The Mustard Seed is a proud supporter of local arts. In our Highland Square and Montrose locations we exhibit local, original artwork that rotates every three months. If you’re interested in exhibiting your work, please click here!

Now on Display

In the Highland Square Cafe

Ben Manista

Born in Ravenna, Ohio in 1982, Ben Manista has been exploring the world of art since he was a toddler. A self-trained artist, the world is Ben’s inspiration – music, fashion, nature, and media. He uses acrylic and glass paint, with fabric to add texture to his medium. His organic art with a contemporary flair has been featured at Akrona Galleries and Uncorked. The goal in his work is to evoke happiness and encourage your mind to wander, while making you think about your own forms of self-expression.


Learn more about Ben and his art on Instagram@blmanista_artist82 and on Facebook: Benjamin Manista

Bob Pozarski

Bob Pozarski is a short, thick old man with green eyes. After graduating from KSU in 1975, he opened a stained glass shop near Akron U. He’s made art glass for the area for forty four years. Always learning new glass making techniques, he makes kiln cast and fused glass, hand beveled and blown glass. He teaches beginning and advanced glass blowing. Sun, Rain, and Gardens For my display at the Mustard Seed Cafe I’ve made new windows featuring our weather blessings that make the vegetables grow.

Sun and rain, earth and water are represented not very realistically. My focus is more on the glass as an art/ craft material; learning ancient techniques and using them in new ways to expand the stained glass vocabulary.

I may take flat pieces of stained glass and fuse them together in a kiln, take that to the hot shop and blow it into a bubble, spin that bubble out into flat glass again, then grind and polish prism edges on it. The leaded panels are a device to hold that piece of shiny glass up to the light. That’s all.

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