Artist Opens Toledo-Based Studio to General Public

Dec 8 free admission offers great way to experience “art at the source”

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, December 8, 2005, local area artist Andrea Clarkson opens her Toledo-based studio to the general public. Admission is FREE.

Held from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at 3035 Moffat Rd, Toledo, OH, the event offers a rare opportunity to view artwork at the source – i.e., in a studio setting. Outside the more constraining aspects of a gallery, the studio opening affords art collectors and enthusiasts alike the leisure to browse works Clarkson describes as “traditional paintings and drawings with a contemporary perspective.”

According to Clarkson, that perspective is derived as much from the diversity of people, landscapes and cultures in her native Ohio as from her national and international travels. Indeed, in her art and in her training, the artist’s Ohio roots run deep. Born in Toledo, Clarkson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. She has served as a teaching artist with the Toledo Museum of Art, received numerous local art awards, and created commission-based works for area businesses.

Approximately 50 recent oil paintings will be on display at the Dec 8 open house. Visitors can meet directly with the artist, and experience Clarkson’s collection in the highly accessible environment of her own working space. The Andrea Clarkson Studio is located in the CISP building off Central Avenue, behind Bob Evans Restaurant near Interstate 223.

An invitation-only opening reception will be held prior to the general opening on Dec 8, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

The work will be on view by appointment December 10-12. For more information visit www.andreaclarkson.com or call 1-419-724-5366.

About the artist

Toledo-born and current resident Andrea Clarkson became interested in drawing the world around her as soon as she was able to hold a pencil. Her strongest desire has been to create art that makes visual statements based on artistic principles she has found to be true. Andrea’s exploration has led her into the classrooms of some of the most brilliant artists of our time. Sherrie McGraw, C.W. Mundy and Huihan Liu are working artists with whom she has studied. She works in all of the places she calls home including rural, southern Michigan, the west coast of Mexico, and at her permanent studio in Toledo, Ohio.

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