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November Retrospective

Lynda Rimke’s lively watercolor paintings reveal her sensitivity to color in natural surroundings. One is quickly drawn into the scenery and encouraged to soak in all its loveliness. Rimke’s artwork is on exhibit at the MSAS now through Saturday, December 5th.

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September at MSAS

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Erin  Mulligan is a professional artist living and working out of Canton, Ohio.  She has been actively creating art for nearly her whole life.  Growing up in an artistic family, it had always been her dream to be creative, speaking to others through her art and to make this her life.  Most of Erin’s drawing technique was learned from drawing so much as a child, helped along by the encouragement from her family, and guidance of her mom and grandma.   At fifteen her grandmother introduced her to oil paints and taught her in the french impressionistic style.  In 2003 she began lessons with Frank Dale.  He is a modern day master who teaches his students in the age old oil painting technique of glazing.  This is the style of painting which Erin uses today because it allows for so much depth and incredible detail.  Most of Erin’s art has something meaningful to say, sometimes it is obvious, but sometimes, the connection is almost subconscious.

“Art is a form of communication which brings peoples souls together.  It is an expression of ideas, with or without words, which allows everyone to share at a level where we are all similar.”

“Life” is what Erin is trying to convey through her subjects- the ugly, the beautiful, the mundane, the morbid, everything and the connections which hold it all together.”

Market Street Art Spot is grateful to Summit Glove, Incorporated for sponsoring September’s reception.

June Featured Artist

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The June opening reception at the MSAS may have begun with a torrent of rain, but that didn’t put a damper on the success of the evening, as many came out to see what Isaac Stanley has been up to artistically. As for the “Raines” inside the gallery, it was a downpour of great music (and fabulous food!) enjoyed by all!

This current exhibit will remain  on display through Friday, July 3rd. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday 1 to 6 pm and Saturday 10 – 4 pm. MSAS will be closed on July 4th.

MSAS extends sincere thanks to Greenport Financial Services in Minerva for sponsoring the reception.

May We Present…

…Diminutive Designs! This month MSAS features 90 pieces of small artwork creatively produced by over 20 artists (Clare Murray Adams,  Marty Chapman, Wayne Chunat, Jennifer Collins, Therese Cook, Lynn Digby, Laura Donnelly, Jack Fetzer, Joli Fichter, Jeanie Gordon, Joan Henninger, Judi Longacre, Priscilla Sally Lytle, John Madden, Terri Madden, Erin T. Mulligan, Michelle Mulligan, Anna Rather, Lynda Rimke, Irene Tobias Rodriguez, Gail Wetherell-Sack, Elizabeth Smith, Paula Smith, Isaac Stanley, Nicole Wong). Beth Gray, Dennis Kempthorne and Bob Ventre filled the opening reception with magical music as the gallery buzzed with the hum of patrons perusing the miniature offerings. If you had to miss the exhibit opening, be sure to visit before the show closes on June 6th. MSAS expresses deep gratitude to this month’s sponsor, Edward Jones Financial.

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April-showered

MSAS has been April-showered by the wonderful paintings of accomplished watercolorist, L.W. “Bill” Rettig, Jr.  The exhibit opening was enjoyed by a steady flow of patrons who were also treated to a special Grateful Dead tribute by Roger Romeo. MSAS is grateful, too…for Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce, our April sponsor. The show runs through May 2nd. Stop in during gallery hours (Wed, Th, Fr 1-6, Sat 10-4) and treat yourself to a great exhibit!

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A Water-colored April

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Market Street Art Spot will open its April exhibit Friday, the 10th, from 5 to 9 pm, featuring L.W. “Bill” Retting, Jr. from West Virginia. Rettig is a former Penn State fullback turned watercolorist.  Roger Romeo will be on hand playing tribute music of the Grateful Dead for the opening reception. As always, light refreshments will be served. MSAS is grateful for the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce, this month’s sponsor.

March on down to Minerva

March 13th marked a new exhibit opening at the Market Street Art Spot featuring stained-glass artist, JoAnn Bower. On hand providing musical entertainment was Rock, Salt and Nails from Alliance, Ohio. If you had to miss the opening, there is still time to view Bower’s colorful glassworks. The show closes Saturday, April 4th, so be sure to stop by before then!  Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 to 4. MSAS thanks Minerva Area Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the March reception.

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