Fresh Gallery is home to 20 Springfield area artists who have been juried in as members of the collective gallery which they all share in operating. The artists come from a wide variety of specialty backgrounds including jewelry, watercolors, fibers, oils, sculptures, wearable art, mixed media, and photography.
Regular Business Hours: Tuesday-Saturday October-March: 11:00am-6:00pm April-September: 11:00am-6:00pm
First Friday Art Walk Hours: First Friday of each month: 11:00am-10:00pm
Submitted by srac_director on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:11pm
First Friday is right around the corner for August, 2015. Normally, at Fresh Gallery, we like to highlight our artists during the First Friday festivities. For August, it is our pleasure to feature Amos Gott, an artist and designer from Columbus, OH.
“Drawing has been my first love from elementary school on. My most satisfying moments have been derived from the execution of a successful drawing or sketch.” says Amos Gott in an article he wrote in American Artist Magazine. Gott's history is long and flourishing. He studied at The Art Institute of Chicago as well as under Boris Anisfeld and Helen Blackshear. In addition to a professional life of illustrating, designing and consulting, Gott also has a long resume of teaching, solo exhibits, group shows, published articles, awards and works in permanent collections.
Gott's teaching experience spanned sixteen years in Ohio. He taught at Ohio State University, Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as Ohio University. His solo and group shows have a similar time span and could be seen in a variety of places in Ohio, including the Mayor's office, Powell Historical Society, Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, and Gallery on High, just to name a few.
Gott strongly believes in keeping sketchbooks, visiting shows and exhibits, and working every day. When starting new works, Gott considers the picture plane, vantage point, and the relationship between the positive and negative shapes. Some pieces start as raw sketches to be refined in the studio and some are finished on the spot. Regardless of the process, Gott's works are incredible. His pieces have a wide range from architectural renderings to traditional watercolors. Each piece is full of detail and life.
It is an honor for Fresh Gallery to have works by such a talented artist. Having moved to the Springfield area in recent years, Gott has agreed to display pieces that will represent his watercolor and drawing works. Fresh has a rare gift to share with the community. Take some time to visit the gallery and view these incredible pieces. This is an extraordinary opportunity not to be missed.
First Friday Art Walk is the beginning of the Featured Month for this wonderful artist. Please take the time to stop by during the Art Walk on August 7, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm. Fresh Gallery is located at 400 W Walnut St in downtown Springfield. We are on the corner of Walnut and Campbell. See you there!
In addition to the First Friday Art Walk festivities, Fresh Gallery is also a part of Second Saturdays in downtown on August 8, 2015. This is just another wonderful opportunity to meet some of the artists of Fresh. As always, shop local and support the area’s artists.
Any artist wishing information on becoming a part of this exciting endeavor may contact Fresh Gallery at (417) 862-9300, click here, or find us on Facebook.