Creative Natives

Toledo is full of vibrant, inspiring individuals making a difference through their work and pastimes. From artists and musicians to activists and entrepreneurs, our Creative Natives section highlights those who add a most important element to a cultured community. We hope these profiles encourage participation, inspiration and collaboration within and around Toledo.

Elaine Korenich

Graphic Designer; Board President of EqualityToledo
January 9, 2018


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Additional Creative Natives


Aaron PickensPainter & Art Educator

Aaron S. BivinsArtist

Aimee S. ReidArtistic Director

Alice OswaltVisual Artist, Painter

Amber LeFever & Adam SoboleskiLeSo Gallery Director, LeSo Gallery Production Manager

Amy DuvendackKnitter, Dyer, Instigator

Andrew Ellis Musician

Andrew RuizChef

Ashley NowakPerforming Arts Instructor

Barry WhittakerAssistant Professor of Art / Maker and Doer of Things

Betty FlooredDressmaker / Derby Girl

Brad PiersonDirector of Choral Activities, University of Toledo

Bradley ScherzerVisual Artist

Brien StrancarGlass Artist

Clifton HarveyArtist

Cyn MackleyWriter

Dane TurpeningOwner Of Toledo Twisted Iron

Dani FullerCreative Art Director, River Centre Foundation

Danielle HerreraFabrics artist

Dave WisniewskiArtist / Painter

David J. EichenbergPainter

David PadgettSenior Digital Artist

David PicciutoWoodworker, Photographer, Musician

David YonkeJournalist, Editor

Dean TartagliaMusician

Deep In Design Artists

Delfina ZapataVisual Artist

Emily NumbersCommunity Art Coordinator

Eric Shanteau Mobile Photography

Eric WardPhotographer

Erich Burger Musician

Erin Garber-PearsonVisual Artist and Circus Performer

Greg JustusArtist & Instructor

Helen GrubbVisual Artist

Ian J. Welch
Printmaker

Isaac KlunkIllustrator, Visual Artist

Jaci RileyJewelry Designer

Jacob ParrGraphic Designer

Jada ClingoDIY Artist

Jamie L. SampsonTheatre Manager

Jane DurossConcrete Artist

Jason QuickMusician

Jeff JonesPhotographer

Jeff Stewart Musician, Artist

Jerry GrayMulti-media Artist, Gallery Owner

Jesse MirelesGraphic artist & painter

Joel Roberts Musician

Jonelle MasseyInnovator

Jonie McIntirePoet, Writer, Activist

Josh Byers Artist

Joshua Lightle
Filmmaker

Judy PaschalisFiber Folk Artist

Justin LongacrePoet, Teacher, Musician

Justin LynchVisual Artist

Kate KokoneckiVisual Artist / Drummer / Songwriter

Keith BergmanComedian

Klaire Russell Speed Artist

Krysta Sa

Lacey CampbellFurniture Designer

Lauren PfundVisual Artist, Painter

Luke EllisonArtist

Marcia CulpVisual Artist, Graphic Designer, Interior Decorator, Photographer

Mark ZanderPencil/Brush Artist

Matt WolcottVisual artist

Matthew SquibbArtist

Megan AhernePlaywright, Theatre Instructor

Melissa WehrmanGraphic Designer

Merwin SiuPrincipal Second Violinist

Michael KocinskiPoet at Large

Montana MillerProfessional Skydiver/Professor of Popular Culture

Mr.TaylorCo-Founder of Devicious! Designer/Developer at Thrive Internet Marketing. Illustrator/ Muralist

Nate WalkeFounder/Artist

Nick CorbinFilmmaker

Nick MorganOwner (Improv+able Solutions) & Director of the Improv Program (Toledo Rep)

Rachael ChappuiesVisual Artist

Rachel NajarianJewelry Designer

Rachel RichardsonCultural Activist, Community Organizer, Musician, Writer

Rachel SteeleIce Cream Maker

Ramona CollinsSinging Entertainer

Rob DesmondMusician

Roshawn JonesMentor/Coach

Ruth NicholsMusician, Singer, Dancer

Sandra Jane HeardArtist

Scott Deca Visual Artist/Designer

Scott DelaneyGardener

Shannon MossingInstallation Artist

Stacey Carey Jr.Musician, Singer-Songwriter

Stacy JurichCommunity Organizer, Activist, Entrepreneur

Steven J. AthanasCurmudgeon Extraordinaire

Streetspun YarnbombingCrafter/Yarnbomber

Tara Lyn ArmstrongSelf-Proclaimed Mayor, writer, event organizer

Timothy GaewskyArtist, Founder/President, Art Handler

Timothy StoverGlass Artist /Purveyor of too much information

Tyler FowlerSpoken Word Poet, Saxophonist


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