Many months ago, I was approached by long time customers of Argo & Lehne about an artist they thought might be a great add to Art at Argo’s. They apologized for not knowing exactly how to describe her work and expressed I needed to see it to understand. Intrigued, I asked them to bring an example.
Shortly after, they returned with their friend and artist, Valerie Dunning Edwards. They set down a few of her three dimensional sculptures and I was floored. These pieces were beautiful, whimsical and really pulled at my emotions! They embodied movement & nature and were made from the simplest of mediums, paper. We all agreed this was a great place to display her work and I am so honored to share her artwork, passion and breathtaking way she captures nature in our Winter Art at Argo’s Exhibit, “The Power of Paper & the Color of Paint” – on display and for purchase from Nov. 6th – Jan. 20th.
Tina’s work may look familiar. She submitted 3 of her pastel pieces to our very first Art at Argo’s Call For Entry in 2015. You definitely wouldn’t be the only one who liked her work. She received in total, 141 votes from our Facebook followers! We enjoyed her work so much that we asked her to exhibit, and we are grateful for her kind acceptance.Continue Reading
Back in the summer of 2016, we exhibited the beautiful paintings of Frances McEwan Monfort, the sister and protege of local artist Michael McEwan. Since we loved her work so much, it only made sense that we would look for more of Michael’s students to display here at Argo’s–which brings us to the wonderful paintings of John Wilson. John’s impressionistic landscapes are truly charming and bring warmth to our store.
About John Wilson
John was born in Big Stone Gap, a small coal mining town in Southwest Virginia. He received his doctorate in cancer epidemiology from Roswell Park Cancer Center and the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY. His professional career has taken him from New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee and finally to Ohio, where he worked at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.
Water’s Edge, 40″ x 30″
It was at the Columbus Museum of Art Women’s Board luncheon at Scioto Country Club when I first heard about Suzanne Robinson. I had inquired about local artists known for their landscape paintings and a few had mentioned the beauty of Suzanne’s work. I was able to find her website and was very taken by her subtle landscapes.
Once we finally met, I knew that her work would be a perfect fit for Argo & Lehne’s: Art at Argo’s. Now, I sit at my desk and look up at her paintings and it is as if they were meant to be here all along.
Autumn in Central Ohio
About the Artist
Vivian came to us as a customer in June. As she admired the works in our Art at Argo’s: “Impressions of Light and Landscape” by Frances McEwan Monfort, we discussed her own paintings. I learned that Vivian is an accomplished artist of varied subject matter. She works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil (sometimes combining media), always striving to achieve beauty in each medium through her emotional use of color and tone.
Born in 1920 in a small village in Hungry, Alfred Tibor has lived an expansive life. From the ferocity of a Russian battlefield to the brutality of a Siberian prison camp to the adventure of his life in the U.S., Tibor has experienced all of human emotion, cataloged it within himself, and delivers it to the world through his sculpture.
As spring approaches residents of Upper Arlington and Dublin look forward to the completion of sculpture installations of Tibor’s graceful and up-lifting works.
Visit us in the store or online to browse many of Tibor’s sculptures.