“Random Acts of Art” A new Art Exhibit Now
Open at the Sam B’s Restaurant Gallery in Bowling Green.
A new fine art exhibit called “Random Acts of Art,”
displays quality diverse works by local artisans. The new
display found in the Sam B’s Restaurant Gallery at 163 S.
Main Street in Bowling Green, Ohio will be on display thru
August 18, 2019.
The collection of over 150 pieces of Fine Art and American
Craftsmanship features several new artisans, as well as local
community favorites. An Opening Reception to see the new
collection as well as meet many participating artists with FREE
appetizers and drinks will be held on Thursday evening May 23,
2019, from 7-9 p.m. in the backbar area of the restaurant.
New artists to the gallery space included Suzanne Cook;
custom jewelry design, Bill Thien; Oils and Watercolors,
and Thomas Dunaway of Thomas Wood Designs.
Oil on Canvas
started collecting beach glass pieces along the shores of Lake
Erie many years ago. She was fascinated to find pieces of
irregular broken glass in a rainbow of colors eroded by the
water into soft translucent shapes. Among the sand she
recognized pieces of wine, beer, and soft drink bottles as well
as occasion pieces of Depression glass, insulators, china, and
canning jars. Once she collected the bits and considered their
potential as raw materials she started designing custom jewelry
for friends and family. Her hobby turned into a passion, and
today she sells her designs to customers who have fond memories
of beach days. Her collection on display in the exhibit is a
welcome addition for summer gift giving.
Library House Gallery in Grand Rapids, Ohio is introducing
another artist they represent to the public through the Sam B’s
Gallery exhibit. Bill Thien was born in Cincinnati and
graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in
Art. Over the years he also studied with other successful
artists including Jackson Grey Storey, and Paul
Chidlaw while also teaching night courses in Art at Ohio
State. In his professional career he worked as a design artist
for several advertising agencies and marketing studios,
eventually becoming the art director of several including
Container Graphics in Toledo for over ten years. Bill has
mastered many different Medias over his lifetime, exhibiting a
tendency toward a soft impressionist style. On display Bill has
a variety of sizes for every budget including florals captured
in Oil on Canvas as well as soft watercolor landscapes.
began woodworking as a hobbyist creating woodwork keepsakes,
furniture and cabinetry for family and friends in his spare
time. Many happy friends later he made the decision to offer
his work for sale. His designs incorporate different varieties
of quality hardwoods carefully finished to accentuate the grain,
color and texture of each wood. Favorite designs are custom
clocks, and cutting boards large to small. Each gift is
labeled with care instructions to prolong the life and service
of each item. Another featured woodworker in the exhibit is
Perrysburg resident Dave Grabarczyk whose one of a kind
wood jewelry boxes are works of art as well as treasured storage
units. Dave cuts many of his band saw boxes without a specific
pattern in mind making each one unique and randomly different
from another one.