Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio has selected 15-year-old Devon Stackonis as the featured Budding Artist for the spring quarter. The Budding Artist Program provides young artists under the age of 16 an opportunity to join over 100 local and national artisans in exhibiting and selling their crafts for a three-month period of time.
Stackonis’s work will be available from April 2012 through June 2012. Gillian Moser’s ceramic figures were showcased as the program’s first Budding Artist in fall 2011.
The public is invited to meet Stackonis and several other local artists and view their work on Thursday, April 5, 2012, from 5 to 7. Light refreshments will be served.
Stackonis’s love of art began as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. Her mother recalls that she would draw on anything, including a freshly painted wall. At two, she received a “Little Tyke’s art table” and was so eager to get to it after a bath that she ran to her table before getting dressed. Soon she was climbing up to her mother’s art table; and, today, she has her own.
In 7th grade Stackonis was invited and participated in the “Youth Art Month” at the Pennsylvania Department of Education in Harrisburg. Recently she took first place in the Junior High division at the Junior and Senior High School 2012 Annual Juried Art Exhibit at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education. She has also been accepted into adult juried shows.
At 15, now in 9th grade, Stackonis has acquired her own style of detailed ink drawings and also specializes in oil landscapes, some painted on found wood. The ink drawings are often created while sitting at her school lunch table.
Stackonis serves as the president of the Select Craft art club at Boyertown Junior High West and also has been voted as “Most Artistic” in the 2012 West yearbook. Her other activities include singing, song-writing, and playing guitar. Stackonis looks ahead to an exciting career in art.
For more information on the Budding Artist Program or to sign up to receive e-invitations and e-newsletters, visit Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio’s websites, dancing tree creations.
About Dancing Tree Creations: Dancing Tree Creations, LLC is an artisan’s gallery, located at 338 South Ironstone Drive, Boyertown, PA, representing 100+ local and national artisans. The gallery features a variety of art for sale for the home, office and garden including ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and more. Dancing Tree Creations is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday or by chance or appointment.