Miami Valley Artists exhibit premieres

Xenia Daily Gazette

CEDARVILLE — Local residents can join Miami Valley artists and Studio 25 co-founders for a night of art, music, and conversation at Beans-n-Cream in Cedarville 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Exhibits will include paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, and handicrafts, as well as live art demonstrations. Just in time for Christmas shopping, visitors can purchase art directly from the artists. Selected pieces will be sold in a silent auction. Bidding opens online on Dec. 7 and will continue in person during the show. The winning bids will be announced at the end of the evening. The show will also feature live music by 5% Savvy.

“Live music and warm drinks are a great way to connect with artists in the Miami Valley community,” said Studio 25 co-founder Jenn Zellers. “It’s going to be a fun night. You can support local artists for as little as a dollar, give creative entrepreneurs a head start and take home a stunning, one-of-a-kind piece at the same time!”

Some of the artists who will be presenting are: Elise Parsons of the John Bryan Community Pottery Studio; Cedarville University students’ hand-printed artwork; Levi Curby of Levi Curby Media; Shari Dobbins of Pawprint Graphic Design & Photography and Elizabeth Patterson of Art by Elizabeth Hope and co-founder of Studio 25.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Studio 25, a co-working space for artists, photographers, and entrepreneurs in the Miami Valley.

Patterson has printed an abstract painting as a puzzle, in tribute to Studio 25 donors. Supporters can sign pieces of the puzzle during the show for the special price of $1.00 per piece. Studio 25 will unveil the assembled puzzle during their grand opening; it will then be proudly displayed in their co-working space.

Opening in early 2018, Studio 25 is a space where artists, photographers and entrepreneurs in the Miami Valley can create, learn and grow. With a dedicated creative space and access to a quality photography studio, Studio 25 members and students can achieve their creative goals and grow their businesses. Public workshops let professionals and hobbyists hone their craft and connect with their peers.

To find out more about Studio 25 or the 2017 Studio 25 Fine Arts Show, go to or visit Studio 25 – Creative Co-working on Facebook.

Xenia Daily Gazette

Story courtesy of Miami Valley Artists and Studio 25.

Story courtesy of Miami Valley Artists and Studio 25.