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CATFE GALLERY

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 June - July

Katherine Cruse & Jennifer shonle

KATHERINE CRUSE

Katherine Cruse has lived in various parts of the United States, much of it in the mountains of Colorado. She began painting after moving to Dayton in 2005. She has taken classes at Rosewood Art Centre and studied at Sinclair Community College. She is an active member of the Dayton Society of Artists and The ARTery Gallery at Front Street. Currently she works in oils with palette knife and blades.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE

Instagram @crusekatherine

Facebook Katherine Wilson Cruse

“I am inspired by the vastness of natural world, especially visions of sky and trees. I am constantly trying to capture the grandeur and the color of the landscape with images suggesting horizons and a sense of what lies beyond. My style is evolving to include more abstract work.”

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JENNIFER SHONLE

Jennifer Shonle received her MFA degree from Miami University in 2007. She currently resides in Beavercreek, Ohio, and maintains a studio workspace at the Dayton Society of Artists house in Saint Anne’s Hill. Other interests include gardening, yoga, and being a pastor’s wife.

CONNECT WITH JENNIFER

E-Mail jennifershonle@outlook.com

Facebook @jennifershonle

“Recurring themes in my work include recycling, the domestic, and relationships, but the process of making the work is the primary thing for me. Work often begins with quick abstract marks, because a bare canvas or blank page scares me. I am also experimenting other ways to build “something to respond to” into the work from the get-go, for instance with the pieced canvas paintings, where the seams become a prior marks. Once I have something down, I can build on it. The building process involves layering, destroying, preserving, and tweaking, as I feel my way into the final image. Often the final image will remind me of something which works its way into the title. I am also interested in exploring alternate ways of doing business as an artist, such as using a barter economy. With that in mind, if you are interested in obtaining any of my work, I would love to negotiate a barter exchange with you.”

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FEATURED ARTIST DOWNSTAIRS

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MIKEE HUBER

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!