Art Talks & Walks

Gallery Talks

Studio Tour Visit: Nicole Renee Ryan
Save the Date: Sep 28, 2023

Nicole Renee Ryan is a watercolorist, oil painter and muralist from Mercer, PA who paints “imagined spaces and misremembered places”.  Visit her home studio and gardens to learn what inspires her and how she works. Learn more about Nicole on her website.

Registered participants will receive directions to Nicole's studio prior to the event.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Musuem
Save the Date: Feb 21, 2024

A rare opportunity to tour the musuem with former New Castle native and Curator, Michael Kraus, including a presentation of artifacts not regularly on public display.

Please note: Transportation to Soldiers & Sailors is not provided.

Network & News: Erie Arts & Culture
Save the Date: Mar 7, 2024

Network with the staff from Erie Arts & Culture then learn about available grant and teaching artist opportunities. This event will be held at the Hoyt and is open to all artists.

Mix & Mingle with the Sculptors
Save the Date: May 16, 2024

Have a drink and a conversation with exhibiting sculptors, Mark and Jan Wiesner and Silvija Singh before their shows some to a close.

Artist Member Workshops

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Ready Set Show! Photo Workshop for Artists
Save the Date: Nov 4, 2023

Explore tips and tricks of taking professional photos to build your artist portfolio. Includes an opportunity to compile your photos online and apply to the Annua Hoyt Regional. Bring the items that you wish to photography to class, and SD card, and flash drive. Cameras will be provided in the studio.

You've Been Accepted, Now What? Prepping to Show
Save the Date: Jan 21, 2024

Congratulations! You've been awarded a solo show! Now What? Join the Hoyt staff to learn what you need to do before delivering your work to a gallery or museum. Discussion includes presentation, packaging, inventory, artist statement and bio. You'll find this info helpful no matter where you are exhibiting.

Virtual Studio Tours

Jim West, Sculptor: West is known for his monumental figurative works in bronze. West brings a bold style and passion to the contemporary art scene with a new series of interactive sculptures incorporating light, kinetics, and sound. His distinct fusion of technology with sculpture is redefining figurative art and multi-media storytelling through intensely visceral, abstract works that ignite uniquely personal, emotional responses.

Mary B. Mason, metal smith: The foundation of my Mason’s experience is built upon twenty-five years of creating and teaching art in four different states. Moving to the Pittsburgh area from Baton Rouge, Louisiana has helped her to make connections with people and materials for my glass on metal pieces. Her Statement Pieces are created not only to wear, but to tell a story, communicate an idea, or to make a statement. Some qualities can inherently amplify concept and expression of social awareness, political ideology, gender identity or personal experience.

Michael Stephens: Stephens’ passion in art is in the direction of found object creations. He started working in the jewelry medium with found objects back in the 1980’s and is expanding into the creation of art objects, sculptures, steampunk and wall art. Some of his work fits into the steampunk genre while much of it simply reflects the large pallet that found-objects offer to an artist. Most of his work is true one of a kind art. Often duplicates can not be be made because the materials are not available. However, that reality also reflects my desire to purchase and procure only those objects that are one-time finds.

Bill Brunken: Tour the studio and get a demonstration by Pittsburgh Artist Bill Brunken.

Thomas McNickle: New Castle native and nationally recognized landscape painter takes us on a tour of his Volant studio while giving us insite into his work, his methods, and the countryside that inspires him.

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