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April Couch @ Seiberling Gallery: Exhibition Opening and Reception
June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
About the exhibition The Nature of Art and Art in Nature:
Nature is more perfect than anything man could ever create. Yet, it is uniquely imperfect in that it is very rare for two things to be the same. Zentangle is similar in that the lines and designs may appear perfect, but upon closer inspection, are very different. Many of the designs in my art are inspired by nature’s flora and fauna. When creating, my only thought is where the next line or design will go. My mind is clear to create without being distracted by day to day worries. This is very similar to how I feel when communing with nature.
This exhibit opens on Monday, June 10 and closes on Friday, July 19. Our gallery reception for this show is scheduled for Sunday, June 30 from 2 – 4 pm in Seiberling Gallery, 1403 W. Hines Hill Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264.
April Couch, Artist, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Owner of Totally Tangled Creations
As a graduate from Baldwin Wallace with a degree in Business Administration and Management, I spent 17 years in banking at First Merit Bank before deciding to stay home to raise my three children. I started working as a substitute teacher after my children were in school and began seriously pursuing my art in 2012 and full time in 2014. I am passionate about the Arts as well as mentoring and encouraging young people to pursue their artistic dreams. I am dedicated to insuring that my art will support me when I can no longer do it. Therefore, I am always pushing the limits of what is artistically possible.
I am a self-taught Zentangle inspired artist, and Certified Zentangle Teacher. A Zentangle is a complicated drawing that is built one line at a time. Simple tangles, or patterns, are combined in an unplanned way that grow and change in amazing ways. Every piece, whether on paper, wood, metal, stones, ceramics, or the beach, are unbelievably detailed, unique and amazing works of art. What I love the most about this art form is that there are absolutely no creative limits or boundaries. Anything is possible one line at a time!
I have won several awards for my work, including, 2018 Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival, 1st Place, 2017 Judge’s Choice at Cain Park, 2016 Customer’s Choice Award at Art on the Hill, 2015 Akron Art Prize, Artist Choice and 5th Runner Up; 2015 Art Apalooza, 2nd Place, Best of Show; 2015 ChristKindl Market, Honorable Mention; 2015 Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival, Honorable Mention, and 3rd Place at the Mount Union Art Fest. Finally, I designed the 2017 First Night button and my very first street mural for the Northside Market District green space. OH, YES! I AM HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE!
For more information on the artist, visit April’s website at this link.
About the Seiberling Gallery:
Named in honor of Congressman, photographer and CVNP advocate John F. Seiberling, the gallery features exhibits by local artists. Free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Cuyahoga Valley Institute is a series of adult education programs that provide meaningful immersive opportunities to engage with the valley’s natural surroundings while promoting a deeper understanding of the history, wildlife, and geography of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All ages are welcome.
What can I bring into the event?
We ask that patrons do not bring food or beverages to this event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Printed tickets are not necessary; there is no admission fee for the gallery reception.
Seiberling Gallery is a physical/mobility accessible venue.