The new "ArtsaRound Gallery on the Original Circle" welcomes London, Ohio, glass artist Matt Takacs for a sidewalk event Saturday, September 19 from 10am to around 6pm at 135 West Main Street.
“With his BFA degree in Glass Art from OSU, Mr. Takacs has become well known in our area,” states Gallery Director J.P. Pennell. “Known for many glass designs and pieces, he is locally sought after for his pumpkins, fall cats and ghosts while set up at our town’s big event which would normally happen in October.”
Takacs says, “I have been interested in art most of my life and enjoy the act of making an object. While attending OSU, I learned many techniques and expanded my knowledge about glass and what can be created with glass. After completing college, I was fortunate enough to become an assistant studio technician at Glass Axis in Columbus Ohio. Currently, I work in a warehouse which actually gives me more time to create art in my home and garage with my torch and kiln.”
They are also welcoming artist applications for the ArtsaRound Gallery on the Original Circle.
Artists are welcome to submit five photos of their work and an application to display and sell their work in the ArtsaRound Gallery. Download the application, complete the form, and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your photos. You can find their gallery application online.
The gallery, in the heart of Historical Downtown Circleville, in the former Marfield Bank Building owned by the Pickaway County Historical Society, a rare pie-shaped property that was part of the original circle of Circleville.
The purpose of "ArtsaRound" is to promote all art forms and this sidewalk event allows citizens to stroll by while doing their Downtown seasonal shopping.
The gallery is manned by local volunteers Fridays 4pm to 7pm, Saturdays 10am to 6pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm. Hours may vary based on volunteer availability, special classes, gallery events, and other advertised downtown events.
Look for more gallery information on Facebook. You can also email PickawayArtsaRound@gmail.com, or call 740-497-7697.