Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Amy Sedaris Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts Night

I'm not gonna lie. We've been waiting to throw this event our whole lives.

Here it is. We love Amy Sedaris like Seal loves a kiss from a rose on a grave. 

We want to craft with you. 

This is not fine art. It's crafts. 

If we are being really transparent we would even say that this book is what started Hali and Tricia's art careers.

A bad divorce gave birth to buying this book as a distraction. The crafting from her books was the gateway drug to what would ultimately become our lives as artists.  

But in the end, it's about Amy Sedaris and her irreverence towards normalcy, all things expected, unglittered and expensive. This is crafting for poor people and it's brilliant. 

Get ready to make and take crafts. I. E. Jesus matchstick holders, macaroni and bean art, masks of the world.

If you don't like these ideas, we don't care and we will be at Rhapsody on the 19 Crafting with or without you. 

Cash bar. Open Hearts. Glitter Sticks. See you there. 

*If you purchased tickets for the last Amy night and you were unable to attend due to the weather, you may use those for this event. 


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Finishing an Acrylic Poured Painting with Artist Beth Wheeler
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Finishing an Acrylic Poured Painting with Artist Beth Wheeler

Congratulations! You've created awesome acrylic pour art. Now what? 

How do you finish it so it stays vibrant and beautiful for years? Beth Wheeler will guide participants through a variety of possibilities including Inclusions such as crushed glass or small shells, embellishments such as gold leaf and line art, varnish vs resin, framing vs gallery wrap, and more. This Two-hour workshop will help you choose from a variety of options with confidence! 

Bring two of your own small painted canvases from home. We will do 4 hands-on projects and two demos. Demos are mounting a canvas in a frame with Z clips and applying resin. Hands on projects include line work on top of the finished painting, adding inclusions to dried painting, and varnishing.

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Intro to Pottery with Artist Janelle Slone
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Artist Janelle Slone

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop artist Janelle Slone will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Janelle will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is designed for ages 15 and over.

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Intro to Pastel with Artist Craig Graham
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pastel with Artist Craig Graham

In this intro to pastel workshop artist, Craig Graham will be instructing students on the supplies needed to create with pastels and guiding students through how to make a landscape scene from a photograph using pastels. Each student will receive their own pastel supplies to take home with them. The kit includes: 

A set of Generals Charcoal Pencils 

Mungoyo Soft Pastels (64 Count)

1 Mat for framing

After class, each student will be able to work from a photograph and create their own paintings at home, as well as how to frame their finished pieces. No previous art experience suggested. All supplies are included. Rhapsody Gallery will be providing snacks and beverages. Frames available for purchase after class.

Craig is an artist from Defiance Ohio. He has been painting for 13 years.


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Watercolor Workshop: Working From Photographs with Artist John Kelty
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor Workshop: Working From Photographs with Artist John Kelty

In this intro level watercolor class, artist John Kelty will guide each student through the steps of painting with watercolor using inspiration from a photograph. We will be working on an 11x15 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper and American journey paint. All art materials and photographs will be provided as well as pallets to take home after class.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over. 

John C. Kelty is known for his plein air paintings and ability to capture movement in watercolor."John C. Kelty is a regional artist who resides in Fort Wayne Indiana. He was born and raised in New Haven, Indiana, as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, graduated with a degree in commercial art and went on to work in the printing industry for the next twenty years. He works exclusively in watercolor. He has exhibited work in many shows and participated in many plein air events . He is past president and current board member of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. He is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, the Hoosier Salon, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and the American Watercolor Society. He works exclusively in watercolor."


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"Virtuosity" a Comprehensive Collection of Works by John S. Gruse
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

"Virtuosity" a Comprehensive Collection of Works by John S. Gruse

You know a piece of art is special when you see it. The mastery of an artistic craft is called … Virtuosity.
Join us as we celebrate a talented artist who's works over the years has been as diverse as it is experimental, controversial and most of all beautiful.
This is a retrospective, a look back into the years of an artist and his triumphs in many different genres of art.
There is quite literally something for everyone in the John Gruse collection and we can't wait to share it with you.

*Free to Attend
*Art for Sale
*Cash Bar

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Intro to Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler

Is it art or is it science? Acrylic pouring is a unique combination of artistic technique, chemistry, and physics. Based on paint density and opacity, the dozens of techniques known as acrylic pouring result in astonishing textures and color interactions.

Come try a fun adventure of discovery with Beth Wheeler as she guides you through technique and serendipity. No prior painting experience is required. 

We'll practice four acrylic pouring techniques on ceramic tiles. Then, choose your favorite to apply on an 11" x 14" canvas.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 18 and over.

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Intro to Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selzer
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selzer

You've asked for it and here it is! Intro to Drawing! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional artist, Jeremy Selzer. In this workshop, students will learn the procedures related to drawing and begin constructing their own drawings. 

Sketches are a means of thinking. A sketch is a visual tool for exploration, reflection, ideation, asking and answering questions, shaping existing ideas. Using still-life setups, figures and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, as you explore the use of traditional drawing materials.you will be guided through learning about materials of drawing, 

All materials are provided for this class. You will also receive a swag bag full of the art supplies that you may take home and practice the skills you have learned in this workshop. Rhapsody Gallery is providing snacks and this class is for all skill levels.

More about our instructor Jeremy Selzer:

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. Master of Arts in Digital Illustration & Animation from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne. His professional career started as Art Director for a small, Indianapolis based ad agency; creating campaign work and individual client focused projects. "The majority of my corporate career was spent as Lead Designer for a large, multi-national company. I illustrated concepts for a variety of new products, initial prototypes, and completed all drawings for mass-produced inventories. I eventually realized sitting behind a computer was not the right move for me and accepted a tattoo apprenticeship north of Indianapolis. I currently tattoo full time from my studio here in Fort Wayne, in addition to producing commissioned paintings, sculpting, and co-own Phan-Gear Prints; a collective that creates promotional artwork for local musicians."

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SOLD OUT Intro to Watercolor with Artist John Kelty: Working from a Photograph
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT Intro to Watercolor with Artist John Kelty: Working from a Photograph

In this intro level watercolor class, artist John Kelty will guide each student through the steps of painting with watercolor using inspiration from a photograph. We will be working on an 11x15 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper and American journey paint. All art materials and photographs will be provided as well as pallets to take home after class. One lucky student will go home with John's painting from the class.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

John C. Kelty is known for his plein air paintings and ability to capture movement in watercolor."John C. Kelty is a regional artist who resides in Fort Wayne Indiana. He was born and raised in New Haven, Indiana, as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, graduated with a degree in commercial art and went on to work in the printing industry for the next twenty years. He works exclusively in watercolor. He has exhibited work in many shows and participated in many plein air events . He is past president and current board member of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. He is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, the Hoosier Salon, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and the American Watercolor Society. He works exclusively in watercolor."

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Amy Sedaris Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts on Tap
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Amy Sedaris Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts on Tap

I'm not gonna lie. We've been waiting to throw this event our whole lives.


Here it is. We love Amy Sedaris like Seal loves a kiss from a rose on a grave.

We want to craft with you.

This is not fine art. It's crafts.


If we are being really transparent we would even say that this book is what started Hali and Tricia's art careers.


A bad divorce gave birth to buying this book as a distraction. The crafting from her books was the gateway drug to what would ultimately become our lives as artists.


But in the end, it's about Amy Sedaris and her irreverence towards normalcy, all things expected, unglittered and expensive. This is crafting for poor people and it's brilliant.


Get ready to make and take crafts. I. E. Jesus matchstick holders, macaroni and bean art, masks of the world.


If you don't like these ideas, we don't care and we will be at Rhapsody on the 19 Crafting with or without you.


Cash bar. Open Hearts. Glitter Sticks. See you there.

*If you purchased tickets for the last Amy night and you were unable to attend due to the weather, you may use those for this event.

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Intro to Pottery with Artists Lindsy Hall and Janelle Slone
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Artists Lindsy Hall and Janelle Slone

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop, Lindsy and Janelle will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel.

After class, Lindsy and Janelle will fire all of the projects in their studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.


No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 15 and over.

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"The Nature of " a John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup art exhibit
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

"The Nature of " a John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup art exhibit

Join us over the mountain and through the woods to this dual
artist showcase of artists, John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup.
These two wonderfully diverse and talented artists are bringing us their newest and never seen before works. Their style, experience and art mediums might be very different but their work shown together will be a gorgeous sight to see. Both inspired by nature, we love how their use of color bring the beauty of outdoors into a ray of beautiful colors on canvas and on paper.
John and Jeremy's works will be for sale one the evening of February 23 and for one month in our gallery. Please help us in welcoming these two artists to our gallery and celebrating their art 6pm-10pm on February 23.

More about J and J:

John C. Kelty:
Bitten by the plein air bug watercolor artist John C Kelty strives to create an atmosphere through the inclusion of human elements and the use a personal caligraphy of brushstrokes. The result is a visual narrative that captures a moment in time. Painting on location has given his work a freshness and spontaneity that was missing in the studio.

John was born and raised in New Haven Indiana as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana and graduated with a degree in Commercial Art. He went on the work in the printing industry in many capacities for the next twenty years.
He works exclusively in watercolor and exhibits locally at many show. He is a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, the AmericanWatercolor Society, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and is the past president and current boardmember of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild.

Jeremy Stroup:
Jeremy Stroup is an artist based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from IPFW in 2014 with a BFA in studio art, specializing in sculpture.

Currently, Jeremy produces a series of large scale drawings and collages of a broad variety of subjects, with an appreciation for religious, mythological, and archetypal themes. His most recent works explore biblical and mythological stories that resonate from his past culturally. He describes the process as a meditation on a story, the symbols it contains, and the people who have kept and valued it for generations.

Jeremy's work is vivid and decorative, drawing inspiration from many different cultures. He cites a long list of sources, such as: illuminated manuscripts, Ukiyo-e woodcuts from Japan, European and Arabic architecture, modern and retro science fiction illustration, and the surrealist movement such as: Paul Klee, Rene Magritte, and Remedios Varo.

Jeremy's main focus is honing his skills as he practices his craft, allowing the process to form a style for itself.

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Reiki Reiki Art and Reiki
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Reiki Reiki Art and Reiki

Reiki Reiki Art and Reiki is an Invitation to connect with your inner healer through creativity.

Learn the basics of Reiki healing from Reiki instructor and artist, Lindsy Hall. In this workshop, Lindsy will teach you how to use Reiki for self- healing and coalesce the inner healer and creator by exploring the sacred symbols of Reiki. Lindsy will be helping each student to use different types of painting and drawing materials and techniques to create the symbols.

All art supplies are included. Just bring yourself and enjoy a beautiful and new creative experience.


What is Reiki?

A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.


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Open House Winter Group Closing Show Event
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Open House Winter Group Closing Show Event

We've had the privilege of working with four wonderful artists for the last few months, Linda Schwartz, Angie Hensley, Nancy Fritz, and Linda Galloway.
Sadly, our time representing them has come to a close and we would love to celebrate this with a fun open house! On February 16, 11a-7pm we will be hosting a fun Open House celebration for these artists.
It will be your last chance to purchase one of their original pieces of art with us. So if you've had your eye on a brilliant painting from one of these artists, this will be a great day to take it home with you!

Rhapsody Gallery will be serving Free snacks and hot chocolate all day! I can't tell you how much it means to an artist when you buy their art. It's an incredible feeling. It also brightens up your home with one of a kind painting that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Thank you for supporting original art!

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I Love Your Guts: a Creative Date Night Experience. Printing and Pottery
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

I Love Your Guts: a Creative Date Night Experience. Printing and Pottery

Let us spoil you with a creative evening you will never forget on your Valentines Day date night or Galentine's Day night out. In this very special workshop, we are so excited to host two fabulous artists, Lindsy Hall Pottery and Vandiart Screenprinting who will guide you through making your own pottery pieces and screen-printed items.

Your ticket includes:

From Vandiart Screenprinting each person will be screenprinting one tote and block printing a small print. She will be bringing us brand new designs including some fun Parks and Rec themed art to print onto items. Leigha from Vandiart will be also bringing other extra items to print on that may be purchased that evening.


From Lindsy Hall Pottery each person will be taught how to make a mug and be instructed to throw a bowl on the pottery wheel. Lindsy will be taking your pottery with her to be fired and you have the choice of different glaze colors. You may pick up your pottery in two weeks after the workshop at our gallery.

Every ticket holder will receive a special swag bag full of goodies (flowers, art supplies, candy and more) from Rhapsody to you!

Your ticket also includes a glass of champagne or a beer and there will be a cash bar for the entirety of the evening. Not only will you have a great time and take home something beautiful you've made but you will be learning a new skill you will have forever! We can't wait to host his a fun, memorable and creative evening!

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Fifth Element Themed Board Games and Brews Night
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fifth Element Themed Board Games and Brews Night

Another just for fun event for you guys, our awesome customers and friends!
By February we know we all will be experiencing cabin fever and the only cure is more...Fifth Element Themed Parties with Board Games and Brewskies and WIneskies? YES!
Come dressed as your favorite Character from this favorite of a movie if you like but NO Pressure!
This event is FREE if you have a Multi-Pass (you said it like Leeloo, didn't you?)
Stop in our store and grab a Multi-Pass starting next week and all the way up to this event. The day of the event Multi Passes will be $5 at the door. Get them early so it's fo free!
A stocked cash bar will be serving drinks all night and we have some great games but please feel free to bring your favorite games to play.
Please do not bring your own alcohol or food to this event.
This party is 18 and over so no kiddies this time.
We love you Fort Wayners. Come nerd out with us for the evening!


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INTERMEDIATE level Acrylic Pouring with Beth Wheeler
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

INTERMEDIATE level Acrylic Pouring with Beth Wheeler

Explore four techniques not covered in the introductory workshop. We'll try each on a ceramic tile and then apply your favorite on an 11" x 14" canvas.

Additionally, we'll mix your own semi-transparent, transparent, metallic, and glitter paints and learn how to use them to add depth to your paintings, look at creative ways to use excess runoff paint in amazing accessories, and experiment with painting 3-D surfaces.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

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Artist Meet and Greet. Critique & Mixer
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Meet and Greet. Critique & Mixer

Artists! This party is for you!
Bring your bad selves and your newest works of art to this all ages mixer of creatives.

This will be an evening for our local creatives to show off what you've been working on and an opportunity to allow
your contemporaries to give feedback on your works.

If you're not into critiques and you don't care what people think of your art, feel free to bring your art and work on it in our studio, or jsut hang with us for the evening.

A cash bar will be flowing all night. If you don't partake, we will have some non-alcoholic beverages as on-site as well. And we will be providing snacks for ya'll.

It's long overdue that our local artists had a party given just for THEM! Come, chat, and collaborate.

$5 at the door or tickets on eventbrite
Creative Space


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*Sold Out* Intro to Pottery with Artists Lindsy Hall and Janelle Slone
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

*Sold Out* Intro to Pottery with Artists Lindsy Hall and Janelle Slone

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop, Lindsy will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel.

After class, Lindsy will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

Lindsy is a local sculptor, painter, and yoga instructor. She studied fine art and has been teaching pottery lessons in her home studio for over ten years. Lindsy now uses her time in her studio as a way of connecting back to the earth, and to heal through creativity. She enjoys making beads, mugs, tiles, canisters, bowls, sculptures and whatever else the imagination can come up with.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 15 and over.

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Rhapsody Presents: A Screening of "Peace Love and Zoo"
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Rhapsody Presents: A Screening of "Peace Love and Zoo"

This is your chance if you missed it at the Fort Wayne Cinema Center to catch a screening of this inspiring film based on the life of an artist, Zoo Cain.

PEACE, LOVE & ZOO brings us into the world of Portland’s Local Guru, resident “Mad Artist,” recovery advocate, Zoo Cain. PEACE, LOVE & ZOO tells the inspiring, colorful story of Zoo Cain, whose dedication to art and service to others is truly astounding. It is also his therapy. Having lived as a severe addict for decades, he is now in his 25th year of sobriety, rife with challenging chasms and spiritual enlightenment. It’s easy to make assumptions about Zoo when you meet him. Most people know him as the AA guru, the License Plate guy, the wild hippie dancer, the guy who wears shorts in the winter, the prolific writer, the artist who is fighting cancer (and is currently in remission), the dad whose son and daughter are fighting battles of their own. This vibrant documentary will help to bring Zoo into the national spotlight and inspire others with his incredible service work to the community, his art, and all the colorful pieces that make up the mosaic that is Zoo Cain. Unrated. 74 Min. -Cinema Center


All ticket sales to this event will be going the chairty of Zoo's choice and we will be featuring some of Zoo's paintings at this event!


Doors open at 6 pm to mingle and settle in.
The movie goes on at 7 pm.

Thanks to Sweet So Geek for lending us their movie projector and Marsi Lawson for making this night possible.

Snacks and great memories will be provided!

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Intro to Watercolor with Artist John C. Kelty
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Watercolor with Artist John C. Kelty

In this intro level watercolor class, Artist John Kelty will guide each student through making their own watercolor textured landscape. 

We will be working on an 11x15 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. Additional materials are freezer wrap with plastic backing, cheesecloth, masking fluid, #2 pencil, and scissors. All materials will be provided.

"John C. Kelty is a regional artist who resides in Fort Wayne Indiana. He was born and raised in New Haven, Indiana, as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, graduated with a degree in commercial art and went on to work in the printing industry for the next twenty years. He works exclusively in watercolor. He has exhibited work in many shows and participated in many plein air events . He is past president and current board member of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. He is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, the Hoosier Salon, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and the American Watercolor Society. He works exclusively in watercolor."

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

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Acrylic Pouring on TRAYS! with Artist Beth Wheeler
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Acrylic Pouring on TRAYS! with Artist Beth Wheeler

  • 3400 North Anthony Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN, 46805 United States (map)
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Acrylic on ceramic? Won’t it peel? Learn the secrets of painting on slick surfaces to keep colors bright and beautiful! We’ll paint a ceramic holiday tray, perfect for canapés or cookies, using glitter paint YOU make. Acrylic Pouring Artist Beth Wheeler guides you through this creative adventure.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. 

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 18 and over.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acrylic-pouring-on-trays-with-artist-beth-wheeler-tickets-52949344916

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Intro to Pottery with Artist, Lindsy Hall
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Artist, Lindsy Hall

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop, Lindsy will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Lindsy will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

Lindsy is a local sculptor, painter, and yoga instructor. She studied fine art and has been teaching pottery lessons in her home studio for over ten years. Lindsy now uses her time in her studio as a way of connecting back to the earth, and to heal through creativity. She enjoys making beads, mugs, tiles, canisters, bowls, sculptures and whatever else the imagination can come up with.


No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 15 and over.

TICKETS:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-pottery-with-artist-lindsy-hall-tickets-52489560689?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1Ww_v2sW4I7s9GbwtpnLJbt04-T1tso7yIkIqFOlwbiCbteNykLGTmnx4

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday
Nov
23
to Nov 26

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday

Hello Friends!
First of all, thank you for the best first year of business we could have asked for! Even battling the obstacles of a torn up road and some building repairs we had the time of our lives throwing parties, making beautiful art shows and amazing workshops for all of you. 
So in celebration of all of this, we have some very exciting plans for our first annual Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and our one year anniversary!
We hope you will join us in shopping small this holiday season. 
Here is the event schedule for the entire fun-filed weekend:

Black Friday:
Our doors open at 8am on Friday the 23. The first 5 customers will receive fun prizes! Gallery closes at 7pm
All day on Friday the entire gallery will be 10% off!
We know that this is tough time for our local people who are without a home and are in need of a coat. So If you bring us a donation of a coat for the homeless you will receive 20% off of anything in our store. *Offer only good on November 23. Please donate! We did this last year and we gathered so many great coats for our friends in need.

Small Business Saturday:

All day starting at 10am doors will be open to the public. Gallery closes at 8pm 
FREE Coffee all day at our store and a cash bar running all day for all of you jolly day drinkers and shoppers! We love you! 
We are hosting some special in-store events all day! 
*All day you may take advantage of free music lesson demos by the great Justin Zych himself. He teaches piano, bass, and all types of guitar at Rhapsody.
*Michelle Lanter Jewelry will be making jewelry and demonstrating the art of wire jewelry making all day with us as well as bringing loose stones! 
*Acrylic Pouring master Beth Wheeler will be making beautiful poured ornaments with the public. $5 each. Take home a great gift! 
*Artist, Hali Ruisard will be painting and making handmade cards with the public as well. $5 each.
Secret Giveaways all day!

Cyber Monday:

Our fully stocked website Rhapsodyartgallery.com is having a one day only sale! On November 26 the entire site will be 20% off!

Thank you for shopping small and for loving art Fort Wayne! 
Don't forget our neighbors in the North Anthony Corridor Holiday Lighting
They appreciate the support of all of you and are a big part of what makes Fort Wayne so special. 
Sweets So Geek
Old Crown
Firefly Coffee House
Wooden Nickel Music
Papier's Creative Framings Creative Framing
The Bookmark
Jameson Meats
Green DogGoods
Health Food Shoppe of Fort Wayne
INRUSHbicycles
Fae's Cabinet

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Cookie and Canvas Kids Workshop w/ Amy Clark
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Cookie and Canvas Kids Workshop w/ Amy Clark

In this intro level Children’s art workshop for ages 4 and up, Artist Amy Clark will guide each student step by step by step in creating their own Van Gogh Starry night acrylic and mixed media piece. Each student will get to take home a large canvas with their own acrylic and modge podge painting.

Amy Clark is a local watercolor artist and a middle school art teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools. She is known for her landscapes, skies, and galaxy paintings, and how the universe is more intertwined than we realize.

Tickets include cookies and drinks, and all art materials will be supplied.

TICKETS:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cookie-and-canvas-tickets-51443543022?aff=efbeventtix

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Intro to Pottery with Lindsy Hall
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Lindsy Hall

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop, Lindsy will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Lindsy will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

Lindsy is a local sculptor, painter, and yoga instructor. She studied fine art and has been teaching pottery lessons in her home studio for over ten years. Lindsy now uses her time in her studio as a way of connecting back to the earth, and to heal through creativity. She enjoys making beads, mugs, tiles, canisters, bowls, sculptures and whatever else the imagination can come up with.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 18 and over.

TICKETS:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-pottery-with-lindsy-hall-tickets-50286521339?aff=efbeventtix

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Advanced Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Advanced Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler

The advanced painter will see and practice painting with intent. Techniques and design will be practiced on ceramic tiles and small canvases. Once comfortable with this new approach, participants will finish a 16" x 20" masterpiece.

We'll explore techniques for dispersing the paint, controlling focus and planning design, working across more than one canvas at a time, varnishing techniques, and adding enhancements after the painting is dry.

Participants should be familiar with basic acrylic pouring techniques and ideally, should have completed the Introductory and Intermediate Acrylic Pouring Techniques workshops with Beth.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is for ages 18 and over.

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-acrylic-pouring-tickets-48850001670?aff=efbeventtix

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It's the Great Pumpkin Spiced Party, Charlie Brown! Summer Group Closing Show
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

It's the Great Pumpkin Spiced Party, Charlie Brown! Summer Group Closing Show

It's the Great Pumpkin Spiced Art Party! 
Join us for a night of all things art and pumpkin with this farwell party to our Summer Group of fabulous artists! 
This is your last chance to grab the perfect one of a kind gift from these very special artists! 
* Warm and yummy treats from our pals at Sweet So Geek 
* Cash Bar (stocked with Pumpkin Beer)
* All Ages
Kenny Humphries
Phil Coffel 
Amanda Dornbush 
Amy Clark 
Sandy McGill 
John Wade 
Beth Wheeler 
Karen Starn 
Bonnie Smith 
Kasey Wallace 
Andie Parker 
Nancy Stumpp 
Jan McMurtry Arnold

https://www.facebook.com/events/2118781598384001/

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Free Outdoor Showing of Nightmare Before Christmas
Oct
13
5:45 PM17:45

Free Outdoor Showing of Nightmare Before Christmas

From our friends at Sweets So Geek:

Update!! A new date has been determined to be Saturday, October 13th! Our free summer movie series concludes with a Tim Burton classic! Sandy Claws and Oogie-Boogie join Jack and Sally for a great outdoor movie! We'll have trivia and a costume contest sponsored by our local ThinkGeek store, adult beverages and all sorts of fun with our friends and partners Rhapsody Art Gallery and Studio, and food provided by our friends at Sol Kitchen Food Truck! Bring your own chairs for a great night! The movie will start 15 minutes or so after sundown and activities around 5:45-6:00.

https://www.facebook.com/events/278643486290681/

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Saturday Morning ARToons!
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Morning ARToons!

Join us this Saturday, October 13th, for the next episode of Saturday Morning ARToons!

11am-12pm
$10 per student 
Price includes:
*All art supplies needed for class
*Snacks and a Drink
JOIN ARToons CLUB for a monthly discount, members card and rewards.

AGES 3 and up

Walk-In’s welcome!

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