Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Alissa Sorenson

Alissa Sorenson received a BA in Visual Arts: Studio from the University of California, San Diego in 1994, with an emphasis in photography. After working as a professional photographer for several years, she began exploring and working in traditional craft forms. Her current work represents a merging of conceptual art and traditional craft. She is a recent award winner in the Amateur Division of the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Show (2009) and a co-founder of Mother Artists at Work, a non-profit association of mothers working in the arts in Columbus, Ohio. 

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Matt Eskuche

Matt Eskuche began working in glass in 1998 and has studies with some of the most sought-after makers in contemporary flamework including Emilio Santini and Ceasare Toffolo. 
He teaches classes at many schools around the country and exhibits his work at the Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto and Habatat Gallery in Chicago. 
Matt's work can be found in many publications and in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum, the Lampwork Museum of Glass in Kobe, Japan, and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Eric Paul Owens

Eric Paul Owens is a Columbus-area photographer and painter.  He counts art movements such as Surrealism and Pop among his artistic influences.  Eric's work is often full of vibrant color and a variety of textures.  He has shown his work around the mid-west and east coast, and recently published a food-themed photo book, Foodiepo, in 2009. Eric has a BFA degree from The Ohio State University.

Pecha-Kucha + Yummy = Night of Awesome!

As I've noted previously, the opening party for Yummy! is happening on Friday, August 14 from 6 pm to midnight at Junctionview Studios in Columbus. 

We've teamed up with the folks at Pecha-Kucha Night Columbus (PK organizer and Couchfire Collective member Kevin Ward will have work in the Yummy! show) to have Pecha-Kucha Night Volume 10 coincide with the opening of Yummy! 

If you're unfamiliar with Pecha-Kucha, (Japanese for "the sound of conversation"), it's a forum for creative people to share information about the work they do. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each - giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show. 
Pecha-Kucha Nights happen all over the world, from Amsterdam to Hong Kong to LA to Chattanooga! 

On August 14th, Pecha-Kucha will be happening right at Junctionview Studios, outdoors (weather-permitting)! Bring your own lawn chair: the fun starts at sundown!  
There will be a few presenters at PK Night who are also showing their work in the show. It's a fabulous way to hear more about these artists' work and ideas.

To RSVP, check out Columbus PK's Facebook invite HERE.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Did you know that our opening night party on Friday, August 14 is also a fundraiser for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank? Admission to the event is free, but you can help out by:
  • Bringing non-perishable food items to donate
  • Donating some cash
  • Purchasing a limited-edition 1" button featuring artwork from Yummy! artists
The Mid-Ohio Foodbank obtains & distributes food to more than 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio.


Hello everyone and welcome to the Yummy! art show blog. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting info about the show, bios of the participating artists, and sneak previews of the work you'll see in Yummy!

Special thanks to artist Mark Mattson for lending his Strawberry Candy image to be used for Yummy! promo materials.