Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Student Show

Join us at our 7th annual student show (free and open to the public)

This is the one and only opportunity to buy artwork from the students and a great chance to congratulate them on their hard work as they enter week 5 of their seven week intensive program.

1:00 to 4:30pm -Hall of Philosophy

11:00 am to 1pm Donor Preview Brunch

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Four Pillars Group Show

These working artists lived and worked in Mt Gretna in the summer of 2018. For one year following their residency we’ve been promoting their work to new audiences and helping them get group shows.

Seth Becker, Elizabeth Larson Kohler, Jamie Bowman, Blake Walinder

Join us at the reception August 3rd, 6 to 9pm.

Exeter Gallery, 241 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore, MD

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Edible Landscape Fundraising Gala
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Edible Landscape Fundraising Gala

Join us in support of Mount Gretna School of Art’s Edible Landscape fundraising gala.

Farm-to-table Hors d'oeuvres, local beer and wine. Auction items. Tickets are $100.

RSVP by July 29th so we can let the chef know how much food to prepare.

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4293869

Chef Kevin Brown of Trattoria Fratelli invents another original menu served on the grandest porch in Mt Gretna: 14 Muhlenberg Avenue, Mount Gretna, PA 17064

MENU (subject to change):

Vegan: 

  • hummus-stuffed peppadew peppers

  • cherry tomato castelvetrano olive skewers

  • crimini mushrooms stuffed with ratatouille

  • sage and black pepper caramelized chestnuts 

Protein & Dairy:

  • pastrami-cured salmon on cucumber

  • clams casino

  • ahi tuna poke in sesame tart

  • scungilli fritters, spicy aioli

  • chilled grilled shrimp, cucumber yogurt

  • goose galantine, plum gelee

  • grass-fed beef meatballs, spiced tomato sauce

  • lamb lollipop chops, cherry poblano relish

  • mini italian cookies

Drinks:

  • non-alcoholic tea spritzer

  • local wine and beer

Auction items and artwork for sale.

call 717-823-8367 for advance tickets

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public artist lecture by Michael Allen, "Observation, Memory, and Invention"
Jul
1
7:15 PM19:15

public artist lecture by Michael Allen, "Observation, Memory, and Invention"

Michael Allen is an artist living in Lebanon PA that has been part of the School since founding in 2013, conducting workshops and studio visits.

Laundry Day, oil on linen, 24” x 24”

Laundry Day, oil on linen, 24” x 24”

This lecture, hosted by the PA Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy, is free and open to the public.

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public artist lecture by Barbara Grossman, "The Segue between Observation and Intuition"
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

public artist lecture by Barbara Grossman, "The Segue between Observation and Intuition"

  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua (map)
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Barbara Grossman is a founding Board member of Mount Gretna School of Art with a solo show coming up at Millersville University’s Eckert Gallery this fall. Millersville.edu/eckertgallery

Join us at her Mount Gretna lecture Wed. June 26th at 10AM!

“Green Chair” oil on linen

“Green Chair” oil on linen

This lecture, hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy, is free to the public.

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STUDIO LIFE: THE 2018 FELLOWS OF MT GRETNA’S "FOUR PILLARS" ARTIST RESIDENCY
Mar
1
to Apr 28

STUDIO LIFE: THE 2018 FELLOWS OF MT GRETNA’S "FOUR PILLARS" ARTIST RESIDENCY

THE 2018 FOUR PILLARS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXHIBIT AT THE SUSQUEHANNA ART MUSEUM (SAM)!

On view in the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Education Center Gallery Friday March 1 – Sunday April 28, 2019

EVENTS:

– Friday March 15, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Third in the Burg- Free admission! Event here.

– Friday April 19, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Third in the Burg- Free admission! Event here.


We're so grateful to SAM for collaborating with us to help promote these artists and their work.

Seth Becker, Jamie Bowman, Elizabeth Larson, and Blake Walinder.

Follow this link for more info!

http://www.susquehannaartmuseum.org/galleries/studio-life/

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Extra Give online giving event
Nov
16
12:00 AM00:00

Extra Give online giving event

Please help Mount Gretna School of Art (MGSoA) compete for more than $500,000 worth of stretch funds in one day of online giving Nov. 16th. If you like to donate online this is a great opportunity to help MGSoA with a show of online support!

Visit this weblink on Nov. 16th and join the fun!

https://www.extragive.org/organizations/mount-gretna-school-of-art

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Free Artist Lecture by John Mitchell, "John Mitchell: On His Work."
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Free Artist Lecture by John Mitchell, "John Mitchell: On His Work."

Artist John Mitchell will give his lecture titled "John Mitchell: On His Work."

www.johnmitchellworld.com

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This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with  funding provided by Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates.

Previously Glenn Goldberg was scheduled to lecture on this date but had to cancel due to a scheduling conflict.

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Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Public Workshop, “Preparing art for exhibit” with Michael Allen.

“Preparing art for exhibit” with Michael Allen.

$30.00

 Friday July 13th, 2-6pm

The paintings and drawings have been made and now its time to exhibit your accomplishments.  This workshop presents a variety of quick and inexpensive methods of preparing your work to look their best for exhibition.  Most materials and tools to be presented are available from your local home improvement center.  The workshop will include mounting works on paper, creating strainers for works on panel, finding and purchasing lumber suitable for frame stock, measuring, cutting, and building frame stock, finishing frame stock, and mounting paintings into the completed frame. Students are encouraged to bring finished works to discuss specific framing options.

register online - mgsoa.org/workshops - or by phone 717-823- 8367

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Free Artist Lecture by Megan Williamson, “Because I Thought It Was Beautiful”
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Free Artist Lecture by Megan Williamson, “Because I Thought It Was Beautiful”

Artist Megan Williamson will give her lecture titled “Because I Thought It Was Beautiful.”

Megan Williamson, "Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago" oil on canvas

Megan Williamson, "Ping Tom Memorial Park, Chicago" oil on canvas

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with  funding provided by Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates.

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Public Workshop, “Drawing with the Sun, exploring cyanotypes” with Heidi Leitzke. Register online mgsoa.org/workshops
Jul
7
8:15 AM08:15

Public Workshop, “Drawing with the Sun, exploring cyanotypes” with Heidi Leitzke. Register online mgsoa.org/workshops

More information coming soon.

“Drawing with the Sun, exploring cyanotypes” with Heidi Leitzke.

Often called sun-prints or blue-prints, cyanotype is a fun and vibrant alternate photographic process in which treated paper is exposed to the ultraviolet light from the sun. Objects are laid on the treated paper and as the sun activates the chemicals, the exposed areas of the paper become a rich cyan-blue creating, almost by magic, a silhouette image. 

This workshop will focus on all aspects of how to make a cyanotype print including; the curious history of the process, how to correctly mix the chemicals and prepare paper, the use of cyanotype in contemporary art and creative approaches to making your own prints. 

register online - mgsoa.org/workshops - or by phone 717-823- 8367

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Free Artist Lecture by Clintel Steed, “Understanding the Power of Nature through Process!!!”
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Free Artist Lecture by Clintel Steed, “Understanding the Power of Nature through Process!!!”

Artist Clintel Steed will give his lecture titled “Understanding the Power of Nature through Process!!!”

"Untitled Metaphor" oil on masonite with collage elements, 72"x86"

"Untitled Metaphor" oil on masonite with collage elements, 72"x86"

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with  funding provided by Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates.

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Public Workshop, "Figure Drawing" with Al Gury
Jun
30
8:15 AM08:15

Public Workshop, "Figure Drawing" with Al Gury

More information coming soon.

"Figure Drawing" with Al Gury

register online - mgsoa.org/workshops - or by phone 717-823- 8367

Al Gury, Chair of Painting at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, will give an overview of the history of figure drawing, demonstration and instruction in drawing from the nude model. Al is great working with both beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

Suggested supplies are:

  • an 18x24 pad of lightweight 50lb paper (other paper is fine too).
  • soft vine or willow charcoal
  • kneaded eraser (other eraser is fine too).
  • Al will instruct in use of pastels & other media if you wish to bring it as well.
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Free Artist Lecture by Matthew Lopas, “From the Viewfinder to the Globe”
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Free Artist Lecture by Matthew Lopas, “From the Viewfinder to the Globe”

Artist Matthew Lopas will give his lecture titled “From the Viewfinder to the Globe.”

Matthew Lopas "Arezzo Rooftop", 43"x64", oil, 2014

Matthew Lopas "Arezzo Rooftop", 43"x64", oil, 2014

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with  funding provided by Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates.

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Free Artist Lecture by John Goodrich, "The Painter's Eye: Remaking the World"
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Free Artist Lecture by John Goodrich, "The Painter's Eye: Remaking the World"

Artist John Goodrich will give his lecture titled, "The Painter's Eye: Remaking the World"

John Goodrich "Lawn, Jonesport" 2014, oil/panel, 12 x 16 in

John Goodrich "Lawn, Jonesport" 2014, oil/panel, 12 x 16 in

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with  funding provided by Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates.

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Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Public Workshop, “Preparing Surfaces for Painting” with Michael Allen.

30.00

Tuesday June 12th, 2-6pm

The workshop will focus on the preparation of a variety of surfaces suitable for oil painting with a special emphasis on preparing for intensive painting campaigns.  Contemporary methods and materials will be discussed and demonstrated including the preparation of paper and panels, as well as canvas mounting and stretching.  A selection of papers and varying types of panels will be presented in conjunction with a variety of commercially available surface preparation materials.  The workshop will also focus on a DIY approach to promote cost effective painting campaigns as well as an experimental approach to oil painting.

register online - mgsoa.org/workshops - or by phone 717-823- 8367

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Four Pillars, Full Circle
Jun
1
to Jun 29

Four Pillars, Full Circle

Details (from left to right): Colletta, D’Ambrosio, Draper, Hall

An exhibition of the inaugural fellows of the Four Pillars Artist Residency at Mount Gretna School of Art and a selection of Past Mount Gretna Faculty Artists

Grace Colletta, Sarah D'Ambrosio, Fred Draper, Kathleen Hall

with

Martha Armstrong, Brett Baker, Victoria Barnes, Ruth Bernard, Mark Brosseau, Tim Conte, Elizabeth Geiger, Heidi Leitzke, Ying Li, Susan Lichtman, Ken Kewley, Brian Kreydatus, Deborah Kahn, Jay Noble, Scott Noel, Jeffrey Reed, Celia Reisman and Bill Scott

June 1 - 29, 2018, Opening Reception: 5-7pm Friday June 1, 2018

Gross McCleaf Gallery

127 S. Sixteenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

grossmccleaf.com

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