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Spring is finally here, as well as many exciting Artisan Alley updates! 
    - We are working on developing our brand and our personality, and to learn more about what we needed to do, we went to a Mission Statement workshop at the public library and a grant-writing seminar at the Firehouse Bay! We were given a lot of useful information and hope to have exciting updates soon.

     - We have a new website and are increasing our social media presence to be more updated and involved. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, and check out our site at

     - We have many exciting events coming up, and as such, we are in need of volunteers! Check out our website to see our volunteer perks, and let us know if you have interest in helping out with our upcoming events.
Start spring right with some artistic expression and creative exploration!
Explore authentic Chinese culture by learning calligraphy and tasting some unique, handcrafted tea blends at MADE classroom at noon on March 16th. Tickets are only $15!
For this month only, Cider & Canvas is back for Art Happy Hour! Come to Friendly Beasts Cidery on March 20, enjoy some home-brewed cider, and get your paint on! Tickets are $15.  
Surprise a loved one with a homemade done-pendant necklace from our Community Craft class at Two Sticks Bakery on March 17. Tickets are $20, doors open at 11am. 
Starting March 20, we will be hosting a weekly creative writing workshop where you can get help with an existing piece or start a new story! Taught by Bix Gabriel, it runs for 6 consecutive Wednesdays and costs $120. There are only 12 spots available, so hurry and sign up!
Our exhibition series this month is called Experiences Visited, Places Felt, by painter and visual artist Tylla Carlisle. She explores the human experience and her own journey between the known and the unknown, of self-reflection, and of how to communicate these feelings.
Come by any Saturday from 11-2pm and create miniature game pieces for games ranging from Warhammer to D&D to Monopoly! Learn to craft small game pieces and figurines and meet other gamers and artists. Admission is free and supplies will be provided, although a small Artisan Alley donation is always appreciated.
We received rough woodcut symbols and invite you to help us finish them. These glyphs, or art "emojis," will help distinguish the types of artists at each of our three locations. We are currently standing them and cleaning up the designs. After, we will cut them into circles, paint them, and install them over the next month. 
Tylla Carlisle has been painting since she was six years old. For the artist, the urge to express creatively has innate origins. Every human is born with this momentum and are on this physical plane to find our particular way of creating that supports our highest good as individuals and as a collective. Over the course of her lifetime (51 years) she has studied 2-D and 3-D art, dance, theater, and music. Tylla was trained in “Observational/Figurative” painting under the guidance of Eve Mansdorf at Indiana University and continued her education in the MFA program at Western Michigan University under the teachings of Lou Rizzolo. Her influences, to name just a few, include Nathan Oliveira, Mark Rothko, Odd Nerdrum, Lucian Freud, and her deep connection with nature.
Adam Nahas, of Cyclops Studios LLC, has been involved in art since childhood. He graduated from Indiana University in 2007 where he majored in Studio Art with concentrations in Metals and Sculpture, and minored in Art History and Mathematics. His creations represent a vast and unique repertoire of his personal interests. Not limiting himself, he pursues a variety of subject matter, mediums, and art forms. His knowledge of anatomy and his attention to detail, have allowed him to create a range of styles, exhibitions, projects and artworks. Nahas’ work ranges from 2D work, including unique portraits, graphic design, prints, sketchings, and comic illustrations fantasies, to 3D work including kinetic sculpture, fired earthenware, bronze memorial/monuments, robotic prototypes, and other various mediums.
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