1995 brought the end of an era when The Granville Times Book Cellar closed their doors, and the beginning of an era for Kussmaul Gallery, with the opportunity to occupy the entire Granville Times building. An extensive remodel transformed the edifice into the distinctive place that became Kussmaul Gallery. Since that opening day, the gallery has continually grown and taken different directions, becoming Granville's premier retail destination. Kussmaul Gallery is the longest standing retail business in Granville with original proprietor, and this concept of longevity carries over to our artists, and their quality conscious creations.
With a background in administration and social services, Jenifer joined Kussmaul Gallery in 1996. As a young girl, the influence from a professional artist and family friend helped guide her to a fashion merchandising major in college, and eventually to co-ownership of the Kussmaul Gallery. Her talents in merchandising design create the signature visual motifs that identify Kussmaul Gallery. Relationships with artists and representatives from around the world help Jenifer continue to offer an unrivaled selection of sterling silver jewelry and hand-made objects.
Jay founded the original gallery space in 1989 as a way to display the abundant paintings he created daily in his studio adjacent to the gallery. His other experiences as sign painter, designer, and picture framer, have all merged to create his present position as resident artist at Kussmaul Gallery.
Since 1995, his focus has been on his professional career as a landscape, and barn painter. Working from a studio located on their farm, he creates his signature paintings in oil. His work is currently represented by Kussmaul Gallery, and The Sharon Weiss Gallery. His work is also featured in several retail stores nationwide. Paintings can be viewed online at www.jamesyoungartist.com.
ART AT THE INN
The Granville Inn, well known for its exquisite fare and historic character, has invited James Young to showcase his oils throughout the main dining room and pub. We feel it's the perfect match of cuisine and fine art. The dark and mysterious essence of the barn paintings are perfectly matched by the ambiance of the stately inn and decor. The exhibit is ongoing and will change often.
Fresh from the James Young studio, are these small oil paintings on chromecoat paper. Fast, vibrant, loose and spontaneous describe these paintings. Each one is unique, and many designs lead to larger paintings on canvas. Signed by the artist and custom matted and framed in black moulding.
DISTILLED LIFE Saturday, October 23 10am-4pm
This is a one day portfolio show of smaller finished works by James Young upstairs at Kussmaul Gallery.
Zanesville Juried Exhibition Aug 14 - Oct 30: Two paintings by our own James Young have been accepted into the 66th annual juried exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art. The show runs through October 30 and features 77 works representing 42 cities across Ohio.