To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., thirteen unique sculptures created by local female artists are on now display through September. Each installation incorporates a kinetic component, using wind or motion as a core element of the design —playing off the title of this year’s theme, Winds of Change. The sculptures have been designed by five local artists, including Shelley Funai, Kimmy Henderson, Nicole Schwan, Michelle Wilson, and Jennifer Winkler. Most sculptures in the exhibit are for sale through Molly’s Shop.
The Winds of Change Garden Exhibit is presented by Peg's Foundaion.
WINDS OF CHANGE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Ravenna, Ohio | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley is the grounds manager at Stan Hywet. In addition to her talents in horticulture, she enjoys working and experimenting with other media, including ceramics and glass. Her installation, Dunlin Pond in the Carriage House Courtyard pulls from both sides of her personality as she incorporates art work into a cohesive garden design.
Stow, Ohio | Makikisart.com
Kimmy is a self-taught artist, who first picked up a paintbrush after becoming a mom. Inspired by her personal battle with bipolar I and generalized anxiety disorder, she uses her art to raise awareness and end the stigma of mental illness with public installations for the Bipolar Butterfly Project. Bipolar Butterfly is on display in the Great Garden. Autoschediastic, and Kaleidoscope are on display near the Corbin Conservatory.
Akron, Ohio | etsy.com/shop/PlayfulSquirrelCo
Nicole is a metal artist who specializes in using recycled materials, and is always working to make the world a bit more playful, as evidenced in her sculptures on display in the Great Garden: Birds of Ohio-Cardinal, Birds of Ohio-Hummingbird, and Birds of Ohio- Woodpecker.
Akron, Ohio | globaltiesakron.org
Michelle is the executive director of Global Ties Akron. She has sent her origami art in the form of peace cranes around the world. Carousel of Peace, is on display in the Elliptical Garden. Doves in Flight is on display near the Breakfast Room Garden, and Wings of Hope is across from the South Terrace.
West Salem, Ohio | Jennifer.Inez.Winkler@gmail.com
Jennifer has been a working sculptor since 2010, specializing in steel fabrication and warm glass work, and has worked on projects around the world. She is teaches middle school and high school art in Smithville, Ohio. Prohibition Inhibition is on display near the Drying Yard; Scavenger Hunt and Call of the Ethanol are on display in the Great Garden.