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.
Associate Professor of Music
Sebastian Birch (DMA Cleveland Institute of Music) teaches theory and compositions at Kent State Stark. His compositions have been performed at numerous festivals, and conferences including the Bowling Green New Music Festival. Detectio Sonoris was recently performed by flautist Mary Kay Fink and pianist Nicholas Underhill.
Artistic & Executive Director, Teaching Artist, Choreographer
Alice Blumenfeld is the founder and artistic director of ABREPASO flamenco. Recognitions include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Choreography (FY20), a YoungArts Silver winner, and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Michele BonDurant is a painter/mixed media artist based in Dayton, Ohio receiving a BFA from Wright State University. BonDurant finds and frames the everyday in her observational landscapes and cut paper paintings. Her spare, calculated style reflects both contentment in the ordinary, and an interest in heightened drama through the use of pattern and shadow.…
Kelley Booze studied the Columbus College of Art and Design, graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in Fine Art in 2009. In addition to exhibiting and maintaining a studio practice, she has taught various classes and workshops both independently and with several institutions. Her artwork has exhibited and is part of public and private collections nationally and internationally. Most recently, Kelley has been awarded the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence award for 2021, been published in a national arts publication, and has partnered with organizations on public art projects.
Chamber Music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Ethnomusicology, Arts Integration
Terry Boyarsky is a concert pianist, chamber musician, Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher and ethnomusicologist. She trained with the Kennedy Center in Arts Integration and is a Teaching Artist for the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches Russian Vocal Music for CWRU. She sings with the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Chorus and Choral Arts Cleveland. Since 2007, Terry has been performing and teaching internationally as “Russian Duo” with Siberian balalaika virtuoso Oleg Kruglyakov.
Trish reaches out in her local community and shares her techniques of art with neighborhood kids,
family youths and assists in arts and crafts with those who show a keen interest in the arts.
Elizabeth Bram creates her happy paintings the way a child paints freely and spontaneously. Her work is unique and original. She shows us a different vision from her own inner world in her paintings.
Rick is a decades-long veteran landscape photographer specializing in capturing the beauty of our public lands and in working with organizations that conserve, protect and restore those lands. As a lifelong outdoorist and 14 time artist-in-residence for the National Park Service he’s spent years living alone and photographing in over 120 of America’s parks and forests.…
Karen Brenner has been specializing in realistic, oil paintings of horses for over 20 years. Using many layers of translucent colors, paintings evolve slowly with a luminous quality. She has traveled extensively, photographing hundreds of horses for reference for paintings.
Born in Toledo, Ohio. Abigail Bruce is a self taught artist and mother of two. She loves creating with her free time in all forms and mediums. Including and not limited to chalk art, jewelry making, painting, and more!
Editor / Publisher
John serves as the State of Ohio Beat Poet Laureate (2019-21). A nationally touring writer and performer, his most recent books include Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019 [2019, Venetian Spider Press] and Loss and Foundering [2018, NightBallet Press]. John recently curated the Poetry+ reading series in Lakewood, Ohio, and since 2008 has served as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press.
Jordan Buschur is an artist, educator, and curator, with an M.F.A. in Painting from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. Her paintings focus on collections of objects ranging from stacked books to interiors of drawers and packed boxes, all united by a system of value based on mystery, sentimentality, and the matriarchal connection. Buschur lives and works in the metro Toledo area.
Erin Canales is a Columbus-based artist who trained as an interior designer and horticulturist. She works in many different mediums including silversmithing, watercolor, and micro-mosaics. She recently took to making miniature fairy doors and other small public art pieces. She finds inspiration in nature and includes native plants and animals in her themes to create magical experiences that integrate with the natural world.
Born Columbus, Ohio 1954.
Lived and traveled to 49 states.
Taught art grades K-college level.
MFA, Ohio University
BFA, The Ohio State University.
Currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
ArtSparks is an educational outreach organization that provides access to quality dance and music classes and performances to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity. ArtSparks is an Associate of the National Dance Institute and is uniquely equipped to with NDI’s accalimed pedagogy that brings out the best in every child.
In every ArtSparks class, two teaching artists and a musician joyfully lead participants in an exploration of a core academic subject through a fast-paced dance lesson.…
JOHN CHRISTENSEN – BIO
John Christensen is an artist working in Austin, Texas. Born in New York City, he received degrees in Visual and Environmental Studies – and art – from Harvard and the University of Texas. Before 1990, he developed a body of site-sensitive work in rural landscapes of New York, Georgia and Texas. Since 1990, he has focused that sensibility on projects for the theater and the public place. He has created, in collaborations with choreographers, interactive props and theatrical environments for 30 productions presented in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has designed and built commercial spaces, and, unique and production furniture. Working in a variety of media he has exhibited around the country. He has completed 20 large scale public and private commissions in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Albuquerque, Miami, Tucson, Portland and Fort Worth. Collaborating with other design professionals he developed infrastructure and interactive art for a municipal park. He brings to any project an unusually broad set of technical and conceptual skills. In recent sculptures and reliefs he has arranged motifs to evoke organic systems – branching rhizomes, biotic colonies, neural networks, wave interference patterns, polymers – clustered works with perceptual associations that make poetic connections between phenomena in disparate fields. He sustains a studio practice, going to his studio most days to make things.
Béatrice Coron explores visual storytelling and lived many stories. After briefly studying art and Mandarin Chinese in Lyon, Coron has been, among others, a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and New York City tour guide. She has lived in France (her native country), Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York, where she reinvented herself as an artist.…