16 artists and artisans. “Small Treasures”, Members Exhibit of small affordable works on display. New Visiting artist-Selvin Bacon Velasquez, Artist of the Month Bob Farley, Photographer
The ARTery is a large Gallery at Front Street that is filled with many different, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Come meet their New Visiting artist for December, Selvin Bacon-Velasquez and see his unusual and intriguing long exposure portrait photography on display. Velasquez’ exhibit is entitled “A Glimpse of Us”. He is currently a Wright State University student majoring in Fine Arts, concentrating in Photography and Graphic Arts. The Artery’s Highlighted Member Artist of the Month for December is Bob Farley. Farley is an Urban, Nature and Travel Photographer as well as a costume jewelry designer at the Gallery.
“Small Treasures”, A Special Member’s exhibit, will be on display during December openings containing a wide variety of small, affordable works of art created by many of the 16 current artist and artisan members of the ARTery Gallery. Their main gallery, and “Small Treasures” exhibit will be open and available for visitors and shoppers this month 1st Friday, December 2nd, 5-9 pm, and again on 3rd Sunday, December 18th from 12am to 4pm. The ARTery Gallery at Front Street is part of more than 250 artists and small businesses.
Robert Farley is a highly talented Photographer who has a keen eye for taking artistically pleasing and technically proficient photos that are themselves beautiful works of art. Throughout his life, Farley has lived in and traveled to incredible scenic locations and through his work, wanted to capture as many memories as he could on film. Over time, his skill, techniques and equipment continued to improve until he noticed people began showing an interest in his work. Farley confessed, initially his goals for photography were two-fold: to capture memories and to stay behind the eye of his camera and out of the pictures. His passion today continues to grow with each snap of his shutter.
Farley is primarily drawn to nature and travel photography – to see and capture as much of this wonderful world as he can with his camera. In between adventures Farley said he enjoys finding challenges to keep his interests up and his photos fresh. One process he has experimented with is macro photography using lens balls, and other techniques. The photographer enjoys exploring and learning new techniques and his ultimate goal is to keep finding new and interesting subjects - at home and on his travels.
Farley enjoys participating in a variety of shows and competitions throughout the tristate area and currently has his work on display in several businesses around the Dayton area including his permanent display at the ARTery Gallery. Recently, the photographer won second place for his Photography at the 51st Duveneck Art Show in Covington, KY, and he had his first photo published in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, “Xenia Benches”. Come meet this very talented photographer in December on First Friday 5-9pm or 3rd Sunday from 12-5pm.
The Co-Op ARTery Gallery currently has 16 Artists and Artisans with work on display including Watercolor, Acrylic, and Oil Painting, Encaustic, Fine Art Photography, Photography, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, Custom Jewelry, Hand Made Textiles 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, Mikee Huber, Bonnie Kuntz, Sarah Maxwell, Melanie Morrett, Ashley Simons, Ryan Taylor, Jo Anne Vincent, Leonard Williams, and David Zawisa.
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