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"Joy" Based on a true story

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

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.



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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

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


Nicole Vanover Pataskala, Ohio Artist

This collection of paintings are some of my most colorful ones yet.  The paintings are meant to bring happiness.  My work is incredibly realistic.  The paintings are either based on pictures that I take, or a still life I set up.  Several of the paintings use a combination of reference photos and objects, so that I can achieve the most accurate and stunning portrayal possible.  I use many thin layers of acrylic paint to build the painting.  This gives the work a three dimensional look highlighted by vivid colors.  I often listen to music while I paint, and although the process is very time consuming, I find it incredibly relaxing and enjoyable.  I hope that others can enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it and that it brings happiness to those viewing it!  

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Jessica Wojtasek Columbus, Ohio Artist

Jessica is a painter, screen printer, and illustrator based out of Columbus, Ohio. Her works in all mediums are primarily influenced by urban landscapes that she's visited throughout the US and Europe. Working from original photographs, she creates her own interpretation of the mood and atmosphere of the location with an expressive color palette and dramatic composition. 

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Tracy Greenwalt London, Ohio Artist

"Three Perspectives" a rare group show featuring the work of local Ohio artists Nicole VanoverJessica Wotjasek and Tracy Greenwalt opens on Saturday, Sept, 12 from 5 to 9 PM and will be on display through October 20, 2015

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