Introducing...Mike Elsass and Non-representational Painting
Thursday, January 23 6-8pm
Join the DSA for a non-representational painting workshop lead by Mike Elsass at Front Street Buildings. Workshop includes demo and talk by the artist (no hands-on projects). Registration is limited. $15 Members, $7 Student Members, $25 Non-Members. Register Today!
Mike has work in over 2000 private collections. "I paint contemporary abstract on rusted sheets of steel, and my art is spiritual and meditative. By painting, sponging and sanding, the steel evolves until the final coating. Many pieces have over 40 coats of paint and glazing. The steel represents strength, life’s elements, aging, imperfection and beauty. My spirit lies on the road. From my first series in Quebec, Canada to the Gulf Coast winter and the Louisiana swamps, I draw my energy from nature and life. The Arizona desert and the Kentucky countryside blend my art. My beautiful Ohio country barn loft and studios on Easy Avenue and my new Front Street location in Dayton give me time to reflect and paint in solitude. I hope to find my Rothko-inspired pieces gracing walls and mantles in your home, because for me, the greatest achievement is knowing that my creative labor has connected with someone in a very personal way."
The purpose of the workshop series, Introducing..., is to acquaint DSA members and the community to different mediums and methods in the visual arts. In conjunction, the attendees will get to know the instructing artist, their background, and tips and tricks of their trade. The fee goes to compensate the artists’ time, so by attending you’ll not only gain knowledge in a specific medium, but you’ll also be supporting local artists! Future workshops may have an additional hands-on project, and in those cases an additional fee will be added to cover material costs. More details about 2020 workshops coming in January.