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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.

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Colorful…Wild…Wacky?

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How would you describe the artwork of Isaac Stanley? Here’s a sneak peek, but to really decide you’ll have to see it “up close and personal”. Now is your chance!

On Friday, June 12th, Market Street Art Spot will open a new exhibit featuring Stanley’s work. The Raines Sisters of East Canton Barbershop fame will provide music! Refreshments will be served! Come meet the artist from 5 to 9 pm.

MSAS is grateful for this month’s sponsor…Greenport Financial of Minerva.

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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Pathways, Crossroads, Detours

“Pathways, crossroads, detours…life is a journey full of options. We set our foot to the path and onward we travel. Likewise, the creative quest. Whether by the path of familiarity, the crossroad of a new direction or the detour of a forced change, we forge ahead accumulating experience for future steps. My artistic sojourn, represented in this exhibit, expresses both, comfortable and newly explored territory.”

Please join us as the MSAS features one of our very own Resident Artists, Michelle Mulligan. Opening reception from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, November 14th, is sponsored by the Minerva Area Federal Credit Union.  Refreshments will be served. Kristen Mulligan Exposito will be on keyboard providing musical entertainment.

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“Kwiatkowski” by Michelle Mulligan

“Diary Art”

Market Street Art Spot is excited to announce our Featured Artist for March, Dr. Fredlee Votaw. Over the past 45 years, Votaw has participated in solo, group and competitive shows, garnering numerous awards on local, state and national levels. His work has been written about and published in several arts journals and magazines.

3 marSays the artist:

“…over the last five decades in Stark County I have explored oils, watercolors, multimedia, drawing, photography and computer graphics. Since my retirement I have focused on oils and multimedia and am excited about exploring different surfaces to create on.  I describe my works as contemporary “Diary Art”, responses to life, the world and my emotions. Instead of writing these responses down, as one would do in a diary, I choose to release them visually, in oils or multimedia creations.”

Plan now to join us on Friday, March 15, from 5 – 9 pm for our monthly opening reception and see for yourself the stirring “diary art” of Dr. Fredlee Votaw.

For a more complete biography, visit Votaw’s personal website at – http://www.fredleevotaw.com/

“Consider the Possibilities”

On Friday, August 9th, Market Street Art Spot hosted their monthly opening reception featuring work of eleven Canton Artist League members.  Representing CAL with their paintings, mixed media, assemblages, pottery, fabric and jewelry are Laura Donnelly, Cheryl Eul, Nancy Stewart Matin, Dona McCloskey, Carol Mendenhall, Michelle Mulligan, Mieze Riedel, Irene Tobias Rodriguez, Gail Wetherell Sack, Dr. Fredlee Votaw and Isabel Zaldivar. The exhibit will remain until Saturday, September 7th.  MSAS is grateful for this month’s sponsor, the Village of Minerva, and for musicians Jeffery “JT” Teis and Dave Krajcik for making the evening such an enjoyable time.

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Meet our Newest Resident Artist…

…Catherine Kendrick.

                                  “Running Free”

Market Street Art Spot will be featuring Catherine’s work throughout the month of March, but you can actually “meet the artist” on Friday, March 9th, from 5 – 9pm.  Also on display are works by John Boyett, Laurie Limbaugh, Nancy Stewart Matin, Erin Mulligan, Anna Rather, Maria Riedel, Judie Singer and all of our Resident Artists. As always live music enhances the evening…this month provided by Kathy Reichenberger on keyboard.  Light refreshments will be available to round out the event thanks to the keen organization of our own Resident Artist-Hospitality Queen – Joan Henninger.  Our sponsor this month, The Village of Minerva, makes the evening possible, for which we are greatly appreciative!  Thank you!