Nicholas Skowron joins FLC

Nicholas Skowron received a Bachelor of Art degree in Architectural Studies from Kent State University in 2011 and received an MFA in Printmaking from Kent State University in 2014. He has exhibited work in a number of juried exhibitions, including the New Prints exhibition Somewheres and Nowheres juried by Nicola Lopez at the International Print Center New York in November 2014, and most recently in CICA Museum's Contemporary Landscape exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. He was awarded the Thomas D Little Prize for Excellence in Printmaking in 2013, and the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2015. His art practice focuses on themes of entropy, structure, accumulation, repetition, historical reference, memory and the breakdown or reimagining of those systems.


Virgnia Kistler @ Dayton Metro Library

Virginia Kistler was recently selected to produce an original piece of sculpture for the newly renovated Dayton Metro Library.
Virginia Kistler (b. 1976) American, UNTITLED, 2015, Rubber, stainless steel, wood.Collection of the Dayton Metro Library, 2016.2 
The Kuosi Society Costume from the Bamileke people and the Relief Fragment from Persepolis, both from the Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection were chosen by the artist as inspiration for this work.
 "My work is a contemporary take on the traditional craft of textiles, inspired by the Relief Fragment from Persepolis and theKuosi Society Costume. To contemporize the craft, I used laser cut, synthetic rubber. Like many Persian and Bamileke textiles, I employed the use of radial symmetry. If you look closely at the work, you will see textile patterns that are inspired by both cultures." -Virginia Kistler, artist


Crystal Tursich @ Maine Media Workshops

Crystal just completed an exciting workshop at Maine Media College. Her description of her time there is below.
In August, I attended a workshop at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine. The workshop was Creating Visual Narratives instructed by Susan Burnstine. It was an intense one week workshop aimed at getting participants to realize the personal thread that runs through their work and to create new work with this realization in mind. Susan had us show work that inspired us as well as our own work, do free writing activities, focus on visual metaphors, and travel to different places while shooting each day. For me, we determined that my common thread or topic is "ties that bind." I focused on this topic throughout the week. My goal in attending the workshop was to create a new body of work and return to the very personal self-portrait work I had done previously. Through Susan's guidance, I feel I'm on the path to making that new work. The images I've included are some of my favorites from the week. These photos were taken at the Topsham Fair on the last day of shooting. I focused on using my reflection in combination with environmental elements in the different spaces to begin building on a narrative of my past and present. 


Nikki Smetters @ School of Visual Arts

Nikki Smetters heads to New York City for an exciting new adventure! She's attending the School of Visual Arts to gain her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Narrative. This innovative program places equal emphasis on the art of creative writing and the craft of visual arts, fostering a truly revolutionary methodology of storytelling through the education of the “Artist as Author.” We're so proud of our fellow artist and friend for being accepted into this prestigious program. Good Luck Nikki! You're going to rock it! 


Nicki Crock @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Nicki Crock recently showed her installation piece, "Dream House" at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The show ran from February 12th 2016 to April 17th 2016. Reviews of the show can be found on Hi-Fructose, Jealous Curator and the Creators Project


Crystal Tursich shows in Ohio, Massachusetts and Kentucky.

Check out Crystals work at the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus OH (July 29th - August 9th). In Somewhere in Time: Seasons, Passages and Memories show in the Studios On High Gallery in Columbus OH (August 1st - 31st). The Somerville Toy Camera Festival at the Nave Gallery in Somerville KY (September 2015) and at The Inland Experience in the McGrath Gallery in Louisville KY (October 1st - 31st).