The Bottle Works Arts on 3rd Avenue presents "Country Road...take me home" an Eddie Spaghetti Art Exhibit!
Johnstown native Eddie Maier brings his unique artistic skills to his hometown for a printmaking/pottery exhibit.
Join us from July 10 - Aug 15 with an opening reception from 11-2 on Saturday July 25. You can also learn from the man himself in our Linoleum Cut Printmaking Workshop from 2-5 PM. Just $35 with all supplies included. https://bottle-works-arts-on-3rd.square.site/product/linoleum-cut-printmaking-workshop-with-eddie-spaghetti-art/2476?cs=true
This exhibit is a 20-year culmination toward fulfilling my dream to live for making art. As a Richland High School Graduate, Art was my favorite subject, especially pottery. I decided to go to Edinboro University to pursue a career in art education. Life has a way of twisting fate. My brother, Erich was killed in a car wreck, and I found myself out of college, money spent, with no future, paying rent. I bought a van and began to explore. In between odd jobs, I was making art. It was on a study abroad trip to Australia where I learned woodcut printmaking. I was deeply inspired. I found my medium. After Australia, I found work in England and began to peddle my block prints on the streets in Exeter, England. As time rolled on, I was living between England and the USA. While in the US, I would visit Pittsburgh PA, Morgantown WV, and cities all over the country. Peddling my work on the streets, my artist career was lifting off. At this point I found a teaching job in Ghana West Africa. This experience solidified my passion to teach and share the love of art and travel. When back in the states, I decided to finish college at West Virginia University in Morgantown, where I studied Printmaking and art education. I found a home in Morgantown and am now raising a family with my wife Talia and our 2 children Zealon and Zuri.
I have brought together a good mixture of storytelling, pottery, printmaking, and artistic experience to this show. Please take time to enjoy each piece and soak in the energy of the collective. I am both excited and honored to share my work here in my hometown of Johnstown PA. It is my roots here that laid the foundation for what I have become. With that said, I want to thank you Johnstown for all you have taught me.