Spark’s April 2nd Open Studio & Children’s Workshop

GreenBird_BirdhouseBack before Christmas Spark decided to have an Open Studio every two months and invite the public to observe and maybe take part in some of the artistic interest of our members. We also decided to have an art related activity for children and to try to keep it free.

Our next OS is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from noon till 3:00 pm. The event is being sponsored by Adena Greenfield Medical Center and the free children’s activity is going to be building biodegradable bird nesting houses provided us by Dave Allen of Green Bird in Cincinnati.  After assembly the children will be provided acrylic paints and brushes and given the opportunity to customize their Green Bird house before taking them home to hand on a nearby tree limb.

We’ll probably have a pot of coffee on and something sweet to snack on. We’re going to be limited to thirty-six bird houses so it’s going to be one of those early bird gets the worm thing!

This is the perfect season for this project and if your scout troop is needing to work on a related merit badge feel free to bring them down

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St. Paddy’s Day with Spark & Three Spoons Diner

Like last year Spark is teaming up with Three Spoons Diner for a Saint Patrick’s Day fundraiser dinner. Three Spoons will offer their entire regular menu but also a special menu of Irish favorites.

  • Where: Three Spoons Diner
  • When: Thursday, March 17th, 4-8 pm
  • Why: Because it will taste good and be fun

This will be a bring your own bottle (BYOB) event but you’ll have to also bring along whatever you require to enjoy your beverage.

Spark host will be present to welcome and seat you, everyone will receive a St. Paddy’s Day gift, and the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 drawing..

THE SPECIAL ST. PADDY’S DAY MENU WILL INCLUDE:

  • CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE –
  • IRISH LAMB STEW –
  • SHEPHERD’S PIE –
  • BANGERS & COLCANNON –
  • GUINNESS FISH & CHIPS –
  • CREAM of POTATO SOUP –
  • GUINNESS STOUT BREAD –
  • IRISH GREEN VELVET LAYER CAKE –

The special menu will be served from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Spark Boosted the Boosters!

The March 6th Coffee & Canvas fundraiser for the MHS Band Boosters was a rousing success. Greenfield art teacher and Spark member Cathy Rivas led a full house in the acrylic and canvas painting of a field of wildflowers. The Booster’s proceeds will be used to help pay for the MHS Band’s annual trip to New York City.

Here a gallery of event photos to share:

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NINE HAPPY KIDS INTRODUCED TO ASL

On February 20th, 2016 Spark’s Tom Schluep and Molly Jordan held their first American Sign Language class for children. Language plays a major part of a child developing their communication skills and exposure to any language is invaluable.

The kids who attended this class quickly became engrossed in the learning of a new language. They left Spark with armed with something they hadn’t arrived with and most clamored for more.

We’re sure Tom and Molly will be fertilizing the seeds they planted today so stay tuned for news of another such class.

COFFEE & CANVAS with MHS BAND BOOSTERS

The McClain Band Boosters is teaming up with Spark on Sunday afternoon, March 6th for a fundraiser to help earn money for the band’s trip to New York City. Spark’s Cathy Rivas will be the instructor and the event will take place between 2 and 4 pm at 251 Jefferson St. in Greenfield.

This field of flowers will be the subject of the canvas event.
This field of flowers will be the subject of the canvas event.

Costs will be $35 a person and includes a stretched canvas, all paints and brushes, use of Spark’s equipment, professional assistance and instructions, a good cup of coffee and something to nibble on. Coffee and Canvas is opened to high school students in 9th through 12 grades and all adults. It would be a wonderful mother/daughter event.  Size is limited to thirty-five students and everyone will leave the building with their own artistic masterpiece.

Reservations may be made in two ways:

  1. Submit the CONTACT FORM below to make reservation and to pay sent a personal check to: Spark Creative Artspace, PO Box 325, Greenfield, OH 45123.
  2. Register and pay online using Spark’s Eventbrite Page. All major credit cards are accepted.
Click button to register and pay with credit card.
Click button to register and pay with credit card.

CONTACT FORM

FANTASTIC EVENT AT SPARK WITH RB STONE!

RB Stone had been here and left. But he left a wonderful impression on those who were present for his performance, added to his fan base, and has assured himself an invite to return to Greenfield.

Several months ago Spark pondered the question, “Will people leave their homes for some entertainment on a weeknight?” So we invited Jerry Gillespie to spent a couple of hours performing and singing acoustic music from the 70s and 80s. Sometime later we invited a bunch of local musicians to perform an evening of Hank Williams Senior’s music. Each time the audience grew larger and on each occasion the audience departed wanting more. With last night’s visit with RB Stone Spark became convinced there is an audience for Thursday night entertainment.

People began showing up around 7 pm, several ordered food from Three Spoons Diner, maybe half brought a little wine or beer to enjoy, a few, myself included, who forgot it was a BYOB affair, walked over to Catch 22 Sports Pub and brought back a few.

The music began at 7:30 pm and was supposed to end at 9:30 pm.  Both RB and the crowd were having so much fun the plug didn’t get pulled until after 10:00.  When it was over most didn’t run for the door. They mulled around visiting with friends and rubbing shoulders with the star of the evening, RB Stone.

We don’t know what our next Thursday evening event will be but rest assured, there will be another. We plan on doing these events every other month and we hope to see you at the next one.

PHOTO GALLERY

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