to conduct acrylic workshop
works include sculpture,
murals, collages, paintings
Helen E. McKinney
BEDFORD, Ky. (February 2010) Merle Rosens
life is wrapped around the arts. She began teaching art professionally
at age 15, and her enthusiasm for sharing the arts with others has not
dimmed since then.
I have taught for over 40 years and continue to
love and appreciate giving people the tools to transform their lives
in the studio and out, said Rosen, a Cincinnati native.
For the past 38 years, Rosen has also created artwork in a variety of
medium. She has created two large murals for Petersens Restaurant
in downtown Cincinnati, a series of 25 cast glass sculptures, pastel
works, bronze sculptures, oil pastels, pencil drawings and mixed media
Rosens artwork has shown extensively in museums and galleries,
such as Cincinnatis Contemporary Arts Center, Louisvilles
Speed Museum, Covingtons Carnegie Arts Center and the Kharkiv
Museum in the Ukraine. Her repertoire of corporate collections includes
Bethesda Hospitals, Scripps Howard, Cardinal Aluminum, Ulmer & Berne,
Cincinnati Bell and The Christ Hospital.
Rosen plans to visit the Apple Tree Studio in Bedford, Ky., to share
her experiences and knowledge with anyone interested in acrylic painting.
She will conduct a free demonstration and lecture from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20. Registration is required by Feb. 5, and participants
will receive a free gift packet containing hand painted color charts
and sample products, compliments of Golden Artists Colors Inc.
Golden Artists Colors Inc. is a company that makes and develops
acrylic paints and mediums for artists and craftsmen. They offer excellent
products at very reasonable prices, said Lynn Horine, president
of the Trimble County Arts Council.
She said participants will learn how versatile Golden Acrylic Paint
is and how to use it to the fullest advantage. They will also learn
about many new products and how to use them. They will also be made
aware of artist tips and tricks for beginning artist to professional
artists, said Horine.
Rosen began using Golden Acrylic Paint in 1991 for paintings, drawings,
sculpture and furniture. She said she currently provides speaking engagements
around the Midwest for the company and workshops within a five hour
drive of Cincinnati, such as the one scheduled for the Apple Tree Studio.
She has lots of experience and up to the minute information on
all the paints and mediums and their uses, said Horine.
Workshop participants will learn more than they ever thought possible
in two plus hours, said Rosen. She has released two DVDs from
F&W Publications that feature her distinctive use of acrylics and
In 2006, she purchased a building in the Northside community of Cincinnati
that she gutted and rebuilt into a studio. She not only creates her
own artwork there, but teaches Golden Acrylic Paint workshops, and private
drawing and painting classes.
In the past she has taught and directed preschool childrens art
classes at the Cincinnati Art Museum, directed ceramics programs at
The Arts Consortium and Thomas Moore College, taught ceramics at the
University of Cincinnati and taught drawing, collage and archival materials
at the University of Cincinnati and The Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Rosen is teaching a class at the Apple Tree Studio because of
the excellent space offered for a meeting of this type and its central
location, Horine said.
To learn more about Rosen, please visit www.MerleRosen.com.
For more information or to make reservations for the Golden Acrylic
Artist Workshop, contact Lynn Horine at (502) 255-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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