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Stutz Art Space Gallery presents “Drawn In” opening Sept. 7

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By Jen Schmits Thomas
On behalf of Stutz Artists
http://www.stutzartists.com/

After almost a full year as Stutz Residents, two of the city’s most talented, emerging artists say their work has evolved and expanded as a result of the experience. The public will have the opportunity to see the results of this growth during the month of September, when the artists’ works are featured in an exhibition.

Valued at $6,000 per artist, the residency is one of the largest grants to an individual artist in the state. Through a competitive process, two artists are chosen and awarded free studio space and paid utilities in the Stutz Building for one year.

The exhibition, “Drawn In,” opens Sept. 7 at Stutz Art Space at noon with a public reception at 5 p.m. It runs through Sept. 29. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.

“I look forward to the Resident’s show every year. I’m excited to see what progress each Resident has made through the year, both artistically and professionally,” said David Sloma, president of the Stutz Artists Association.

About Emily Budd
A bronze sculptor who works on small-scale, interactive pieces, Emily Budd has used her residency as an opportunity to work on larger projects and explore new techniques, forms and mediums. Budd continued her nature-inspired and imaginative small-scale work and enjoyed the opportunity to be around and learn from other artists. Budd won the 2010 Robert Beckman Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship. A Cincinnati native, Budd earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University of Ohio, and has completed an apprenticeship to become a master mold maker.

About Joseph Crone
Through a meticulous process involving photorealistic drawing with colored pencil over frosted acetate, Joseph Crone renders single-scene mini-dramas much like that of Film Noir. In addition to the Stutz Studio Residency, also within the last 12 months, Crone won the Robert Beckman Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship, has become an “Inaugural Associated Artist” with the Museum of Realist Art in Boston, won first place in the BLUECANVAS magazine Issue 12 “Classic” competition, placed in the top 30 of 2,100 applicants in the Saatchi Online Drawing Showdown, and was the cover story of the March issue of Colored Pencil Magazine as well as Issue 7 of the Artist Portfolio Magazine. He earned his BFA in 2010 from the Herron School of Art and Design and studied at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida.

About the Stutz Residency Program
Since its inaugural year in 1996, the residency program has provided in-kind contributions of more than $126,000 to 21 local artists. Previous residents include Mallory Marty, Brian Myers, Lydia Burris, Patrick Flaherty, Mark Pack, William Denton Ray, Jay Parnell, Kate Oberreich, Kevin Smola, Stephanie Robertson, Larry Endicott, Ginny Taylor Rosner, David Kleeman, Kyle Ragsdale, Susan Watt Grade, Emily Kennerk and Greg Hull.

Approximately 25 artists at the Stutz have open studios on the first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m., and Stutz Art Space is open as well. The exhibition opening reception is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stutz Art Space, a nonprofit visual art center on the first floor of the Stutz Business Center.

WHAT:
“Drawn In” Fine Arts Exhibition

WHERE:
Stutz Art Space Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)

WHEN:
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at noon with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through Sept. 28

COST:
Free

INFO:
http://www.stutzartists.com/ or call 317-503-6420

Editor’s Acknowledgment: JTPR, Inc.

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