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Featured Artist Jennifer Kerr

Jennifer grew up in New Albany and was in the last class to graduate from the old High School. She went on to Capital University to study Art Therapy. Jennifer currently lives in Delaware, Ohio with her husband and two young children. She now owns her own business, Tiny House Vintage and Art, through which she shares her passion for Vintage, Antiques, and Art. She dabbles in various areas such as Interior Design, Custom Furniture Refinishing, Custom Artwork, selling her treasures at antique shows.

Featured Artist: Ryan Orewiler


Artist Ryan Orewiler

Artist Ryan Orewiler

Ryan Orewiler grew up in Columbus (the capital of Ohio) and throughout northern Ohio. He was raised primarily by craftsmen, artists and educators. Since an early age, Ryan has been fascinated with the characteristics of life in the city and living in German Village. He's inspired by the streets of the historic neighborhood located on the edge of downtown Columbus. As a boy, he traveled to several cities on the East Coast: Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland and New York City. Soon after his return from his visit to New York City when he was eight (view drawing). Throughout his childhood, Ryan always created in his family's studios and workshops. Into his senior year, he began to take advanced landscape oil painting and later created his first painting of Columbus cityscape. In 2004, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Throughout his career, Ryan has drawn, sketched and painted hundreds of cityscapes – focusing on architecture, use of public space, streets, modes of transportation, individuals and groups of people within a each city's environment. His work has been collected and commissioned by individuals and corporations throughout the United States of America.

Orewiler paints from life (En plein air) and from his photos he has taken. He has painted: Europe -Paris, France; London, England; Berlin, Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Florence, Venice, Italy; Bali, Jakarta, Borobudur, Indonesia; Hong Kong, China; Narita, Japan and Singapore.


ARTIST STATEMENT

URBAN - CITYSCAPES

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"My true inspiration has always been the city. It's a driving force that feeds the artist in me daily. I feel at home in the city. As a boy, I constantly adventured through the busy streets, construction sites, downtown buildings, historic homes and abandoned warehouses.

When I'm in the city, I'm drawn to the architecture first. The story within the buildings is where my eye usually travels. When I paint the city, I try to capture the light and color within the buildings, streets and urban elements (cars, people) that illustrate motion and energy. Throughout the development of the cityscape, I illustrate characters and personalities within the figures. In the end, I want the viewers to feel as if they're a part of the painting and feel the motion and energy in that specific moment in time.


Metro Series

Metro Series

MODERN - ABSTRACTS
Aside from my cityscape paintings, I also create numerous series of abstract and nonrepresentational works. In 2002, I began a series of organic and non-organic abstracts. They were developed from elements in the city while diverging from the traditional cityscape. The Metro Series was based on grid/ windows/building/ structure system and evolved into one the my most collected abstract series. There are several large works in the beginning stages now that have all the series integrated into one. Fall 2015 will showcase two new major abstract series that are being developed.


Contact Ryan: STUDIO  614.425.4755  
GALLERY  614-461-6487 686 N. HIGH ST COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215

Source: http://www.urbanmodernartist.com/

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Documentary about mysterious nanny Vivian Maier, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers to be discovered decades later, and is now considered among the 20th century's greatest photographers. Her strange and riveting life and art is revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.