Pick up an old picture from a thrift store and paint your own monsters
MANSFIELD – A Field of Monsters, a community art project, needs everyone to have fun whether you know how to paint or not.
Community leaders Bryan Gladden, Carmone McFarland and Mary Frankenfield ask people to take a picture from a thrift store and paint their own monsters on it. Other art forms such as sculptures can be a part of the event as long as people use something recycled.
No artistic skills required
It’s something fun to do with family or friends and no artistic skills are required, Gladden said.
A Field of Monsters is a community art project that runs from September 4 to October 4. 31 mainly in downtown Carousel District, Central Park and the new Imagination District, Gladden said.
A working day is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 10 at the Phoenix beer garden under the tent, rain or shine. Come, sit down and bring a used landscape painting, paint and brushes to have fun with others doing the same.
Everyone can participate. The deposit is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 23-24 outdoors in The Phoenix Brewing Co. beer garden, 131 N. Diamond St. Pre-registration required at mansfieldohio.art.org.
Target monsters, psychological or sociological
“A Field of Monster Project is the creation of art derived from the monsters, those who live in Richland County have experienced it, whether psychologically or sociologically, and are creating conversations within the community,” said Gladden said.
This is a project of the Richland County Development Group Art Sector with many active community partners. The project is multifaceted and open to all ages, he added.
This year, The Phoenix Brewing Company is acting as the open gallery, while Two Cousins Pizza will be the high school, middle school and elementary school gallery, Gladden said.
“We will also use display cases to display works of art and also create a walking tour,” he said.
The monster artwork will be sold at 90%, less sales tax, to the artist and 10% to the arts sector of the Richland County Development Group.
Gladden said many community partners are involved, including the Mansfield / Richland County Public Library. An online submission form is available on http://forms.gle/Wzfjkpc2XSK2P86z7.
Symposium: Monster, myth, perceived social aspects
A community symposium is planned – the monster, the myth, social aspects in perception and in media (comics, movies, literature) in collaboration with Ohio State University Mansfield and the North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Richland County Health Department and the library, and housed at the Mansfield Playhouse, Gladden said.
Additional pieces are being planned and they will be shared with the public as projects are confirmed, Gladden said.
Bryan McHenry, who works at Phoenix Brewing Co. and an intervention specialist at Ontario High School, said he took a landscape painting of Amish in a field and added Bigfoot. His wife Nicole McHenry, who operates Hello Gorgeous Salon, drew a cute monster peaking above clothes on a clothesline.
“She was a graphic designer,” her husband said. “She likes to be creative.”
The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library has its own programs which are related to Field of Monsters events.
Something nasty … To pass the time!
Month of September All branches (except main)
In September, all branches (except the main one) will be having a horrible adult quiz. Complete the trivia sheet and be entered to win. Each branch will select a winner each week for a fast-food restaurant gift card.
Monster Field Adult Scavenger Hunt
Friday October 1 5 pm-9pm
Stop to view the municipal lot bookmobile (located at the corner of Fourth and Main streets in Mansfield to begin the Field of Monsters and Shop Hop adult scavenger hunt.
Pick up a package from the bookmobile, solve puzzles that lead to various business destinations within walking distance, and collect a variety of horror-themed cover coupons. Each coupon is an entry for a chance to win tickets for two to the historic Ohio State Reformatory and a library dinner.
Monsters among us art competition
In collaboration with Field of Monsters, create a monster on paper or a 3D model for the Teen Monsters Among Us Art Contest. Submit monster art to any MRCPL location from September 13-18.
One winner from each category (paper or 3D model) will be chosen and announced on September 22. Winners will receive a t-shirt created from their designs.
Not So Scary Monster Art Contest
In conjunction with the Field of Monsters Celebration, create a monster on paper for the Not So Scary Monster Art Contest. Submit Monster Art to any MRCPL location from September 13-18.
Categories: Pre-K, K-1st, 2nd – 3rd, 4th – 5th.
There is a first prize for each school group. The art will be turned into bookmarks and used in a scavenger hunt in October.
Not-so-scary monster scavenger hunt
In conjunction with the Field of Monsters Celebration, come to any library October 18-31 and take part in a not-so-spooky scavenger hunt. Each child who participates will receive a bookmark featuring the illustrations of the winners of the Not So Scary Monster Art contest.
The community art monster event was last held downtown a few years ago, hosted by Main Street Books and Llalan Fowler.
Fowler said monster art is an idea that is all over the country.
“I found it somewhere online and thought it would be a great way to include the community and the (old) bookstore and our little art gallery up there,” she said. declared. “I just took it out one fall, I guess, and suggested people pick up paintings from the bookstore.”
Fowler said the event was a success.