Sunday, May 21, 2017

Once Upon A Time


This collage titled “Once Upon A Time” is another of the pieces I made for our “Threads of the Past” show at Uncommon Art.

The photo is of my parents drinking a toast on their wedding day. Behind them is sheet music for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, which has the lyrics:

There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms you often miss.
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
Is a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?

For more about this piece, visit: http://www.lifeneedsart.com/gallery/once-upon-a-time/

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Art Hops, Painting Parties, and Other Artsy Goodness

Creativity in Bloom!


Spring has sprung, and creativity is blooming right along with it! I'm seeing more and more people wanting to freshen up their decor and add a little color to their homes.

Here are some ideas how you can brighten your home and flex your creative muscles:


2nd Friday Art Hops Begin May 12

The 4th season of Art Hops begin Friday, May 12 from 5-8pm. The guest artists this month will be a mix of talented professional artists and selected Hudson art students.

Our studios at Uncommon Art will host students from Seton Catholic School. We hosted them last year, and they're the most delightful kids: so nice and wonderfully enthusiastic about art.

Hope you can stop by and meet them!

Other Art Hops this year will be:
  • June 9 
  • July 14
  • August 11, “Living Art”
  • December 8, “Holiday Hop”
Get info about locations and other guest artists at: www.hudsonarthop.com



Painting Parties

If we've done painting parties together, you know how much fun they are.

If you haven't, well what are you waiting for?! They're tons of fun, and so simple. I walk you through it, step-by-step, show you how to do each brushstroke, and help you along the way. Anyone can do it - YOU can do it!

Two parties are open for registration. Grab a friend and a bottle of wine and let's get painting!

May 5 at 7pm – Eiffel Tower
May 19 at 7pm – Monet's Waterlilies


Cost is $35 per person. Register here:
https://squareup.com/store/uncommon-art-llc/

If these dates don't work for you, give me a call at 216-789-2751 and let's set up something just for you.

Friday Morning Sketching


If you want to brush up on your drawing skills, come join us on Friday mornings. These are free sessions, so pop in whenever you can.

Bring your own drawing materials (sketchbook, paper, pencil, pen). We usually begin with a few quick sketches as a group to get us warmed up, then work independently on views that interest us.

When the weather is nice, we'll sketch outside, so throw a folding chair in your car.

Here's where we're meeting for the next few weeks. Check the Events Calendar for more locations.
  • May 5: Quaker Square, Akron
  • May 12: Stow City Center (park by the playground), 3760 Darrow Road
  • May 19: Seiberling Nature Realm

Thank You!


As always, I appreciate your interest in my art. I look forward to sharing some creative time with you soon.

Many thanks,
Karen Koch

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Northeast Ohio Gallery Tour, March 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, our friends at Lakeland Community College have organized a studio and gallery tour throughout Northeast Ohio. The tour highlights female art and artists at 86 area locations.

A directory of all the events can be downloaded at this link: http://bit.ly/2lsXlOz

On Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m three galleries in Hudson are having Artist Receptions for new shows. Come check out our new work!

Uncommon Art
Threads of the Past: artwork with an eye to history, with work by Shannon Casey, Dana Giel-Ray and Karen Koch.
Through April 30, 2017.
178½ N. Main St., Hudson, Ohio 44236
Uncommonarthudson.com

Hudson Fine Art and Framing Co.
All Different But Just Like Me: Linda Hutchinson.
Through March 31, 2017.
160 N. Main St., Hudson, Ohio 44236
HudsonFineArtandFraming.com

The Red Twig
Featured Artists: Deborah French, Mo Gartland, Debra-Lynn Hook, Cynde Hujarski, Cari Miller, Judy Takacs and Jennifer Worden.
Through April 7, 2017.
5245 Darrow Rd., Hudson, Ohio 44236
Redtwigdesigns.com

For more information about the gallery tour and the arts at Lakeland Community College, visit http://lakelandcc.edu/gallery .