Dorothy Frey "Using Transcriptions to inform Composition in Still Life" $50
Jul
1
8:30 am08:30

Dorothy Frey "Using Transcriptions to inform Composition in Still Life" $50

  • Heights Community Building

In this workshop, Frey will lead you through a masterwork transcription, drawn in the sketchbook or on drawing paper. Together, the group will then construct a still life from studio and found objects based off of the structures discovered during the transcription. Several quick studies will lead to a longer, sustained painting.

http://www.mgsoa.org/workshops

Jul
7
5:00 pm17:00

"Mount Gretna School of Art: Open Studio" (Heights Community Center)

  • Heights Community Center

Drop by our Open Studio event at the Heights Community Building to see our working studio and artworks in process.  Artwork is not for sale at this event.  Rather this is a fun chance to meet students and see the space they use for figure drawing and independent projects.

If you're interested in purchasing student work please do so at the Annual student show July 23th.

G. Daniel Massad, "Still life center stage: Introduction to Pastels as a Painting Medium."$65
Jul
8
Jul 9

G. Daniel Massad, "Still life center stage: Introduction to Pastels as a Painting Medium."$65

  • Heights Community Building

Massad is on the faculty of Lebanon Valley College.

July 8th, 8:30 - 4:30pm

July 9th optional demonstration (10:30-noon), and class resumes 1:30 - 5:30pm

"Although trained as a painter  in oil, G. Daniel Massad has focused on pastel as a painting medium since 1981, creating work that has found its way into many private and public collections, including the Met, the Philadelphia Museum of  Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. His  two-day workshop will emphasize a variety of mark-making and edge-building techniques, and will include a  demonstration of the method he developed for producing the luminous, minutely detailed surfaces his work is known for."

Rembrandt soft pastels are highly recommended for best results. 60 piece set is best however Rembrandts are an expensive brand so that I’m perfectly OK with students using any other brand or formula of soft pastel they already own.  But if participants don’t already have a set of soft pastels, I recommend at least a set of 30 half sticks (not ideal, but they’ll do. Sets of 30 full sticks and sets of 45 full sticks are also available). Students will also need 3 pieces of Canson Mi Tientes paper, and a stick or two of soft vine charcoal.

http://www.mgsoa.org/workshops

 

Free public lecture by Judy Glantzman.
Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

Free public lecture by Judy Glantzman.

  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua

Judy Glantzman will give her lecture titled "Showing Me to Looking Outward: From Psychological Self Portraiture to Reflecting the Outside World."

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Ty Smith, "Source / Measurement / Shift, Still Life Drawing from Observation to Abstraction." $50
Jul
15
8:30 am08:30

Ty Smith, "Source / Measurement / Shift, Still Life Drawing from Observation to Abstraction." $50

  • Heights Community Building

Smith is on the faculty at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Learn more about this artist at the following website tysmithart.com

July 15th, 8:30 - 4:30pm (break for lunch around noon)

Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up.

Drawing is a responsive process; an engagement with what we see and feel. Drawing is a dialogue with the past, with artists, traditions, and principles. Drawing is not about labels or categories; and it is not about style. In this workshop, we will use drawing to challenge how one responds to a source, how to trust your instincts, and how the drawing itself can suggest new directions. How do we engage in the act of drawing, and discover something personal, visual, and specific to our present experiences?

Source / Measurement / Shift will look to the information and structures we see to make connections in drawing. Using direct observation as the initial method of working, students will explore visual and personal connections from both the natural source and the drawing. The workshop will focus on drawing as a process of responding, and is open to those interested in figuration and abstraction. A straight edge will be used to visually measure and divide. As linear marks are made, grid-like structures will form, and will introduce new relationships and possibilities. Some of the ideas we will discuss are complexity, measurement, surface, energy, space, and light. Discussions will take place as a group and one on one.

http://www.mgsoa.org/workshops

Free public lecture by Ro Lohin.
Jul
19
10:00 am10:00

Free public lecture by Ro Lohin.

  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua

Ro Lohin will give her lecture titled "On Her Work: Metaphors for Emotional States."

Lohin 

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Michael Allen, "Preparing Paintings and Drawings for Exhibit." $30
Jul
21
2:00 pm14:00

Michael Allen, "Preparing Paintings and Drawings for Exhibit." $30

  • Heights Community Building

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.

http://www.mgsoa.org/workshops

Free Public Lecture by Scott Noel
Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Scott Noel

  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua

Scott Noel will give his lecture titled "Forging an Imaginative Relationship with the Past: 30 years of Working with the Figure."

Octavia and Antonia Divide the Empire, oil on linen (two panels), 72 x 108 inches

Octavia and Antonia Divide the Empire, oil on linen (two panels), 72 x 108 inches

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the MT Gretna Arts Council.


Free public lecture by Elizabeth Geiger
Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

Free public lecture by Elizabeth Geiger

  • The Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua

Elizabeth Geiger will give her lecture titled "How to be a More Effective Painter"

Geiger studied at the University of Virginia, the Vermont Studio School, and the New York Studio School and resides in Charlottesville, VA. She is also a lead painting instructor at Mount Gretna School of Art this summer.

Snow Tracks 2, oil on canvas

Snow Tracks 2, oil on canvas

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Michael Allen, "Preparing Surfaces for Painting." $30
Jun
20
2:00 pm14:00

Michael Allen, "Preparing Surfaces for Painting." $30

  • Heights Community Building

This 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.

http://www.mgsoa.org/workshops

Apr
2
4:00 pm16:00

Benefit Invitational Live Art Auction

  • Lancaster Galleries

Our Annual Invitational Benefit Art Auction will take place Sunday April 2nd from 3 to 5:30pm.  Live Auction starts at 4pm.

This year artwork will be available for a "from the racks" preview Tuesday March 28th to April 1st (Tues. thru Fri. 10 to 5  and Sat 10 to 3) where viewers may enjoy a sneak peak at artworks of interest and place proxy/absentee bids.

A preview event and reception will be held Saturday April 1st.

Bid online through April 1st, place absentee bids, or bid live in person or over the phone at the event April 10th.

This ARTIST list is growing as confirmations come in!

 

In conjunction with this event MGSoA promotes the work of three area artists, able to attend the April 2nd event, that have benefitted from the school:

Hosted by Lancaster Galleries34 N Water Street, Lancaster, PA. and John Hess Auction Service.

Free Public Lecture by Rebecca Saylor Sack
Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Rebecca Saylor Sack

Rebecca Saylor Sack will give her lecture "Works."

Rebecca teaches at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is visiting critic for the Mount Gretna School of Art Intensive Program this summer.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the Arts for All Partnership and the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Annual Student Show
Jul
17
1:00 pm13:00

Annual Student Show

  • Hall of Philosophy

Our Annual Student show will feature artwork by the class of 2016 Intensive Program and Studio Seminar students.

A special brunch meet and greet between students and benefactors will be open to donors from 11:00 to 1pm.

Free and open to the public from 1-4pm.

Free Public Lecture by Ying Li
Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Ying Li

Ying Li will give her lecture "From Yangzi River to San Juan Mountains."

Ying Li teaches drawing and painting at Haverford College and is a lead painting instructor for the Mount Gretna School of Art Intensive Program this summer.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the Arts for All Partnership and the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Free Public Lecture by Matt Phillips
Jul
6
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips will give his lecture titled "The Shape of Touch."

Phillips is a color abstract painter based in Red Hook, Brooklyn and is a visiting critic for the Mount Gretna School of Art Intensive Program this summer.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the Arts for All Partnership and the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Jul
1
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday Open Studio

  • Mount Gretna School of Art

An open studio event will be held at the school's classroom space at the Height's Community Building, 62 Pine Avenue, Mt Gretna, PA 17064.

Each student will display one painting and one drawing.  Artwork will not be for sale at this event, rather it is a chance to see the working space and talk to students about works in progress and their time in MT Gretna.

Free Public Lecture by Stanley Lewis
Jun
29
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Stanley Lewis

  • Hall of Philosophy, PA Chautauqua

Stanley Lewis is one of the most popular and innovative lecturers on painting around and will give his lecture "Thoughts on Painting."

Lewis is a retired faculty of American University and has taught at Chautauqua School of Art in NY.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the Arts for All Partnership and the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Free Children's painting lesson.

  • hall of philosophy

Children’s Art Workshop, by Sarah D’Ambrosio, Mount Gretna School of Art “Alum in Residence”).  www.mgsoa.org

Objectives:

Children to develop new skills, self-confidence, knowledge of art history.

For children to understand what makes a still life painting different from other types of painting.

Basic drawing and mixing skills.  Students go home with  a carnation craft project, a handout on important still life painters, and their still life painting.

Lesson Plan:

    10-15  minutes

Students will be shown examples of paintings of still lifes that include flowers.

Albert York, Jane Freilicher, Fantin Latour, Manet, Cezanne

25- 30 minutes

Students will create paper carnations and set up still life tables with other objects.

10 minutes

Students will start with  a sketch of the still life in front of them onto the paper making big general shapes of their set ups and ideas of overlapping and proportion.

Then students will begin painting from the still life they have created for the duration of the workshop.

Materials Provided:  washable paint will be used but a Smock or old cloths are suggested.

For Flowers:

Tissue Paper, Green Pipe cleaners, Scissors

Acrylic or  Tempera (non-toxic  paint )

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, White, Black

-Brushes, -Paper  -Pencils, -Cups (for water )

-Brown paper for Tables

Other Various colorful Still life objects and cloths for set ups

This workshop is intended for children ages 6-12.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Attention and behavior are the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s) so that the instructor may concentrate on the lesson.

Free Public Lecture by Robert Barnes
Jun
22
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Robert Barnes

  • Hall of Philosophy, PA Chautauqua

Robert Barnes will give his lecture "On Narrative vs. Painting" speaking about his lifelong effort to keep "Painting" the priority within images that have tempting narrative overtones.

Barnes, who has been coined "the most famous unknown painter in America," is a retired faculty of Indiana University, Bloomington and currently lives and paints in Maine.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the Arts for All Partnership and the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Free Public Lecture by Elise Schweitzer
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Free Public Lecture by Elise Schweitzer

  • Hall of Philosophy, PA Chautauqua

 

Elise Schweitzer will give her lecture ""Centaurs to Skydivers: The Dramatic Delights of Large-Scale Painting."

Schweitzer teaches at Hollins University in Roanoke Virginia and is a lead painting instructor for the Mount Gretna School of Art Intensive Program this summer.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy with additional funding provided by the Arts for All Partnership and the MT Gretna Arts Council.

Invitational Benefit Art Auction
Apr
10
3:00 pm15:00

Invitational Benefit Art Auction

Our Annual Invitational Benefit Art Auction will take place Sunday April 10th from 3 to 5:30pm.  Live Auction starts at 4pm.

This year we are lucky to have work on display at Lancaster Galleries prior to the Auction from April 5th to 9th (Tues. thru Fri. 10 to 5  and Sat 10 to 3) where viewers may enjoy the show at their leisure and place proxy/absentee bids.

Bid online through April 9th, place absentee bids, or bid in person at the event April 10th.

CLICK HERE to see online auction page with images.

Michael Allen, Martha Armstrong, Rosemary Beck, John Dubrow, Dorothy Frey, Barbara Grossman, Judy Koon, Ken Kewley, Heidi Leitzke, Stanley Lewis, Ying Li, Ro Lohin, Kathy A. Moore, Carrie Patterson, Stephanie Pierce, Matt Phillips, Marjorie Portnow, Thaddeus Radell, Jeffrey Reed, E.M. Saniga, Lou Schellenberg, Elise Schweitzer, Bill Scott, Bill White, Watie White, John David Wissler, Kevin Wixted.

In conjunction with this event MGSoA promotes the work of three area artists, able to attend the April 10th event, that have benefitted from the school: Quinn McNichol, Mona Shen and Kree Wiede.

Hosted by Lancaster Galleries34 N Water Street, Lancaster, PA. and John Hess Auction Service.

2016 Emerging Artists in Residence at Millersville University
Feb
29
5:00 pm17:00

2016 Emerging Artists in Residence at Millersville University

February 29th-March 30th

opening reception: February 29th 5pm-8pm || Artist Talks 6pm - 8pm

Promoting the work of alumni to give them a boost when we can is part of the MGSoA vision.

Please attend 2016 Emerging Artists in Residence exhibit at Millersville University to congratulate MGSoA alumni Mona Shen (attended in 2015) and Alex Ferrante (attended in 2014).  

Meeting MGSoA alumni artists and seeing the quality of their work in person is a powerful way to support the mission of Mount Gretna School of Art.

Millersville University, Department of Art and Design, 46 East Frederick St. Millersville, PA 17551

For further information call 717-871-7249

Aug
28
Oct 11

MGSoA Capstone Seminar, Three Person Show.

The very first alumni of the Mount Gretna School of Art "capstone seminar" have been generously offered a group show.

The reception is Sept 19th.

The show will be on display August 28th to October 11th.

This three person show will feature artwork by:

  • Mia Buonaiuto, Graduate of the University of Arkansas, BFA 
  • Sarah D'Ambrosio, Headed to the MFA program at University of New Hampshire this fall
  • Robert Werbicki, Recent Graduate of Boston University, MFA

MGSoA is pleased to promote the work of these artists and thanks the hosts at Millersville University for their kind offer of a show.

 

 

"Edible Landscape" Benefit Dinner Event and Silent Auction
Aug
2
5:00 pm17:00

"Edible Landscape" Benefit Dinner Event and Silent Auction

  • Bill Bifford and Elizabeth Hummer's Porch

Click here to visit event page and learn how to reserve tickets.

This farm-to-table fundraising event will feature a menu by chef Kevin Brown of Trattoria Fratelli with locally sourced food provide by Phil Stober of Barefoot Organics.

"I love the idea of a farm to table event focused on sustainable agriculture and good stewardship of the land. This parallels MGSoA's landscape focused art program and raises issues that I hope our artists get excited about.  

The silent auction items are incredibly humbling high end contributions, only 3 to 5 items but they will pack a big punch, and leave high bidders with an heirloom quality item."

Annual Student Art Show
Jul
19
11:00 am11:00

Annual Student Art Show

The Annual Student Show in the Hall of Philosophy will be held on Sunday July 19th:

  • A Ticketed Donor Brunch is from 11 am to 1pm 
  • The show opens free to the general public from 1 to 4pm.

This is a great chance to congratulate students of the Intensive Program and see their artwork as they enter their 6th and final week, and of course buy their art.

Public Lecture by Mark Lewis
Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Public Lecture by Mark Lewis

  • Hall of Philosophy

Mark Lewis will give his lecture titled "On His Work __ Painting, Drawing, and Collage."  

Lewis will be a lead drawing instructor.  He currently teaches at the University of Tulsa where he brings the rigors of on-site seeing to the Tulsa streetscape.  Learn more at his website.

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy.

Open Studio, First Friday Art Walk.
Jul
3
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio, First Friday Art Walk.

  • 62 Pine ave 17042

Drop by our Open Studio event at the Heights Community Building to see our working studio and artworks in process.  Artwork is not for sale at this event.  Rather this is a fun chance to meet students and see the space they use for figure drawing and independent projects.

Music on the porch by Words in Flight, of Mount Gretna

If you're interested in purchasing student work please do so at the Annual student show July 19th.

Public Lecture by Carrie Patterson
Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Public Lecture by Carrie Patterson

  • Hall of Philosophy

Carrie Patterson will give her lecture "Abstracting Perceptual Experience in the Landscape."  

Paterson teaches at St Mary's College of Maryland and is a visual artist working in Leonardtown, Maryland. Her artwork considers how color, form, and line metaphorically measure the human condition as experienced through the body. She earned a B.F.A in studio art from James Madison University and an M.F.A in painting from The University of Pennsylvania. In addition she was a student resident at The New York Studio School where she worked with second generation abstract expressionists: Charles Cajori, Mercedes Matters, and Rosemarie Beck.  See her website by clicking here.

"After a lecture last year by Lynette Lombard whose observation based work verges on painterly abstraction, Jack Anderson asked something like, 'I've always wanted to know what Abstract Art is all about,' and so I thought to bring an abstract painter, with empathy for the perceptual tradition, to be a visiting artist and lecturer this year.  Carrie Patterson is perfect!"

-Jay Noble, executive director

This lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy

Public Lecture by Catherine Drabkin
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Public Lecture by Catherine Drabkin

  • Hall of Philosophy

Catherine Drabkin will give her lecture titled "Space, Color, and Feeling."

Drabkin recently moved to Pittsburg where she is teaching at Point Park University and Seton Hill University, and is one of the Founding Faculty of the Delaware College of Art and Design.  Learn more at her website.

This Lecture will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Chautauqua in the Hall of Philosophy.

Apr
12
3:00 pm15:00

Benefit Art Auction

  • Lancaster Galleries

Benefit Auction to be held at Lancaster Galleries, 34 N Water Street, Lancaster, PA. with auctioneer services provided by John Hess Auction Service.  Reception and Sale is April 12th from 3 to 5:30pm, Auction starts at 4pm.

Lancaster Galleries continues a new era of connectivity once again with its support for Mount Gretna School of Art by hosting this event, professionally handling the artwork, and sharing news of MGSoA to its patrons.

The growing list of 2015 benefit sale artists are (click on a name to visit their website):

Michael Allen,  Ruth Bernard, Mark BrosseauGideon Bok, Glen Cebulash, Steve Cope, Christopher Dolan, Catherine DrabkinDorothy Frey, Diana HorowitzKen KewleyTimothy King, Matt KlosKathy A. Moore, Susan LichtmanLynette LombardDeirdre Murphy, Jay Noble, Jeffrey ReedBrian Rego, Celia ReismanLou Schellenberg, Chris Semergieff,  Aaron Michael ThompsonAmy Weiskopf, Rita WhitneyJohn David Wissler.

Images of work will be posted here as they come in so check again in a week or so.

Reception and Sale is April 12th from 3 to 5:30pm, Auction starts at 4pm.

Proceeds from this sale help the school's efforts to provide need and merit based scholarships to students, put the school on strong fiscal footing, and help it pursue capital projects such as housing and artist work space for its intensive residential art program.

Mount Gretna School of Art is entering its third year as a small but mighty startup art program.  You can help keep the momentum going by attending this event to bid on art or enjoy what would otherwise be a great exhibit and enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

Auction preview times at the gallery are Saturday April 11th from 5pm to 7pm and Sunday April 12th from noon to 3pm.

"Preview" visitors may place proxy bids on items during preview hours if they can't be there when live bidding starts at 4pm on Sunday. The auction is expected to last a little over one and a half hours.  Proxy bids may also be placed based on images seen online (call 717-397-5552 or 717-823-8367).