Nine Muses Art Gallery

ninemusesCURRENT SHOWS AT NINE MUSES
COLOR THEORIES March 3-April 22
LUCID LIFE EXPERIENCE March 24-May 13
FAVORITE COLOR through April 22

 

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Cirque by Michael Greenwald

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.

 

Art by Barberton home-schooled students on display
FAVORITE COLOR runs Feb. 10 to April 22, 2017

 

BARBERTON, OH—On exhibition in the Nine Muses Local Alcove. 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

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.

 

 

 
The Flagship by Aaron Burkett

THE LUCID LIFE EXPERIENCE
The Phase, state 4, Woforo Dua Pa A
The Art of Aaron Burkett

March 24 – May 13, 2017

Nine Muses Art Gallery Meeting Space
564 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH

Akron artist Aaron Burkett is staking his future on art that puts pencil to paper for an exhibition at Nine Muses Art Gallery opening March 24 for Barberton 4th Friday.

Lucid Life Experience is the name of his show that runs until May 13 in the Nine Muses Meeting Space Gallery. Visitors will see a display of meticulously drawn portraits and images which capture the spirit of the subject, especially the endearing portrait of Dr. Carl E. Krill that Burkett created for an award and the spiritual vision of praying hands.

Dr. Carl E. Krill by Aaron Burkett

Burkett studied drafting at Alliance High School and then went on to study fine arts at the University of Akron. He earned a degree in computer animation and multimedia design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After years of working in northeast Ohio in the graphic and web design fields for companies like The Plain Dealer and American Greetings, he decided to go back to his passion of drawing with graphite. He is intent on making his art into a successful business.

“Now I am seeking to market my talents as I continue to perfect my artistic skills. For me this is a lifetime journey I started in 2010, so I am in no rush. My greatest goal is to push myself to the peak of my creativity and see where I end up,” Burkett explained.

The full title of Burkett’s exhibition is Lucid Life Experience, The Phase, state 4, Woforo Dua Pa A. He has a clear view for the direction of his life—to be successful as an artist. The phase he is now in is translated to mean, “When you climb a good tree, you are given a push.”

Pray for Us by Aaron Burkett

“‘When you climb a good tree,’ refers to the tree as a symbol of support, cooperation and encouragement. Metaphorically speaking it means that when you work for a good cause, you will get support,” Burkett explained.

You can see more of Burkett’s are at AaronBurkett.com.

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. Closed on Sundays. The gallery is open for Barberton Fourth Friday, which is coming up on March 24, 5-8 p.m. Nine Muses is located at 584 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton.

Nine Muses is operated by Summit Artspace, the community arts center for Summit County and surrounding areas.

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, Snapchat and Instagram.

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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