Art at The Acorn

The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts transforms into a visual art space with our new initiative, Art at The Acorn.

Currently on View: Nathan Margoni, Golden Boy

Artist Statement:

My art is a form of self-exploration. I develop characters that represent different aspects of my psyche, and slowly build worlds around them. This process allows me to explore mysterious and sometimes scary parts of my brain in a safe space where I am free to play and take risks. My most recent character – Golden Boy – represents a very wholesome and midwest version of myself, who works hard to be loved by everyone, but has lost touch with his own dreams and vision of success.

About the Artist

Nathan Margoni, Art at The Acorn

Nathan Margoni is currently the Director of Education at Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI and Adjunct Faculty at Notre Dame University. He received his BFA in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Sculpture from SUNY Purchase College. He has exhibited work at Schulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles, CA), the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), and attended residencies at Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) and Kaus Australis (Rotterdam, NL).


We remain open for Artist Submissions for consideration for a future exhibition.

Our current Artist, Nathan Margoni, will be on view April through June. Artwork exhibitions rotate once approximately every three months. One Artist is featured during each exhibition/rotation period. Depending on size, generally up to ten to twenty pieces can be displayed.

Upcoming rotation periods are:

  • July through September 2024 - Amy Renzulli, Full Circle
  • October through December 2024 - Julie Schwarz, A Symphony of Polaroids
  • January through March 2025
  • April through June 2025
  • July through September 2025

Interested artists should fill out an Art at The Acorn Artist Submission Form

The Art at The Acorn Artist Submission Form remains open for submissions as we consider interested artists for future rotation periods. 

If selected to be a featured artist for Art at The Acorn, additional exhibition terms will be discussed and a written agreement will be required. Transportation and installation of artwork is the responsibility of the artist. Artists must also provide their own insurance coverage and have the ability to take payment for the sale of their work.

Please contact Nikki Gauthier with any questions.

Artist Submission Form