Bunny Seifert spent the first year of her dancing career not dancing. At age 3, Seifert refused to practice at Candy Apple’s Dance Studio. She would sit on the ground and rebuff any attempts the instructors made to have her jump around the room with them.
It’s hard to imagine the Canton arts scene without Tim Carmany. The artist is known for his vibrant, colorful pieces. And he’s the owner of The Hub Art Factory, a cornerstone of the Downtown Canton Arts District where visitors can see rotating displays of some of Stark County’s best work.
By day, Don Ake of Jackson Township is a freight transportation economist and analyst at an economic research firm. “Occasionally I’ll be quoted in the Wall Street Journal,” he jokes. “I guess my opinion does count for something.”
When she performs, she feels joy, conveys joy and creates joy. One of the brightest lights on the local theater scene, Joy Ellis has done dynamic and memorable work in the Players Guild musicals “Sister Act” and “Memphis,” playing a street-smart novice nun and a fiery nightclub singer. On November 2, Ellis opens in another Guild musical production, “Aida,” this time portraying a Nubian princess torn between forbidden love and duty.
Lisa Teeple is still a little astonished by her success. Teeple is the 2017 Canton Arts District All-Star winner. Her acrylic painting “Sublimation of Neptune” earned the most votes at the Canton Museum of Art event in November.
I don’t think of myself as an artistic person—in the traditional sense, at least. Even though I work in a creative industry and I get to design most days, I still don’t feel artistically inclined. I’m not a painter, sculptor or sketcher. Give me a pen and paper and ask to me draw something, and likely you’ll be disappointed with the results. My niece knows that all too well. She recently asked me to draw her a picture. I took my time and did my best. When I handed her the finished product, she threw the paper on the ground and asked someone else to draw a picture for her. I guess she wasn’t impressed by my talents. Needless to say, I didn’t feel too artistic.
Canton Fine Arts Associates sponsored its February luncheon and program featuring “The Art of Collage” by Gail Wetherall-Sack. An award-winning artist, teacher and therapist, Gail explained the collage process and led participants in making their own self-inspired collages.
Guys such as Patrick Buckohr always have great stories to tell. He’s the guy you want to sit next to at the bar, buy him a beer and just listen. Buckohr is a tattoo artist by day and a scrap-metal sculptor by night.
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