PRIZM brings art collection, including Haitian crafts, to Sam Bs


PRIZM Creative Community is pleased to announce its  “Sun, Sand, Summer Exhibition” as the newest exhibit in Wood County.  On display thru July the 30th at the Sam B’s Restaurant in Bowling Green the exhibit pays homage to the pleasures of nature, outdoor life, and nostalgia enjoyed with warmer days. On display is a collection of over 150 new pieces, by 24 artists in all medias including jewelry, ceramics, glass, acrylics, oils, fiber, alcohol inks, wood, floral, and paper.  Many featured items would make great Mother’s Day, Graduation or Wedding Gifts this season while supporting local artisans. An informal Opening Reception with free drinks and appetizers and a chance to meet many of the artists will be held on Thursday evening May 10 from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. in the back bar area of the restaurant at 163 S. Main Street in Bowling Green.    

New to the exhibit space is a special collection from The Circle of Life project sponsored by Missions International of America located in Perrysburg.   The Circle of Life project is a system in which local artisans and business people have mentored the Haitian people to develop their artistic skills, to make and market products that have given them a never before opportunity to make an annual income to feed their families.    Most of the products are made with recycled paper, but a generous donation to the non-profit has enabled the group to begin to develop leather products as well. These reasonably priced products include innovative jewelry, coasters, key rings, change bowls, pots, and decorative items.

Also exhibiting for the first time is several new and innovative artists.   Just graduating BGSU student Regina Hilton is showcasing her beautiful hand crafted ceramics.  Each ceramic mug, and drinking glass or porcelain bowl is uniquely formed and glazed. Regina encourages customers to pick up each item, and select the one that fits their hand the best.  Also new this exhibit is the hot blown glass of retired Toledo attorney Cindy Tesznar who features three different series of her work including sandblasted vases, nautilus swirl designs, and floral vases, and décor items.  Sam B’s is also excited to feature designer floral items from The Exceptional Touch. Having designed custom Christmas trees for The Toledo Club, wedding events and private clients over the years, The Exceptional Touch offers distinctive and timeless floral designs for protected outdoor and interior environments.  

Several past guest artists are returning to the gallery space with fresh and innovative work.  Randy Bennett features his nostalgic mixed media work capturing iconic nature and history such as his piece to honor The Midnight Cowboy.  Wendy Jenkins, a local fiber artist features decorative and useable fiber art to brighten your home environment. Artist Darlene Krohn features distinctive works using pen and ink with watercolor, while Photographers J.D. Jensen and David Ridenour feature unforgettable images some printed on metal.  Artist Mary Mascazine who is a master at Marbling introduces some of her newest Jewelry Designs.

Perennial favorite artists are back with new stock. Eagle Glassworks features a new technique of embossed glass capturing seasonal silhouettes in stunning colored sheets of glass.     Melanie Stinson and Julie Spitler create beautiful works using alcohol ink on various substrates David Grabarczyk continues to offer quality wooden jewelry and keepsake boxes, while Kate Argow continues to feature custom designed jewelry.  Artist Kathryn Housepian invites one to enjoy the new craze of hiding and finding decorative rocks placed throughout the community to inspire as she offers her Acrylic Painted stones to gift or give. Favorite artist Emanuel Enriquez showcases his ability to do commissioned oil portraits.  

This summer stop in to enjoy great local cuisine from American Bistro style Sam B’s while enjoying the ambience of local talent and our guest artists from Haiti.  See you there!

PRIZM Creative Community is a 501 c.3. for collaboration and support of visual and literary arts   Details on this and other opportunities are found on the homepage or calendar section of the PRIZM website @