As the title says in the Gaelic language, Three Spoons Diner forever. Once again with the support of Doug Gall and his great restaurant staff Spark Creative Artspace enjoyed another fundraising special dinner. For the second year the people of our community came out in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and to support both Spark and one of the village’s favorite businesses. Spark wants to thank everyone who helped in any way and rest assured the proceeds will be spent wisely on continuing to bring the arts to our area.
Not a frown to be seen!
We did it again! For the second year we sold every last drop of the four wonderful homemade soups provided us by Doug Gall of Three Spoons Diner.
For over two hours the room was filled with happy people enjoying their handmade stoneware bowls filled with all they desired of German Potato Dumpling, Chili, Corn and Roasted Pepper Chowder, or New England Clam Chowder soups. Three Spoons also provided a couple of large pans of excellent sweet yellow cornbread.
The desserts included homemade chocolate cookies, chocolate covered football sugar cookies, and Texas sheet cake.
This year’s soup bowls came from potter Margaret Gingerich of Nelsonville, OH.
Spark wants to thank Three Spoons Diner for their continued support and all those who attended and showed their support for Spark’s activities.
One of the most successful events Spark Creative Artspace held in 2015 was our first effort at an art related event connected with the Super Bowl. We had a local potter make us a raft of one of a kind thrown stoneware soup bowls which we sold for $15 each. With the assistance and support of Three Spoons Diner, participants could then eat all the homemade soups, along with a delicious corn bread, they wished.
This year’s potter is Margaret Gingerich, the niece of Norman Gingerich, from Nelsonville. Margaret is a graduate of OU’s school of art and has been a studio potter for sixteen years. We hope to have her present with a display of her creations.
We wanted to do this on Super Bowl Sunday but for decades that’s been the turf of the Mother’s Club and their annual sub sandwich sale. So, we chose the Sunday before the game and created a pre-game party a week earlier.
Please come join us on Sunday, January 31 from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm at our studios located at 251 Jefferson St. in Greenfield. We will have a special price for children under age fifteen, $5. It will not, however, include a ceramic bowl.
This is a great event for the family so please share it with your friends and family. The price will include a hand thrown bowl valued at $15 or more, unlimited soups, cornbread, selection of beverages and a dessert.
Tickets available at the door with cash, check, or credit card.
In Greenfield, Ohio Super Bowl Sundays belongs to the Mother’s Club and their tradition of serving up Super Bowl Subs for the big game. But just as the big game has it “pre game show” Spark Creative Artspace and Three Spoons Diner is doing the same with a pre game event we’re calling SOUPER BOWL WARM UP SUNDAY on the Sunday before game day.
On Sunday, January 25th Spark will be serving up homemade soups from Three Spoons Diner (chicken noodle, chili, vegetable, potato), along with cornbread, crackers, coffee and hot and iced tea. The cost will be $15 a person but each patron gets to take home their choice of a hand thrown earthenware ceramic soup bowl from Grandpa’s Pottery in Wilmington. The bowl itself costs $15 at Grandpa’s studio but at Spark you get both the bowl and a hearty meal for a cold winter day.
We have 100 bowls and will be serving up soup from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (or until we run out). Payment is at the door and the early bird gets a wider choice of bowl.
Spark Creative Artspace is located at 251 Jefferson St., Greenfield, OH.
Spark has teamed up with local Mexican restaurant, El Canon to celebrate the Mexican national holiday, Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). It marks the day a smaller Mexican force defeated the French at the Battle of Pueblo. This victory went on to rally the Mexican people in their struggle to cast out the imperialist French.
In America it has become a day to recognize and celebrate the contributions Mexican heritage and culture have added to the ever changing blend that is America.
To make the evening special Spark is working with El Canon to develope a few menu items not usually served while ensuring the regular menu will be available. I’m guessing there will also be a couple of special adult beverages to round out the uniqueness of the evening.
To pay back to the community they serve El Canon will be donating a generous portion of its profits back to help fund the many projects of Spark Creative Artspace. I’m sure Spark will be holding a 50/50 raffle and selling their extremely cook t-shirts.
Mark your calendar and bring the family to El Canon Mexican Restaurant & Cantina on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1444 Jefferson St., Greenfield, OH. Times are 4-8 p.m.
Take a break from the week’s labors and don’t cook on Friday night, April 25th. Stop by the VFW Ranch on Watt Rd. (behind Eagles) and pick up a sack of delicious freshly fried fish sandwiches and sides for the family. You’ll be giving yourself a break and helping Spark reach its goals.
The fish fry will be in operation from 5-7:00 pm and at 7:30 pm the Roots in the Field music concert will begin. Come for one, stay for both!
Fresh off it’s extremely successful Canvas Art Events, the next offering from Spark Creative Artspace is an evening of roots music featuring The Gypsy Jug Band and the One Damn Man. This event will actually be two events going on simultaneously; a music concert and a Friday night fish fry. It will all take place April 25, 2014 at the VFW Ranch, 12868 Watt Rd. (right behind the Eagle’s lodge) and the fish fry will begin selling take home fish sandwiches at 5:00 pm. A quality fish sandwich with slaw will go for $5 and all proceeds will go to help fund Spark’s growth. If you wish to stay for the music, it begins inside the VFW Ranch building at 7:00 pm and goes on until 10:30 pm. There will be a $10 door charge. The event is BYOB and responsibility is the word of the evening. Spark! will be conducting a silent auction of donated Appalachian arts, musical instruments, gift certificates and other items. We will also have available custom designed super soft 100% cotton event t-shirts for only $15. This is going to be a great way to wind down the week, ease into the weekend, and help put more Spark! into life in Greenfield.