So you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since high school art class but now the idea of creating something beautiful instead of bingeing another reality series really appeals to you. The Canton Museum of Art has your back.
Summer can be sunny and warm, beckoning us outdoors for our recreation. This year has been a little different with the COVID-19 pandemic, however, limiting our outdoor pastimes and keeping us a cooped up inside. Even if we are free to rejoin our open-air recreational groups, there will be rainy days this summer. So, now might a good time to consider taking up an indoor hobby.
Just Imagine Gift Gallery in downtown Canton is a unique art program offered by TWi, a regional disability services provider that empowers individuals to achieve more by providing a range of opportunities backed by the resources needed to succeed. Just Imagine empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to discover their creative side. Artists can create, display and sell their artwork.
I’m someone who always says she’s not that interested in art. But that’s actually a lie. Maybe I don’t know a valuable piece of art when I see one and maybe I don’t find art museums particularly enthralling, but I definitely value the arts. Art extends way beyond paintings and sculptures.
Local artist Tim Carmany provided a special February program at the Canton Museum of Art for the members and guests of Canton Fine Arts Associates. Owner of the Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton, Carmany demonstrated his unique reverse glass painting technique for the audience. Decorative theme centerpieces and a catered lunch also were included at the event.
A panoramic painting of African wildlife is coming to Canton. “African Menagerie—The Inquisition” will run April 26 through July 15 at the Canton Museum of Art. The touring exhibit created by American artist Brian Jarvi is considered art with a mission, because it is intended to draw attention to wildlife extinction.
Much like the jewelry she creates, Judith Sterling’s life as an artist continues to evolve. The 64-year-old East Canton native began as a painter, dedicating about 20 years of her life to the craft before she began to see art in a more three-dimensional form.
Tim Carmany and Dyanne Williams, with their collaborative collage piece “Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl,” were voted the 2016 winners of the Canton Arts District All-Stars exhibition. This year’s All-Stars competition attracted works from more than 75 participating artists.