Current Exhibitions

My work is on view at:

Celebrate the Print '17
| Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale
  } Oct 4 - 27
25th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition | The Village Theater, Canton
  } Oct 6 - Nov 4
Silver Bells: Holiday Market | Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens
  } Nov 17 - Dec 22
Holiday Market | Starkweather Art Center, Romeo
  } Mid Nov - Dec
2017 Art for the Holiday | Detroit Artist Market, Detroit
  } Nov 3 - Dec 30


13 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013

I started this year out with a cold so my energy level was pretty low key, but after a visit from one of my best friends the creative juices are flowing again. And to add a little boost to my creative attempts for this new year I just received confirmation that I've been accepted into two art shows this month!! YAY!

The first is the Anton Art Center's Michigan Annual XL.



The accepted piece -- Deciduous Hopes -- is a small bound art book with a tree theme. I combined found papers and word phrases with some of my pictures that were digitally manipulated into silhouettes and printed on transparent film. Natural materials were used to create texture. The back cover was made by scraping mat gel medium through a brass stencil. Once the glue dried, I painted over it and rubbed oil pastel into the branches.








The second show is the Grosse Pointe Art Center's Urban Edge.

 
I created a 3-D cityscape using found urban detritus -- if it was smashed or rusty, it made it's way onto the pages of this book. By turning the pages, a viewer can take a tour of the city and encounter the grit and grime that when isolated becomes visual texture with it's own form of beauty. I'm always picking up bits and pieces off the ground, so I was glad to find a venue that could appreciate what normally is overlooked.






I am a little bummed that I won't be able to attend either of the show opens because they are both on Fridays which from now until the middle of May are reserved for the class I'm taking to learn more web skills! Call me crazy but it is really fun doing that stuff.

Happy New Year!

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