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BRAD FOUND A HORSE IN HIS PAINTING

I received the following exchange with Brad Ryan who owns one of my paintings who now lives in DC.

Brad:

I was looking up from my couch and I saw a horse staring down on me.

Mike:

Did he say anything?

Brad:

Nay 😉

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RIFFE GALLERY EXHIBITION

I was invited to be one of the three jurors for the Art Educators as Artists: Work by members of the Ohio Art Education Association which is at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus.

What a privilege and honor.

And what an incredible statement by these artists. I am humbled.

Check out the Dispatch article.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20181103/riffe-gallery-exhibition-focuses-on-works-by-k-12-educators

 

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The Reel Meal — Movies at Seilers’ Studio and Gallery

 

REEL MEAL

Saturday, November 17 @ 6:00 p.m.

In 1965, Wendell Berry returned to the area where he was born– Henry County, Kentucky–and began his life of farming, writing and teaching. Look and See describes the change he has witnessed over the years as agriculture evolved from small, sustainable, local farms focused on land stewardship to larger, industrialized farms with increasing use of machines, chemicals, soil erosion and debt. The film focuses on stories of Henry County residents and the land itself. Rural Action, a non-profit organization working in southeast and east central Appalachian Ohio counties to promote social, economic, and environmental justice will present the film. They will share stories about their efforts working with agricultural producers in the region to sustainably increase acreage under production and grow demand for local products.

 

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CATCHING UP WITH PAUL EMORY

The other day Kathy and I stopped in to see Paul at his newest building downtown, the former tattoo shop. Paul’s creativity always amazes me. Take a look.

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WATER SERIES #17 FINDS A NEW HOME

Many thanks to Diane Houston who purchased #17 from the Water Show!

We have the most wonderful patrons. To all who have my work and Kathy’s poems in your homes and collections, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!

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A SIT-IN AT THE STUDIO

Do you remember the sit-Ins in the 60’s?

We are expecting a group of radicals this First Friday to stage a SIT-IN at Seilers’ Studio. These are radical knitters. I don’t know about all these sharp objects. One better be careful.

Come and enjoy the fun!!!

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SPRING AT THE STUDIO

The studio gardens are putting on a show of their own! It’s hard to compete with such beauty. Come and enjoy.

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HOW TO CHANGE A CITY

THE REEL MEAL

Featuring the film: Downside Up

A story of North Adams, MA and their transformation form a desolate postindustrial city to a thriving community.

April 21 at 6:00 pm

 SEILERS’ STUDIO and GALLERY

129 S. 7th Street, Zanesville, OH

In the 1980s, the Sprague Electric Company in North Adams, Massachusetts closed, and many of the 4000 residents of that factory town were out of work. The film examines how this struggling working class town ended up betting its future on art by creating the largest museum of contemporary art in America in that abandoned factory: the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). Zanesville certainly has a few abandoned factories. Can we learn anything from North Adams? Mike Seiler and Dave Mitzel will lead a discussion after the film – to bring it all back home!!

What You Should Bring:

  • Snacks/appetizers – only if you want to
  • A lawn chair – in case we run out
  • A small donation to help us with expenses.
  • Your ideas and opinions!

What REEL MEAL provides:

  • Drinks
  • A great venue and entertaining films
  • A gathering of interesting, involved individuals!
Mass MoCA has made an incredible in the resurrection of North Adams, MA. We can do that here
Mass MoCA has made an incredible in the resurrection of North Adams, MA.
Mass MoCA has made an incredible in the resurrection of North Adams, MA. We can do that here
Resurrected housing, now a 5 star hotel
Mass MoCA has made an incredible in the resurrection of North Adams, MA. We can do that here
Upside down trees