Thursday, October 16, 2008

Opportunity Knocks - An Artist’s Networking Event

Just heard about this event. Sounds like an excellent opportunity with lots of valuable info. Go to for the full details and online registration. Here's a teaser:

Opportunity Knocks - An Artist’s Networking Event
Friday, November 7th

9:00am to 4:00pm @ Musica

Reserve your seats now! Tickets to this event are only $45.00 in advance and you can purchase them online now at - Seating is limited!

If you are ready to MAKE YOUR ART CAREER actually work, if you are ready to take your art business to the next level, you need to come to this event! YOU will have a day full of information, and networking that can take your art business to the places you have never imagined it could go. Whether you are involved in an arts organization, a not for profit, or you are an individual artist looking for a better understanding, or if it is simply time to “jump-start” your life, this event is guaranteed to help you. Be sure to bring your business cards to this event!

You will get to talk to and share ideas with:

Tony Troppe - Local business owner, gallery owner, and developer
Suzie Graham - Director of Arts and Children's activities for the City of Akron
Alex Nicholis - Curator of the Massillon Museum
Gary Lockwood - Co-Creator of Standing Rock Cultural Center, and consultant for the Ohio Arts Counsel
todd v - Artist and Director for City Art Project, Inc.
and... Maybe even a couple more surprise guests!!

For more information or directions to the event please call 330.671.3792 - Please forward this information on to the artists you know.

Visit for more information!

Download the PDF at:

The Freakishly Short Animation Festival

Thursday, October 23, 2008
7 PM
Akron Art Museum
Admission is free

It’s seventy minutes of short, mostly Halloween-themed animated films from around the world; check out the trailer at

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Artist Reception for Dino Massaroni

The public is invited to an
Akron Life & Leisure Meet The Artist Reception
to celebrate the art of
Dino Massaroni
and view his work

October 16 from 6-8 P.M.
Mocha Maiden Gallery
Akron, Ohio

On Maiden Lane (behind the Everett Building corner of N. Main & E. Market) or also an entrance on North High Street.

Parking available in the city deck across from the art museum on South High Street

The artwork will be on display through November 1.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

International Artist Day: October 25

October 25 has been selected as International Artist Day. It's purpose is:

This worldwide tribute to artists will honor and bring recognition to the contributions they have made to civilization.

The official web site has lots of suggestions for supporting the arts that day:

Stay tuned for how I'll be celebrating and suggestions on how you can join in.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

White Pumpkins

Ran across this cool site called "Different Strokes from Different Folks". The idea is that the creator, Karin Jurick, posts a photo once a week and then asks that folks try doing an interpretation of the photo. The idea is not to copy the photo exactly, but to use it as a starting point for an artwork. She will post the results. So far, this week's entry has drawn dozens results.

Check out the original photo of the pumpkins and everyone's artworks here:

My interpretation is this purple version, done in colored pencils on a 4x6 inch paper.