We feature local artists from Dayton in our upstairs gallery. The gallery is open any time during our normal business hours with additional seating.
FEATURED ARTISTS UPSTAIRS August - September
Suzy Richardt & Briana Snyder from Verdigris Backdrops
And Maggie Reckers
Maggie Reckers started her career as a live-art "performer" that began by happenstance in 2011, and from those opportunities, Maggie has shared her art all over the country in front of thousands of people.
When Maggie isn’t sharing her live paintings, she enjoys working in her quiet studio on a much smaller scale with watercolors or oil paints.
Maggie lives with her husband in Xenia, Ohio, and attended Sinclair Community College where she majored in Fine Arts. Her artistic inspiration comes from the feelings and emotions she receives when experiencing the boldness and gentleness of nature, along with the observance of human nature and everyday life. The outdoors is, and always will be, her preferred space for creating — it’s where she feels the closest to the Spirit of God, the ultimate Creator.
“By the end of each day, I can recall a moment where I felt a connection with a complete stranger, experienced nature in a new light, was moved to tears by a story or tragedy, or simply found joy in a mundane item that may have been overlooked. This series is a collection of these moments and I hope it encourages you to see redemption in the ordinary. A simple reminder that everything in life is special.”
CONNECT WITH MAGGIE
Verdigris Backdrops creates atmospheric, hand-painted canvas backdrops and immersive installation pieces for photographers and event planners in the heart of the Midwest.
Suzy Richardt, the creative director, handles the paintbrushes and power tools around the studio. Previously, she worked in handlettering and calligraphy, and her work can be seen around the Dayton metro area including behind the Gem City Catfe baristas.
Briana Snyder, the studio manager, is a photographer and the co-founder of Knack Creative Production.
Launched in September 2017, Verdigris Backdrops are available for rentals or custom original commissions.
FEATURED ARTIST DOWNSTAIRS
Mikee Huber is a Dayton, Ohio artist whose current artistic obsession is creating oil based multi-media abstract paintings. She will be showing her paintings throughout the year of 2019 in our downstairs seating area.
Click below to learn more about Mikee and her artwork.
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We have an online application to show your work with us! Click below to learn more and apply!