On June 3, from 4-6 p.m., the Tiffin Art Guild is holding an open house celebration to welcome friends and members to their new location at 130 S. Washington St. The free event will include tours, refreshments and door prizes, as well as an exhibition.
The celebration will feature local fused glass artists “Three Artisans,” Elaine Bast, Jill Groves & Fran Jackson as their present their latest uniquely designed art glass creations . The Exhibition will remain on display until June 23.
About the Tiffin Art Guild
The Tiffin Art Guild & Gallery was created in 2006 to bring new and varied artwork to the Tiffin Community and surrounding communities. We offer varied art classes for both children and adults and are always looking for teachers and new ideas on classes to offer. We provide a place for artists and those who appreciate art to gather and display their artwork. We also need more members and volunteers in order to continue and expand on our mission.
Red Raven Tattoo and Art Gallery will hold the opening of their new gallery installation, “The Frankie San Collection” Saturday, April 16, from 6-10 p.m. The event also includes a meet and greet with collection curator Rev. Kyuzo Miyaishi.
Miyaishi, also known as Frankie San, worked in South Carolina corrections facilities for 40 years and continues to visit and assist in prisons today. Over a lifetime of working with death row and maximum security inmates, Miyaishi collected more than 250 works of art created by the inmates. Each piece is a unique view of not only the prisoners’ artistic abilities, but also of their psychology and experiences.
Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1929, Miyaishi joined the Japanese Imperial Navy at age 15. In 1961, he came to America, where he studied religion and was ordained by the Lutheran church in 1973. Miyaishi first began visiting prisons in 1963 while a student of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He retired in 2001 and now shows the art that he collected during his years working with inmates.
About Red Raven
Established in 2013 and featuring two floors and over 7500 square feet of exhibition space, the Art Gallery at Red Raven is a unique destination for art lovers. The first floor gallery encompasses a rotating selection of pieces from local artists, while the second floor gallery offers 3500 square feet of adjustable space that can accommodate larger pieces, interactive artwork, or larger art exhibits. Our historic high ceilings in the upper gallery provide the flexibility to display large installations and the screening of locally produced films. The Art Gallery at Red Raven also provides art workshops that are offered free to the public.
Throughout the day, walkers can visit Tiffin museums and galleries to view exhibits, take tours, create crafts and enter into drawings for door prizes. There are also 15 downtown businesses participating, with free live music, art displays and demonstrations, and tours.
The following museums and galleries are participating:
Work has begun on a new downtown Tiffin mural, located in on the north wall of the Supance/Howard building 84 South Washington Street, facing city parking lot 7. The mural depicts three arches, with a picture taken in the 1950’s facing south at the corner of South Washington Street and Perry Street in the middle arch, and tributes to the City of Tiffin and state of Ohio on either side.
Artist Kymberlee Wood is painting the mural. Wood was apprentice to Eric Grohe, who painted the mural titled, “Liberty Remembers” in Bucyrus. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a bachelors’ degree in fine arts in 2003. Since then, her positions have included lighting designer, interior designer, art instructor, freelance artist for the Franklin Park Conservatory. Her current services include interior design, graphic design, murals, pottery, drawing, painting (oil and acrylic), jewelry and face painting.
Leadership Seneca County commissioned the mural as part of the Tiffin Downtown Strategic Plan, and two-thirds of the funding for the project came from private or corporate donations. The mural is expected to cost $21-24,000, depending on the costs of paint required and what work will need to be done to the bricks. The mural should be completed in July.