stained glass work and mixed media
by CT King & Jen Edwards
SPIDER TRAIL is the moniker for collaborative works by the dynamic duo, CT King and Jen Edwards, who conceptualize, design, cross-critique, and finish pieces together. When asked what kind of projects they’ve worked on together as Spider Trail, CT answers, “Painting, drawing, stained glass, photography, stop animation, sculpting, character back drops and video for stop animation, mixed media, crocheting, collecting art, having a messy apartment…kidding, sort of. I dunno, we’re just best friends.“
CT KING is a Cincinnati-based artist who started his career in the Boston and New York City art and graffiti scenes. After receiving his BFA for photography at Museum School of Fine Arts at Tufts University, he moved to Cincinnati to assist his parents after their retirement. Since his arrival ten years ago, he has expanded his mediums to include sculpture and stop animation short films while continuing his love for mixed media, 2-D and 3-D collage. CT currently enjoys collaborating with other artists and expanding his knowledge of new and exciting mediums.
JEN EDWARDS, a native Cincinnatian, has worked professionally in the arts for more than 15 years. Jennifer completed her 3-year stained glass apprenticeship through Classical Glass in Over-the-Rhine. During that time she cut, assembled, and installed stained glass windows for residential and commercial properties. She also helped repair and preserve the stained glass windows in the library of Hughes High School. In 2007, she founded two galleries, Main Street Gallery and Krafthaus, helping revitalize the gallery district in Over the Rhine. She has produced videos for the 48 Hours Film Festival in 2009 and 2010. She also enjoys producing, directing and animating stop animation short films. Most recently, Jennifer is one of the founding Members of the Bombshells of Cincinnati, a group of Cincinnati fiber artists that do public yarn graffiti. This collaborative group has shown in public places around Cincinnati, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Dayton Art institute. Jennifer continues to work collaboratively, and enjoys working in her studio in the Clifton gaslight area.
*ON DISPLAY THRU MAY 4