New Work City Foundation, a local non-profit, hosts the fundraiser Monday at The Barrel Room Wine & Beer Bar
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
A North Canton Middle School art class reflects on art and what it is to them
Blogging is really picking up on North Canton Patch, and we don't want you to miss one. But we are all busy, and we don't have time to look at everything that comes through the top spot on North Canton Patch. So, to make it easier for you, we'll spotlight one blog every Sunday that you may have missed, that has garnered a lot of discussion, or that just makes for some great weekend reading. This week? North Canton Middle School art teacher Ashley Villers asked her students what art means to them. The answers they gave were both touching and insightful. And Ashley included some beautiful photographs of her students and their artwork. It's definitely a must-see this week. And, of course, anyone can blog on Patch - get more details here. If …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Eastman, a '10 Hoover High grad and Ohio University sophomore, created artwork that takes her back to Memorial Stadium. The drawings now hang inside Hoover High.
How does a runner forget the feeling of laying a foot into the starting block? Or the anticipation before the gun sounds? How about a cheerleader, that feeling in the glow of the Friday night lights? 2010 Hoover High grad Katie Eastman knows she never will. Eastman, 19, now a sophomore at Ohio University, still has those pangs of nostalgia that take her back to Memorial Stadium, where she ran track and cheered on her fellow Vikings. Her love for her alma mater led her to create a couple pieces of stadium-inspired artwork that now hang inside Hoover High near the main entrance. “I love Hoover High, and that track is where I spent a lot of my time,” Eastman told North Canton Patch. “Just being on that track, and the Friday night lights, and …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Millions of people look at or listen to some form of art throughout each and every day. Creative artworks can be found all around us. One North Canton art teacher finds motivation for her artwork and teaching from her students and from her daughter.
Janet Baran teaches art at the Hoover High School using all kinds of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. Her daughter, Rachel Baran, also is an artist, using photography and Adobe Photoshop computer software to create her own series of award-winning photographs. North Canton Patch talked with both to learn more about art imitating life. Most of the answers below are from Janet with Rachel adding her own perspective in a few areas. Home: Janet Baran lives in North Canton and Rachel is a freshman in college at Capital University in Columbus, majoring in psychology and is in the process of adding a therapeutic art minor. Janet’s Family: In addition to Rachel, Janet’s husband, Skip, also is a teacher at …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The gallery will be in the North Canton Public Library through Thursday and then heads to other sites throughout Stark County
You can find the 2011 Heart Gallery "Art with a Heart" exhibit inside the North Canton Public Library now through Thursday before it heads off to other places throughout the county. Local artists have created paintings, sculptures, photographs and sketches of 18 children waiting for an adoptive family. These children have become the faces of adoption in Stark County. Information about the children accompanies the artwork in the hopes that people will learn about them and envision themselves as potential adoptive families. Can't make it in to see the exhibit in North Canton? You can also find it at these locations: The exhibit is possible because of the partnership of Stark County Job & Family Services, Stark County Foster Parent Fund and …
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Local resident Ken Palosi devotes space in his home to the work of his favorite aspiring artists. I was a little more selfish with my wall space, but then came My Big Idea.
I was accustomed to saving scribbled creations in scrapbooks, but then the dilemma came: My kids’ art teachers helped them create such beautiful work, I couldn’t bear to throw it away. It was too big for scrapbooks. I archived pictures electronically, but somehow, these creations seemed worthy of a more visible home. But my home? I was selfish with my limited wall space — even for my own kids. Then came My Big Idea. I looked around at the white, blank walls in a most unlikely room, and I saw it — Our Gallery. Those walls were begging to come to life. It was the perfect space. My husband keeps a meticulous garage. Would he be receptive to tacks in the drywall securing whimsical pictures? Much to my amazement, he was on board! Over the …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
You've bought the easel, stocked up on paints, and your child's a professional artist. What now?
You want to be the good parent and nurture the artist in your child. After all, that’s what your favorite Patch columnist says you should do, and you trust her ... But what do you do with that rapidly growing collection? My friend Billie, a self-professed “horrible mother,” says she “sneaks artwork into the trash” when her son’s not looking. I won’t say I’m a horrible mother (neither is Billie) but I will admit that I’ve thrown a few “treasures” into the can. On the other hand, I’ve kept a lot of art, and it greets me every time I come home. The idea I had years ago has proved itself as a beautiful way to showcase the children’s artistic talent and nurture them as artists. Our kids are teens now, and every day my husband and I get to …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Willard resident stopped by today to show North Canton Middle School students the art of woodcarving
Woodcarver Matt Smith is showing off his skills in Witwer Park today. In this photo, Smith is taking a large block of wood and carving it into a penguin for North Canton Middle School students. He has two more carvings planned for today and said the students will get to paint them and raffle them off as a fundraiser. Check back with North Canton Patch Friday for a video story in which you get to see the carving process, and Smith talks about why and how he got into woodcarving.
Monday, June 27, 2011
We visited Sunday in the City to see what artists and musicians came out to show off their talents
Sunday in the City, organized by the New Work City Foundation, aims to raise money for a public art piece for North Canton. This year's event, sponsored mainly by the North Canton Rotary, featured more than 20 artists and four musical acts. The artists pay a fee to show off their work, which helps raise money for the foundation. The event took place Sunday afternoon in the square in downtown North Canton.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Deborah Woloschuk is another artist who will be at Sunday in the City, North Canton's arts and music festival, this Sunday. An artist with a zest for life, Woloschuk finds joy in mentoring others to create 'art play'
Here's the final Q&A in our series about artists appearing at this weekend's Sunday in the City event. North Canton Patch: Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself. Deborah Woloschuk: I was born Deborah Lynn Husted, (twin to David Lee Husted), in Canton, OH, at Aultman Hospital in 1954. I grew up in Stark County most of my life and graduated from Oakwood High School in 1972. I played the flute in the band and sang in choirs at church and in school for my love of music, but art was always my favorite class. I used to draw my teachers, while also taking notes in class. I attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL, where I fell in love with life drawing — drawing real people from live models. While there, I learned the …