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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Janet Marsano

Home 3404 Co. Rd. 959 County: Ashland
Loudonville OH 44842 United States
Home Phone: 740-507-8481


Janet Marsano earned both a BFA and an MFA from the Ohio State University. Her MFA was earned under the direction of Don Duncan in Jewelry and Metalsmithing with an emphasis on cloisonne enamels.  She received an assistantship to attend Arrowmont school of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Marsano also took workshops at Miami of Ohio’s Craftsummer program. She worked as a goldsmith at the Diamond Cellar in Columbus, OH and also at Jack Seibert’s in Upper Arlington. 

After marrying, she moved to Loudonville, Oh and taught high school art at the Danville Local Schools in Knox County. 

Artist Statement

My work has always had a narrative aspect. There is a sense of story that is open to the viewer’s interpretation. Her work explores the themes of religion, dreams, fears and anxieties. That which is universal and personal. The work is at times “dark” but injected with a sense of humor. The medium has evolved from early cloisonne work to multi layered drawings and scratchboard. I have been influenced by the patterning of Gustav Klimt, the boxes created by Joseph Cornell, the mysterious spaces of Marvin Cone and the sculptural metal and enamel work of William Harper. 


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