Your overall theatre experience is expanded with art exhibits in our lobby gallery. Please be sure to arrive early to check out these artists’ beautiful work.
Curator James Toth creates a unique collection of works to complement each Next Act production.
November 23 – December 18, 2022
Curated by James Toth
At first I was stumped to find an artist to complement the production of THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan, whose work would literally and/or figuratively capture the theme of a heart transplant’s journey into a renewed life. As I thought about it more, I kept remembering seeing a group at art and craft fairs whose apparel designs were based on anatomically correct illustrations of human organs combined with positive messages about life and living. A perfect match – if only I could find them! Well, a quick Google search using a few key words and boom! Artery Ink topped the list of results!
Here is their story in their own words:
ART + WELLNESS
Building COMMUNITY and INSPIRING YOU to learn more about the body you live in!
Our names are Mara Natkin & Gloria Ramirez and together we are the creators and artists behind Artery Ink! Through our artwork we want to encourage you to eat healthier, take better care of your body, learn more about it and ultimately, become happier. We came up with the concept for Artery Ink when we decided to eat healthier ourselves and learn more about how our bodies work. In changing what we ate and appreciating and understanding our bodies more, everything else in our lives changed too. It was so inspiring we thought, “how can we share this with the world!?” All of our artwork is unique and done collaboratively. It’s a mix of traditional pen drawings and digital design. We hope you enjoy it, learn from it, and share it with your family and friends!
I’m thrilled to be able to share Mara and Gloria’s unique designs with the Next Act Theatre community. Their love of life touches all our hearts, original or transplanted.
To learn more about them and all they offer at their Bay View-based company, please visit their website arteryink.com or find them via your favorite social media links:
Jim Toth is a retired art educator, now in his eighth season as Next Act’s volunteer gallery curator.
The art exhibit opens Wednesday, November 22, and is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 5 pm, and through the start of any performance.