There is something to be said about being with someone who shares your interests. My husband, for example, enjoys the antique car hobby. He and his friends can talk for hours about cars and have been doing so for years. I mean, what more can you possibly say about a vehicle that has an engine, fenders, and four wheels? Don’t they all have those? But then, he doesn't quite get me either. He looks at a painting I’ve been putting my heart and soul into and says it is good, it looks just like a photograph. Then my deflated ego melts to my knees. My usual response is “if you want a photograph, take a photograph”.
I really do understand though. Sharing your common interests with someone is a bonding with that person, a friendship, a connection to someone who thinks like you do, who likes the things you like, who wants to talk about things you want to talk about.
This bond is important to creative souls. There is no criteria that says what we are creating is good. Unlike a beautifully restored car, there is no way to say “if you polished out this ding it would be perfect". We don't have dings, we only have what comes from within and there is no right way or wrong way, just our own way.
One the the benefits I have enjoyed most in my retirement years is spending time in the Gallery associating with friends who have this similar interest. I have learned so much more about art and life from them and hopefully I have been able to pass along some of the wisdom I have acquired over the years.
Polymer clay classes with Lilian Nichols
Exhibits October 25th - January 5thHomecoming!
Featuring the work of Tipp City Alumni
Opening reception October 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Michael Baum, a Tipp City High School graduate, specializes in contemporary representational paintings of the western and southwestern landscapes and is represented in many private, corporate, and public collections nationally and internationally. Michael lives, works and enjoys life in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
John Andrew Dixon and his siblings grew up in Tipp City, Ohio. John brings 40 years of practice as a designer-illustrator to his enthusiasm for wood engraving. He studies with Wesley Bates, the Canadian master engraver, and prints his editions under the guidance of letterpress authority Gray Zeitz of Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky. Dixon works from a home-studio in historic downtown Danville, Kentucky.
Patrick Smith is a composer and producer of music for film, television, and other media. He began playing piano at age 5 and started composing by age 7. While at Tipp City High School he formed several jazz and Rock and Roll bands. In 2005 he founded “Electronic Philharmonic,” a music production company in Fairfax, Virginia where he continues his work. His music can be heard at Studio 14 Gallery.
"Tipp City Redux” Exhibit is open to Tipp City Alumni and area artists. The works show images of the downtown before, during and after construction of the new Tipp City streetscape.