17 talented artists and artisans in downtown Dayton.NEW Visiting Artist-Frank Brenner,painting and drawing.NEW Member,Bob Pricer-woodworker.Artist of the Month-Jo Anne Vincent-Custom Jeweler
The ARTery is a large Co-Op Gallery with 17 talented artists and artisans located in the Front Street Building in downtown Dayton. Their NEW Visiting Artist for August is Frank Brenner, who specializes in painting and drawing. The gallery also welcomes their NEW ARTery Member, Bob Pricer who is a talented contemporary woodworker. Highlighted Artist of the Month is JoAnne Vincent, a creative and experienced Custom Jeweler. Come meet these artists and the rest of the 17 members with work currently on display at the ARTery Gallery, First Friday from 5-9 pm and 3rd Sunday from 12-4 pm throughout the year.
Jo Anne Vincent is a first-class custom jewelry designer who has been honing her skills for more than 16 years. Vincent has always loved art and had a very creative spirit. After retiring from thirty years in art education and teaching kindergarten, she decided to throw her energy and talent toward designing and creating custom jewelry to fulfill her creative drive and artistic vision! The jeweler shared, “I have always had an eye for design and color and a desire to both Be and Create something different and unique – to stand alone”.
Vincent LOVES Color, and as her eyes dance across her raw materials, she begins to imagine all the possible combinations of colors, patterns and textures in order to make beautiful, pleasing and balanced pieces. She draws inspiration as she surveys a collection of gems and polished stones like agate, turquoise, opal, and lapis to name a few. Vincent also uses pearls, beaded beads from Bali, hand-blown glass from California, sea glass, and even unusual coins to make her unique and fashionable jewelry. She often travels the country to attend a variety of rock and gem shows, and continues her search for future pieces when she travels internationally.
Her newest additions to her current jewelry collection are fashionable leather cord necklaces and bracelets showcasing a lovely pendant or beautiful stone that she embellishes with copper, brass, and sterling. Vincent stated with a sparkle in her eye, “there is nothing more fulfilling than having a customer be as excited about a piece as I am,” so we hope you will make your way up to the ARTery gallery this month and see JoAnne’s incredible display of work!
Vincent has a large following of her work, and often draws a crowd at her display in the ARTery Gallery at Front Street. Over the years, she also participates as a vendor in events like the Dayton Arcade Halfway To Hollydays which is July 20 & 21 this year, Hyde Park in Cincinnati, the Vinoklet Art and Wine Festival near Cincinnati in September, and the Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest she has been invited to attend for 15 years. The ARTery Gallery hopes you can take time out to come meet Jo Anne Vincent, Bob Pricer and Frank Brenner this month, check out their work as well as the rest of the Gallery.
The ARTery Gallery currently has 17 Artists and Artisans with work on display including Watercolor, Acrylic, and Oil Painting, Digital Fine Art, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Mosaics, Custom Jewelry, Fiber Art, Woodworking, and Sculpture with styles ranging from Traditional to Contemporary. This talented group of artists share a large gallery space located in the Front Street Building in downtown Dayton, Door B-C, on the 3rd floor. The Gallery is Open each Month 1st Friday 5 - 9 pm & 3rd Sunday, 12 - 4 pm. Please follow us on Facebook for changes to our regular Open times as well as Special Holiday days, hours, and extra events throughout the year – The ARTery at Front Street.
*Current ARTery Artists include: Fabienne Bee, Alison Bour, Rosalie Campbell, Samantha Farkas, Bob Farley, Charlene Fox, Jim Hayes, Gae Helton, Bonnie Kuntz, Sarah Maxwell, Bob Pricer, Ashley Simons, Ryan Taylor, Jo Anne Vincent, Leonard Williams, and David Zawisa.
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