In November we are featuring ceramic works by Resident Artists Laura Donnelly and Judith Singer.
Opening reception on the 13th 5-9pm. Also offering one-of-a-kind giftware!
Inspired as a child in her father’s woodworking shop, Judie has enjoyed a lifetime of artistic expression in fine crafts design. An initial BFA Degree in Fine Crafts Design, and K- 12 Visual Art Education Certification from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, have led to a career in Art Education, and many wonderful opportunities to continue her own artistic production and learning experiences.
In fibers, metals, and ceramics, Judie’s work explores the use of line, pattern, texture, and color to create surface interest. She is always looking for found objects for inspiration and incorporation into her work; or to use as creative tools for making tactile surface marks. She also enjoys exploring the use of heat and fire to create interesting forms and surface designs.
Judie’s work has been exhibited at the Canton Museum of Art, the Massillon Museum, The Little Gallery of the North Canton Public Library, and the Warren and Salem Branches of the Butler Museum of American Art. In 2013 she joined Minerva’s Market Street Art Spot Gallery as a Resident Artist, with an interest in encouraging creativity and promoting the work of other local/regional artists.
Laura has worked with visual forms in a creative way for as long as she can remember. She is a retired art teacher, is currently creating in her private studio and is a founding Resident Artist at the Market Street Art Spot Gallery in Minerva. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kent State University and a Master of Arts in Education Degree from Walsh University.
Laura taught art for over 38 years in Stark County and holds a Highly Qualified Teacher Status with a Permanent Certificate with the Ohio State Department of Education. With a distinction of Art Teacher Of The Year in 1996, she has been a presenter at state and national art teacher conferences. Her work has won a variety of awards in the area and also received state and national recognition.
Most of her current works, fashioned from stoneware and porcelain clays, are designed to be either functional or nonfunctional to satisfy both sides of her artistic drive. She is inspired by her grandchildren, local flora and fauna, and her husband's music collection.