"Mosaics and Martinis"
Works on Exhibit Friday, June 2 - July 5, 2006

Opening / Artists Reception
FRIDAY JUNE 2 from 5:30 ~ 8:30pm


Artist Biography: Lifelong northeast Ohio native todd v is an energetic multi-tasker in life and in art. He�s a prolific painter who works on several canvases at once -- each in a different style. To market his work, Todd created iSmudge, an on-line art gallery that now features the work of more than 970 artists from around the world. He also works full-time as website developer and systems manager at a family-owned insurance company. His mother, also an artist, recognized Todd�s aptitude for the visual arts when he was young, and enrolled him at Chagrin Valley Art Center. At age 6, he won an award in the first contest he ever entered. At Hudson High School, Todd took every art class he could, from photography to graphic design, and as a senior won a Gold Key, the highest honor conferred by the Scholastic National Art Awards. During the next several years he developed computer and marketing expertise, which eventually landed him a position in charge of the company�s websites and on-line development. He would later apply these skills to create and maintain iSmudge. Today, he maintains the website of the Cleveland Artists Foundation, and he launched The Cleveland Canvas in March 2004. The Canvas is a monthly online arts and cultural newsletter that reaches well over 2,000 monthly subscribers. Recently todd began working with Hector Vega in his new gallery ARTEFINO, and uses his time to help other artists enjoy the same success he has. Recently, todd also has been named to the Board of Directors of The Cleveland Artists Foundation. ........more imges, more info , more at TOddV's Website



AIV Artist for the month of May
is painter/illustrator Arabella Proffer.

Her works are on display at Art in the Village 5700
throughout the month of May

Arabella is a Cleveland based painter and co-owner of Elephant Stone Records. Her loose narrative themes and interests revolve around a fascination with punk fashion; aristocrats; Elizabethan portraiture; Ian Schrager hotels; vapid socialites; eastern European cultures and rock n’ roll lifestyles.

A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, she attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA before receiving a BFA from California Institute of the Arts where she studied art, animation and film. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Boston, Austin, San Diego, Cleveland, London, and Moscow.