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Michelle Boerio

Visual artist specializing in painting,

collage, printmaking, & bookmaking

John Cameron

Visual artist specializing in

transparent watercolor

Bryan Ghiloni

Photographer specializing in photography, video, & graphic design

Meet Our Art Instructors

Sarah Gray

Visual artist transforming the ordinary into the eccentric

Paul Hamilton

Visual artist specializing in

oil painting

Christian Harris

Photographer specializing in landscape and astronomy photography

Meredith Martin

Visual artist specializing in

painting and drawing

Danielle Williams

Calligrapher specializing in modern calligraphy instruction

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Michelle Boerio

Visual Artist

Michelle is a visual artist and educator who loves to make art that makes the world seem a little weirder and a little more beautiful. She grew up in Pickerington, Ohio before earning her BFA in Painting and Drawing at the Ohio State University and her MA in Museum Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Primarily, Michelle works in painting but also specializes in collage, printmaking, and bookmaking. Her art has been exhibited in Italy and in the United States including shows with the Ohio Art League and Granville’s Art @ 43023. Currently she lives and works in central Ohio, where she divides her time between making art and teaching at the Columbus Museum of Art, Franklin Park Conservatory, and other Columbus organizations.

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John Cameron

Visual Artist

John has enjoyed a life-long fascination with painting, starting as early as elementary school and progressing through high school and early college. Although he has experience with oil and acrylic painting, John’s medium of choice as an adult is transparent watercolor. It was not until he retired some years ago, however, that He finally found the time to truly focus on watercolor painting. Since retirement, he has been able to take ongoing painting lessons from a variety of well-respected, local artists, plus numerous day long workshops from a wide variety of accomplished watercolor painters, and weeklong courses with nationally recognized watercolorists. 
John is a Westerville native, and is involved in the local art scene as Past-President of the Community Artists of Westerville (and current Art in Public Places chair), past Vice-President of the Central Ohio Watercolor Society (a juried art group), Associate Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, and Past President of the Arts Council of Westerville. At present, John teaches watercolor painting classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced watercolor painters at the Westerville Community & Recreation Center, Westminster Thurber Retirement Community, and the Bryn Du Art Center in Granville. 
John’s paintings have been seen locally in several venues, including Central Ohio Watercolor Society exhibitions (juried shows), the Community Artists of Westerville, Franklin Park Conservatory, plus solo shows at the Westerville Public Library, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Sunbear Gallery, Java Central Coffee House and Gallery in Westerville, City of Westerville Community Center and Quest Business Center. 

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    Bryan Ghiloni

    Photographer

    Bryan attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where he attained dual degrees in Photography and Graphic Design, achieving honors in each. He spent 3 years in New York City making art and working internships with renowned photographers, Joyce Tennesson and Arnold Newman. Since 2005, he has run photography studios in both Georgia and Ohio. While in Georgia, he also ran an award winning art space called Gallery RFD where he acted as co-director, art instructor and concert promoter.

     

    As an artist, Bryan works in a variety of media in addition to photography and has shown in over 100 art exhibitions. Currently Bryan is an instructor at The Central Ohio Technical College where he teaches Photography, Video and Design. He is also a professional photographer with a studio in downtown Newark.

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    Sarah Gray

    Visual Artist

    Sarah Gray is a local, self-taught artist who aims to transform the ordinary into the eccentric, and to find the beauty and excitement in every artistic medium. “I love art for its delicacy and strength; the willingness of a canvas to be transformed to celebrate the human mind, and treasure our imaginations, is an alluring thing.” Sarah graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. In her spare time she enjoys pursuing her artistic passions with her company, Earth Goddess, volunteering with local organizations, and traveling abroad. One of Sarah’s favorite quotes is: “Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible.”-LORIS MALAGUZZI

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    Paul Hamilton

    Visual Artist

    Paul Hamilton is a graduate from the Columbus College of Arts and Design. Paul is the former Creative Director and instructor for the Granville Studio of Visual Arts, and his resume includes a long list of gallery and museum shows for his painting, sculpture and installation media. He is represented by Hammond Harkins Gallery in Columbus,Ohio. A few of these locations include the Franklin Park Conservatory, the Decorative Arts Center, as well as three exhibitions with David Findlay Galleries in New York. Paul’s work is also in private collections throughout the United States, Venezuela, Mexico, and Great Britain.

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    Christian Harris

    Photographer

    Christian Harris is a local photographer who has  over the last 5 years taught courses in Central and Southern Alaska to locals and tourists on how to properly read and analyze space weather data so they can determine when the Aurora Borealis will be out for themselves, with a high level of success for those that took the course. He has done presentations across several states (Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin), as well as speaking on the topic internationally as of October. Having a passion for the aurora, and astronomy in general, led to his interest in attempting to photograph the night sky. Starting with a smartphone camera back in 2015, he moved up to digital photography steadily increasing his abilities. Recently  he lived in the Colorado Rockies, and it was during this time he experimented the most with the subject.

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    Meredith Martin

    Visual Artist

    Meredith Martin has been a full-time practicing artist for the last 30 years, and has owned and operated her gallery, Sunbear Studios and Gallery, for the last 20 years where she showcased the works of over 40 Ohio artists.  She has traveled throughout the country, has shown work in most major cities of the U.S. including Atlanta, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix, and has shown throughout Ohio.  Meredith has an undergraduate degree from Otterbein University in Art Education, and earned a Master of Arts from The Ohio State University, specializing in Adult Education.  She became interested in the American West while teaching and traveling in New Mexico as a young artist and has continued to paint the present and historical subjects of this part of the country.  She is also committed to the representation of wildlife, and enjoys doing commissioned portraiture. 

    Meredith closed her gallery in 2022 to focus on her own work and continues to exhibit her paintings and conduct studio work at the The Front Porch Guild, an artist’s collective located in Granville, OH.  You can meet Meredith any Thursday at FPG and can visit the gallery on Friday and Saturday also.    

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    Danielle Williams

    Calligraphist

    Hi I’m Danielle, the face behind Danielle Janeen Calligraphy. I’m a midwestern girl, born and raised in Ohio. I’ve always loved writing! As a kid, I’d sit at my dad's desk and write for hours, not doodling just writing. I dabbled in calligraphy a little bit in my teens and picked it up again in 2021 and never looked back. It’s oh soooo very relaxing and therapeutic and I just adore writing pretty things. When I’m not writing, you can find me shopping, traveling and spending time with my huge extended family. I’m looking forward to sharing my love of writing with you!

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