River City Art Association vice president Todd Stokes, also manager and resident artist at The Golden Frame in Terre Haute, was among the top 3 winners in The Crow Show exhibition in the Arts Illiana Gallery.
Todd’s etched glass piece titled “Crow Flow” was awarded Honorable Mention at the April 22 closing reception in the gallery at 23 N. Sixth St. in Terre Haute.
The exhibition was juried by graphic artist Kevin Stark of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, also a cartoonist, writer, photographer, sculptor, toy designer, musician, songwriter, and art gallery and restaurant owner.
“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,” Stokes said. “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. He also is a member of the artist collective Watermark in Terre Haute.