February 2023

Meet your new 2023 ArtCoz Officers!

Erin Cole, President 

Mark Goodall, Vice President 

Laura May, Treasurer 

Ron Cole, Secretary

Beverly Dunworth

“Umteen” years ago, I put away my oils and started painting in watercolor. I took various workshops to increase my skills and love of the medium. Like some people, life’s circumstances got in the way, and my art was put on hold. That is—until about 6 years ago when   a friend and I were taking a walk and saw artists painting in watercolor.  We sat down just to watch but found paints and watercolor paper right in front of us. I was nervous. Told the instructor that I had not painted in years. That did not deter him as he said, “it’s just like riding a bike—just get back up and start!” And that is what I have done, and I have not stopped painting since.  

   My primarily medium is watercolor but dabble in other mediums. I am particularly fond of capturing the beauty of McCoy pottery in still life, as well as painting flowers from my garden, and rustic barns that liven up the countryside. I recently challenged myself and began sketching and painting various historical buildings in the Zanesville/Putnam Historical area. The character of these historical buildings makes a rich patina for a watercolor palette. I often find myself asking who lived there, what did they do for a living---I try to put myself back in time and put the watercolors to work moving and flowing to capture the image and feel of those magnificent historical buildings.

Matt Fox

“My name is Matt Fox and have been embedded in the arts for many years having taken art courses throughout high school and art history courses at the university level. I began working with glass several years ago and have not stopped. I began teaching myself how to cut and assemble stained glass from YouTube videos and using what supplies I could find at the local craft supply store. When not in the glass studio, I work as a registered nurse, and I am a faculty member and nursing program director at Ohio University Eastern.

I enjoy learning and creating new pieces when in the glass studio. I continue to work with small pieces and do take commission requests. I also pride myself on keeping my artwork affordable so everyone can enjoy my colorful glass creations. Please stop by Matt’s Art Glass at 8 Main St. Zanesville, OH 5pm-8pm on the First Friday of each month.”

From The President’s Palette…

Vol-un-teer…Noun-a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Verb-freely offer to do something. “He volunteered for the job.”

As the new 2023-2024 Art COZ President, here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.

My family and I are no strangers to the term VOLUNTEER! Our father was a much-loved Scout Executive for the Muskingum Valley Boy Scouts of America for 14 years, and I followed in his footsteps at The Marion, Ohio, BSA and then The Black Swamp Council BSA until I moved to Zanesville in 1995 and started a 26-year sales and marketing career at the WHIZ Media Group, now Marquee Broadcasting. As an executive for the BSA, your job is to train and motivate vol-un-teers to dedicate hundreds of hours to your cause/COZ for free! And trained well we were. No one trains better than the Boy Scouts of America’s NEI, National Executive Institute, in West Lake Texas.

I was taught to serve with a happy heart, and over the years have served the United Way, The Carr Center, The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, The March of Dimes, ZAAP, and more. Mohammed Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” That is so true.

So, as I embark on my next journey as your President of Art COZ, I will do it with a joyful heart in vol-un-teer service to community and the joy of art, and together we will build our artist community! Winston Churchill said, “Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.” So let us begin with an Au-da-cious spirit, the willingness to take surprisingly bold risks! Here’s to being BOLD in 2023!

“Pleasure with Our Animal Friends”

In February, Yan Sun Art Museum & Gallery is excited to present the “Pleasure with Our Animal Friends” exhibition. In this exhibition, you will see how oil and acrylic paintings feature the special bond between humans and animals, and how they take you into the artist’s journey exploring everyday life and the natural environment. The artists present our animal friends in their artworks based on close observation of the natural world using various techniques and styles. Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2023, 5:00pm-8:00pm, free and open to the public.

Wheel Throwing Spring Sessions

Julie's ARTery, located at 53 S. 7th Street

Wheel Throwing Spring Sessions

Session #1: March 6, 13, 20

10am - Noon, 6-8pm

Session #2: April 3, 10, 17

10am - Noon, 6-8pm

Session #3: May 1, 8, 15

10am - Noon, 6-8pm

No experience necessary! Students will need to bring an old bath towel and wear clothing that is suitable for getting a bit messy. Session #1 will be all throwing on the wheel. Session #2 will be one hour of throwing, one hour of trimming and adding handles. Session #3 will be glazing pieces. Students will typically complete 4-5 pieces. Cost $180 per student.

Art Within Us - The Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship

Art Within Us is an annual $2,000 scholarship for high school seniors in the Muskingum County community who plan to pursue a career in the arts. The deadline to apply is April 20, 2023. Finalists will be interviewed by the selection committee. One winner will be announced on May 15, 2023. In addition to the monetary prize, the scholarship recipient will be acknowledged at the Y-Bridge Arts Festival in July and given a space/tent to showcase their work. This scholarship is being presented in memory of Zanesville artist/author/teacher Linda Regular. Linda believed everyone is capable of being an artist and dedicated her life to inspiring people to purse their creative passions. Requirements: GPA of 2.5 or higher, 700–900-word essay or video addressing how art has impacted your life, volunteer/community service work you have done, and how this scholarship will help you pursue your artistic endeavors, 5 examples of artwork that can be shared with us digitally either by uploading the files or linking to YouTube/Vimeo. Please note: your creativity and vision are far more important to us than technical perfection! Complete application form at www.artwithinus.com

BunkoJess Gallery

Songwriting Workshop with David Spires! February 22, 7-10pm $30.

Community Art Show Theme: LOVE February at Bunko Gallery Show opening February 3 5-9pm.

Start to Finish Art Workshop, Mindset Workshop and Workout and Charcuterie Workshop.

ZAAP Gallery

The ZAAP Gallery, next door to Gemini’s at 625 Main St, is home to a collection of local artists with a wide range of styles, mediums, and techniques. Each month, we display our featured artist’s work on the left side of the gallery and window and members on the other. In the right window, we showcase our members work in a vignette based on a theme. February is “A is for Abstract”, and March will be “Mad as a March Hare”, inspired by Alice in Wonderland. All artists and levels of experience are welcome to join! We meet monthly, enjoy informative speakers, inspiring activities, social events, fund-raisers, display and make art, and more! Gallery hours are Thurs-Sun 1-4pm, by appt, and during First Friday Art Walks.

ArtCoz Meeting - February

Monday, February 6th

6:00 p.m.

Ron Cole & Cole's Aircraft Aviation Art

616 Main Street

Downtown Zanesville

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