Kaleidoscope 2004: The Alliance for Visual Arts Holiday Show

Kaleidoscope 04 is hosting the Alliance for The Visual Arts (AVA) Holiday Show. A juried show of works by members of Akron Society of Artists, Artists of Rubber City and Women’s Art League. An Opening Reception will be open to the public on Friday, November 19th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibition will be open through January 8th.

First place was awarded to Richard Andres for his acrylic work titled “Apartment with Border.” Second place was awarded to Nancy Richards-Davis for her encaustic work titled “Sprit Stone” and third place was awarded to Linda Tompkin for her acrylic piece titled “What a Wonderful Sound.”  Honorable mentions went to Judith Carducci for her pastel “Dawn, Marr & Dinnerstein’s ‘Maggy’ at the Butler,” Jerry Domokur for his heat transfer on arches piece called “8 Deceptive Figures,” Linda Hutchinson for her oil/canvas work titled “Street Song” and Bob Pozarski for his blown, leaded glass piece titled “Bang!”

The jurors of the selections and awards were Angela DeLucia and William Martin Jean.  Angela DeLucia, is the assistant Director of the McDonough Museum of Art at Youngstown State University and holds a MA from Kent State University in Art History. Her areas of expertise include the Italian Renaissance and European History.

Regarding this show DeLucia said, “It was an honor to be asked to be a juror for this exhibition. I have great respect for those who create art and am continually astounded by their ability to translate ideas, emotions and imagination into paint, metal, clay, fiber or glass. Art is so important to our life but too often is seen as something that is peripheral and our society can underestimate its significance. The existence of an organization like Alliance for the Visual Arts is a testament to the arts community in this area. It was a pleasure to meet some of the people who are active in keeping the arts a vital part of the community. I commend all those who chose to enter the exhibition and was impressed by the high quality of the work.”

William Martin Jean, a Cleveland-based artist acclaimed for elegant system-based art, has been producing art in Cleveland for more than 40 years and has been named by Cleveland Magazine as one of the 78 most interesting people in Cleveland. Regarding this show he said, “I would like to thank all the artists who consented to the jury process and congratulate all those whose work was chosen for the exhibition. Once again the work submitted continues to demonstrate the high quality of art created in this region. The diversity of the work entered here reflects somewhat on what is happening nationally. Artists are drawn to a variety of materials and ideas and continue to experiment to find new directions to express those ideas. In selecting the exhibit, we are looking for works that had an individual and unique voice. Artists in the area are fortunate to have an excellent gallery to display their work and for the strong support of the arts from the country.”

Events at Artspace

Saturday, November 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m. — Nancy Richards-Davis, encaustic demonstration
Saturday, December 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m. — Elinore Korow, portrait painting demonstration
Saturday, December 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m. — Judy Gaiser, figure painting demonstration

Friday, December 31, FIRST NIGHT, 5:00-9:00 p.m. — Shannon Casey, Children’s “Make it and take it”
6:00-8:45 p.m. — Dave Marshall Jazz Band

Artwork for the show card was provided by Elinore Korow.



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