Beautiful Messes

Beautiful Messes Saturday July 26th 2014, 9-3pm


This workshop, conducted by Nicole Renee Ryan, designed for both artists and non-artists alike, will take you quickly through my process of painting before going through a few paintings of your own.  After lunch we will do a short critique focusing on composition and design before going back to painting.  The focus of this workshop is to both teach you some new techniques but more importantly, to free you up to make mistakes and capitalize on these mistakes and use them in your paintings to create something more unique.  The process should be freeing to most people.  We will not be trying to finishing a painting but you will be able to take some started paintings home with you.


Materials I provide:

□        I will provide 3 sheets of yupo paper for you to try out.

□        A variety of materials to manipulate the paint with

Materials to bring:

□        Watercolor brushes – I recommend very large flat brushes (1” -1.5”) as well as a few smaller round brushes

□        Watercolor paint, you will find it easier to work with tube watercolors on yupo

□        Paper towels or towels and something to hold your water with

□        Any extra yupo paper or regular watercolor paper, especially if you want to work larger.

□        If you want to work vertically, an easel with some type of board to attach your paper to

□        Any sketches or references as well as any started watercolor paintings are optional

□        Any snacks or beverages you may want.  There are many places in walking distance to get food during lunch time.



Grove City Artworks: 222 South Broad St. Grove City, PA 16127

Located in Grove City’s History Downtown right past the Guthrie movie theater.



The workshop is limited to the first 15 participants who register and prepay:  REGISTER HERE.


From the Soul’s Self

“From The Soul’s Self” is an exhibit of portraiture and figurative art by painter Betsy Marsch. The show includes large-scale traditional portraits and smaller works ranging from mythological narrative to expressive portraiture.
This exhibit will consist of approximately seven works, including a traditional portrait, an expressive portrait, an evocative portrait tying the sitter into the Greco-Roman legend of the Amazons, and a personal depiction of the myth of Narcissus and Echo. The remaining three works form a series of larger-than-life-size traditional portraits, depicting a trio of young women each of whom has a personal relation to the arts.
These seven paintings show different methods of transferring the complicated history and intense personality of an individual into the medium of paint on canvas.

Incentives come from the soul’s self;

The rest avail not. . . .

In this world, who can do a thing, will not;

And who would do it, cannot, I perceive:

Yet the will’s somewhat–somewhat, too, the power–

And thus we half-men struggle.

—Robert Browning, “Andrea del Sarto”


See more of Betsy’s work on her website:



Grove City ArtWorks

222 South Broad Street

Summer Gallery Hours

Thursdays & Fridays: Noon- 6:00pm

Saturdays: noon- 4:00pm


Exhibit Opening

First Friday, August 1st, 7:00pm- 9:00pm


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Gallery Yoga

Join Ellen, Wednesdays at 6:15 pm, this summer at Grove City ArtWorks for a 60 minute yoga routine focusing on the art and strength of the human body.
Learn to appreciate the skin you’re in by becoming stronger, focused and more flexible this summer!

*Please bring a mat and water. NO mats will be available to be borrowed*


Bach Society Open House

The Bach Society of Grove City is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its founding with an Open House on Friday, August 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Grove City ArtWorks Building on 222 South Broad Street in Grove City. Current and former members of the choral group, as well as prospective members are invited to attend this evening of sharing. Light hors d’oeuvres will be available. For more information about the event or The Bach Society, you may contact Dianne Gordon, President, at 724-450-0636


Autumn Art Walk



This year’s Autumn Art Walk in Olde Town Grove City will take place on Thursday September 11, 2014. Olde Town is looking for fine artists who will partner with downtown merchants to display their work that evening. There is a $35.00 entry fee for artists to participate. The cost covers promotional and marketing materials. You will also be free to sell your art at the event. Artists will be expected to be present with their work during the hours of the Art Walk 4 to 8 p.m.

If you are interested in participating, please download and fill out the form– Art Walk Artist Form 2014– and send with checkpayable to“Olde Town Grove City” no later than Friday, August 1st. You can either mail or drop off the form and payment to the Olde Town office address listed below.

Art Walk

Olde Town Grove City

118 S. Center St.

Grove City, PA 16127

A committee will review the submissions and notify the artists by Monday, August 11th.


Please email Dianne Gordon, event chair, at or call 724-450-0636 (home); 724-372-1192 (cell) with any questions.

The Uncle Dads

Jordan Nichols


the Uncle Dads

beans on broad

Sunday, July 13th  @ 6pm





July 7th- July 11th


9:00am – noon

Grove City Christian Academy, 301 N. Madison Ave.


Grove City Art Art & Theatre Camp is back for the third year! We have even more fun planned for this year. Hope you can join us. Grove City Art and Theatre camp welcomes all children, including those with physical or developmental disabilities.* A limited number of need-based scholarships are available, so that young artists will be able to attend camp regardless of their family’s financial situation. 


Camp Class Offerings + Updates

Preschool Art Adventures: A fun blend of art, collage, movement, music, and games. This class is for preschoolers (ages 3 and 4) and kids who have completed kindergarten. Teacher: Elizabeth Messer.


 Music Adventures: Kids entering 1st through 6th grade are invited to join area mime and theatre teacher, Angie Settlemire on a journey around the world and through time with music. Explore rhythm and vocals, melody and song with stories and games. The Grove City Art and Theatre Camp is thrilled to have a music class this year!

 Second Exploration of Fun Animals and Funny Creatures: This class IS FULL!

 Kids Theatre: Children entering 1st through 6th grade will spend an action-packed week playing theatre games and preparing a play for performance with New York-based actress, Abbie Getty.

 Teen Theatre: Teens entering 7th through 12th grade will be going deeper into the craft of theatre by playing theatre games, doing theatre exercises and preparing a series of one-act plays for performance with local stage and film actress, Kate Wade.

 Drawing with Charcoals with award-winning artist, Sarah Hempel Irani: This class for kids entering 6th through 12th grade will draw still-lifes, the human form, and other figures in charcoal.

** NEW!! Parents are invited to draw with Sarah Hempel Irani! Register either as a parent-child team, or take drawing lessons while your child is enrolled in another Art and Theatre Camp class. Come all week, or drop in for one or two sessions. $100 for the week/ $3o per day as a drop in. Register today!  2014 Art and Theatre Camp Adult Registration

 The Art of Architecture: Construction and Destruction with Creative Materials: This class for kids and teens entering 6th through 12th grade will study the principles of architecture and design from the ancient Greeks to modern skyscrapers. Teens will make buildings out of common materials and then text them against windstorms, tsunamis, and earthquakes to see how strong they are! Laura Coulter is teaching this course.

 Face Castings: Tribute to George Segal with Heather Yesko. This class for kids entering 6th through 9th grade will study how to sculpt the face by creating castings of their own faces!

 Fashion Upcycling: This class for kids and teens entering 4th through 12th grade will create new designs and fashions from thrift store finds. The class will take a field trip to area thrift stores, plan their designs, cut and learn hemming, zippers, buttons and buttonholes,  and add trim. The students will present their work at a fashion show at the closing reception. With Marianne DiQuattro!

 *Each of our teachers has completed full Pennsylvania criminal and child abuse clearance and an FBI background check. They are experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable individuals excited to share their art with area children.

Registration Ends Soon!

 Each session costs $100 plus materials, if applicable, depending on the class. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. We are asking generous members of our community to sponsor a child for camp this year.

Please submit registration forms and payment at the Grove City Arts Council Office (Olde Town Suite) or mail forms and payment to Grove City Arts Council Office at 118 South Center Street,  Grove City, PA 16127.  The student’s spot is only reserved upon receipt of payment. Please send any questions to our director, Marianne DiQuattro at

Registration Form: 2014 Art and Theatre Camp Student Registration

*If you would like to talk with us about your child’s specific needs and our camp’s offerings, do not hesitate to contact Marianne DiQuattro at



Can you sponsor a child’s tuition?

In the past two years we have been able to provide several full scholarships and some partial scholarships, thanks to the donations of our generous community. To make a donation, please write “camp scholarship” in the memo line of your check, or on the envelope containing the donation. Donations can be dropped off at b’gifted on S. Broad Street, or mailed to the Grove City Arts Council Office, 118 South Center Street,  Grove City, PA 16127. A donation of $100 pays a child’s tuition for a full week of camp.

Every child is an artist