zipporah-2 by Priscilla Roggenkamp

Roggenkamp who lives in Alliance, took first place in the 2017 FRESH 13th Juried Art Exhibition at Summit Artspace which just recently ended. Her piece, “Refugee,” is a piercing interpretation of war and displacement, fabricated of cotton, rafts, keys, tote bags and rope.

She studied art at Kent State University (M.F.A.), University of Arkansas (M.Ed.) and Heidelberg College (B.A.). Working primarily in drawing and painting, she began creating three-dimensional work in the mid 1990’s. She has curated several exhibitions of contemporary fiber arts; an exhibition of sculpture, photography and costume design related to the play “Romeo and Juliet;” and an exhibition of works that express the traits, DNA, memories and experiences that shape humans.

Roggenkamp is currently teaching at Ashland University. She has taught at The College of Wooster, Mount Union College, Canton Country Day School, Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University and the University of Arkansas.

“Rock Salt and Nails” has captivated fans everywhere they’ve played with their rich acoustic sound. The multi-talented Roggenkamp is the band’s bass player, sings and also writes some of their play list. The band includes vocalist Keith McMahon on lead guitar and mandolin and string player and songwriter Jim Dutter. Their catalog ranges from bluegrass instrumentals, to meaningful ballads, to original tracks that have their audiences singing along.

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9 by Michael Greenwald

Nine Muses is operated by Summit Artspace. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mondays, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed on Sundays. The gallery is open for Barberton Fourth Friday, which is coming up on Feb. 24, 5-8 p.m. Nine Muses is located at 584 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton.

For information about Nine Muses Art Gallery go to summitartspace.org or call 330-376-8480. Find Nine Muses, the Art Center on Tuscarawas and Summit Artspace on Facebook. Summit Artspace is on Twitter @AkronAreaArts and on Snapchat.

Nine Muses is located at 584 Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton, Ohio. Click here for a map.

 

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Untitled-2FANTASTIC BEASTS FROM APRIL COUCH’S IMAGINATION
WILL INHABIT NINE MUSES ART GALLERY IN BARBERTON
Art by Barberton home-schooled students also on display

TANGLED BESTIARY runs Feb. 10 to March 18, 2017
FAVORITE COLOR runs Feb. 10 to April 22, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION ~ Friday, Feb. 10, 5-8 pm
Free and open to the public

April Couch

April Couch

BARBERTON, OH—Lions and owls and wolves, all tangled lines and patterns, will take up residence at Nine Muses Art Gallery in the newest exhibit set to open Feb. 10.

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Totally Tangled Art Bar, Third Floor Summit Artspace

Artist April Couch will display her drawings of real and imagined animals in this one-person show entitled “TANGLED BESTIARY,” which can be viewed in the intimate Meeting Space Gallery.  The opening will be celebrated with a reception from 5-8 p.m., free and open to the public.

Creator of the 2016 First Night Akron pin, Couch maintains a studio on the third floor of Summit Artspace in Akron. She just opened an Art Bar in the studio, where visitors can sit, color and converse with her about art. She is a self-taught Zentangle-inspired artist.

During the two years that she has been seriously pursuing her art career, she has won several awards, including the 2016 Akron Art Prize – Artist Choice and Fifth Runner Up. With a degree in business administration and management, a career in banking, and a second career as a stay-at-home mom, Couch reflects that “if someone had told me even two years ago that I would someday be considered an artist, I would have thought it quite funny.”

Zentangle is currently a phenomenally popular art form, which Couch has adapted to bring her creatures to “life” on a variety of surfaces.

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Lion

“A Zentangle is a complicated drawing that is built one line at a time. Simple tangles, or patterns, are combined in an unplanned way that grow and change in unbelievable and amazing ways,” she explains. “Every piece, whether on wood, metal, ceramics or paper, are unbelievably detailed, unique and amazing works of art. What I love about this art form is that there are absolutely no limits or boundaries on what you can create. Anything is possible one line at a time!”

Also on exhibition, and opening Feb. 10, is FAVORITE COLOR, a body of work by the homeschool students of Miriam Daniel, who is a resident artist at Barberton’s Art Center on Tuscarawas. These works will be on view in the “local alcove” at Nine Muses.

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Miriam Daniels

TANGLED BESTIARY runs until March 18 while FAVORITE COLOR ends April 22. Nine Muses and Art Center on Tuscarawas are operated by Summit Artspace.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Nine Muses Gallery hours are Mondays, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The gallery is open for Barberton Fourth Friday, which is coming up on Feb. 24, 5-8 p.m.

For more information call 330-376-8480. Find Nine Muses, the Art Center on Tuscarawas and Summit Artspace on Facebook. Summit Artspace is on Twitter at @AkronAreaArts and on Snapchat.

Nine Muses is located at 584 Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton, Ohio, and is operated by Summit Artspace. Click here for a map.

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