|Jontaar Creative Studios | S.G.X. Presents:|
Lexi Dooley | Fine Artist . Paper Manipulator
Accompanying the show, there will be a selection of fine wines and cheeses provided by the Wine Bistro of Worthington, beers from the Rockmill Brewery, and live musical entertainment from the local blues artist, Micah Kesselring.
About the Artist . Lexi Dooley
The show will consist of fine art from Lexi Dooley that includes sculpture and paper manipulated pieces made from recycled newspaper and vintage, found objects with an overall representation of twisted childhood fantasy. At an early age, Lexi Dooley had always been intrigued by vintage themes of fairy tale stories. With her fascination to the twisted, and slightly off childhood nightmares and fears, she began to take these distorted themes to the next level by manipulating her visions through paper manipulation and sculpture. Her major inspirations came from Brothers Grimm stories as well as Petah Coyne, a sculpturist with a focus on creating sculptures out of found materials with ethereal quality.
“I enjoy depicting childhood nightmares and fears and love how it manifests into adulthood within my pieces,” says Lexi. In 2012, Lexi graduated from Otterbein University and continued to pursue deeper into her paper manipulator and sculptural career. Her work includes everyday materials including books, recycled newspapers, masking tape, packaging envelopes, wires, nails, and other found objects.
Presented by Jontaar Creative Studios
Mark Suplicki, President, Creative Director and Founder of Jontaar Creative Studios is proud to showcase the studio's first S.G.X. (Studio Gallery Exhibit) with fine artist, Lexi Dooley. "I found her art to be so unique and creative when I first saw it, I had to approach her and tell her we are doing a gallery showing of her work. Her work is so twisted with a creative fun, story telling vibe. People will really enjoy that every piece has something inside of it." said Mark.
Mark is taking his studio to the next level by offering local artists and musicians access to his studio to showcase their talents via gallery exhibits and shows. His studio has been a part of Columbus advertising design market for over six years and supporting the arts is something he has always wanted a part of the studios direction to take. Mark Suplicki will also be presenting a selection of some of his personal fine art pieces at this event.
Mark Suplicki is also Vice President and on the Executive Board of Directors, of the local blues organization ProjectBlues.org. An organization which puts on blues shows to raise money for the Columbus Cancer Clinic, giving back to those whose lives are affected by cancer.
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The Wine Bistro of Worthington
Recently voted as Columbus' New Best Bistro 2012 by the 614 Magazine, the Wine Bistro will be presenting a selection of fine wines and cheeses for this evening. You'll want to make sure to visit one of them for a great casual and cozy atmosphere which provides a perfect setting to enjoy the company of family and friends.
Rockmill Brewery will be presenting its fine, artisan crafted beer for the gallery show. These fine selections are very unique, a taste you don't want to miss. Located in Lancaster, Ohio, the founder of the Rockmill family business, Matthew Barbee, captivated in perfecting the art and craft of small-batch Belgian style brewing using water from a natural underground spring on the property.
Live Entertainment by local Blues Artist, Micah Kesselring
Micah is one of Columbus' finest young local talents. His music is a perfected blues sound, unique to the artist qualities of this young and aspiring blues guitarest and vocalist. His music will be a perfect blend to this evenings exhibit. As a current member of the Columbus Blues Alliance, Micah has been further establishing his blues career and has recently won the 2012 Columbus Blues Challenge, where he will represent them in the solo/duo division at the 2013 International Blues Challenge early next year.