River City Art Association vice president Todd Stokes, also manager and resident artist at The Golden Frame in Terre Haute, has artwork featured in The Crow Show in Arts Illiana at Terre Haute. His etched glass piece titled “Crow Flow” can be viewed through April 22 in the gallery at 23 N. Sixth St.
Artist’s statement: Crow Flow is an etched glass art piece comprised of 3 different layers of etching, creating depth and a little bit of mystery. It basically depicts a murder of crows flying through the woods and coming to a clearing. Crow Flow is my first etching to include LED lighting, used to help create depth and to highlight the etched detail on the back surface of “Dark Smoke Glass,” adding to the mystery.
More about the artist: Todd Stokes not only finds an expressive outlet with photography, he also enjoys creating interesting two- and three-dimensional etched glass art incorporating basic geometric shapes as key elements in his designs. Working with glass is an extension of his experience in Plexiglas with a constructionist twist as he continues to explore three-dimensional works combining hand-cut glass with unique etched design work. More of his etched glass art pieces are on display through March in the Palestine Art Center in Palestine, Illinois. He also is a member of the artist collective Watermark in Terre Haute.
The Crow Show reception and awards ceremony are set for April 22 with juror and graphic artist Kevin Stark of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, also a cartoonist, writer, photographer, sculptor, toy designer, musician, songwriter, and art gallery and restaurant owner.