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.

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

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Sunday, July 13th  @ 6pm

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SUMMER CAMP NEWS!

 

July 7th- July 11th

NEXT WEEK!

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.

 Dance:  CANCELLED

 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 grovecityartcamp@gmail.com.

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 grovecityartcamp@gmail.com.

 


 

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

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SUMMER CAMP!

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. 


 ** NEW!! Parents are invited to draw with award-winning artist, 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

Camp Class Offerings

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.

 Dance:  We are excited to once again offer a class in dance for kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade. The class will prepare a dance routine for the final reception and show. Instructor: Ashley Hazy.

 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, meoldy 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 for kids entering 1st through 6th grade will create cartoon style animals and create their own imaginary creatures.  They will learn to draw using shapes in addition to learning: printmaking, glue resist/ pastel, watercolors, art with sharpies, oil pastel, and tie-dyeing our art camp shirts! Instructor: Vicki Stanton

 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.

 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 Begins Today!

 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 grovecityartcamp@gmail.com.

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 grovecityartcamp@gmail.com.

 


 

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

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The Pulse of Life: Works by Andrew Hazelton

Andrew Hazelton

Andrew Hazelton

Andrew Hazelton, born and raised in White River Junction, VT, is a local artist now living in Grove City, PA.  He has had a passion for art since childhood.  Having grown up in a wonderfully rural setting, he has always had a particular appreciation for nature and the solid quality and purity of life in and around it.  His hope is that viewers of his work will experience the emotional and spiritual connection he has to his subject matter.

“I consider my pieces to be merely studies of my art process which is ever evolving,” says Mr. Hazelton of his work.  He continues, “Although individual pieces are considered complete, my process renders a vastness waiting to be filled.  As I continue to replenish the surface, I realize that it will never be complete.  It continues to be an exploration of self and creativity.”

Mr. Hazelton has a long history of awards including two Director’s Choice Awards from the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA, a Corporate Award from the Bald Eagle Art League, Williamsport, PA, and a Juror’s Recognition Award from the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH.  He was selected as a nationally juried group wildlife art exhibitor for several years at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Woodstock, VT.  Among his latest works include a mural depicting Sicilian culture on public display in downtown Grove City, PA.

 Grove City ArtWorks Gallery

222 South Broad Street

Summer Gallery Hours

Thurs.- Sat.: 12-6pm

Exhibit Opening

Friday, July 4th from 7-9pm

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Performing at The Pulse of Life Exhibit Opening, July 4th, 2014

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Nick Hazelton

Nicholas Hazelton has been singing and delighting family and friends since he was 4 years old. He was bound for entertainment. In August of 2014 having spent 8 years in school choir and being 3 years professionally trained as an opera singer, Nick is headed to Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. He will continue his voice studies along with music composition and production.

Nick’s Baritone voice is rich and deep and much more mature sounding than his 18 years would lead you to believe.   He sings in multiple languages from multiple operas.

Nick has also performed at St. Vincent’s College, in high school plays, voice recitals, with the Penn State Men’s Choir and at District and Honor Choirs. In addition, Nick has performed as a DJ and has a strong interest and talent in mixing music.

 


 

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Cara Udy

Cara Udy is a native to Grove City. She graduated in 2012 from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Music Education and Voice. In college, she was classically trained in opera and had many opportunities to showcase her voice. Notable achievements include being a finalist in the Butler County Symphony competition, a finalist in the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh amateur competition, and performing with the Greenville Symphony after winning The Rising Star vocal competition. Vocal teachers have included Colleen Gray of Sarver, Maribeth Knaub of Sewickley, and Diana Lewis Walters formerly of Grove City. Cara has a diverse vocal background in which she performs classical, theater, jazz, country, pop, and rock. She comes from a musical family, and often performs with her sister Cassidi. She is currently pursuing a career in education and music performance.

Meet Our Camp Teachers!

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Elizabeth Messer

Elizabeth Messer is teaching Preschool Art Adventures. Ms. Messer enjoys sharing her love of nature, literature, and creative expression with young children and encouraging them to do the same.  She is a former public, private, and homeschool teacher with 12 years teaching experience.  She and her husband love college students and she is currently working as a campus minister at Grove City College, partnered with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) and Grace Anglican Church.  Her daughter, Grace, will be assisting her with this preschool class.


Ashley Hazy

Ashley Hazy

Ashley Hazy is currently a dance instructor at Dotty McGill’s School of Dance in Grove City Pennsylvania. She has received training through Dance Masters of America and certification through the Cecchetti Council of America. In the past 9 years of formal teaching experience, Ashley has taught and trained students from 3 to 18 years old. Along with her dance instruction, Ashley has choreographed for the musical theatre program at Grove City High School.


Angela Settlemire

Angela Settlemire

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!


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Vicki Stanton

 Vicki Stanton is  a certified Art teacher.  She has been a substitute teacher in Grove City Area School District for the past 5 years.  She has a wide range of art teaching experiences with ages from preschool age to high school. She has been teaching since 2001 after finishing her Master of Art Education at Texas Tech University.  Ms. Stanton also has Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts.  She says, “I love teaching Art!  Over the years, my passion has changed.  Even though I still love the Arts, my greatest joy is the students.  I love watching the kids get excited about what they have done.” Join her for an Exploration of Fun Animals and Funny Creatures.


Sarah Hempel Irani

Sarah Hempel Irani

 Sarah Hempel Irani is an award-winning sculptor, who has worked on such ambitious projects as two larger-than-life-size sculptures in Italian marble for Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Maryland. Ms. Irani has a Master of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance studies and spends most of her time working on and thinking about religious sculpture. And yet, she believes that drawing is the essential art and practices it with fervor, with love, and with discipline. Join her as she teaches Drawing with Charcoals. See more of her work at www.HempelStudios.com

“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer and clearer still, until your eyes ache.” ~ David Hockney


Laura Coulter is teaching The Art of Architecture: Construction and Destruction with Creative Materials. Mrs. Coulter is a long time Grove City resident.  She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in History.  She has been a fan of both art history and architecture for many years and is eager to share her love of them with young people.


 Marianne DiQuattro holds a Ph.D. in Literature from the Universiy of Notre Dame and teaches theatre at Point Park University. She is the founder and artistic director of the Paper Sky Theatre, which has produced Freud’s Last Session and The Cripple of Inishmaan in the last year. Though she usually teaches theatre, this year, she is thrilled to offer a class in one of her favorite hobbies–turning thrift store finds into contemporary fashions. It’s Project Runway meets recycling! This HORRID green dress had a heavy nude-colored lining under the crochet that covered the whole bust area. I cut out that lining, turned the dress around, added a v-neck, and hemmed it to above the knee. This old ragged t0shirt became an adorable children’s hat with a fancy flower attachment.