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Holiday Fair Arrives On Saturday

17 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

One of the first holiday traditions in Richland County gets underway soon.

It’s the annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center. This showcase of fine arts and crafts for the holiday season is now in its 53rd edition.

It’s the perfect place to pick up a certain something for a special someone.

As shared by the Center, “From the stunning art in the upper and lower galleries to the special gift selections in the gallery shop, Holiday Fair attendees always enjoy a wide variety of unique and one of a kind offerings. Our art center proudly supports local & Ohio artists, featuring hand blown glass, handcrafted jewelry, functional ceramics, exquisite wood turnings, paintings, photography and more, at all price points.”

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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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Three Exhibitions Launch At The Mansfield Art Center

30 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Beginning this past weekend and going through the month of September, the Mansfield Art Center is showcasing three exhibitions of differing types.

The Eye’s Mind features the work of eight Ohio photographers. Mixed media artist Marcus Blackwell’s work is featured in the Spotlight Gallery. Finally, the paintings of Joseph Maiback will be found in the Foundation Gallery

All three exhibitions run through October 16.

Details on these three showings from the great folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County can be found by clicking on any of the links below.

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Verdi In The Pavilion

12 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are many perks of living in north central Ohio, including access to cultural events and attractions within easy driving distance.

That said, there are opportunities to experience the arts closer to home through outstanding local performances and exhibitions.

One such opportunity arrives on August 20 at 8 PM, when Mid-Ohio Civic Opera shares a one-time only outdoor concert at the Mansfield Art Center Pavilion. Enjoy a program of opera arias, duets, trios, and more, all composed by the acknowledged master of Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi.

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Mellancamp Exhibition Comes To The Mansfield Art Center

18 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The voice of the heartland, John Mellencamp, brings his mixed-media exhibition Paintings & Assemblages to The Mansfield Art Center. A Grammy Award winner and member of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mellencamp is also an accomplished painter, collector, and activist. Paintings & Assemblages documents America’s heart and soul, exposing unsettling, but beautiful truths with an attitude of defiance, and narrative sensibility.

As his musical career flourished, Mellencamp began to paint earnestly in the 1980’s. His affinity for portraiture, influenced by the works of Otto Dix and Max Beckmann, shares a kinship with German Expressionism of the early twentieth century. Like his music, Mellencamp’s paintings are carefully composed through the structural requirements of harmony, rhythm, and order. His large-scale oil portraits and mixed-media pieces examine subjects that speak to the viewer with a voice as powerful as his songs.

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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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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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Still Time To Catch Art Center’s First Exhibition Of 2021

25 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

There is still an opportunity to catch the first Mansfield Art Center exhibition in its 2021 Calendar, a calendar which begins with an exhibition showcasing local artists and ends with the 52nd Annual Holiday Fair this November.

On view through this weekend, the initial exhibition, In Between Everywhere, sets out to highlight the work of 42 central Ohio artists in multiple mediums and styles. Each was chosen for consistency of vision and quality of work.

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Mansfield Art Center February Workshops

3 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Indulge your artistic impulses this month and head to the Mansfield Art Center for one of their fascinating workshops.

The following are on tap for the remainder of the month. Click on any for additional information. More…

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