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Opening May 19 at Transformer Station

March 9, 2017


The title of this exhibition refers to the 1954 science fiction film THEM! and celebrates the notion of the rebellious and experimental nature of the artist. It is also an admiring nod to the 1968 Japanese science fiction film Destroy All Monsters which lent its name to the 1973 Detroit anti-rock band formed by artists Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. It embraces a time, both past and present, that recognizes artists who are equally passionate about sound and image.


Jeffrey Zeigler in Concert

February 7, 2017

Described as “fiery,” and a player who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone.”—The New York Times


Jeffrey Zeigler
Wed, 04/26/2017 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm


Jeffrey Zeigler is one of the most versatile cellists of our time. Known for his independent streak, he has commissioned dozens of works and is admired as a potent collaborator and unique improviser. Zeigler has premiered works by John Adams, Damon Albarn, Derek Charke, John Corigliano, Henryk Gorecki, John King, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Zorn. His collaborations include Andy Akiho, Laurie Anderson, Nora Chipaumire, Helga Davis, Philip Glass, Hauschka, Magos Herrera, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, David Krakauer, Hafez Modirzadeh, Kimmo Pohjonen, Gyan Riley, Netsayi and Black Pressure and Tom Waits.


Canvas Reviews Esther Teichmann

January 24, 2017

Esther Teichmann’s “Heavy the Sea” at Transformer Station examines the weight of emotions and longing


By Michael C. Butz for Canvas


London-based artist Esther Teichmann brings a childhood spent in the swampy, cavernous Black Forest region of southwestern Germany to the gallery walls of Transformer Station for her show, “Heavy the Sea.” She also brings many of her family members as subjects, photographing them in those familiar surroundings.


But more importantly, Teichmann brings to the multimedia exhibition, on view at the Ohio City gallery through April 30, a skillful ability to draw in viewers through depictions of her subjects’ physical responses to moments of loss, longing and despair. In so doing, she adeptly navigates the blurry lines between autobiography and fiction, inviting onlookers to make connections.


“This is definitely a heavy show,” says Transformer Station gallery manager Caitie Moore, noting “Heavy the Sea,” the artist’s first U.S. solo show, came about in part due to San Francisco-based artist and photographer Todd Hido, a Kent native, who connected Teichmann with Transformer Station owners Fred and Laura Bidwell a few years ago.


Opera Free to All at Transformer Station

November 5, 2016

Zanetto by Pietro Mascagni
Friday November 11 at 7:30


Admission Free


A gem in the operatic repertoire, this one-act explores love, hope, suspicion, disappointment, and imperfection in one of Mascagni’s most compelling scores. Staged and costumed with English translation projected. Duration 50 minutes.

Dorota Sobieska, soprano, as Silvia & stage director, & Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, as Zanetto


You will not want to miss this one time only performance at Transformer Station! Doors open at 7:00PM. Get here early, space is limited.

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At Home in Hingetown

February 22, 2015

North Water Partners profiles Transformer Station as part of their series on our Hingetown neighbors.


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