Superior Studios art show postponedWritten by Brigitta Burks | News Editor | BBurks@toledofreepress.com
Local painter Nate Masternak is planning an art show at Superior Studios Art Gallery. He had planned to exhibit Feb. 24 and 25, but has postponed the event.
Masternak, whose day job is at Principle Business Enterprises, has a studio at 335 N. Superior St.
“I pretty much liked [Superior] right away,” Masternak said of the space. He decided that he wanted to exhibit after a particularly successful 2011.
“I was gonna try to outdo myself and try to have more shows. I make a lot of paintings and I don’t get to be in a lot of shows. I decided to try to set something up,” Masternak said.
His work fluctuates between reality and the abstract. “Most of the time, it’s ideas that I have about things that could be existing or theoretical. It could be emotions or experiences, just like what-if paintings,” he said, adding he also creates images that are “nice to look at.”
Masternak began drawing as a child and moved into painting as a teenager. However, he found he didn’t love painting like he loved drawing. But after becoming involved with Young Artists at Work, an employment program for teens run by the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Masternak learned he enjoyed painting the more he did it.
About 30 of his works will be on sale for between $50 and $3,000 at the show.
To learn more about Superior Studios Art Gallery or reserve a space, call (419) 346-5803.