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.

Martha Kaplan

Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to showcase the work of areaartist Martha Kaplan. Her exhibit will be held November 19th to
December 17th, 2016 at Gaslight Art Colony’s gallery, located indowntown Marshall, Illinois. An Artist’s Reception will be held November 19th from 6-9 p.m. CDT. Everyone is invited to attend, meet Martha Kaplan and view her artwork.


Martha Kaplan

Biography of MARTHA KAPLAN www.marthakaplan.com

My biography is human, complex and mysterious, driven by my art and dreams; hinged on my fears and experiences in the temporal realm. The gift of life in this world has never been a time-lined connected experience for me. My biography is more appropriately termed by prioritizing my contemplative side with my art and that journey of self-cultivation.
My exposure to the world of art began at the early age of 11. On the weekends I would travel secretly into NYC alone to the Museum of Modern Art, walk thru Central Park on the way to visit the famous paintings, sculpture galleries, and art antiquities inside The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I took an oath to become a painter in front of Mexican artist Miguel Siquiero’s oil painting entitled “Echo of a Scream”.


Canvas at the Colony

img 0919484Gaslight Art Colony offers adult classes “Canvas at the Colony” for those who have always wanted to try their hand at painting. The class is scheduled for Monday, Nov.14th. Class time is 6:00-8:30 PM CST. There are no special skills required and all supplies are provided. At Canvas at the Colony artist Jo Rich paints a painting while you paint your own. She guides you through each step and in one evening you go home with a finished painting! The cost is $35.00 per person. Class size is limited to 15 students each, so we prefer payment at the time of sign up.  To learn more about the classes feel free to contact the gallery at 217-293-1050 for more information! Sign up and make payment for class at the Gallery or sign up for classes online using Pay Pal. Click on the Classes tab above to pay online (note a $1.34 service charge for online payment has been included.) Payment for classes can be placed in dropbox at the Gaslight Art Colony, or mailed to 516 Archer Ave. Marshall, Illinois 62441 (Please include your name with the $35.00 payment and the date of the class you are signing up for.) 


Pillow Painting Class

snowmanpillowCanvas at the Colony will feature an evening of Snowman Pillow Painting. Instructor, Susan Guinnip, will provide students with materials and instructions to create their pillow. The class will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6-8:30, and the cost is $35. 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.


Paint Like"the Masters" Classes

angelKids Art Class  Dec. 6th K-2 & Dec. 7th 3-6, 3:30-5:00The Classes cost $10.00 and can be paid online through our website using PayPal or dropped off in the mail slot at the gallery located at 516 Archer Avenue in Marshall, IL. Please include the Name and Date of the class you are signing up for along with the $10.00 payment. You can contact the gallery through the website www.gaslightartcolony.com, on Facebook: Gaslight Art Colony, or by calling 217-293-1050. To pay online using PayPal click on the Classes tab above.

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