I’m happy to announce our current artist in residence, who will be working out of the MITCH Collective for the month of September, Miss Kelsi Boyd! Kelsi and I met two years ago, on road trip to Seattle, and spent the following winter studying and traveling together in Center America. Somehow, we’ve both now settled a short distance from one another on opposite sides of the Ohio River.

Originally from Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Kelsi currently calls Wheeling, WV home. Through a grant from the Ohio River Border Initiative, designed to place a West Virginia artist at the MITCH Collective for a month-long residency opportunity, Kelsi has set up her studio in the attic at MITCH. For the past three weeks she has been busy with new paintings, among other projects…

New and old work by Kelsi Boyd will be on Display at MITCH in the coming months. Be sure to check out her Art Opening on Friday October 19th. It’s happening from 5pm-8pm. There will be refreshments.

And here is a sneak peak of Kelsi’s work:



Hope to see all of you at the opening! Also, thank you to everyone who came to the Palette Knife Painting and Reupholstery workshops that Kelsi led this month.



About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit for more information.
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