Poly willows

tinapple_poly_willows_500pxArtist Cynthia Tinapple toyed with Mother Nature this week. When she found a beautiful bunch of dried pussy willow branches at the Worthington Farmers Market, she couldn’t help but consider what would happen if she replaced the fuzzy blooms with her own colorful ones.

tinapple_willows_closeShe fired hundreds of bits of polymer patterns and colors and attached them to the wood with hot glue. Voila! Take that, Mother Nature!

The spring bouquet of poly willows is on display in the gallery. (The turned box elder vase was created by Cynthia’s husband, Blair Davis.)

And the winner is…

ripley_drawingThree lucky winners of donated works were drawn at Friday night’s opening. The kids kept the drawing honest. The winners were: Tim Bachman, Joan Buffington and Vanessa Ripley.

Students and fans of local teacher Vivian Ripley streamed into the studios for a peek at her works which will be on display through May. It was a lovely spring evening and Worthington neighbors and friends and their children zoomed in on their bikes, scooters and strollers.

Works were sold, prizes were won, people watched us work and a good time was had.

Join us for MAYDAY, MAYDAY and win!

maydayHigh Road Gallery & Studios welcomes its first invited artist, Vivian Ripley, to show her works in the various media she has taught for many years.

The reception for Vivian and the rest of the artists working in the gallery is free and open to the public on Friday, May 1, 5-7 PM at the gallery, located in the 1818 Buttles/Brown house at 12 E. Stafford Avenue in Worthington.

To celebrate our new venture, three artists will be donating a piece each to be awarded to names drawn from a box collected during the reception. Three winners will be announced at our May reception.

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Weekend placements

joyce_cat_sold_webArtist Joyce Fisher found a home for her cat drawing on Saturday, March 28 during our open studio time. With the sun out and the weather warming, other studio artists sold work and took commissions as well.

Mike Tizzano has assembled a troupe of cast gymnast figures in anticipation of the gymnasts’ spring convention next weekend.

We’re all gearing up for the May 1 reception for the Vivian Ripley exhibit that will run during May in the gathering room.

Vivian Ripley featured in May

vivian_ripley_outlineMay 1 reception (Friday) from 5-7 at High Road Gallery will spotlight the work of Columbus artist and popular teacher Vivian Ripley.

She has helped many local artists take a bold, free, direct, and deliberate approach in their art and taught many of High Road’s artists to paint with confidence.

Vivian is known for her vibrant use of clean, pure color. She has a keen knowledge of how light and shadow affect color to create a distinctive value system.

ripley_oak-grove-in-autumnShe is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, as well as the Central Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wyoming Watercolor Societies. She is also a charter member of the Ohio Plein Air Society.

Vivian’s special watercolor technique is spotlighted in a chapter in The Watercolor Landscape Techniques of 23 International Artists. She is one of only six artists from the United States in this popular book.

The exhibit of Vivian’s work will remain on display in the gathering room for the month of May.

Upstairs/Downstairs

IMG_3546A piece of scrap polymer on Cynthia Tinapple’s downstairs bench caught the eye of upstairs painter Marty Husted.

That bit of serendipity prompted Marty to branch out in a new palette in a more abstract vein.IMG_3548

The artists at High Road Gallery & Studios are beginning to bounce ideas off each other. Let the synergy begin!

 

How are we doing?

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That’s what the 18 artists at High Road Gallery & Studios asked themselves as they gathered around the hearth tonight. The response, “Great!”

After a cold winter, temperatures are moderating and the 200-year-old facility warms more quickly each morning making it a more welcoming workspace.

Our first artists reception was a huge hit and we’re planning exhibits and events for spring and summer. Return here for details.

Snowy studio view

studios_snowA bright blue and sunny view from the studios today but the artists stayed warm and working….

In the news

highroad_dispatch_jan2015Did you see us in the Sunday Columbus Dispatch? It’s been exciting to see the artists settle in and get to work in the last few weeks. Now that the chill has lessened you’ll find us hard at work most days.