Tag Archives: digital art

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.

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Featured Artist – Valerie Lesiak

4 Aug

Valerie Lesiak“Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to draw.

Being told that there were no jobs where one could draw,

she attended Baldwin-Wallace to become an art teacher.

 

Upon graduation, she found there were no art teaching jobs

around where she lived, so she applied for a position at

American Greetings where she got hired by an ex-teacher. It was

there her adventure in greeting card world began in art and design.

 

She worked with many talented people including Tom Wilson,

the creator fo Ziggy, as well as worked on many creative projects

including Care Bears. From conventional to cute and humorous

designing, greeting cards filled her world for 39 years.

 

Then she retired and a new journey began.”