For the month of December Houston’s Custom Framing and Fine Art will be showing a selection of small works. This show will consist not only of pieces by our main gallery artists but some works that are more singular and that possibly have not been shown in our gallery for many years. For First Friday we are delighted to feature improvised electronic soundscapes and video projections by gallery owner, Thomas M. Houston, Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard. This will be a unique performance as it is the first time that these three artists have collaborated all together.(Thomas and Bruce have collaborated for years as have Bruce and Todd.)
Creekside Pizza is proud to welcome back Ashland artist Miles Frode for this inspiring body of art he titled CornucOPIATES. Layers of acrylic on canvas and wood represent his “Feelism” style of expression.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALON will include work by all gallery artists on a rotating basis through the months of November and December.
For Katharine Gracey, art is about life, dreams and telling stories about places and people that are there-and not there. Her observations and experiences translate beautifully into whimsical vignettes.
Zoe Alowan invokes the beautiful colors of Matisse and Mondrian while also delivering a Reductionist’s boldness. Using large rhythmic strokes Zoe Alowan depicts the shimmer and swinging vitality of the First Ladies of Jazz, one of her favorite subjects. Painting since a child and with an Oberlin art degree, she also helped establish the Manifesto of Reductionism along with other artists from the Grass Valley Graphics Group. Her art has graced the venues of hundreds of renowned jazz musicians. Wynton Marsalis, Brandford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and others have preformed alongside her monumental jazz paintings at International Association for Jazz Educators (IJAE) events from 2003 to 2008. Also showing by Zoe Alowan are selections from her “Ecstatic Grace” collection inspired by traditional Devadasi Sadir. Traditional Devadasi Sadir is the sacred temple dance of South India. For hundreds of years these dances were performed as daily temple punja (ceremony) by Devadasi women. Using a language of gesture and complex steps, the dancer surrenders her identity to become the vehicle for the expression of ecstatic grace.
November’s Featured Artist is C. Von Teaselworth. Fascinated by hidden desire, Von Teaselworth explores the darkness of longing with an illustrative touch. Humorous, surreal figures cast a shadow of their vulnerability behind vivid colour palettes.
Fun with Felt, felted art and wearbables by Jo Ann Manzone, upstairs in her studio at AAC. Live music and refreshments. Special show in the Classroom: The Enrichment Ceramics Program, art by students in the AAC Enrichment program. Print Studio art supply sale and Clay Studio ceramics sale on the lower level.
Dr. Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn, artist, educator and “fun”sultant extraordinaire will be honored with an exhibit of her humorous and passionate artwork.