Ellie Chaddock will be our Feature Artist for the month of November.
Ohio native, Ellie Chaddock is an abstract artist known for her bold and colorful canvas
paintings. Ellie grew up on a small farm in Minerva, Ohio. She would spend most of her
summers outside, taking in the beautiful rural scenery. Ellie fell in love with art at a young age and enjoyed creating art during her childhood. She attended college at the University of Mount Union, graduating with a degree in Art Education in 2019. She taught art at an elementary school from 2019-2021, sharing her passion with her students.
Ellie’s art style has changed quite a bit over the years. Her focus was on realism throughout her
youth where she would mostly paint images of animals and landscapes. As she got older, she
would introduce more color and movement to her works. It wasn’t until after graduation where
Ellie fell in love with creating completely abstract art.
She started her small business called “Original Art by Ellie” in 2019 and has been developing her own unique style and brand ever since. Ellie paints in her home studio on her days off. Her work is inspired by both nature and her daily life. Through her use of bold color and energetic line work, she hopes her art brings a sense of positive energy and joy into the lives of her followers. She has shown her work at various art festivals, galleries, and shows in Ohio. She also releases seasonal collections of paintings on her website, OriginalArtbyEllie.com. Besides painting, Ellie’s interests include meditating, curating Spotify playlists, collecting crystals, and going on long nature walks with her dog, Moose.
She is a self-declared terrible dancer and she can be found wearing colored lipstick almost
every day of the year.
“Original Art by Ellie” is a celebration of my life and my love for art.
Art became a passion of mine at the age of 4 years old, and I honestly couldn’t even tell you
why. Maybe it was the way my hands felt as they touched finger paints for the first time or
maybe it was the joy I saw in my parent's eyes when I'd show them a (very badly drawn) picture.
The very first memories I have are of me doing arts and crafts in preschool. When I reached
elementary school, I started taking art lessons regularly. I learned how to sketch, shade, & color realistically. Even at such a young age, the process of creating and making art meant so much to me. I was drawn to it. Creating seemed to help ease my daily stresses. I could have a
hundred thoughts on my mind, but the second I put my brush to canvas, I'd relax. Hours felt like minutes, and I would get lost in the flow of my creations. Art was my therapy.
Now that I’m older and have developed my own unique abstract style, I realize now more than
ever, that I love the freedom that comes with creating. I love the feeling of a brush in my hand,
expressing myself in such a raw and physical form. My creative process is driven by my
intuition. When I paint abstractly, I try to have fun and enjoy the moment. However, ultimately,
each painting is influenced by my daily life. My moods and emotions often carry over into my
works, and are shown in the colors that I choose and brushstrokes that I make. Once I develop
a flow and really get into a painting, I find myself to be lost in an almost meditative state.
There’s a moment in each painting, where I go from being a thoughtful creator, to mindlessly creating. This is my favorite part. My innermost child comes out and suddenly I’m 4 years old again, with that same passion and freedom that made me fall in love with art in the first place.
I believe that art doesn’t really have rules. Authentic and messy outshines clean and fake, and
I’ve realized that abstract art has a sort of hidden power that most people overlook. There are
an infinite amount of interpretations and feelings that one single painting can trigger in each
person who views it. All people strive to find meaning in their lives, to connect with others, and
to ignite a fire in their soul. Art does all of these things for me and more. I create to help
understand myself, to find connections with other people, and to express what is otherwise
inexpressible. Life can be serious but art doesn’t have to be. We all deserve to live a colorful life
surrounded by people who love and support us for exactly who we are. You have come across
me and my works for a reason, and I hope that you know you are welcomed here.
ELLIE’S PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT:
Sally Otto Art Gallery, Alliance 2018-2019
Beeghly Hall, Alliance 2016-2017
University of Mount Union’s Senior Art Exhibit 2019AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual
Riffe Gallery Show, Gahanna 2019
Short North Arts District May Gallery Hop at First CommonWealth Bank, Columbus 2019
Mount Union Art Festival, Alliance 2019
Holiday Bazaar at 818 Studios, Tremont 2019
University of Mount Union News Highlights, mountunion.edu/news 2020
Minerva's Art Spot Gallery features the accomplished, enchanting, thought-provoking, out-of-this-world work of Erin T. Mulligan, Friday, August 06 - Saturday, August 28. Believe it or not!? You will have to see Erin's masterfully created, indescribable images! What's going on here?
**5 - 9 PM 2nd Friday, August 13. Reception for Erin Mulligan! Enjoy the live Keyboard Artistry of Kristen Mulligan Exposito! Wonderful evening to make you "wonder"... Much Appreciation to the Rotary Club of Minerva, Sponsor for this evening!
We welcome you to visit the Art Spot several times this month to double check Erin's work for what you thought you saw!
Enjoy "Summer Harvest" at Minerva's Art Spot Gallery July 02 - 31, featuring warm and sunny, hazy, lazy and daisy themed work by Art Spot Resident and Display Artists. And you have to see this! We're growing pumpkins too!! Open 1 - 6 PM Fridays/Saturdays.
--2nd Friday, July 09, 5 - 9 PM Events. "Take & Make" Needle-Felted Pumpkins will be demonstrated by Resident Artist, shepherdess and fiber artist Kim Anderson. Felted Pumpkin Kits include a felting pad, set of 3 needles, simple tools and enough wool to make more than one easy, fun project, instructions and a digital link to Kim's video demo. Kits are available for $25.00/ea. while supplies last. This is another great project for families/friends to create whole patches of unique pumpkins!
** Live music by Minerva's own Dr. Tom Freeland & Friends. Sure to be a lively jam!
** Much appreciations to Dick and Jill Rutledge for sponsoring July 2nd Friday at the Art Spot!
Join us for "Summer Harvest"!
Pop in for a Pumpkin!!
Patrons can pick up their clay on June 11 - 12 - 18 - 19 along with the link to Laura’s “Pinch a Pot” video. Hours are 1:00-6:00 with an opening celebration June 11 until 9:00. Laura will have some on display at the Spot along with glaze color samples. Price of stoneware clay, glaze, and firings is $20. Make it a Family, Group or Couples Fun project: Additional kits are $18 each.
After watching the video and forming their pots, patrons can drop off their formed pots any day we are open with the last day being Saturday, June 26 so Laura can bisque fire them, wax them, and glaze them with a choice of three glazes. They will then be fired one last time, washed, sanded and ready to be picked up!
Patrons can pick up their finished pots Friday, July 9 or thereafter during Gallery Open times.
Pick up clay: June 11 - 12 - 18 -19
Watch Video: Video will be available from June 11 on.
Drop Off: June 26 or before during open hours
Pick Up: July 9 !
Put a feather in your cap and fly to Minerva's Art Spot Gallery, Friday, May 07 - Saturday, May 29. Our new Feature Exhibit is "For the Birds," a delightful collection of creative work by Art Spot Resident and Display Artists. We've gone cuckoo planning this show for you!
**Special 2nd Friday, May 14, extended hours 5 - 9 PM. "Take-and-Make " Bluebird Nesting Houses with Resident Artist Marty Chapman! Marty has momentarily stepped away from his lathes in favor of a stint at the table saw and drill press to make solid cedar Bluebird House kits. Each kit comes with all the necessary raw materials, pre-drilled and ready to nail together to make the perfect Bluebird Nesting House. Also included are very-easy-to-follow printed directions and a digital link to Marty's video tutorial/demonstration. The only tool required will be a hammer. You'll be all set to "Take-and-Make" a fun/easy project "For the Birds" in the comfort/safety of your own home.
-For those who hammer their thumbs, Marty will have a supply of pre-built bluebird houses:)
-Art Spot will accept cash, personal checks and credit cards for Marty's Bluebird Nesting Houses:
-A little birdie told us that John Burns will perform live/lively music! MSAS wishes to thank Pat Miller & Miller Family Enterprises for sponsoring our 2nd Friday celebration.
-Meet & Greet Featured Artists in attendance 1 -9 PM Friday, 05/14, and 1 - 6 PM Saturday, 05/15.
**Art Spot Gallery remains compliant with Covid-19 guidelines. For the health/safety of our visitors, artists and gallery staff, please wear masks and practice social distancing.
**See Now! "Bloom" Walk-Through Nature "Balanced" Installations by local artists and organizations @ Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Alliance, OH. <www.beechcreekgardens.org> !! Art Spot Resident Artists have selected a little nook along a nature trail to install our "Art in Balance with Nature" display, complete with photo ops! Come seek us out, discover other interactive installations and wander through Nature. Beech Creek Botanical,,, is a wonderful place with critters and butterflies, birds of prey, a natural playground, nature activities and historical exhibits. Make time for a trek with family/friends/your very own self!
Minerva's Art Spot Gallery is proud to feature creative, exuberant works of art by Minerva Schools Art Students, Friday, April 09 - Saturday, May 01. Our Weekend Opening to Meet/ Greet Minerva's Student Artists begins this Friday, 04/09, with Special Gallery Hours 1 - 9 PM, and Live Music by Mat Morgan from 5 - 9 PM. Our Meet/Greet Opening continues 1 - 6 PM on Saturday, April 10. Much appreciation to Clark, Clark & Chaddock for Annually Sponsoring the Art Spot's Opening Events for Minerva Schools Art Students.
For the health and safety of all visitors/patrons, artists and staff, the Art Spot Gallery is compliant with Covid-19 mandates/recommendations. Please continue to wear masks, use hand sanitizer and social distance from others in the gallery.
Student Art always puts a smile on your face and a song in your heart! Come be amazed!!
Come Support Minerva's Budding Artists!
See you at the Spot!
Minerva’s Market Street Art Spot will celebrate its TENTH anniversary on Friday, February 12, 2021! The Minerva Miracle continues! With a gala, low- key, socially distanced, masked and sanitized opening in the Front Gallery called “10 YEARS STRONG”, the Art Spot Seven Resident Artists will feature the Art of Diamonds and Sweet Peas and Aluminum and Tin, the symbols of their ten years serving up Art to Minerva and Stark County. The celebration will continue through the month of February until March 6,2021
Originally comprised of six resident artists, the Art Spot has continuously brought original fine art and artists to the area. Three of the original founding resident artists remain with the Art Spot: Michelle Mulligan, Laura Donnelly and Marty Chapman. According to potter and painter Laura Donnelly, “this has a been a ten year labor of love for all of us. We have thrived because of the incredible outpouring of community support for this enterprise.” Woodturner Marty Chapman elaborated. “Not only have people from all over the globe come here to purchase art but the community itself has consistently been our greatest customers and benefactors.
For 121 straight months, community businesses, service organizations and individuals have sponsored our openings.That’s every month for more than ten years. I know of no other art gallery in Stark County that has that kind
of community support.” As oil painter Michelle Mulligan pointed out, “ it has been so much fun bringing
live music and new, vibrant art to the community. We’ve had a good run and we hope to keep it going.” In addition to the three original Resident Artist’s artwork , the Front Gallery will feature new work of the four other Resident Artists :Kim Anderson (weaver, fabric artist), Anna Rather (printmaker,painter), Judith Singer (raku potter) and Susan
Crawford (illustrator and calligrapher).
Since 2011, The Art Spot has showcased the work of its Resident Artists and featured local artists as well as 30 to 35 Display Artists from across Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.
This month’s sponsor for the reception and show is as they were for the very first opening reception in 2011 and every February since, the Minerva YMCA and Jim and Teresa Arrasmith.
The Market Street Art Spot at 217 North Market Street, Minerva, is a
collaborative gallery and continues to be open for regular business on Fridays and
Saturday from 1pm to 6pm.
The display of “10 YEARS STRONG’’, in the Front Gallery will continue at the Art Spot through March 6, 2021.
As always, the reception, and show are free and open to the public. The Market Street Art Spot is a collaborating partner with Arts in Stark and Carroll County Arts, the Village of Minerva, Minerva Local Schools and the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information or further comment contact:
Marty Chapman- 330-592-6306 (call or text), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Minerva's Market Street Art Spot Gallery welcomes you to SHOP the SPOT for treasured gifts. Our Weekend Opening 1 - 9 PM, Friday, 12/11, & 1 - 6 PM, Saturday, 12/12, features a treasure trove of eye-popping, unique, original fine art and designer craft items created by local/regional artists. Gifts for your most special people! Gifts for your most special self! "One for you!" "One for me!"
Many thanks to Sandy Springs Brewing Co. for sponsoring our Holiday Weekend Opening.
Free Gift-Wrapping for items purchased in the gallery.
Enjoy posing for pics/selfies with family/friends in our Holiday Photo Booth!
The Art Spot Gallery complies with state/local Covid-19 recommendations. For the health and safety of our visitors. artists, and gallery staff, please practice social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing your hands.
Please note: we will be closed December 25, 26 & January 1.