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Crow Festival Takes Flight This Weekend

21 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The first-ever Crow Festival begins this weekend at the Mansfield Art Center, celebrating the remarkable influx of these feathered friends to north central Ohio – and to the Center in particular –  each fall.

The Foundation Gallery at the MAC is the place beginning this Saturday, where a juried art show featuring crow-inspired art in a variety of media will be on display through November 6.

On Friday, October 28, the MAC Masquerade will take place. Tickets are just $25 – call 419-756-1700 to reserve your spot. Costumes are required and drinks and desserts will be on offer.

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Painting In The Plein Air

11 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Yes, that is “plein air,” and not “plain air,” although the two terms have almost identical meanings. 

The French phrase “plein air” refers to painting in the outdoors. The method also contrasts with studio painting and academic rules that might create a predetermined look. The artist is free to better capture details of weather and light, and the difference can readily be seen by even the untrained observer.

Enter the Ohio Plein Air Society, established in 2002 to advance plein air painting in the Buckeye State. According to its website, the OPAS requires that 95% of a painting be created outside to qualify for OPAS sanctioned events.

One such event arrives in Mansfield later this month. This exhibition will celebrate the plein air tradition with a juried group of works painted outdoors in the true spirit of plein air painting.

The exhibition will take place in the Spotlight Gallery of the Mansfield Art Center from October 19 through November 5. For details, call 419.756.1700.

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Last Week Arrives For Fragrant Kingwood Exhibit: Plant Market Next Weekend

24 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Kingwood Center Gardens has been a very smelly kind of place over that last several weeks – the good kind of smells, that is.

Since early February, it has hosted Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance, a unique exhibition that has brought thousands of attendees to Kingwood.

On February 1, we posted a look at the exhibit that included a photo and a short video. That post can be read here.

As we noted then, the exhibition at Kingwood runs through April 30. It takes place from 11L:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day.

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The Past Comes Alive At The Ohio Civil War Show

19 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s much to see and experience as the past is brought to life at the 44th Annual Ohio Civil War and WWI and II Show at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

This year’s event will take place from April 30 through May 1, with show times from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. 

Almost 400 exhibitors from 38 states will be participating, featuring some 800 tables of military memorabilia from 1775 through 1945 for buy, sell, trade, and display. Related items such as books, images, photographs, paper goods, Civil War prints, and clothing will be available to both public and collectors.

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Kingwood Hosting Fragrant Exhibit This Winter And Spring

1 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s a brand new experience at Kingwood Center Gardens, one which combines the world of fragrance with the beauty of gardens and horticulture.

A feast for the eyes and nose, in other words.

It’s called “Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance,” and it will be on display between February 5 and April 30.

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Follow The Trail Of Tears To The Mansfield Art Center

14 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The beautiful, colorful creations of glass which comprise the Trail of Tears exhibit opening next week at the Mansfield Art Center are designed to represent the connection between mankind and nature.

What is clear is that visitors are in for a feast for the eyes.

After a decade of sharing Darren Goodman’s Glass Experience with audiences around the world, the “Trail of Tears” exhibition is composed of exhibitions throughout Paris and from Corning, New York to the Museum of Glass in Washington State. This will be Darren’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition in the United States.”

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Colorful Photographs On Display At The Main Library

6 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Main Library of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is a rather more colorful place as of late, and will be so until early October.

A photography display called “A Colorful Dream” is the reason. Artist Adrien Broom’s 40 piece photography exhibit is a wonderfully creative journey through the color spectrum. It is on display at the Main Library in downtown Mansfield through October 9.

Over a three year period, Broom, a contemporary fine art and commercial photographer in Brooklyn, created sets that are designed to extract and display the essence of basic colors — red, yellow, blue, etc.. Photographs chronicle the travel of a young girl exploring each color-filled “world.”

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Summer Road Trips: Travel The World This Summer

18 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

This summer, it is possible to travel the short distance to Columbus and to experience the world in a most unique way.

Franklin Park Conservancy and Botanical Gardens will take you there via an exhibition entitled “Sister Cities: Horticultural Sites, Events, and Developments.” More…

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Art Center Seeks 76th Annual May Show Entrants

28 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Art Center is gearing up for their 76th Annual May Show, and is now on the lookout for artists.

Requirements to be considered for the exhibition include being an Ohio resident or student, and the work (there can be up to four submitted) must have been completed within the last four years and suitable for immediate hanging or display. More…

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Mansfield Art Center Reopens With New Exhibition

24 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

On Tuesday, the Mansfield Art Center joined those cultural institutions which have reopened to the public after a multi-week COVID-19 caused closure.

The Center, housed in an award-winning glass and wood building and sitting on 8.5 wooded acres, will be open from 11 AM until 4 PM each Tuesday through Sunday. All guests will be required to wear masks, and social distancing rules will apply for all. More…

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