Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hello Kudos Customers - 
 
Join us this First Friday, September 1, for good art, treats, and good company.  Bill Ernst, Photographer, and myself will be on hand to greet you, chat, and share the wonderful art of our talented local artists.

See you there!

PS Visit us on our fb page at Kudos Art Co-op and on our website at kudosart.blogspot.com
 
Marsha Ernst
Kudos Manager
740-501-8586

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hello Kudos Customers-

Tomorrow is August First Friday already.  Where has the summer gone???

We are excited about tomorrow.  Linda Smith will be demonstrating her pottery and Jami Ingledue her soap making.  Wendy Fetters, Kudos pastel artist, will be on hand to greet and take care of customers.  Wendy made some delicious artist palette cookies.  Snacks will also include dips and miscellaneous goodies along with water.

We are excited about our relatively new artist, Virginia Birchfield.  She does beautiful concrete bowls. food trays, and candle holders as well as similar items made of wood.  She also does beautiful wall hangings of wood.  Her lines are clean and contemporary and her craftsmanship superb. 

Linda Smith just brought in some wonderful new pottery items today.  They are various sizes of ceramic garden mushrooms. 

Come check out Virginia and Linda's work along with the work of our other 17 amazing artists.

See you there!

Visit us on our FB page at Kudos Art Co-op and our blog at kudosart.blogspot.com

 
Marsha Ernst, Kudos Manager
740-501-8586


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kudos open till 7pm on Thursdays starting today, June 29!!!!

Hello Kudos Customers -

Kudos is trying something new.  We will have extended hours on Thursdays.  Beginning today, Thursday, June 29, Kudos will extend our normal hours of 10a to 5p to 10a to 7pm.  This will allow those who work shopping time after they finish their work day.

We hope this positive change in hours will benefit our customers.  
 
Marsha Ernst
740-501-8586

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

JUNE 2 FIRST FRIDAY AT KUDOS

June Kudos First Friday Activities

Face painting will be offered outside Kudos by etched glass artist Gail LaBenne from 5-8pm . Soap maker Jami Ingledue will be inside Kudos to greet customers and answer any questions they may have. As always, there will be yummy treats for our customers.

At First Friday, Kudos is also pleased to feature new artist Virginia Birchfield's art.  Virginia is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design where she studied Interior Design. It was while taking furniture and wood sculpture classes that she discovered her passion for creating pieces for her spaces. She combines her knowledge of wood with the metalworking and painting skills that she accrued while working for her father's auto restoration business and applies them to her work today. Virginia blends materials such as wood, metal, and concrete which are integrated into sculptural pieces that can be functional or simply aesthetic. Her workshop is located in rural Knox County, Ohio where her wood is salvaged from locally sourced trimmings that are cut from decomposed or naturally fallen trees. She draws inspiration for her designs from the character of decay and deterioration and captures these processes by slicing or carving into it to reveal the unique beauty of each piece of wood.

'My work is about the harmony that happens when you juxtapose raw organic shapes with sleek geometric forms. It's about balancing the materials and the beauty in the simplicity.'
Hope to see you this First Friday, 5-8 pm.
Visit Kudos on our Facebook page at Kudos Art Co-op and on our blog at kudosart.blogspot.com.
Marsha Ernst, Kudos Manager
740-501-8586

Friday, May 12, 2017

NEW ARTIST, VIRGINIA BIRCHFIELD

Meet Virginia Birchfield, Kudos newest artist. Virginia blends materials such as wood, metal and concrete which are integrated into sculptural pieces that can be functional or simply aesthetic. Her workshop is located in rural Knox County, Ohio where her wood is salvaged from locally sourced trimmings that are cut from decomposed or naturally fallen trees. She draws inspiration for her designs from the character of decay and deterioration and captures these processes by slicing or carving into, to reveal the unique beauty of each piece of wood.
'My work is about the harmony that happens when you juxtapose raw organic shapes with sleek geometric forms. It's about balancing the materials and the beauty in the simplicity.'
In addition to the pieces in this post, Virginia does smaller items including concrete bowls, platters, and planters. Her work is now available at Kudos, 15 N Main, Mt Vernon, Tu thru Sat 10-5. Virginia's pieces would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts.








Monday, May 1, 2017

FIRST FIRST FRIDAY OF THE SEASON

Hello Kudos Customers -

It is exciting to announce the First First Friday of the 2017 Season this Friday, May 5, from 6-9 pm. Kudos stained glass artist Elizabeth Haley will be on hand outside Kudos under a tent demonstrating her craft.  Tooting Elizabeth's horn (something she never does) Elizabeth created the gorgeous windows and transoms in the entrance of the new Grand Hotel located on the square.  The Grand opened those beautiful doors last summer for the first time.

Inside Kudos, ceramic artist Chris Aust will be on hand to greet and speak with customers.  Of course, there will be yummy treats and water for you as well.

This month Kudos is featuring new work by seed bead artist Pam Gray.  Pam has created wonderful, lightweight, colorful, easy to fasten bracelets.  The bracelets fasten with velcro and each unique design comes directly from Pam's very creative mind.

Kudos is looking for new artists.  Anyone interested in learning more about joining Kudos should contact me at the number below.

You can visit us on our Facebook page at Kudos Art Co-op or on our blog at kudosart.blogspot.com

Look forward to seeing you Friday night where in addition to Kudos many other shops will be open, music will emanate from the square, and food and drink vendors will abound.
 
Marsha Ernst
Kudos Manager
740-501-8586



Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hello Kudos Customers -

Kudos looks forward to seeing you Saturday, March 11.  March Second Saturday activities include:

Scavenger Hunt organized by the Heritage Center Association.  Kudos and 10 other businesses will be participating in the Scavenger Hunt.  Several prizes will be awarded to winners.

Kudos customers who find a gold coin like the one attached may choose a card by Kudos photographer, Bill Ernst.

Check out the small wooden boxes by artist, Jeff Barcus, the beautiful stained glass boxes by artist, Elizabeth Haley, and all the other wonderful one of a kind art available at Kudos.

Yummy refreshments will be served.  

We look forward to seeing you.

Visit us on our fb page at Kudos Art Co-op or on our blog at Kudosart.blogspot.com

Marsha Ernst
Kudos Manager
740-501-8586