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Miraval Spa

Mike’s work is currently showcased at Miraval Spa in Tucson, Arizona and will be an integral part of the design of the new Life in Balance Spa set to open in May 2012. Throughout its sixteen year existence, Miraval has become the top-rated spa in the United States and the ultimate destination for individuals looking […]

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Clodagh

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Exciting projects are in the works! Mike is set to begin working on his largest commission to date for a new Miraval Spa set to open in May 2012. He was handpicked by internationally-known designer Clodagh to do the piece which will measure approximately 28-feet wide – the biggest piece of his artistic career. Mike […]

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Profile of an artist

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Mike Elsass: Artist Profile by Anna Freidenburg Mike Elsass became a painter after a career in business and a dream to have time to dedicate to writing. Though mostly self-taught, he acknowledges Roger Sayre as his mentor, the nationally renowned steel artist showed him the possibilities of steel as a surface for acrylic paintings and […]

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The Color of Steel

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The Color of Steel: One DCP writer’s account of painting with a master – Mike Elsass by Annie Bowers The scent of acrylic paint, polyurethane and incense lingered in the air at the old warehouse. Industrial fans hummed, and someone down the hall was using the freight elevator; I could hear the distinctive creak of […]

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Artists in the news – Mike Elsass

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Artists in the News – Mike Elsass featured in the Muse Gallery Newsletter, January-March 2011 (Issue No. 23) Mike Elsass and Mike Ervin were nominated for a Governor’s Award for the Arts: An artistic energy has transformed the streets of the Oregon Arts District in downtown Dayton, and much of it can be traced to […]

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Soak up painting know-how with artist Mike Elsass: Dayton painter will share techniques at two workshops

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Soak up painting know-how with artist Mike Elsass: Dayton painter will share techniques at two workshops by Pamela Dillon for the Dayton Daily News August 14, 2011 He’s known around Dayton for his easy smile, laid-back attitude and, of course, for his vibrant abstract-on-rusted-steel paintings. Mike Elsass will be bringing his jokes and his painting […]

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New art spot in Yellow Springs

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New art spot in Yellow Springs by Pamela Dillon for Dayton Daily News, August 13, 2011 Christine Klinger enjoys Yellow Springs so much that she’s willing to set up housekeeping there, as well as a new business. She and her husband Jim are in the midst of building a new home. The name of her […]

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Fight Night — “Cool event” for steamy evening & PHOTOS, too

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Fight Night – “Cool event” for steamy evening and photos, too by Tom Archdeacon for Dayton Daily News, July 17, 2011 Darrence Williams – The Punchin’ Preacher – will take the pulpit in his West Dayton church this afternoon with a cut on one cheek, some bruising and puffiness on the other and – thanks […]

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Fight Night a striking success for everyone

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Fight Night a striking success for everyone by Tom Archdeacon for Dayton Daily News, July 17, 2011 Darrence Williams — The Punchin’ Preacher — took the pulpit in his West Dayton church Sunday afternoon with a cut on one cheek, some bruising and puffiness on the other and — thanks to his toe-to-toe middleweight bout Saturday […]

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Punchers & Painters opens with a knockout night

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Punchers & Painters opens with a knockout night by Tom Archdeacon for Dayton Daily News Punchers & Painters – the annual multi-week, multi-event embrace of boxing and art in downtown Dayton – kicked off Saturday night with a well-attended, enthusiastic“Celebration of Davey Moore” at the Color of Energy Gallery in the Oregon District. One of the […]

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