Jodi Ashe-Crossley draws inspiration from her art through nature.
“Art is my therapy,” says Ashe-Crossley, whose exhibit “Her Natural Eye” is on display through February. “One of the things I like to do is take my camera out and take random photographs of things that catch my eye. “
She adds, “It really comes from my heart. My artwork is colorful, whimsical, and fun, and I just want to make people smile.”
The Mustard Seed Market & Cafe in Highland Square recently held an art opening for Ashe-Crossley, who graduated from Firestone High School and attended the University of Akron, earning a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a minor in Studio Art, and a master’s in Visual Arts Education. Currently, she works at Akron Public Schools as an art teacher.
The Mustard Sed show features pieces titled, “Icy Fireworks,” and “Shine.”
“The purpose of ‘Her Natural Eye’ is to demonstrate what my eye sees daily and what I am compelled to capture and share,” she adds.
Ashe-Crossley’s photographs will be on display through Feb. 21 Mustard Seed highland Square is located at 867 W. Market St. You can visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoDiZynz.
The Mustard Seed Market and Café in Montrose also held an opening featuring the artwork of Kevin Smalley and Kevin Richards.
Smalley studied fine arts, design and animation at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Cuyahoga Falls and works as a freelance professional in design, illustration, and fine art.
Richards received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Photography and a minor in Marketing at the University of Akron. Now, he works as a photographer and designer specializing in custom fine artwork, portraits, weddings, and commercial photography.
You can view Smalley and Richards’ work at the Mustard Seed Market & Café in Montrose, 3885 W. Market St. through February.