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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Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

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

Register online or by phone by visiting our event home page (CLICK HERE): 

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
10:00 AM10:00

Free Public Lecture by Scott Noel

  • Hall of Philosophy at PA Chautauqua (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
1:00 PM13:00

"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
2:00 PM14:00

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
8:30 AM08:30

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

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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
5:00 PM17:00

"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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