“I was once a college student working in this same studio,” she told me. “When I graduated from Central State l went to the University of Cincinnati to get a Masters in Fine Arts. I also studied in Italy, which was a wonderful experience. Now I am back in the same place but the roles are reversed. I’m doing the teaching and this summer I will be taking students to Italy.”
“I’m working in pastel chalk here, which I love. I often do portraits, but lately I have been obsessed with flowers. Maybe it has to do with the weather.”
I met Erin last November when she was in Art Off, the K12 Gallery and TEJAS fundraiser. After meeting her I started to see her work everywhere. You can do the same. You can see her work four times over the next four days.
Tonight Erin has a reception of her show at the Fifth Third Center from 5 to 7 pm. A jazz saxophone player will add some atmosphere to that event.
Tomorrow night, First Friday, she is showing her work at the studio of Mikee Michelle Huber (903 North Keowee).
Saturday you could see one of Erin’s pieces at the Dayton Society of Artists – DSA. She has a piece in their show about historic African American churches of Southwest Ohio.
Sunday Erin will be one of the panelists at the Dayton International Peace Museum “Women Strong Artists Panel” from 3 to 4:30 pm