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Featured Artist: Deb Taylor “Ms. Rufus”

Featured Artist: Deb Taylor "Ms. Rufus"

Deb had the honor of being artist of the month before but as we highlight Passion Works’ relationship with Ohio University there is no one more worthy of this honor this month than Deb Taylor. Deb lives and breathes the Ohio University Bobcats. She has nicknamed herself “Ms. Rufus” and is most known for her many renditions of […]


Collaboration with Hillel

Collaboration with Hillel

For the third year in a row, Passion Works Studio and Hillel at Ohio University have collaborated on a Moms Weekend event. We’ve done Challah Bread covers and decorated boxes in the past. This year we are creating beautifully designed napkin sets. Passion Works and Hillel always make the most out of Moms Weekend.


Collaboration with Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Collaboration with Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau

In collaboration with the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Passion Works Studio has painted three Ammo Boxes. These boxes are being auctioned off by the ACCVB during the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure and proceeds will be donated to Passion Works Studio.


Collaboration with COAD

Collaboration with COAD

Passion Works Studio is working with Sandy Shirey of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development to begin an “Adopt an Artist Program” where Senior Citizens with an art background would come into our studio and collaborate with Passion Works artists learning and sharing the art experience. As Passion Works looks to expand artistic opportunities, this will be […]


Collaboration with Ohio University Center for Campus and Community Engagement

Collaboration with Ohio University Center for Campus and Community Engagement

Currently Passion Works enjoys a wonderful partnership with Ohio University utilizing a constant flow of student volunteers and interns. We are currently in preliminary meetings with the Ohio University Center for Campus and Community Engagement to see how we can increase involvement and work even closer with OU. Passion Works thrives on such a vibrant community and Ohio University is […]


Collaboration with Athens News

Collaboration with Athens News

Passion Works artists will begin repainting the Athens News boxes. These boxes will be placed on the streets of Athens, The Plains, Nelsonville and Chauncey. Another high visibility project for Passion Works Studio. Thanks to the Athens News for this opportunity!


Ohio University Engineering Project

Ohio University Engineering Project

Ohio University Engineering students approached us and asked what they could do to help with the Passion Flower production. One of our greatest challenges is cleaning the recycled printing plates that we use in producing the sculptures. They decided to create a machine that would clean the metal and be simple to operate. Pictured are the students that […]


Thank You Nationwide Insurance!

Thank You Nationwide Insurance!

Nationwide Insurance held their “Quote for a Cause” Campaign last fall which donated $1 for each insurance quote given to a worthy nonprofit. Nationwide approached theOhio University Alumni Association and asked them to choose a local recipient and they chose Passion Works! It was our pleasure to welcome Nationwide and Alumni Association dignitaries to Passion Works Studio. […]


Featured Product of the Month: Bobcat & Buckeye Passion Flowers!

The Ohio University Bobcat Flower and the Ohio State Buckeye Flower are perfect gifts for the graduate in your life. The flowers are hand painted and fabricated from recycled newspaper printing plates. Each flower is worked on by our Passion Works production artists and provides approximately twenty part time jobs to individuals we serve. Your purchase of a Passion […]


Moms Weekend Celebration at Passion Works Studio

Moms Weekend Celebration at Passion Works Studio

Saturday, April 5 11:00 am – 7:00 pm 20 East State Street Uptown Athens Ohio Join us at Passion Works Studio this Saturday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm for a fabulous moms weekend celebration! Live music, amazing sales and uniquely beautiful fine art. Incredible values and fun! 25% OFF all Specialty Passion Flowers. Including […]


Artist of the Month: Scott “Scooter” Brooks

Artist of the Month: Scott “Scooter” Brooks

Passion Works is pleased to announce Scott “Scooter” Brooks as the featured artist of the month. Scooter hails from Cleveland and has quickly made his mark at Passion Works as a talented and imaginative artist who enjoys creating extraordinary artworks of everything from trains to creatures of another world. Whether he is working at his regular job […]


Welcome Mallory!

Welcome Mallory!

Mallory Valentour has been with us for so long that she doesn’t seem like a new employee. After completing two successful internships with us, Mallory has officially joined our team and is an inspiring force to Passion Works artists and staff. Her creativity shines and adds flare to  our window and store displays. She is a friendly and knowledgeable voice […]


The Saucers Are Here!

The Saucers Are Here!

  The Passion Works Studio Gallery has been invaded by incredible works of art from outer space. Aliens are hanging from the walls, meteors and asteroids and UFO’s hover from above. Rocket ships are ready for boarding and you can have a friend take your picture as you poke your head out from an astronaut’s […]


Green and White Bobcat Flowers available at Passion Works Studio

Green and White Bobcat Flowers available at Passion Works Studio

Green & White Bobcat Passion Flowers Passion Works is honored to partner with Ohio University to bring you these hand-made, one-of-a-kind artistic sculptures. Made in Athens, Ohio from recycled newspaper printing plates by artists with developmental disabilities. Available in three sizes. A great accent to any decor. Click here to shop at our on-line store. Green & White Bobcat Pinwheels   Beautiful […]


The Ohio State University Buckeye Flowers!

The Ohio State University Buckeye Flowers!

Passion Works Studio, home of the famous Passion Flower, is proud to announce our partnership with Ohio State University to create the official Buckeye Flower! Be among the first to own one of these unique creations. They make great gifts for Buckeye fans. These metal flower sculptures are made from recycled newspaper printing plates. The paper flowers […]


Passion Works featured on Ohio Secretary of State website

Passion Works featured on Ohio Secretary of State website

The Ohio Secretary of State features Ohio businesses that are leaders in their field. Each month a different theme is chosen and a small handful of leading businesses are highlighted who fit that theme. The theme for December is “Better to Give.” Passion Works provides a creative and inclusive atmosphere for artists with and without […]


We won first place in this years Ohio University Homecoming Parade!

We won first place in this years Ohio University Homecoming Parade!

Passion Works Studio would like to thank the Ohio University, Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Passion Works Artists, Staff and Volunteers for making this honor possible. A lot fun and a little hard work made this years float fabulous! It was a beautiful weekend to celebrate our community! Thanks you Athens, Go Babcats! Photo Gallery of […]


Gallery of 2011 & 2012 Ohio University Homecoming Parade

Gallery of 2011 & 2012 Ohio University Homecoming Parade

Gallery of 2011 & 2012 Homecoming Parades


Green & White Bobcat Passion Flower

Green & White Bobcat Passion Flower

The Green & White Passion Flower is created in partnership between Passion Works Studio and the Ohio University Alumni Association. They are available online at the Bobcat Store and at the Passion Works website. Combining the color palette of Ohio University with the unique design of the original Passion Flower produces a one-of-a-kind keepsake for Ohio and […]


Postponed – Funky Formal Fine Art Auction

Postponed - Funky Formal Fine Art Auction

The Funky Formal Fine Art Auction is postponed until next year. Stay tuned for more details.  


All Things Coffee

All Things Coffee

Passion Works Studio presents All Things Coffee, a major caffeine themed exhibition at Donkey Coffee & Espresso. The show is on display from September 22 through November 23. This will be a truly exciting coffee themed show featuring paintings and sculptures with a focus on caffeine and culture. Opening reception to be announced soon.


Pink Passion Flowers – Pink Tea Luncheon

Pink Passion Flowers - Pink Tea Luncheon

Passion Works Studio is proud to design a Pink Passion Flower for this years Pink Tea Luncheon fund-raising event. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit cancer treatment services at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. The event is scheduled to kick off October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Passion Flower is only available at the Pink Tea Luncheon event. Click here […]


Dangling Guitars

Dangling Guitars

Special thanks to Eric Moss and Barb North-Moss who purchased ten painted guitars to display at “The OVER hang”, their new restaurant that will be opening in the beginning of August at 63 N. Court Street in the home of the old Blue Gator. “The OVER hang” will feature family comfort food, spirits, live music, an art […]


Fabulous Fabric Art

Fabulous Fabric Art

ATCO and Passion Works artists have joined forces with Joyce Frank and Wendy Minor-Viny at ATCO to produce some fabulous fabric art! What started as a short term workshop funded through the Athens Foundation has been extended indefinitely by popular demand (sales and more sales!) The artists love dying fabric, they love learning how to […]