It is that time of the month again for the Zanesville Downtown First Friday Art Walk. Every month we try really hard to find special guests to come hang out in the studio and this month is no exception. When you come to our studio during the First Friday Art Walk we want you to get a lot of bang for you buck (or your time) and having other local businesses is always so exciting.
Without further ado let’s get in to our special guests for this month.
Misty Johnson is a Zanesville, Ohio ceramic artist who discovered her love of clay while pursuing her degree in art education at Kent State University. After graduating with a minor in studio art with a concentration in ceramics, Johnson served as the Potter-in-Residence at the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center, now the Clay Center of Ohio, where she gave tours, taught pottery wheel classes, and gave pottery wheel demonstrations both on-site and at local art festivals.
Johnson now creates her wheel thrown pottery out of her small home studio and continues to give pottery wheel demonstrations at local schools and libraries as part of her position as the education coordinator at the Zanesville Museum of Art. Johnson’s body of work consists of a wide variety of vases, bowls, and both decorative and functional dishes. She loves experimenting with new shapes, textures, and glaze combinations to make each piece a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Mister Joe Music
Made up of Roger Touvell and Paul Mainini, Mister Joe Music plays original music as well as covers and describes their music as
“A little folk, blues, jazz and rock.”
The Zanesville, Ohio based duo can often be found playing light, entertaining music at breweries, wineries and event spaces across the region. We are so excited to have them returning to the studio!
Urban Comforts eatery
Our neighbors Urban Comforts , described as a local eatery providing home cooked, upscale comfort food and custom made cocktails, will be putting out 4 different tastes(apps) of things they currently have on the menu.
Mini crab cakes topped with avocado, asiago and hearts of palm
Mini southern burger sliders with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes and apple wood smoked bacon
seared ahi tuna wontons with napa cabbage and Asian Zing
Crispy eggplant involtini stuffed with ricotta and herbs tipped with marinara
As you can see, we have some pretty amazing local people coming this Friday from 5-8. Grab your girlfriends, your significant other or whomever you can grab and come on out!!!