Autumn Art Walk

Olde Town Grove City ArtWalk

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 fill out the form: Art Walk Artist Form 2014 and send with checkpayable to“Olde Town Grove City” no later than Monday, August 11th. You can either mail or drop off the form and payment to the Olde Town office address listed below.

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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 18th.


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


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: http://www.betsymarsch.com/



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