Friday, June 8, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 6 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, August 30, 2012, 4 pm – 6 pm
Dayton painter Mike Elsass is known for his striking abstract acrylic paintings on rusted steel. He has painted and taught throughout Canada and the U.S. (including Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs) and we’re happy to have him here with us again this year to share his knowledge and materials in two fun, spontaneous sessions. Mike’s artwork is represented in fine art galleries throughout the country, including Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs, OH.
The classes will take place outside Springs Gallery on Kings Yard. There is no age limit. All materials and supplies are provided and students can take home a piece of their own creation. The cost is $70 for one workshop and $140 for both. Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available on the gallery site: www.springsgallery.blogspot.com (below), on www.facebook.com/springsgallery, and at Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Students must present the gallery with a paid receipt in order to receive their materials and participate on that day.
Questions? – Contact Springs Gallery at email@example.com, 937-409-5047. Come prepared to get messy and have fun. We hope you will join us in this art adventure!
SPRINGS GALLERY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS 2 DAYS BEFORE EACH CLASS;
DEADLINE TO CANCEL WITH REFUND IS SUNDAY OF THE WEEK PRECEDING WORKSHOP DAY.
Class fee: $70 per workshop; $140 for both
TWO NEW WORKSHOPS WITH STEEL PAINTER MIKE ELSASS
Participant’s name: ________________________________________________________________
_____ Wed., 7/25/12, 6-8 PM
______Thurs., 8/30/12, 4-6 PM
______ Both Workshops
_____ Check #: __________
_____ Credit Card #: _________________________________ Exp. Date: _______ Code_______
Students will meet at Springs Gallery and show receipt or identification, if necessary. Workshops will be held outside the gallery on Kings Yard. For more info. contact Springs Gallery, 937-409-5047, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.springsgallery.blogspot.com, or on facebook. Come prepared to get messy and have fun!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs is pleased to present the clay folk art and jewelry of John and Nancy Grosella of West Milton, Ohio. The exhibit runs May 30 through August 30, 2012, with an artists’ reception on Friday, June 15, from 6 PM to 9 PM. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.
The Grosellas are not your typical artists (whatever that is). As a young girl Nancy and her sister played with modeling clay for hours in their home in Dayton. “She showed me how to form shapes - I loved it!” said Nancy. Her sister later moved to California, making and selling her stoneware art. In 1971, she came home for a visit and taught Nancy to work in stoneware as well. “After three months I was helping her fill her orders,” she said. “We sent porcelain clowns to California and whales to Hawaii. We later made jewelry from polymer clay adding recycled antique jewelry pieces.”
In 1978, Nancy married John Grosella, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and found he also had a love of clay. “John’s real passions are American history and painting;” said Nancy, “so he combines his talents by creating terra-cotta buildings, then intricately hand paints them to resemble historical towns,” she said. “We have fun in our little studio in West Milton, ‘playing with clay.’”
photo caption: “April Showers,” terra cotta, paint, 4”H x 3”W x 2”D, John Grosella