Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh

2091 Front Street - Cuyahoga Falls - Ohio 44221
Wednesday - Friday 4 pm - 8 pm Saturday 1 pm - 6pm

Resident Artist

Amy Mothersbaugh

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.


 
 

John E. Crymes

 
 

Scott Alan Evans

Scott Alan Evans works in several mediums including paint, photography and digital art. His themes often focus on a collective mix of nature, mythology, supernatural, science fiction and fantasy elements. He is a resident artist at Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh Studios in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He is on the Board of Directors at Negative Space Gallery in Cleveland. His work has been shown in galleries and in over fifty exhibitions throughout the Northeast Ohio area. In 2013 his show of fantastical maps was shown at the Massillon Museum. He curated the ambitious group installation, “Impossible Gardens”, a surreal botanical garden, featuring over a dozen artists and travelling from Canton to Cuyahoga Falls and Cleveland. In 2014 his photography has been shown at Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center in Canton and Negative Space Gallery in 2014. He contributed the “Dragon Horse” for the St. Clair Superior “Year of the Horse” public art project in Cleveland. “Elementals”, an exhibition of mythological works, was displayed at Studio 2091. In November, the Cleveland show of “Impossible Gardens” opened at Loren Naji’s Satellite Gallery in the Waterloo Arts District. January 2015, he created several works for Dr. Sketchy’s Grimm’s Fairy Tale Show, held at Studio 2091 than Nine Muses Gallery in February. “Mythography”, displaying his mythological works both old and new, opened at Negative Space Gallery in April

 

Don Parsisson

 

Dionne Simone

A lifetime of needing creative outlets, has led me in many directions such as: Jewelry Design, Floral Arranging, Upholstery, Gown Customization, Cross-stitch, Chain Maille Armor, Stained Glass, Pastry Design, Photography, Stationary Design, Costume Design, Graphic Design, Gardening After taking lessons in 1999 with portrait artist Bill Kufahl for a bit over a year, I learned how to channel some my creative needs into charcoal portraiture and thus found my artistic “voice”. There is something so intimate and beautiful about standing inches away from someone that you find incredibly beautiful and drawing them. I find falling into the depths of someone's eyes and caressing every inch of their face amazing, translating the beauty that you see radiating from them on to paper. I think as an artist you should follow your heart and it seems to me that the people who make the most lasting artistic impressions, are the ones that don't follow the crowd but instead their own passions. Portraits are my passion.


 

Thomas Sullivan
Patty Sullivan

With over 35 years in metalworking, 17 years in education, a collection of old VW busses and a studio full of all sort of oddities from the 50’s, 60’s and beyond some cant figure out if it is where we work or if our little garage is just an overgrown playroom. 

It’s a waste not want not attitude that has us always repurposing finds from the thrift store or scrap yard into something you would want hanging on your wall or sitting on your desk. 

The CosmicWerks started from Patty and I making holiday gifts rather than buying them about 20 years ago. When people started asking about buying some of these items we began to get serious about making these oddities for general consumption to the public. 

The Hessler Street Fair, Kent Art in the Park, The Tremont Art Festival, and some of the first Arts Collinwood events have all been on out list to vend at summer after summer. Metal sculpture, wind chimes, candleholders (and candles) for the masses was our mission. And after 15 years we have a pretty good following. The fun part about our work is looking at all the things from normal life is hidden away and repurposed into one of our sculptures. 

Currently we don’t do the shows and festivals as much as we used to and concentrate on private commissions and gallery sales have been our approach for now (getting too old to carry all this stuff in and out of the bus) . 

Another byproduct of all of the juried shows and festivals was the need to submit slides or photos of your work as a result both of us started to appreciate photography and over the years have put together our own darkroom and an unhealthy collection of cameras. 

So added to our list of expression…. black and white prints of things that we felt are worth preserving and sharing, or just making people think. Film is still fun!! So , all we need to add now is hula hoops , other peoples bowling trophies, and huge cat who manages all of our business affairs and there you have it Patty and Tom Sullivan , The CosmicWeks Studios
 

Stephen Mule'

Stephen J. Mulé was born in Cleveland and grew up in HudsonOhio just up the road from Cuyahoga Falls where he has lived and raised his children with his wife since 1995.
He discovered his natural ability and passion for photography while taking several high school photography
classes and went on to win both regional and national awards at the 1987Kodak Scholastic Art Awards held at Kent State University. This set him on the path of a lifelong passion for photography. Along with the awards came a scholarship to attend The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Stephen graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and a minor in Art History. He has been shooting professionally since 1989 when he received his first commercial photography and wedding shoots. Stephen is able to capture images that demonstrate his appreciation of
both manmade and natural subjects. He excels at utilizing
natural light, tone, texture, color, negative space, repetition, leading lines, depth of field and other interesting compositional elements that intrigue him. His photographic interests can range from traditional landscape photography, to abstract images of nature and or manmade objects.
Steve describes his approach to manmade subjects as abstract industrial or in other cases 
"City-Scapes"You can see the beauty in everything and anything if you look at something with a new perspective. Steves style tends to encompass a formalist approach where the form of the object or scene is his main focusHe prefers to use a shoot from the hiapproach when he works, similar to the way a photojournalist may shoot an assignment, working fast with multiple cameras and lensesWhen he sees something he wants to capture, Steve will work the subject with multiple lenses, angles and techniques until he feels he has capturethe essence of what he was trying to show.

 

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.


www.tonibillick.com

Nikki 'Cricket' Rettman

 

Rebecca Steele

Rebecca Steele has been creating and sharing her work in Northeast Ohio since 2007. Her subject matter is usually figurative, but some of her work includes various cityscape scenery. She uses acrylic paint on canvases she has textured with drywall mud for most of Her work.


Justin Steele

Justin Steele is a self-taught artist that lives and creates in Northeast Ohio. His inspiration comes from nature and the natural beauty that surrounds us. He enjoys working with various materials, but finds the greatest expression for him comes from drawing with charcoal.