Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Fridays Celebration of the Arts

 This past Friday was our local artist colony's First Fridays Art Walk. The studio/gallery that I work from is Studio 202, as seen in the picture above. I share this amazing space with another artist and dear friend, Susan Stubbins.  Here we work alone and together, sharing ideas and dreams and even critiques. It is an amazing space with wonderful energy. We manage to get quite a bit accomplished when we are not procrastinating. But that is a subject for another blog post!
 We are fortunate here in Zanesville, Ohio to have such a vibrant artist colony. I believe it is so important to be able to network with other artists. We have a regular colony meeting once a month, but there is a standing lunch date every Thursday at noon for any artists in the area. The air is hot and heavy as we discuss many issues and events near and dear to our hearts.
 This month for the art walk, we had beautiful weather and much going on downtown. Susan Stubbins and I had a lot of new work to share, but we also sponsored photographer Mike Wisecarver in our downstairs space. Below are a few pictures taken during the evening. If you are ever in the area, please stop by and check us out. We have regular hours 10:30 to 5 through out the week, and by appointments any other time.
I feel very blessed to have a place away from home within which to create, but also, to have a group of like-minded friends to "hang out" with!


  1. What a wonderful space! And yes, it is so important to have an artist community!

  2. You are indeed blessed to have such a space. And good friends. I have the good friends here in the Newark area, but alas, my studio will be in my bedroom for a long time. At least we have the Licking County Arts!

    Keep creating!

  3. Lovely space! I am blessed with a dear husband that doesn't mind that I have taken over the entire house with my art quilting.

  4. Congratulations on your new sacred space...I am where the old LCA was for 8 years ...and now I am busy each day in a place I can call my own. You go girl!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  5. Isn't it wonderful to have our own spaces?? Mary Helen...are you in the old LCA shop area beside where The Works Gallery used to be?