Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Akron Art Walk - June 2009

Looking for something cool to do on the first Saturday evening of each month (except July)?  Head for the newly chic Northside Art District and do the Artwalk.

Walk, or ride the free trolley, from location to location, to check out the galleries and and eateries, including Chrissie Hynde's Vegiterranean Restaurant.

I started my tour at the fabulous Zeber-Martell Studio.  I am fortunate enough to own a few of their beautiful bowls from the Akron Empty Bowl Project.

I was immediately attracted to the display of beautiful green glass jewelry (surprised?), but there were also cool blue items if you aren't as attracted to green.

I love that the pieces are a mix of functional beauty and art pieces.  These mugs would certainly brighten up a morning, and I can envision the unique triangular plates for serving tapas to friends.

The artists, Michael Martell and Claudia Zeber-Martell, shown here chatting with a guest, also made handmade tiles which cover the unique counter that's sheathed with found corrugated metal.

Music was provided by the talented Angie Haze.  I was really impressed and purchased her CD.  If you get the opportunity to hear her play live, don't miss it.

This is one of my favorite wall pieces.

I even got a tour of the back room including the kilns.

The next tour is August 1st.  Don't miss it!

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