Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents:

Paint and Photos: New work by Mary Platz Hughes and Arnold Tunstall

May 9. 8-11pm. Opening Reception
-Exhibit runs through May 30
at the North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Downtown Kent

GALLERY HOURS: Thursday-Saturday, 1-5pm.

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

About the Artists


Primarily a painter and printmaker, I also work with other media that
each have their own unique qualities. Encaustic paint is vivid,
luminous, and of rich color and texture and relief prints are organic
and rough. These vehicles are only one of many components that convey my
ideas graphically. When working on something abstract for instance, the
ideas and concerns related to color, composition, and mood help
communicate or evoke a certain response with graphic concerns. When
working with more realistic imagery, it may still be abstracted or taken
out of context. While the shape or subject matter is of interest, real
objects may be transformed and reduced.

And then there are times when it is just plain fun to play with color
and design. There is no deliberate plan and I just go with whatever
moves me at the time. Whether pastels, painting, printmaking, or
photography technical qualities and my life are both relevant in my art.


Ultra Frame, custom picture frame and gallery; 2006–2008; exhibited/sold
original art; Akron Ohio

Art From The Heart Benefit Auction; 1996-1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 ; Grand
Prize (or whatever it’s called, if it has a name) 2004; Akron, Ohio

Group Show; 2002; Butler Museum; Salem, Ohio

Women Artists Annual Benefit Exhibition; 1999; YMCA; Youngstown, Ohio

Women's Voices Exhibit; 1997 YMCA Summit County and Artists of Rubber
City, Akron, Ohio

5 and Dime; 1996 In Collaboration Akron, Ohio

Group Show; 1996 Studio 425; Kent Ohio

Art You Can Afford; 1996 Studio 425; Kent Ohio

Press Your Hand; 1996 North Water Street Gallery; Kent Ohio

Harris School Auction; 1995, 1996; Akron Ohio.

Printmaker's; 1986 Kent State University, Curator and Exhibited; Kent Ohio

Blossom Art Program;; 1984 - 1986 Eells Gallery 1984; Kent State
University, Kent Ohio and Blossom Music Center, Akron Ohio

Senior Show; 1986 Kent State University; Kent, Ohio

Independent Student Exhibition; 1984, 1985 Kent State University; Kent Ohio

Portage County Art Show, Best Portfolio Award 1980 Kent Roosevelt
Gallery; Kent Ohio

Received BFA from Kent State University in 1986
Resides in Kent Ohio


Arnie Tunstall is a photographer from Akron who has been a part of many
exhibitions in the area. He’s worked for the Akron Art Museum and
participated in The Summit Art Space program.