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FJ KLUTH ART GALLERY, FORMERLY OPEN SPACE ART GALLERY,
IS NOW LOCATED AT 300 N. WATER, SUITE I, KENT OH 44240-2423, Phone 330-676-1999
GALLERY SERVICES: EXHIBITING VISUAL ARTS, CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES, SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND ARTIFACTS WITH EMPHASIS ON HMONG CULTURE, FOREIGN DOLLS, COLLECTIBLES, GLASS, WOODCUTS, WOODCRAFTS AND OTHER WOODWORK.
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The Outside, Front of the FJKLUTH Gallery
The Inside of the FJKluth Gallery Looking Forward
The Inside of the FJKluth Gallery Looking Back
The Gallery serves as a vehicle to get quality art out into the community. The gallery exhibits an wide variety of pieces from around the world. The prices vary from a few dollars to serveral thousand. The variety is wonderful for anyone who has a money management plan as well. Some of the pieces are several thousand years old and other have just been made. There are many antiques and collectibles as well as paintings and woodcuts by Frederick John Kluth.
Art classes are available in a number of subjects – Drawing and Sketching, Journaling, Acrylic Painting, Wood Cut Printing, Wood Carving, Sculpture with Wood, Weaving, Wood Work.
Art Parties and Receptions can be arranged at your convenience. If brochures or pamphlets are needed for the event, there are brochure printing services. If you need business cards, the cheapest business card is available also.
- Wednesdays – T’ai Chi – Aerobic fitness, 7-8pm, Bill Vandenboom.
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More information about piano lessons contact Andrea Bussinger 330-357-2800
Original Arts and Crafts Available at the Open Space Art Gallery
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- The Benefits of Making and Buying Original Art
- Chinese Brush Painting
- Reproductions of ancient Greek art, sculpture and vases
Exhibit of Vietnam Art 300 BCE – 1970 AD
The FJKluth Art Gallery in Kent is showing paintings that provide insight into the May 4, 1970 events in Kent. As you might know when one does a search on the internet for Kent most of the data relates to this event. We are pleased to support a better understanding of this event.
Many of the soldiers who fought in the Vietnam war bought paintings in Vietnam which they brought home. This gallery has a collection of over 2 dozen paintings of this sort. This is not surprising since Vietnam is a beautiful country with many talented painters. In New York there is even a gallery devoted entirey to Vietnamese art. In these paintings there is nothing of the war that was going on at the same time. It is as though the artist wanted to forget about the war and return to peaceful times. One is actually dated 1970. Another says purchased in Saigon, 1968 on the back. The most interesting painting in my opinion is the one of women washing in the river.
There are a number of paintings of the Hmong culture. This is a very colorful culture that has maintained its identity for over 4500 years. They have done this by moving to inaccessible mountainous areas.
Artifacts are available from the Dong son Culture, and Annam cultures. The search is on for items from the Khmer and Cham cultures. We also have artifacts from the Chinese Han culture who occupied Northern Vietnam for over 1000 years.
- Three religious paintings by the Zhou(Yao) living near Sapa, Vietnam
- Vietnamese boat model, Tibet Buddha and Prayer wheel, Champa disk, Khmer cannor and Buddha from Vietnam
- Vietnamese temple guardian and Dong Son rain drum
- Vietnamese temple bell
- Antique landscapes from Vietnam
Many other paintings and knicknacks are also available.
A web site on the role of women in the art of ancient Greece:
FJKluth Art Gallery Statement
The Visual arts are an important means of communication between
the artist and patrons and the general public. This is not merely
entertainment but involves thoughtful self-development. The gallery provides
events where the objects can be constructed and placed on view. The show
openings allow the public to come in and interact with the artist. A
discussion can ensue where real communication can take place. In this way
there can be learning and development. patrons should be interested in purchasing original works from the gallery. But there are other forms of involvement. Openings and exhibits allow works to be seen by the general public. Even persons with limited means can purchase original work. Meetings can be held in the environs of art. And repair services are available for those works are worthy of being preserved.
Art pieces can be commissioned.
How to Benefit from an Art Reception
Our best patron says that the best way to get involved with art is to buy
something that you like. When you display it in your home, if it is good art,
it will support you. If it is bad art your friends will tell you quickly. As
time goes on you will naturally compare it to other pieces, and you will find
out more about the artist. You may eventually outgrow it but not before you
learn about better pieces. And as your knowledge of art grows and the quality
of your collection grows, so the quality of your life will grow.
Art Culture Development
Art is an illustration of the culture that produces it. There is much that is sold as art that is mere decoration. But true art speaks about the culture and to it. It has an honesty to it. It is this communication that the patron is sensitive to. Art tweaks something inside that grows and builds. The cheap, dishonest, superficial falls by the wayside while the just and true perservere.
The artist is tormented by the question of what to paint. When someone commissions a painting then the answer is easy. But most art viewers are just looking and do not know what they are looking for. So the artist must look deep for inspiration. Many images and ideas come from experience. They sink into the deep recesses of the memory. There they seem to interact with other ideas. So the artist might search for the result of this interaction. One method is to study random patterns (clouds, gravel, stone walls, even random brush strokes) to see what one sees. In the randomness one sees what one wants to see. This might be the idea of interest. Then what one sees becomes an idea that can be developed. Once the idea is developed a painting can be executed. Then the painting becomes both an artifact of the painter and the society of that time and place. Such an artifact is more valuable particularly if it bears the name and date of the artist.
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