Each year since our inception Spark has had a creative entry in the annual Greene Countrie Towne Festival parade. The first was a Do Da entry composed of all kinds of characters created by young children. Last year was a large Chinese dragon winding its way through the crowd and this year, a pat of ten over the top pink flamingos. The costumes were mostly the creation of Stacy Downey with assistance from Elaine Williams and others.
As part of our first ever photography gallery show Spark has arranged with area photographer Linda Fugate on Saturday, July 18th beginning at 9 am and lasting approximately two hours. The walk begins at Spark’s studios at 251 Jefferson St., in Greenfield.
Cost of the event is $20 which includes a $10 certificate from Walgreens to have two of 8″ x 10″ photos printed, two mats for use in framing your photos, a laminated “cheat sheet” to help you understand and remember manual camera settings, and light refreshments at Spark’s studios.
To pre register you may do so using Eventbrite or at Spark on the morning of the event. If you choose to not use Eventbrite please submit the following contact form so we’ll have some advanced idea of attendance.
Complete details at bottom of page.
DETAILS of EVENT…
Wikipedia says Photowalking is, “The act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer finds of interest.” With that in mind Linda Fugate will be offering a two-hour photowalk of the business district of Greenfield during the annual Greene Countrie Towne Festival on Saturday, July 18th.
Linda’s discription of the event is, “A walking tour of Greenfield’s structures, buildings, and public areas. The areas covered could range from a minimum of the Ralph Phillips Recreational Center (Armory) to McClain High School. Doors and/or windows happen to be one of the special categories for the Highland County Fair Photography Show this year. It is with in mind I chose this particular downtown area. Of course, there are also other things to photograph… windows boxes and displays, the public fountain, park benches, flags, the beauty of building trims and facades, etc. The tour will be open to the use of any type camera, cell phone cameras included. Expensive photography equipment is not necessary.”
The $20 dollar registration fee will include light refreshments at Spark’s studios, a $10 gift certificate to Walgreens for photo printing, two mats suitable for framing 8″ x 10″ prints, a laminated “photo cheat sheet” to aid in understanding and utilizing the manual settings of your camera, and light refreshments at Spark’s studios. Linda will be available to offer advise during the walk.
There are no limits on the number of participants and to pre register you may sign up online by using Eventbrite or send us your information via email and paying in person at the beginning of the event.
At the conclusion of the walk you’re also invited to spend some time viewing the gallery photography show on display inside Spark’s studios. A presentartion of fourty framed exhibits by local and area photographers. The show is the presentation of the area photography club, Film Foggers.
As its contribution to the Greene Countrie Towne Festival Spark Creative Artspace is joining hands with Film Foggers photographic club and hosting a gallery show of artistic photography.
The general public is invited to stop by on Saturday, July 18 from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm or Sunday, July 19 from noon till 4:00 pm. There is no admission fee but a free will offering would be appreciated.
Area photographers are also invited to submit pieces for display. Just call Linda Fugate at (937) 780-9884 for details.
The Film Foggers is a non-profit organization that was organized 1988 to bring together area residents with a common interest in photography.
In the late 1990s the club assumed running the photography division of the Highland County Fair and continues to manage it.
Membership in Film Foggers is open to the public and meetings are held
every third Thursday of the month at the Hillsboro Administration Office Building beginning at 7:00 pm. Membership dues are $10 annually.
Hey kids! Memorial Day is Monday, May 25 and SPARK Creative Artspace is sponsoring a bicycle decoration entry in the annual parade for children of all ages. Just bring your bikes, trikes, and scooters to the Greenfield School Colonnades at 9 am and we’ll provide you with all the red, white, and blue materials you’ll need to make favorite ride stand out and be proud for America. Susan Caplinger Thompson is donating the supplies and Spark members will ride their decorated bicycle along with you in the parade.
Spark will be holding another of its popular open studio events. Several of our members will be working on their creations and the general public is invited to stop by, observe, or even pick up a carving knife or paint brush and try their hand at being creative.
For $10 you can buy a stretched canvas and paint a picture using our paints and brushes. A chance to explore your inner creativity and maybe leave with a genuine masterpiece.
We’ll have a pot of coffee ready and because we’re starving artist, maybe a bag of cheap cookies.
The event is free but a few shekles in the donation jar wouldn’t hurt our feelings.
Date is Saturday, May 2, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bring the kids!
Master gardener Connie Borreson Pearce will be conducting a children’s fairy garden workshop on Monday, March 9, 6:30-8:00 pm. Fairy gardens are very popular and an excellent means to introduce children to the basics of gardening. The cost will be $10 per child and includes all materials for building a fairy garden to take home. If your child has any small figures, toys, doll furniture, automobiles, etc. they’d like to include in their garden, feel free to bring it along.
To register your child or children please fill out and submit the following form:
To pay by check please make it payable to Greenfield Foundation (Spark on the Memo line) and mail to: Spark Creative Artspace, PO Box 325, Greenfield, OH 45123
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