Slippery Rock University Exhibition

See some of the best student art from Slippery Rock University’s Martha Gault Art Society. Enjoy refreshments at the exhibit opening on Friday, May 1 from 7pm-9pm.

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Wake Your Neighbors

Wake Your Neighbors

$20 Dollars
10 Bands
100% Goes to Grove City Arts — Breathing Life and Creativity into our Community/

The renowned Wake Your Neighbors concert festival with 20 years under its belt returns on Saturday, May 9th.  

Your ticket not only gets you access to all 10 incredible bands, but ALL monies go directly to Grove City Arts.

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DATE CHANGE! April Artist: Travis Wade

The Four Corners of a Self Portrait: Visual and auditory poetry depicting a life in the American Southwest

Exhibit Opening: SECOND Friday, April 10 | 7pm-9pm |222. South Broad Street

Open April 10-25, 2015


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An Evening of Comedy with Ryan Bibza

Saturday, April 25 @ 8pm
GC ArtWorks
222 South Broad St.

“Whoever said that laughter is the best medicine must have been all out of alcohol” 

With his “through a mirror-darkly” approach to humor, Ryan Bibza has been writing and performing for close to two decades.  This night, however, is the first night in almost 15 years where Ryan will meet his audience face to face in a private, exclusive venue for an evening dedicated 100% to whatever it is he thinks he has to say.

“There are some folks out there who think that laughter should be free.  That anybody can just do it, whenever and wherever they want.  This show will serve as proof that if you want to laugh in this town… you will pay for it.”

An Evening of Comedy with Ryan Bibza is a One Night Only Special performance, never to be repeated.  I repeat, never to be repeated.

$10- Buy tickets online at


Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: “Nude vs. Naked: the unclothed form in art.”

Dr. Marianne DiQuattro,
Sarah Hempel Irani
Dr. T. David Gordon
Dr. David DiQuattro
Grace Ellis Barber
Tuesday, February 24th from 7:00-9:00pm at Grove City ArtWorks, 222 South Broad Street

Free and Open to the Public


Sarah Hempel Irani

Sarah Hempel Irani
Clay, Casts, and Chisels
Opening: Friday, February 6th, 7-9pm

The Wendell August Gallery at Grove City ArtWorks
222 South Broad Street

Gallery Hours:

Thursdays and Fridays: noon- 6:oopm

Saturdays: noon- 4:00pm

Tuesday, February 17th from 7:00-9:00pm
Artist Talk: “Clay, Casts, and Chisels: the process of creating a
large-scale marble sculpture”
Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, February 24th from 7:00-9:00pm
Panel Discussion: “Nude vs. Naked: the unclothed form in art.”
Dr. Marianne DiQuattro,
Sarah Hempel Irani
Dr. T. David Gordon
Dr. David DiQuattro
Grace Ellis Barber
Free and Open to the Public

The artist will be present in the gallery working on new sculptures
and invites everyone to stop in, talk with her and ask questions.
Times will be listed on the web, www.GroveCityArts, and social media.
Keep connected with the arts community in Grove City by following the
Arts Council on Facebook /GroveCityArts.


Artology:  GC Arts Council After School Art Club

Artology Classes will be held on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00. The classes will be held in the Art Room at Grove City Christian Academy, 301 North Madison Ave.; Grove City, PA.   The Physical Theatre classes will be held in the auditorium except for the May 4th class which will be in the Art room. Please arrive between 3:15 and 3:30 to check in. The fees are nonrefundable.

Please make checks payable to: GC Arts Council (Please write “Artology” on memo Line)   Payment and forms are due two weeks prior to the class date.

Mail to:

GC Arts Council
c/o Olde Town Grove City
118 S. Center St.
Grove City, PA 16127


Questions may be directed to: Dianne Gordon, Registrar, 724-450-0636;


You may sign up for one or all classes.   Download and print registration form: Artology Class Offering 2015


“Meet the Modern Masters” – Stacey Hogue

This six week class is designed to introduce children to the works of a diverse group well-known artists, and then to experiment with the style of each artist through drawing. Each class will begin with a warm-up activity and a short, kid-friendly discussion on the life/work of the highlighted artist. Supplies needed: a large sketchbook (9×12, 8.5×11, or 11×14) and #2 pencils with erasers (fine-line sharpies would also be helpful if they have them)   Supplies provided: fine-line sharpies, cardstock, tracing paper, watercolor paper, colored pencils and markers, relevant books or articles)

(We encourage students to enroll in all 6 classes, but they may enroll for one month only.) $60/all 6 classes; $35/month Ages: 8 through 16 Max. 12 students

Session 1: February 2, 9, 23

Session 2: March 2, 16, 23

Session 1:

Class 1: Dr. Seuss’s World

Short history lesson – Theodor Seuss Gisel began his career as a cartoonist but is best known for his 60+ children’s books, first published in the 1960s until his death in 1991. More information:

Class 2: Alexander Calder’s One-Liners

Short history lesson – What is a mobile (example: over a crib)? What happens when you blow on a baby’s mobile? (It moves.) Before mobiles were standard nursery items, they were art forms invented by Alexander Calder. He was born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania. He created his first sculpture (of an elephant!) at the age of four. Throughout his life, Alexander was an artist who created metal sculptures, line drawings, and mobiles. A lot of his work may be seen in Philadelphia, PA. He was fascinated by kinetic (moving) art.

 Class 3: Joan Miró’s Abstracts

Short history lesson – Joan Miro (pronounced hwahn ((as with “Juan”)) meer·oh) was born and lived in Barcelona, Spain. He was known for his abstract drawings and paintings. Although Miro’s work can appear childlike, it is really a careful study in abstraction. Abstract means expressing ideas and emotions by using elements such as colors and lines without attempting to create a realistic picture. Miro said that the idea he often expressed in his work was the idea of being hungry!

 Session 2

Class 4: Amadeo Modigliani’s Parent Portraits

Short history lesson – Amadeo Modigliani was born in Leghorn, Italy. His family was very poor, but his mother recognized his talent and paid for drawing lessons. When Modigliani grew up he moved to Paris and made money drawing portraits for people in cafes. It was there that he met Pablo Picasso and they became close friends. While Modigliani wanted to be a sculptor, he is best known for his distinctive portrait style. His subjects almost always have serious faces.

 Class 5: Paul Klee’s Transfer Paintings

Short history lesson – Paul Klee (pronounced ‘klay’) was a Swiss artist who was born in 1879. His life as an artist began when he was eight and his grandmother gave him a box of sidewalk chalk. He went to art school in Italy and settled in Munich, Germany, where he spent most of his life. As an artist, Klee was gifted at drawing, but felt he struggled with color. One way he liked to draw was by transferring black oil paint onto his paper with a pencil.

Class 6: Pablo Picasso Dogs

Short history lesson – Pablo Picasso was born in Spain, but spent most of his life in France. He was one of the best known and most influential artists of the twentieth century. Picasso’s work pushed viewers to consider what made art “good.” His Cubist work is probably the most recognizable, but was only one movement among many in this artist’s long and prolific career.



“Beguiling Batik” – Amy Stauff Batik is an Indonesian textile art form.  In this class, we will use white glue and acrylic dyes to create beautiful fabric using a basic batik process.  The instructor will provide fabric for every student, but students are also encouraged to bring in any 100% cotton items they would like to embellish.  Please wear old clothes as dyes will stain.

(2 week class) $25 Ages: 1st – 8th grade Max. 15 students

April 13, 20



“Physical Theatre Workshop” – Angie Settlemire

$35/all 3; $12/class (May sign up for each class individually, but encouraged to attend all 3) Ages: 8 to 16 Max. 20 students   May 4, May 11, May 18

Note: Parents are invited to come to the last 15 minutes of the third workshop to see the presentation of the pieces learned.   While not ideal, if a student is unable to attend all three workshops, they will be integrated into the presentation in whatever ways possible.

 Class 1: Props and Illusions

This class will explore the world of mime illusion and prop manipulation. Using engaging games and activities, students will learn how to interact with both tangible and invisible objects. Not only will we learn classics like “the wall,” but we will even discover how to create our own illusions. Students will also learn how to reimagine uses for props and methods for manipulation, such as giving them a life of their own. We will create a short exploratory piece to present at the end of the third workshop.

Class 2: Statues and Stories

This class will explore the concept of using physical imagery to tell a story, using the human body as the canvas for artistic expression. Students will learn the basics of constructing powerful group statues and experiment with different ways of presentation and transition – including using background music, silence, and narrated story. We will learn a statue based story performance to present at the end of the third workshop, and integrate it with the exploratory illusion piece.

 Class 3: Rhythms: Emotions and Environments

This class will explore how to use rhythms to portray emotions and establish environments. Through various improvisational exercises, games, and application of technique, students will learn how to clearly communicate these to an audience without using words. We will create a piece to incorporate with the rest of the presentation.


 You may sign up for one or all classes.   Download and print registration form: Artology Class Offering 2015