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.

Paint and Steel: Nancy Nichols- Pethick & Philip Dees

paintandsteel2 240x191Gaslight Art Colony is excited to host a new exhibit, “Paint and Steel” by artists Nancy Nichols-Pethick and Philip Dees. The exhibit will open Saturday, August 9th, 2017 5-8 p.m. with a reception for the artists.

Nancy Nichols-Pethick was born in Alaska and grew up in rural Maine. She received her BFA in Drawing from the University of Southern Maine in 1996, and her MFA in Painting from Indiana State University in 2000. She teaches painting and drawing at ISU, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including (most recently) an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant for 2017/18.

ps1 240x180Philip Dees is a sculptor residing in Terre Haute, Indiana. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 1984, with an emphasis in drawing and painting. In 1995 he earned his Master of Fine Arts from Indiana State University with a major emphasis in sculpture and minor emphasis in painting.


Colony Club 2017

Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to sponsor "The Colony Club" for the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets at a variety of weekly scheduled times to work on community projects. Gaslight’s local artists volunteer to be on hand to mentor and guide the students through their projects with no cost to the members. All Marshall High School Students and Marshall teens have an opportunity to join the Colony Club. The Club consists of teenagers interested in furthering their artistic talents. Our goal is to promote our young artists by displaying the Club's art work around our community through our local businesses. We welcome all teens interested in art and encourage them to join the club. Sign up at Marshall High School in Mrs. Beth Meeker's Art Room, or click on the form link. Drop the form off at Gaslight Art Colony before Sept. 1st. Welcome to The Club!


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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Gaslight Art Colony
516 Archer Ave., Marshall, Illinois 62441
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Special thanks go out to Larry Yargus of Yargus Manufacturing for his generous donation to make this site possible.