ACoT Resident Artists
Studio 101 - Isin Sezer
Medium: Acyrlic on canvas
Past experience: I am graduated in Italian studies (university) and I have studied painting at the Royal Art Academy of Kortrijk in Belgium (2001-2008), I won the Rotary Prize in the city of Kortrijk in 2006
fun fact could be the fact that I know 4 languages, languages are always fun :)
My search is closely aligned with the sciences of microphotography and biology. Fascinated by richness of the colors and shapes of moss, mushrooms, lichens, body cells, bacteria, I desire to express in my art the harmony in nature that actually whispers about the whole existence. My paintings are populated by organic forms that run through various canvases that complete each other. My medium is acrylic on canvas; I usually begin more than one canvas at a time and using multiple images, I proceed in transparent layers that gradually form an evanescent, ethereal and untouchable atmosphere.
Ultimately based on the promise of circles of life, of night and day, of birth and death, changing of the seasons, resurrection and renewal, my spirit seeks for simplicity, entity, I go back in time and reach the big bang of all the creation. I quest to touch the origins, the sources and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the elusive spark, that ever evasive, humbling awareness, yet forever wondrous, essence of creation itself.
Studio 102 - Miriam Daniel
Miriam Daniel, Brave Art
I am an intuitive artist. This means I look with my eyes and my heart, and in tandem
they lead my hands to create. My work has often been described as “just so happy.” I
find great joy and peace in creating. I am most inspired by nature and life around me. I
am often found working in acrylics on canvas, but I also enjoy many other media--
watercolor, papermaking, and book arts to name a few. You might also find me at
ACoT teaching yoga, writing for BraveTeachers.com, or leading creative workshops.
Having a public studio and joining a community of artists is a new adventure for me that
has required lots of courage, therefore I call this Brave Art. I spent the past 18 years as
a teacher and literacy advocate in schools in Ohio, Alaska, and Washington. Iʼm looking
forward to where this path leads.
You can follow my art and life adventures or purchase art by connecting with my blog:
Brave Art by Miriam Daniel at www.MimDaniel.blogspot.com
Studios 103 & 104 - Terry Klausman
I raced stockcars for 7 years,I was the 2007 Pure Stock division Champion at Barberton Speedway,I won the 2007 Season Championship Feature[B-Main]at Midvale Speedway[It was my first and only time at that track.I hit the wall coming out of turn 4 in practice, came back from that and still won a feature,which the locals were none to happy about]I have bowled 4 -300's with a high series of 802 and a high average of 220 in the Budweiser League of Masters,I'm a romantic,I love to take chances and try new and different things,I'm a very eclectic person.I am an artist.I create very distinctive colored pencil drawings and welded steel sculpture.Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron represent me in these media.Found object assemblage is another type of sculpture I love to make and those are represented by the River Gallery in Rocky River and Hazel Tree Interiors in Akron.I have a sculpture and also a drawing studio in The Art Center on Tusc (ACoT) in Barberton.
"In everyones life they will experience 15 minutes of fame."-Andy Warhol
Casey Williams 204
Casey Williams 204
Studio 205 - Tressa Watts
Artist Statement: My goal is to show you what you might not see. As a local artist my subjects are what you might pass on a daily basis but I try to capture it a new light.
Business name: Watts Up Photography
Fun facts: I'm a born & raised Barbertonian. I love otters & cats. I met my husband playing d&d (and he continues to love me despite me constantly putting my cold hands & feet on him).
Studio 207 - Bill Lynn
- Artist Statement:
As an Alumn of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a professional graphic artist, branch operator of the worldwide lavish Drink and Draw, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, I have a passion for art, creation and communication through visual means. My art is created in many media using most anything I can lay my hands upon. I thrive on always being experimental, constantly applying various mediums and techniques to create imagery both in 2d and 3d pieces. The goal of my work is to to create pieces that promote an emotional response to the viewer, be it a humorous reaction to a whimsical piece or a deeper connection which is discovered in the viewers own personal interpretation. With a passion for mystery, wonder and discovery, including folklore and Cryptozoology, my current works are an exploration of the possibilties of “what could be” in our vast world and beyond. Playing with the bringing to life of creatures of myth and imagination.
- Medium/s: Sculpture (wood , wire, plaster, clay, maché, found objects) Painting via oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink Printmaking via linoleum print (woodcut/block) silk screen
- Events/Activities you’re involved with:
Branch operator of the world’s premier Alt life drawing movement: Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Resident artist of ACoT
Facilitator of ACoT’s Figure Drawing workshops
Fifth Runner-up Akron Art Prize 2015
Studio 208 - George Kurka
Born in Cleveland Ohio, and moved around the state. I am a self taught artist that has found a nice nest in the surrealistic area of art. Digging in the areas of imagination, that some people are afraid to venture. Bringing forth the light and darkness of life with a twist. Being true to myself and not believing that art comes from a class or school course, but comes from the experiences that life has given us.
Studio 209 - Nikki Bartel
As*pire ~ fly high: to soar to a great height
Where dreams collide and ring into reality.
A storyteller through all mediums, to inspire others and myself to continue to stir the pot. Reach for your dreams and know that it is all about the process and the journey not the destination.
A collaboration of Mixed Media, art, jewelry, and dreams.
Current and past events:
The Gardner of Bath Art and Music Fest
Summit Pop Up Artis
Akron Farmer and Flea Market
Rain Barrel Projece - Auction
SCoT - Studio 202
Studio 210 - Ron White
As a visual artist working on paper, in clay, through ice, I have considered my use of the human figure to be post modernist documents of moments in time. I feel as though the figures mark an event or personal space.
The human form is the connection to any experience. The figure is paramount in the work that I create. Expounding upon life experiences, dreams, and illustrations I sculpt and render the figure with interest towards but not limited to the classic form.
Techniques used in the art making process are usually both two and three dimensional. It is a derivative of exploration in light and line creating tone and plane. I work in many medium creating work for my self expression and by commission in jewelry, clay, drawing, painting, and in ice.
I have only begun a life long obsession with art media. The purposeful control of the figure in the medium is respected in the histories of the oldest cultures. A complex blend of pose, gesture, foreshortening created using surface treatments of cross hatch, ink wash, and scgraffito presents an artist with an abundance of opportunity for self expression. Since the first time man put his mark in the mud, the earth and its populous has changed, but his need to communicate through his line is still pertinent and necessary.