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Homerama Follow Up

Hello All, We wanted to thank everyone who came out to the 2012 Dayton Homerama this fall, especially those who attended our collector/designer party. It was a great opportunity for Mike and Bob Rhoads to show their art in a residential setting. The work just feels so natural in places like this. Look forward to […]

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Homerama 2012

We are excited to announce that Mike Elsass will be a featured artist in the 2012 Homerama! “The Home Builders Association of Dayton will be presenting the 2012 Homearama Lifestyle Edition showcase of magnificent custom homes in the beautiful Sugar Camp – Pointe Oakwood community. It will be four years since the last Dayton region Homearama. The […]

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Miraval Spa & Mike Elsass…The Full Story

In recent years, Miraval has devoted more focus to the Artist-In-Residence program. Throughout the year, Miraval hosts painters and sculptors who not only use the setting as inspiration but also teach Miraval guests their craft. Mike Elsass has become a guest favorite – he sets up his painting station in the Raindance Pass Courtyard during […]

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Larger Work, Bigger Spaces

Many of you know, Mike knows how to keep himself busy. He always seems to have a project or two going on these days. Mike recently began working on some new steel that is unlike anything he has ever done before. The new size and shape are what he likes to call “ripples”. The ripples […]

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The Dayton Racquet Club

One of the premier spots to see Mike’s best work in Dayton is the Dayton Racquet Club. Founded in 1971, the Dayton Racquet Club remains one of the Miami Valley’s finest private clubs for business, athletic and dining events. It is located atop the Kettering Tower, on the 29th floor and features some of the […]

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Premeditated art theft–German Village gallery vows to fight back with stronger security

Premeditated art theft–German Village gallery vows to fight back with stronger security  by Sarah Thompson for The Other Paper, May 10, 2012  Photos by Chris Parker It reads like a plot from a Mary Higgins Clark mystery: Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of art stolen from a little gallery in one of the city’s historic […]

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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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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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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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