The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond, to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Born in Tiraspol, Moldova, Margarita Vilshanetskaya is a fiber/mixed media artist currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. Vilshanetskaya received her BFA in Two Dimensional Studies and Art Education from Bowling Green State University in 2012. She has exhibited work all over Ohio and internationally from OAC’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus, OH to a group exhibition in El Bruc, Spain. What started as a love for colorful, textured fiber, led to experimentation with non-conventional weaving materials and a more meaningful process that allowed Margarita to connect to her Eastern European roots. She enjoys the versatility of fiber art and the creative freedom that comes with all of the endless possibilities. In 2020, she launched her small business Too Cool 4 Spool where guests can browse vibrant, bold, and unique home décor, wall hangings, and jewelry. More information about Margarita and her work can be found at http://www.mpvartist.com.
Experimental fiber series that pushes the boundaries of traditional fiber art. While traditional techniques of stitching and weaving are evident, the vinyl and mylar materials create a more contemporary presence. Each wall hanging draws the viewer in with its vibrancy, texture, and playfulness as light reflects off the different surfaces.