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Our regular open hours are: Monday 7 am - 9 pm Tuesday - Thursday 9 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 1 -5 pm
Cooperative Works by Kevin Russell & Richard Paldino September 29 – November 26 Artists’ Reception Sunday, October 1 2 – 4 pm
Ceramic artists Kevin Russell and Richard Paldino have been working with the medium of clay for more than 80 years combined. Over the past several years, the two artists have combined their talents to create Cooperative Works by Kevin Russell & Richard Paldino. In this team effort, one artist begins a pottery piece and then turns the work-in-progress over to the other artist who completes the creative process. Each finished cooperative piece, demonstrates the trust and confidence between Kevin and Richard as they are inspired by each other’s creative energy to produce new and exciting ceramic works of art. This exhibit will feature cooperative, as well as individual works by Kevin Russell and Richard Paldino.
In the late 1960s, young Richard Paldino began his studies of fine art at the Dayton Art Institute. He continued his education at Wright State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in art education. Richard’s pottery professor, Chris Shatsby still influences his work today. Paldino has worked as an art teacher and a fine artist. His work has been exhibited in many regional galleries and craft shows. He has been a practicing potter with a studio in Troy, Ohio for more than 15 years.
Kevin Russell is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in art education from the University of Findlay and a M.F.A. in ceramics from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Kevin has been teaching art at his alma mater, Westland High School, for 20 years. “My work reflects my life experiences,” states Kevin Russell. “I am an active vessel; adding to the vessel daily experiences in technique, teaching, and life. I draw from this in every form I create. I am trying to recreate the beauty of life. Some vessels take on a life of their own.”
Portrait & Figure Study Group
Through September 24, 2017
"The figurative work on display was created by a group of artists that has been meeting off and on for at least 10 years. Currently there are 15 people enrolled in the weekly sessions held on Thursday afternoon. The models are paid volunteers from the community and surrounding areas. If you are interested in being a model for the group, please contact the Hayner Center. Each artist selects their own medium. The pieces in the show demonstrate skills in pencil, pastel pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel, watercolor, marker, acrylic paint and oil. We are grateful to the Hayner Cultural Center for providing us with a wonderful space to work all these years." Shirley Harbaugh, Portrait and Figure Study Group Coordinator
The Art of Evie Mahrt (First Floor Case)
Through the end of November
Stop by the first floor case in the Hayner Center to enjoy just a few of Evie's impressionistic works.Evie is an award winning artist who is active in the local arts community.
Formore information about Evie and her art visit her Facebook page: Art of Mahrt.
Our Upcoming Exhibit
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the tax payers of Troy and the generous donations of the Friends of Hayner. The mission is to preserve and maintain the Hayner mansion as a cultural resource center for the present and as an historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.