Artists’ Talk & Demo with Michelle Carlson and Bill Horvath of “Falling Into Place” : Saturday, November 2

“Chat, Sip & Pull” at 20 North Gallery

On Saturday, November 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. 20 North Gallery will host artists Michelle Carlson and Bill Horvath for an Artists’ Talk including an interactive screen printing demonstration.

"Hands Across America" ink on paper by Bill Horvath
“Hands Across America” ink on paper by Bill Horvath
"Go" from "Boy and Blanket" series, mixed media on paper by Michelle Carlson
“Go” from “Boy and Blanket” series, mixed media on paper by Michelle Carlson

The artists of the Falling Into Place exhibit will offer insight into their processes, inspirations and the symbolism used within their artworks currently on display at 20 North Gallery. Michelle Carlson, whose Boy and Blanket series employs a mixed media approach to colored pencil, screen printing and imitation gold leaf techniques, will share reflections on the iconography and color symbolism in her work while leading an interactive screen printing demonstration. Guests are invited to pull their own screen printed proof using imagery from Carlson’s Boy and Blanket Series. Bill Horvath, whose “gravity-abstract” ink drawings are composed and displayed so they may be rotated and viewed from any angle, will provide engaging commentary on his reactive creation process and his own handling of symbolism in a composition that mixes abstraction with reality.

"Giant Sucking Sound" ink on paper by Bill Horvath
“Giant Sucking Sound” ink on paper by Bill Horvath

An open house reception will begin at 4 p.m. Michelle Carlson will present from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bill Horvath will speak from 6 – 6:30 p.m. A question and answer session will follow each artist’s remarks, after which guests are invited to enjoy further conversation with the artists until 7 p.m. The event includes complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, with exhibition-themed signature drinks, by Venue.

Free and open to the public.

R.s.v.p. for the event is not required, but appreciated: info@20northgallery.com or 419-241-2400.

The Falling Into Place exhibit continues through December 28, 2019.

Click to view the Falling Into Place exhibition catalogue, containing art images of the full exhibit, with artist info and commentary.

Michelle Carlson, formerly of The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and now located in Chicago, uses a variety of media including printmaking, photography, bookmaking and drawing in her personal artworks to explore human interaction and relationships through various imagery. Through her time with The Arts Commission as well as a number of community teaching opportunities, Carlson has led hands-on workshops aimed to introduce the media of screen printing while providing an outlet for personal self-expression for all ages.

Bill Horvath is an emerging artist with a professional background in computer programming. With an expansive artistic experience in woodworking, metal, fiber arts, ceramics and drawing, Horvath applies the similar processes of planning and perfecting involved in both digital and traditional art-making.

"Balance" from "Boy and Blanket" series, mixed media on paper by Michelle Carlson
“Balance” from “Boy and Blanket” series, mixed media on paper by Michelle Carlson

20 North Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, Noon  –  4 p.m.
Or by Appointment

Click to view the Falling Into Place exhibition catalogue, containing art images of the full exhibit, with artist info and commentary.

For purchase inquiries, please contact 20 North Gallery:
419-241-2400  or  info@20northgallery.com