Country Roads…take me home
Exhibtion by Eddie Spaghetti Art
July 10 – August 15
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.