Tag Archives: arts

Featured Artist – Kristin Ellis

22 Aug

Kristin Ellis – I explore life and the world around me through the challenge of creating. I work in many different media: metal, glass, stone, and pixel. I especially love to make jewelry, where I get lost in a tiny world of my own. I live and work in Galion, Ohio, where I enjoy gardening and cooking, when I’m not working in my studio, that is.

Currently, I teach jewelry making at the Mansfield Art Center and offer private tutoring by appointment. Each year, I exhibit my work at select art fairs around Ohio and the Midwest.

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Featured Artist – Nancy Luken

15 Aug

Nancy Luken – Inspired by found objects, patterns and nature, my career is in creating items that push the imagination and curiosity of the onlooker. 

After practicing ceramic art for a decade and graduating from The College of Wooster with a Bachelors in Studio Art (having focused mostly on sculptural and figurative work), I found myself with the desire for a change in medium. I was also looking to create artistic pieces that have function. I wanted to work with wood and metal but at the time did not have the means for producing work from the raw materials.

Thus began my journey into the world of found objects. I browse thrift stores and garage sales looking for the old and unusual. I search for shapes and forms that have withstood the test of time. I look for items that are visually interesting outside of their function and determine how I can reorient them, change their context, and create new imagery.

Featured Artist – Lon Dittrick

25 Jul

Lon Dittrick – As a fine art photographer, my purpose in capturing an image is to evoke in the viewer the emotional response I experienced when witnessing “the moment” before me. This is much different than just “recording” the event in a moment of time through serendipity.
Many of the images I have captured, developed, and chosen to display have brought me literally to tears in appreciation of the astounding beauty and majesty of creation before me during that moment of inspiration. This may vary in scope from a vast expanse of a mountain vista to the glorious minutiae present in the structure of a cactus flower. My desire is for those viewing my images to experience that same emotional response. The creative challenge is to take the image which is seen and emotionally experienced by the photographer, capture it through the very limited and indifferent image capturing machine we call a camera, and reproduce it so that the viewer can “be there” with the photographer at that moment in time, crying those same tears of inspiration.

Featured Artist – Barbara Haplea

18 Jul

Barbara Haplea – Jabberwocky and the Boys began in 1984. Along with using sterling, bronze and copper, we set fossils and semi precious stones. We also have a line of beach stone jewelry. All pieces are available in any combination of metals.We create the pieces using fabrication and lost wax casting techniques.

Bereartday Passport Winners!

3 Jun

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Congratulations to Alecia Shutovich, Connie Rupprecht, and Debra Giuliani.  They each won a basket from our passport drawing at the Bereaartday.  Below is a list of the contents of each basket!  Way to go! And thank you to all of our guests for visiting the 2016 Bereartday.

Basket 1

Café-Ah Roma –  coffee gift cards

Parkway Barber & Styling – premium men’s hair product kit; free haircuts

Buchard’s Jewelers – gift card

Salon Front & Center  – makeup certificate

Kidforce Collectibles – gift card

Mike’s Bar & Grille – gift card

Book Store & Handmade Marketplace – gift card, mug chocolate, Berea book, bracelet

Huntington Bank – pack of pens

 

Basket 2

Café-ah-Roma  – coffee gift cards

Salon Front & Center – shampoo & blowout certificate

Crystal Earth Magic – free 60 minute session

Barbers Den and Shave Shop – premium men’s hair products + free cut

Mountain Road Cycles – gift card

Suburban Clock & Repair – gift certificate

Cornerstone Brewing Company – gift certificate

Huntington Bank – pack of pens

 

Basket 3

Boca Loca Burritto – gift card

Café-ah-Roma – coffee gift cards

Pucher’s Decorating Center – certificate for 2 gallons ceiling paint

Salon Front & Center – certificate for brow shaping

LUNA – mug, koozie, gift certificate

Riverside Gables B&B – 50% off one nights stay

Barbers Den and Shave Shop – premium men’s hair products + free cut

Igloos Frozen Yogurt – gift card

Huntington Bank – pack of pens

Are You Thirsty?

19 Feb

It’s that time where we drink for art’s sake!  Please join the Berea Arts Fest in its annual fundraiser.  This year its being held at The Tap House at Fat Head’s Brewery.  What’s included with the purchase of a ticket? How about… Beer, Munchies, Brew Masters Auction, Surprises, Tours, and a good time! Contact  Pat Koharik for Tickets at 216.559.0505

2016 fundraiser flier

An Artist in Training

16 Sep

Congratulations to Christina from St. Mary’s of Berea.  She is the winner of the artist raffle basket from the 2013 Berea Arts Fest.  The basket is going to an aspiring artist.  Christina enjoys art and was excited to have all these great supplies.  She plans on starting a few masterpieces soon!  (Look at that basket! It’s as big as Christina!)  Way to go!

 

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