Aug
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

"Edible Landscape 2017: Farm to Table Benefit for Mount Gretna School of Art" 5 to 7:30pm, (Hall of Philosophy)

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Annual Benefit Gala. Celebrating another year of success at Mount Gretna School of Art with "The Edible Landscape!"

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 continue to look forward to this 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, and everyone gets hungry for." 

- Jay Noble, Executive Director

MENU

VEGAN:

  • baby fennel with ancho orange dipping sauce
  • dandelion and farro ragu in mushroom caps
  • mini mesclun and hummus in peppedews
  • cherry tomato and grilled tropea onion skewers, basil vinaigrette

PROTEIN and DAIRY:

  • clam-stuffed ocean perch, sour cherry chianti sauce
  • crab and horseradish-crusted swordfish, peach salsa
  • king salmon and kohlrabi spiedino, cilantro lime aioli 
  • truffled chicken meatballs, port glace
  • beet and goat cheese involtini, spiced almonds, strawberry balsamic
  • lobster and green beans wrapped in organic beef tongue
  • grass-fed beef pate, cumberland gelee
  • sweetbreads and kale in puff pastry

BEVERAGE:

  • non-alcoholic tea sparkler
  • wine
  • beer
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Free Public Lecture by Scott Noel
Jul
26
10:00am10:00am

Free Public Lecture by Scott Noel

  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua (map)
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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.

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Jul
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

"Mount Gretna School of Art's, Annual Student Show," donor preview 11 to 1pm, open to public 1 to 5pm (Hall of Philosophy).

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • donor preview brunch 11pm to 1pm (a special chance for supporters to mix with students and enjoy their hard work this summer).
  • 1:00pm to 5:00pm (open to general public).
  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua, 212 Gettysburg Avenue, Mount Gretna, PA 17064

"Mount Gretna School of Art's, Annual Student Show," donor preview 11 to 1pm, open to public 1 to 5pm (Hall of Philosophy).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Heights Community Building (map)
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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

 

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Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

"Mount Gretna School of Art: Open Studio" (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.

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

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

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

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

Free public lecture by Elizabeth Geiger

  • The Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua (map)
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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.

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

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

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

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Apr
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

Benefit Invitational Live Art Auction

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.

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

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.

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Annual Student Show
Jul
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Annual Student Show

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Jul
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

First Friday Open Studio

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.

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

Free Public Lecture by Stanley Lewis

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.

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Jun
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free Children's painting lesson.

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.

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

Free Public Lecture by Robert Barnes

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.

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

Free Public Lecture by Elise Schweitzer

 

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.

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

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.

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

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

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Aug
28
to 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.

 

 

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

"Edible Landscape" Benefit Dinner Event and Silent Auction

  • Bill Bifford and Elizabeth Hummer's Porch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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."

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