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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.


Cool Cat

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The cool weather may have been a little warmer than previous days, but inside the Art Spot on Friday, the 1oth, the “Cool Cat’s” presence permeated the gallery. Intern, Isaac Stanley’s varied and often whimsical drawings, collages and paintings provided the backdrop for the light-hearted exhibit. Family, friends and patrons were also treated to the culinary artistry of Denise Stanley, mother of the Featured Artist.  The gifted, Kristen Mulligan Exposito filled the gallery with magical music on her keyboard.  If you were one of the unfortunate folks who missed the opening reception – fear not.  Stanley’s work will be on display until February8th, so plan to stop in the Spot during gallery hours of 1 to 6 pm on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays.  MSAS wishes to thank the event’s sponsor , Consumer’s National Bank, for underwriting January’s reception .