Gaslight Art Colony is dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops.

Todd Stokes & Jo Rich- Vadas

Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to showcase the work of area artists Todd Stokes & Jo Rich-Vadas. Their exhibit will be held October 15th to November 12th, 2016 at Gaslight Art Colony’s gallery, located in downtown Marshall, Illinois. An Artist’s Reception will be held October 15th from 6-9 p.m. CDT. Everyone is invited to attend, meet Todd Stokes & Jo Rich-Vadas and view their artwork.


Jo Rich-Vadas

joabstractBorn in Southern Illinois, Jo Rich-Vadas was exposed to art at an early age. Both of her parents were creative and encouraged her abilities. Though she has had no formal training per se, she has attended workshops and classes along the way at EIU, ISU, Tarble Art Center and Gaslight Art Colony. Jo has also been inspired by the works of the French Impressionists and by the works of American artists such as Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keeffe. Jo enjoys painting with oils, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils and pastel. She has been commissioned by Marshall Main Street to paint several Marshall local landmarks and has also been commissioned to several murals and paintings.


Todd Stokes

todd stokes 180x135Born in Evansville, grew up in Terre Haute.Honor graduate of ISU, School of Fine Arts in 1983 with a BFA in Fine Art Photography and a minor emphasis in Plexiglas Sculpture.

Early interests in subject matter revolved around architecture with the underlying geometric forms and hard edged shadows dominating his creative drive. In the evolution of Todd’s work the subject matter has shifted from cityscape to landscape, specifically…..trees, their relationship to our surrounding world and the human characteristics they seem to posses


Christmas Card Workshop

img 046146232Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to offer a one day only workshop on October 22, 2016 at the Colony. The class will be instructed by JoAnne Perigo Fiscus. JoAnne received her master’s degree from Indiana State University and taught art in the Vigo County School Corporation for 35 years. Anyone interested in creating their own Christmas card with basic understanding of drawing and watercolor techniques will enjoy this class. Each participant will create one card. Morning session: 10:00 AM to noon. Topics covered basic pen and ink and watercolor techniques., Layout, Afternoon session: 1:00-3:00 P.M. Topics covered basic pen and ink and watercolor techniques. Cost to attend the workshop is $45 for participants providing their own materials, $55 for those using Gaslight Art Colony materials. Sign up today at the Gaslight Art Colony located at 516 Archer Ave. in Marshall, IL., or sign up using Pay Pal by clicking on the Classes link above to pay online.


Become a Member of the Gaslight Art Colony

Memberships are very important to us and without them we would not be able to fund the Art Colony. Memberships are available at various levels and are renewable annually. You can now pay for and renew your annual memberships online. Click here. or click the link below to download the
membership form and mail back to the Art Colony along with your check. Click here to download membership form 

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