Unbridled Spirits Fundraiser Oct 21

Thank you Artists!

Artists signed up for the paint out and creating on site at Unbridled Spirits:

Deb Weiser
Robert Murphy
Andrea Keech
Doran Pearson
Brogan Rose
Nancy Lindsay
Dean Traver
Hugh Lifson
Lianne Westcot

Opening Reception: Dec 7th 2018 (Mount Vernon Creates)
Exhibition: Dec 4th – Feb 8th 2018 (Mount Vernon Creates)

 

Ryne Doughty Performing Live on Nov 17, 2018

Join us in our ‘new’ expanded event center on Main Street in Mount Vernon, IA.

Ryne Doughty Live: Finger-pickin’, Folk/Americana singer-songwriter from the Heartland with songs and stories from the Heart.

The performance is 7:30 – 10:00 pm with intermission.

Doors open at 6:30 for the show.

Please order tickets on line ahead of time and pre-order wine and food options to secure your selections.

Go to our ‘shop’ tab to order online tickets, wine and food.

Ryne Doughty

Portrayal of Mount Vernon Exhibition

The Portrayal artists were out in full force on Oct 6th. The day was quite damp but, the artists persisted.  I love seeing the artists creating all over town.  It is so exciting to see the progression on each piece of work from a blank canvas to a finished master piece or taking someone’s vision to recording it in a photo.  I also enjoy the feeling of the artists community sharing inspirations with each other.

Please come enjoy this exhibition at Mount Vernon Creates:

Opening Reception – November 23rd, 2018 (6 – 8 pm)
Exhibition – November 19th – January 25th, 2018

Portrayal Artist: Nancy Lindsay
Portrayal Artist: Eli Ehlinger
Portrayal Artist: Barbara Weets
Portrayal Artist: Sue Coleman

Weekend FUN!!!

Mount Vernon Creates is proud to be hosting Cornell Homecoming After Hours and Portrayal of Mount Vernon this weekend!  Stop in and enjoy these two special events!

Artist Challenge…

I often wonder why artists get anxious when asked to do a commissioned piece of art work. Some of you know that recently I have been doing quite a few pieces of art work that are very large, abstract and vibrant. I was challenged recently to create a piece where the topic was “Nightmare on 7th AV”.  This in itself spoke to me as something that needed to be dark and mysterious or Halloween themed (I even thought about including spiders and skeletons at one point).

It took me a while to wrap my brain around something I could produce that would still be artistic and recognized as something I would create since this theme just wasn’t speaking to me. I thought about this for quite some time and even did a couple of tests in which I was resistant to using bright colors.  I even thought about just saying, no.

I’d say third times a charm and I am pleased that I decided to use twilight purple, which brings me to the name “Twilight”.  Persistence pays off…an artist should stay true to them self.

Thanks friends at DKW Gallery for the challenge…

 

Alcohol Ink Painting, 11 X 14, Twilight

Blog 1: Denise Murphy

Cornell Homecoming After Hours

Welcome Cornell Alumni Oct 5th and 6th!!! We are so excited to be hosting this year’s first uptown event at Mount Vernon Creates.  CHEERS!

 

 

 

https://alumni.cornellcollege.edu/page/homecoming-and-reunion-weekend-2018-schedule

 

New Event Space – Grand Opening Oct 20, 2018

We’re getting excited for our new and bigger event space…coming soon. Our grand opening will be Oct 20th. Watch for details…all are invited to join us for music, fun and more.
We will be hosting music and events as well as renting out this space for graduations, receptions, parties and gatherings.
 
It’s shaping up nicely already. The walls are framed, our tables are being built and music is lined up for Oct, Nov and Dec.
 
Watch for details or stop in to inquire.

Restaurant Week thru Sept 23, 2018

Join us for Restaurant Week thru Sept 23, 2018.  Stop in and get your passport.  Purchase at 5 participating places gets you in a drawing for some nice prices!

Any purchase in our gallery gets a signature in your passport.

We have wine specials listed below:

Tom Marshall Performing

September 29th from 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Tom Marshall is a singer, songwriter and main stage performer at Oklahoma music festivals such as the Woody Guthrie Festival, the Norman Music Festival and Live Music on the Canal. Veteran of song circles and songwriter showcases all across Oklahoma and Texas with the likes of Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave, Tom Skinner, Bob Childers, and Paul Maloy to name a few.

Suggested Donation: 10.00