Gaslight Colony Welcomes Artists Beasley, Rahmouni, and London-Meddles

Gaslight Art Colony welcomes three area artists for the month of August. Photographer Richard Beasley, painter Pria Rahmouni and multimedia artist Julia London-Meddles will show their work beginning Saturday, August 17th with an Artists’ Reception from 6-9 p.m.

Richard Beasley was born in California, moved to Parke County, IN as a young child and then came to Vigo County, IN. He has enjoyed the beauty of nature during all these experiences. His photography career started with an Olympus pocket camera and, as his passion for photography grew, he gravitated toward the abstract art from concrete, steel and glass to the land masses that tower over humans.

Art in various forms has always been a part of Pria Rahmouni’s life, but it was not until she created a portrait as a gift to a close relative that she discovered her love for painting. Since then she has created numerous works that have been exhibited in various art shows in the Wabash Valley area. Her primary mediums are acrylic and oil. While initially human faces tended to be the primary focus of her paintings, in recent years she has created several works that reflect her passion for traveling and exploring the world. The general mood of her paintings is cheerful, with a vibrant and exaggerated color palette, because she prefers to dwell on the positive things that life has to offer. Over time, there has been a gradual shift in her paintings from realism to abstract though a majority of her paintings lie somewhere in the middle.

????????????????????????Julia London-Meddles is an award winning artist who resides in Terre Haute, IN. She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Gaslight Artist Colony and numerous other art associations in Indiana and Illinois. She has had a busy 2013 starting in January painting live on TV in the United Cerebral Palsy telethon to which she donated three paintings. In April she participated in the Hoosier Salon’s First Brush of Spring ‘en plein air’ (in open air) paint out in New Harmony, Indiana. In May Julia’s “The Cow in Mr. Frisket” won 3rd place in the professional division at the Effingham Art Guild’s spring show. In July she won 3rd place in the Hoosier Salon’s plein air paint out in Wabash, IN.

Gaslight Art Colony is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops. The gallery is located at 516 Archer Avenue in Marshall, IL. You can contact the gallery through the website http://www.gaslightartcolony.com, on Facebook: Gaslight Art Colony, by email at gaslightartcolony@gmail.com or by calling 217-808-2115.

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2013 Fall Art Competition Forms

Here are the forms for our 2013 Fall Art Competition. There is an entry form for adults and for youth, as well as a sponsor form.

2013 Fall Art Competition – Entry Form

2013 Fall Youth Exhibition – Entry Form

2013 Fall Art Competition – Sponsor Form

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River City features award-winning Terre Haute artist at library

TERRE HAUTE — River City Art Association and the Vigo County Public Library are displaying recent work by award-winning Terre Haute artist Julia London-Meddles throughout July in the library at Seventh and Poplar streets.

London-Meddles showcased her talent in January, while painting live on local television during the United Cerebral Palsy telethon, and then donated three paintings to the charity.

In April she participated in the Hoosier Salon’s First Brush of Spring “en plein air” (in open air) paint-out in New Harmony.

In May, her piece, “The Cow in Mr. Frisket,” won second place in the professional division at the Effingham Art Guild’s spring show.

The 2013 Year of the River events inspired her work with Greek mythology and the poems composed by Homer, the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey.”

In addition to RCAA, London-Meddles is a member of the Hoosier Salon and other art associations in Indiana and Illinois.

For more information, visit www.rivercityart.org or call 812-232-0048.

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Todd Stokes Featured at Gaslight Art Colony

Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to present the artwork of Todd Stokes. His show “Yardwork” can be seen beginning Friday evening, July 19th from 7-9 p.m., during the City of Marshall weekly band concert.

A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, July 20th from 6-9 p.m.  The gallery is located on the north side of the square in Marshall, IL at 516 Archer Avenue.  The show can be viewed through Saturday, August 10th.

TODD STOKES * YARDWORKTodd Stokes grew up in the Wabash Valley, and graduated from ISU School of Fine Arts with Honors (2nd in his class).   He received his BFA with a major emphasis in Fine Art Photography (with Fran Lattanzio) and a minor emphasis in Plexiglas Sculpture (with Leroy Lamis).

For the past 22 years Todd has owned and operated The Golden Frame in Terre Haute showing his customers how important a quality presentation is in regards to displaying any 2- or 3-dimensional piece of art.

Todd is the current President of River City Art Association, a member of Watermark Artist Collective, a member of Arts Illiana and is a member of Gaslight Art Colony.

Gaslight Art Colony is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops.   You can contact the gallery through the website http://www.gaslightartcolony.com, on Facebook: Gaslight Art Colony, by email at gaslightartcolony@gmail.com or by calling 217-808-2115.

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Rivers and Waters

Rivers and Waters

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Art, Wine & All That Jazz

Tickets are on sale now for Art, Wine & All That Jazz, the annual benefit for Marshall’s own Gaslight Art Colony, scheduled for Saturday June 15th at Harlan Hall in downtown Marshall, Illinois.  Doors open at 6:30 pm CST for a social hour featuring live jazz by Second Wave, from Terre Haute, IN. Second Wave is a quintet of musicians based in Terre Haute, IN.  Larry Comer plays the saxophone and Jamal Smith is on drums.  Tom Jackson is the bass guitar player. Also on guitar is Rev. Guy Lipkins. Leader and guitarist is Edward Holloman.  Mr. Holloman is also a professional artist and frequent class instructor at the Colony.

Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Azar Catering, wine, sangria and iced tea during social hour.   Maria Buskirk, owner of Maria’s—Your Marshall Flower Shop, is once again contributing her national award-winning floral designs for the centerpiece display and an additional floral design to be given away to one lucky ticket holder.

An auction of fine art, theme gift-baskets and other items begins at 8:00 pm.  Pieces to be auctioned will be on display during the social hour and guests will be able to see the works of local artists Jo Rich, Scott Payne, Kate Meehling, Jane Ann Cline, Tom Dagley and more.  Donations of art or other items are still being accepted for the benefit; artists should contact Jo Rich at 217-808-2115 for details.

The Gaslight Art Colony was formed in October of 2009 by local people who wished to expand the world of fine art in east central Illinois and surrounding communities.  The not-for-profit organization is staffed by volunteers and is dedicated to offering classes to the community, providing a venue for the appreciation of fine art in all its forms, and supporting awareness of the arts in general.  The annual summer benefit and art auction, Art, Wine & All That Jazz, is the main fundraiser and gala event for the Gaslight Art Colony.

Advance tickets for Art, Wine & All That Jazz are on sale now for $20.  Tickets at the door, if they are still available, will sell for $25.  Call 217-808-2115, stop by the Gaslight Art Colony itself, or see any board member:  Bill Allen, Mary Lou Cornelison, Tom Dagley, Jack Davidson, Colleen Gard, Kathy Haskins, Kate Meehling, Scott Payne, Jo Rich, Sara Tarble, Debbie Welsh or Edie Breneman.  Make plans now to enjoy a cool night out on the town and support the arts in our community!

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Bender Presented with Framed Magazine Cover

Bender Presented with Framed Magazine Cover

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