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MassMu Student Fantasy Art Poster Contest

As part of its eleventh-annual NEA Big Read, the Massillon Museum has organized a fantasy art poster contest for high school and middle school students. The competition will accent the 2018 book selection, A Wizard of Earthsea, a young adult fantasy novel written by the American author Ursula K. Le Guin.
Posters, which must reflect the original design and creation of the student, should engage a fantasy theme, in the spirit of A Wizard of Earthsea, but they need not be directly linked to the book itself.
Students must submit posters individually—no team posters are permitted. Each entrant must be in high school or middle school and may submit only one poster.
The posters can be no larger than 11” x 17”. They may be designed in color or in black and white. Any weight of paper is allowed, but artwork must be matted. Computer graphics are permitted, as long as they are original designs of the student.
Students may submit their own works to the Massillon Museum; parents or teachers may submit works on behalf of students. Posters must be received by the Massillon Museum by 5:00 p.m., March 9, 2018, in person or via mail.
Detailed guidelines and the required entry form can be found on the Museum’s website:  massillonmuseum.org/the-big-read.
All submitted posters will be displayed from April 7 through May 6, 2018, during the NEA Big Read. The winning poster entrant and his/her art teacher will enjoy a private lunch at the Massillon Museum with award-winning illustrator Charles Vess, whose artwork is featured in the anniversary edition of A Wizard of Earthsea. The winner will also receive a matted print signed by Charles Vess.
For additional information, contact the Museum’s education and outreach manager Megan Fitze at mfitze@massilonmuseum.org or 330.833.4061.
The NEA Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts initiative to encourage Americans to read for fun. The NEA presents the NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.  For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Paintings and Drawings by John W. Carlson to Open in Massillon Museum’s Studio M

 

Paintings and Drawings by John W. Carlson, the next Studio M exhibition at the Massillon Museum, will open Friday, May 19, in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room.  It will be on view through June 25.

A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., concurrent with the opening of the Stark County in the Great War main gallery exhibition. The event will be free and open to everyone; no reservations will be required. 9

Carlson, a Lakewood, Ohio, artist, honed his vision at the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland.  He is drawn to he strength of black and white and spontaneity, and his work is informed by film noir and jazz.  He equates the flash of an idea for his artwork to the flash of a camera.

The artist focuses on the figure, using oil paint and charcoal on canvas and paper to explore the human condition.  His exhibition is about perception and emotion and how they relate to one another.

“In these paintings and drawings I subtract or manipulate information that shapes our perception,” Carlson said. “Like memory, knowledge and emotion are contextual clues that viewers use to interpret what they see.”  He presents an ambiguity—an isolated image—that forces the viewer to scrutinize the image to find resolution.”

Carlson’s artwork has been included in dozens of solo and group juried and invitational exhibitions throughout northern Ohio and in Erie, Pennsylvania.   John W. Carlson appears courtesy of Hedge Gallery.

The Massillon Museum’s Studio M exhibition may be seen during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Studio M enhances the collaboration between the Museum and the community by showcasing the artistic talents of local, regional, and national artists. The series of five-week shows will continue throughout the year, selected by jurors from proposals submitted by artists. Guidelines and an application are available by calling the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visiting massillonmuseum.org.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in the heart of downtown Massillon.  Free and convenient street parking is available on adjacent streets.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.

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Massillon Museum to Offer Art 360° Kids’ Workshop 

 

The Massillon Museum will offer a one-day folk art workshop for students in grades one through six on Sunday, November 20, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor Levent Isik, a Stark County resident, is one of more than 40 Ohio artists who have created works of art based on ostrich eggs for the current Massillon Museum exhibition, Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio. He will inspire participants to create their own whimsical versions of Art 360° eggs from found objects to be exhibited at the Museum.

The registration fee—$22 ($20 per Museum member)—includes materials. Massillon Museum classes are open to the public. Pre-registration is required for this class by November 15. Students may register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. The Massillon Museum, as a Blue Star Museum, offers a 10% discount on classes for active military personnel and their families. For a detailed class schedule, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio may be seen through February 12, 2017, during regular Museum hours—Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the Massillon Museum is always free.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in the nearby city lots and parking deck.

MassMu Studio M to Show Massillon Boys & Girls Club Artwork

The Massillon Museum invites the public to attend the Studio M exhibition opening of artwork by members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon on Friday, September 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room. The party is free, casual, and open to everyone; no reservations are required.

The annual exhibition and the opening reception are intended to showcase the children’s artwork, to collaborate with the club to help some of the students move to the next level of competition, and to raise awareness for the work of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon.

For the exhibition, the Boys and Girls Club selects 80 paintings and drawings and 20 digital photographs from this year’s programming. Once installed in Studio M, independent jurors select first place winners by category and age group. At the end of the Studio M exhibition, winning artworks are forwarded to the Boys and Girls Club of America for district competition. When a child’s artwork advances as far as the national competition, he or she is flown by the national organization to its November national convention, where the art will be displayed.

The Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, which serves 1200 children ages six through eighteen, helps young people thrive by focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Massillon Museum is pleased to collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club to enhance the cultural life of the community.

In addition to viewing the Boys and Girls Club exhibition, visitors can see Readapt: Artwork Inspired by the Permanent Collection; Echo: The Early History of Sound Recording; and It’s Been Awhile. The Immel Circus is always on display.

The Studio M exhibition may be seen through September 25 during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Studio M enhances the collaboration between the Museum and the community by showcasing the artistic talents of local, regional, and national artists. The series of five-week shows will continue throughout the year, selected by jurors from proposals submitted by artists. Brochures containing guidelines and an application are available by contacting the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in the heart of downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.

 

Massillon Museum to Initiate Art Explorers Program

The Massillon Museum, in collaboration with the Buckeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life, will launch its new MassMu Art Explorers program with a meet-and-greet information session as well as fun art activities on Thursday, February 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Museum.

The annual fee is $30. Additional costs for field trips will apply. Registration for the introductory session is not required.

Exploring is for young men and women who are 14 (must have completed eighth grade) through 20 years old. The program connects young people to professionals in fields that interest them and helps them discover their future careers. The MassMu Art Explorers program will focus on the arts. Participants will get to know peers who share their interest in the arts while engaging in fun activities introducing studio art, drama, literature, theatre, and more.

Exploring emphasizes five areas: career opportunities, leadership experience, life skills, citizenship, and character education.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.

 

Do the Mu! – Chinese New Year Kites

The 2016 seven-day-long Chinese New Year celebration will begin on February 7.  To mark the year of the monkey, Diane Gibson will help participants make Chinese New Year kites at the Massillon Museum’s “Do the Mu!” workshop on Saturday, February 6, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Open to participants of all ages, the session is free and all materials will be supplied. Guests are invited to drop in any time during the workshop.  No reservations are required.

Gibson, a Massillon artist and art teacher, works primarily with acrylic paints and pencil; creates jewelry using hardware; and experiments with charcoal, pastels, mixed media, and wood. She is a licensed visual arts teacher, with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland College and a Master of Education in integrated arts from the University of Rio Grande. A member of the Ohio Art Education Association, she is a working artist and teaches private lessons and arts workshops through Pat Catan’s and the Massillon Public Library in addition to the Massillon Museum.

“Do the Mu!”—a free event—adds a hands-on dimension to a Massillon Museum visit, providing an intergenerational, interactive outlet for creativity. All materials, tools, and instruction are supplied at no charge.

Visitors can also see the Celebration in Art exhibition; the Studio M Paintings by Melissa Markwald exhibition; Paul Brown and the Integration of Ohio Football; It’s Been Awhile; and Fashion Outlaws. The Immel Circus diorama is always on display.

The Museum shop, OHregionalities, and the lobby café, Anderson’s in the City, will be open, and photostrips from the vintage photobooth will be available for purchase.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.  For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.