Art Gallery  

January Art Exhibit:

This gallery presentation is entitled Pages of Life ~ Word Art. It is a multi-medium display, showcasing a plethora of artforms, and applying varied techniques. It could be said that the artist’s style identifies with trending DIY influences… to that point she would encourage all audiences that they, too, can create!

While each piece may be consistent with modern trends and may be found to be culturally significant, the artist’s primary desire is to share her faith. Goins recognizes that the DIY artforms have gained wide popularity with new platforms. It is her desire to optimize every opportunity of a platform to share ‘Faith’, ‘Hope’ & ‘Love’.

Tonya Goins

January Art Exhibit: 

Artist Bio:

Tonya Goins is the wife, of 23 years, to Marcus Goins, Sr. and the mother to three: Marcus, Jr. (21), MaKyle (19), and Havalynn (10). Goins is a believer in the Christian faith and much of her work gives witness to Biblical principles.

Although she studied at The Ohio State University, she abandoned the corporate world to be a homemaker. This endeavor has included homeschooling her three children for nearly two decades, now (the oldest two are currently pursuing higher education degrees). Through the years Goins has drawn upon her educational experience, applying the disciplines of Industrial Design, Consumer & Textile Sciences, and Program Coordinating. These applied principles are particularly effective as she teams with her family to promote her brand, Made Beautiful ~ Repurposed Design Originals, in the crafting market. Goins also mentors her daughter, Havalynn, as a young entrepreneur developing her personal brand, Hav & Co. ~ Repurposed Design Originals.

Goins is currently working on numerous author/illustrator endeavors, including a children’s book series which aims to make faith-based messages practical for children. Additionally, Goins is developing an adult read which targets parents or parents-to-be. The project presents as a conglomeration of testimonials, collaborating with a host of individuals/families with experiences that inspire.

Goins’ testimony is one she hopes inspires, as she has been overcoming rheumatoid arthritis for a season that has lingered too long. Thusly, every finished piece is a victory to be celebrated.

This gallery presentation is entitled Pages of Life ~ Word Art. It is a multi-medium display, showcasing a plethora of artforms, and applying varied techniques. It could be said that the artist’s style identifies with trending DIY influences… to that point she would encourage all audiences that they, too, can create!

While each piece may be consistent with modern trends and may be found to be culturally significant, the artist’s primary desire is to share her faith. Goins recognizes that the DIY artforms have gained wide popularity with new platforms. It is her desire to optimize every opportunity of a platform to share ‘Faith’, ‘Hope’ & ‘Love’. 

Havalynn Goins pic

Artist Bio:

Havalynn Goins is a 10-year-old aspiring artist. She has been homeschooled her entire life. Her educational and enrichment endeavors have fostered a love for the arts which is multifaceted. Goins dances, plays piano, performs on a theatrical stage and sings in numerous choirs. Additionally, she has been developing her personal brand, Hav & Co. ~ Repurposed Design Originals, for approximately three years. She pairs with her mother doing local craft shows, where she presents hand-crafted designs of knit, crochet, jewelry making, drawing, painting, or whatever her witty mind can imagine, and her creative hand can fabricate.

This work focuses on an exploration of words with found poetry. This technique employs the printed text. The artist blocks out or blacks out words to construct visual art displays while creating a stage for poetic voice. The collection presents as a multi-medium display.

Goins hopes to inspire her audience to explore the arts and to find beauty in the Creator and His creation.