by Katie Teems, NHT AmeriCorps Member
Saturday, February 18th, marked another Art Crawl. The cool air felt like early Spring—a perfect evening to browse the open galleries.
Lamplight had a gallery opening featuring "The Far Country" by Pete Cizmadia. Cizmadia's spray painted pieces depict workers and scenes from the American West. The style reminded me of vintage ad posters.
A look at TipTop's new bathroom galleries show art from two local artists, Kristin Winebrenner and Joshua Gambetta.
I spied Kristin in one of her paintings in the women's bathroom, so she told me how she painted it from a picture taken of her in a dance club in South Korea.
Joshua explained his process of carving graffiti-style art onto a wood block and then ironing velvet on top to transfer the pattern to the fabric. That's what I call "bathroom graffiti."
The weather has been warm and perfect for wandering into galleries and shops. Visit Creature, Lamplight, and the White Room. Take a walk on Francis Grade over to the Buxton & Landstreet Gallery. Wander into the bathroom galleries (but make sure to knock first). Art Crawl may be over, but art never stops in Thomas.