German Village Gazette

'Gallery for a Day' returns to Lazelle St. home

For the sixth time in 10 years, Darwin Hoover's living room will become an art gallery.

The German Village resident is holding his Gallery for a Day event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at 837 S. Lazelle St.

His "Vestige" collection features more than 20 pieces ranging in price from $30 to $3,000.

Hoover describes his artwork as "sophisticated urban cosmopolitan" -- a mixed-media on wood that has a classic, nostalgic look.

"They look like they're 100 years old but they're new," he said.

Hoover's career as an independent artist began in German Village.

At Village Valuables in 2000, he put it artwork on his patio on Mohawk Street, where he lived at the time.

Villagers responded warmly, to say the least, he said.

Later that year, he quit his job as an art director for a multi-product company to pursue his dreams.

"I didn't realize I was living in my demographic," he said.

He said he's been an artist since he was 4 years old.

"I knew how do to it before there were rules," he said.

--Gary Seman Jr.