Just Figures Exhibition Opens at TSA August 8th

Posted Aug 7th, 2013 by Lindsay Williams  Category: Arts & Entertainment,


August 6th, 2013


TOLEDO, OH- Gallerie 333 at Toledo School for the Arts brings in six talented guest artists this fall in a series titled “Just Figures.” These artists are particularly skilled in their interpretations of the human figure through various media.

On Thursday, August 8th, the first of this series will open as part of The Arts Commission’s Art Walk from 6-9pm. The work of Anthony Dixon, Nikki Eggerstorfer, Lydia Horvath and Isaac Klunk will be displayed for the Walk, and run through the duration of August. Those unable to attend Thursday’s event may make an appointment by contacting TSA Gallery Manager Leslie Taylor at

Anthony Dixon is a TSA parent who was artistically trained at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy and at Michigan’s Kendall College of Art and Design. Of his painterly craft, he explains, “I moved around quite a bit after I was about five or six…. Knowing that I most likely would be leaving, I chose the vantage point of observer, I was just there. In the 6th grade I started playing clarinet then saxophone…. Music visually, to me is never like a video, instead it’s like a painting or drawing; still and inviting, not ordering your thoughts but allowing you to question and ponder. I think this is what draws me to the arts. Creativity is such a commonality in humanity and can help us to think beyond what may appear to be permanent.”

After finishing studies in Metalsmithing and Art History at UT, Nikki Eggerstorfer moved to New York City, and then later returned home to Toledo to develop her drawing subject matter and start jewelry line Hotel Hotel Handmade. She currently works in studios in downtown Toledo and on Broadway in The Old South End. Eggerstorfer founded and directs the monthly life drawing workshop, DRINK and DRAW, at The Art Supply Depo and believes it “imperative to cultivate the Toledo art community.”

Lydia Horvath has been a Visual Arts teacher at TSA for the past 6 years. She graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Art Education in 1997 and now enjoys a wide variety of 2D media, including watercolor, pastels, graphite, and printmaking, many of which get combined in her work. As one views Horvath’s depth of work, they may notice it deals with “the visual representation of thought and memory, and the overlapping of the conscious and the subconscious.”

Recognized local illustrator Isaac Klunk was born and raised in Toledo. Klunk studied cartooning and illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) before graduating with honors in 2008. Since 2009, he has been working in the northern Ohio and southern Michigan area as a digital illustrator and live caricature artist. He might be described as an equal opportunity animal lover; the artist explained he “likes both tigers and mice.”

The final two Guest Artist Exhibits of the 2013-14 TSA Season will be Daniel Mauk, opening at 9am on Friday, September 6th during the TSA First Friday Open House and (also opening on a First Friday), Josh Byers on November 1st. “TSA is thrilled to offer such outstanding area talent- not only for view by the public- but because it piques an inspiration and fascination in our young artists,” noted TSA Communications Director Lindsay Williams.

CONTACT: Lindsay Williams, Communications Manager
Leslie Taylor, Gallery Manager

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