February Art Crawl

by Katie Teems, NHT AmeriCorps Member

Pete Cizmadia

Pete Cizmadia

Kristin Winebrenner

Kristin Winebrenner

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. 

 

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Pete Cizmadia

Pete Cizmadia

Joshua Gambetta

Joshua Gambetta

Joshua Gambetta

Joshua Gambetta

Creature

Creature