Gallery Watch

On Saturday, October 6, 2007, Lakewood had the chance to meet Columbus artist Rebecca Jadway up close and personal as she presented her show Three Bodies. Ask Rebecca what's her area of specialty and she simply says she "deals with the female figure." It's an answer that begs description. See her works and no elaboration is necessary. Jadway paints women. So lifelike are some of her paintings that the textures and tones of the subjects' hair and skin invite close inspection. When asked where she receives inspiration she simply states that the figures in her work are repeating characters that have become more simplified with time, figures from the very detailed to free-flowing. According to Rebecca, there came a time when the background of her paintings with their intricate textures became more interesting to her then the figures she was painting and she made the journey to explore those background textures. What emerged was a profound interest in studying the textures she found on her walks and then putting those impressions to canvas.

Rebecca is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, holding a Fine Arts major with an emphasis in painting. She has supported herself entirely by her art, doing freelance work and selling her art at festivals, including The Ohio Renaissance Festival, Comfest, and Yellow Springs Street Fair, among others.

She has several distinct styles of work; Women in acrylic, Women on paper, Street Heiroglyphics, boxes in mixed media along with her very own music CD. You can find out more about Rebecca’s art by going to her my space page

Don’t Forget to visit your neighborhood galleries

Beck Center for the Arts17801 Detroit Avenue216.521.2540 bela dubby13221 Madison Avenue216.221.4479 Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight.

Local Girl Gallery16106 Detroit Avenue-Call for Artists The Friends of the Lakewood Commission on Aging Presents……Sip into the Holidays an Auction to benefit the Lakewood Division on Aging Saturday, December 1, 2007 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Local artists are invited to create/paint/decorate glasses, which will be auctioned at the Sip into the Holidays charity event. The auction, featuring one-of-a-kind glasses created locally, is an opportunity for painters, decorators, and other creative people to use wine, champagne or any other glass as their palette. Glasses can be painted and or decorated in any style, from traditional to outrageous, colorful, sculptural, decorative, whimsical or avant-garde. We ask that you design at least two(sets) for the auction. Local Girl Gallery will provide glasses (while supplies last) or the artist may provide their own. The individual artists will provide all paint, and any other materials. There is no entry fee and glasses must be completed and dropped off to Local Girl Gallery by Saturday, November 24, 2007. A brief description of each glass set, its title, and an artist/designer bio will be printed for guests at the auction. The event is limited to the first forty-five artists who register. Questions can be forwarded to Ruth Koenigsmark(216)521-2894 or Artists can send their bio and glass descriptions to this email address as well.

Local Girl and the Benjamin Rose Institute invite you to "A Community of Caregiving" A benefit auction to suporrt program activities of the Adult Day Care Program. Saturday, October 20th 2007 7-10pm. "Guardian Angel" inspired artwork by local artisans, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and door prises throughout the evening. A $5.oo donation is suggested at the door benefiting the program activities of the BRI Adult Day Program. 216.228.1802 Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-5pm, Friday and Saturday, 12-6pm.

Pop Shop Gallery and Studio17020 Madison Avenue216.227.8440Halloween Themed Art Opening, Saturday, October 15th, starting at 6pm ! SIMPLE! all the art work will be halloween, candy, or fall related. With interactive works. Also an after party at Mullens, located next to the gallery. Costumes suggested but not required. Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm.

Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio1662 Mars Avenue216.226.2971 Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Art gallery news and event information should be forwarded to Every effort will be made to include it in our next column.

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Volume 3, Issue 21, Posted 11:51 PM, 10.10.2007