Amy M Mothersbaugh, Akronite artist, teacher, and gallery owner.
Amy owns and operates Studio 2091 at 2091 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and for the last 5 year has shown artists from all over the world, hosted group shows, fundraisers, community events and home base for 7 resident artists. New shows in two galleries offered every second Friday or Saturday of the month. More info at www.studio2091.com
Amy Founded ‘Mobile Art Classes for Everyone’ in 2014, a charitable venture that takes art classes into nursing homes and rehab institutions for the elderly. Donations for art supplies accepted via ‘go fund me’. Amy dreams of expanding the ages served and locations visited by outfitting ice cream trucks with art supplies and bringing art to anyone who does not have the ability to creatively express themselves where they are, Schools with cut budgets, community rec centers, day cares, along with her currently nursing home duties.
Amy has been a muralist for the Akron Zoological park, designing and painting 10,000 square feet of their aquatic exhibit Journey to the Reef on display from 2011-2016. Has painted two Lemur exhibits in 2015. Painted an aquatic interactive exhibit for First Night, downtown Akron’s New Years’ Eve community celebration in 2011. Created a 20 foot long pink bra sculpture for The Celtic Cancer Club, which has hung on the Akron Civic Theater, and 13 bridges, overpasses and walls along with hundreds of actual bras raising awareness for cancer research. She teamed with latex mold maker, Rick Fisher, aka SikRik Masks, under the name ‘SikMother’ and created seven 9 foot latex tentacles each a pride rainbow color, that were purchased by GG9 and displayed during games and pride events, eventually destined to be gifted to GG10 in Paris, France. She built and painted a 9X9 foot abstract and 6X6 foot abstract featuring octopus art, painted 7 hooded spandex dance outfits to camouflage into art and surroundings, and painted a mural live at Beachwood Infiniti Cars’ dealership grand opening (in 10 days) in 2014.
She is currently finishing two privately commissioned murals featuring trees with leaves that glow in the dark by www.roundhouseapartments.com in the Highland Square, Ohio. She is in the process of vectoring octopus alphabet art with Kit Watson into a type able font to compliment her art series of pen and ink Octobet art drawings under the team name of ‘KitMother’. She is preparing new art for a solo show in Woodstock, NY in 2016.
What would she like to do next? More illustration work, more murals, expand her gallery to include housing and sponsoring of international artists, the chance to outfit a fleet of ice cream trucks into mobile art and studio vehicles, and visit as many cities that have been revitalized by the arts to learn their many secrets of success to bring home to Akron.
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Toni Danette Billick
Toni Danette Billick
Extended Media Artist
Toni Billick was born and raised in the Rubber City Capital of Akron, Ohio. Miss Billicks extended media practice was encouraged early in child hood in Good Year Heights. Her mother and father created marionettes and country crafts. The Billick children assisted with marionette hair and additive objects from gumball machines. They also frequented the craft shows and bars where the crafty items sold. The labored children were rewarded in Mickey Mouse’s and/or Donald Duck’s, which was code for a pop with or with out cherries.
Toni’s work involves various female personas who are shaped by the impact of raunch culture and sinister humor which manifest themselves via costume construction, object making, documented performance, photographs and video installations. Toni’s work has been featured in the Mindy Solomon Gallery in St. Petersburg FL, “Undressing The Feminine”, and at The Front in New Orleans, “Standing Heat”. Toni is published in several newspaper articles and is in the book titled, “Summer Fun” and “Self Portrait” Published by Photo Place Annex Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Miss Billick served as a Visiting Artist at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV. She received her BFA from the University of Akron Myers School of Art with focuses in ceramics and sculpture. Toni accomplished her MFA at the University of South Florida in 2010. Toni is currently an Aluminum Manager and Gallery Co-Manager and Buyer at Don Drumm Studios and Gallery, Akron, OH.