Updated: Jul 11, 2021
Studio Kroner is excited to announce that Cincinnati native John Metz is our first featured artist. John’s show, “BE STILL” opens with a public reception on Thursday, July 1, from 5-9 p.m. and runs through July 31, 2021.
BE STILL: John Metz July 1-31, 2021 Opening Reception: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021
John creates colorful, sensitive, abstract paintings in Encaustic hot wax, and in oil and cold wax that capture deep emotion and the ever-evolving beauty and mystery of nature. His work explores concepts of timelessness, beauty, energy, and spirituality. “BE STILL” is a show about this exploration, and John’s approach to life and art.
“When I paint, I try to be intentional about the emotions I'm expressing. My art is an attempt to discover meaning in the mysteries of life and to reflect a deep sense of stillness, hope, and connection. I strive to be fully present to what is being revealed through the paint and respond with gratitude. I believe that we are meant to live full and joyful lives. My paintings are an invitation to "Be Still" and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us all.” —John Metz
"I have been an admirer of John’s work for years," says Paul Kroner, artist and owner of Studio Kroner. "John's paintings are emotional and moving. They have incredible depth. He's truly a master at composition and color harmony. I am excited and honored to have his work here at Studio Kroner.”
Samples of John's work below:
Studio Kroner is not only artist/designer Paul Kroner''s creative hub, but also a space for other artists to showcase their work; for the communal experiences of yoga classes, book readings, and concerts; and for private events.
Studio Kroner at 130 West Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, just steps west of the soon-to-be newly-renovated Court Street Market