We feature local artists from Dayton in our upstairs gallery. The gallery is open any time during our normal business hours with additional seating.
CURRENT FEATURED ARTISTS - Jenny JuRcsisn & JOHN BATEY
Jenny Jurcsisn is a part-time artist and full-time student at Wright State University working toward a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. She researches the physiology of human performance at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where she has worked for the past 13 years.
Jenny has always been interested in art, but only started regularly painting as a way to manage the stress of graduate school. She is inspired by organic shapes, rock formations, cell biology, and astronomy. Her artwork has been featured at GemFest 2017, GemFest 2018, and Sideshow 13 at The Yellow Cab. Her artwork is also currently featured at Warehouse 4 Coffee in Vandalia. She is a resident vendor at The Market at the Park with open studio hours every Saturday from 12-3pm and First Fridays 5:30-10pm.
When she isn't working or painting, Jenny can be found on a trail at one of Dayton's many Metroparks and nature preserves, at a local music show, or playing board games with her friends.
John Batey is a disabled veteran who was medically retired due to an injury incurred while serving as a communications specialist on an A-Team with the U. S. Army’s Special Forces - the unit generally referred to as the “Green Berets.”
He is a self-taught, award winning artist who has displayed his paintings throughout the Southeast in both juried and one-man shows, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama.
John currently focuses solely on black and white paintings, which produces a rawness in his product that was not there previously. He intuitively layers patterns in order to create his paintings. His goal each time he paints is to create a visceral response within the viewer.