A message suitable for all creatives.
View the original at https://vimeo.com/danielsax/thegap
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by Tali Farchi (NL) and Royce Deans (USA)
The exhibition here, within contains profound layers of the unseen world on a large scale through Hefferan’s woven textiles. Mirroring the infinite details and complexities under the microscope, some of the titles of here, within are written out in amino acid chains continuing to highlight awareness between art and science.
Check out art classes offered by the Holland Area Arts Council
SDAC board member Priscilla Lynch writes, "This is a good local show to be in with prizes and sales… the church even buys a piece every year!"
Celebration of the Arts began in 1972 as part of the Music and Arts Ministry of First Church. In its 48th year, Celebration has grown to represent one of the largest juried sacred art shows in the country. It features artists from throughout the Midwest in a variety of media including oils, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, fiber, photography, and more. During the festival, there are many individual events including concerts, drama, and art activities.
First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
For more information visit https://www.grfumc.org/cofa
For more information visit https://www.theresagray.com/the-art-of-connection
The Skin I'm In is an exhibition on living life as yourself and all the identities that come with it and how you see yourself and how the world sees you. This is a moment to creatively share your stories as a person with a disability, a man with a wonderful smile, a war vet, a Black woman, a Person of Color. This exhibit is a place to tell how you feel in your skin as a member of the LGBTQ community, as an Asian man, a Muslim grandmother. How you express yourself as an Indigenous person, a person with red hair and freckles or a Black Man in today’s America. Whatever skin you are in, who you are matters. Your story matters.
For the past 18 years, Donna has dedicated her skills as a designer and project manager to develop marketing and promotional strategies for urban libraries and non-profits. She has been a graphic/web designer for Detroit Public Library and Houston Public Library systems and brand manager for Houston Public Library.
Donna attended Western Michigan University in the College of Engineering and also attended the College for Creative Studies as a Graphic Communications major. She is the founder of DMJStudio, her creative studio devoted to developing art projects and events that close gaps between community and cultural institutions through public art, exhibits, film, and social collaborations. Much of her artwork and projects are available to view at www.dmjstudio.com
Her body of work includes Colorful Women, a collection of abstract paintings, illustrations, video, and installations narrating stories of women and her hometown of Detroit. She has created and curated several projects and installations. These include the Door of Opportunity project, a collection of doors transformed into art by local artists, Posters on Politics (an international exhibition of posters on global politics), and Women Work, (a platform of women exhibits, projects and programs that focus on the narratives of women). She continues to work in the neighborhoods of Detroit developing story projects and exhibitions, such as Middle Detroit, a collection of stories about Detroit’s middle class as well as In Pursuit of Hope, stories about the Detroit 1967 Rebellion.
This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or older in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. We reserve the right to decline any work that is substantially different from the submitted images, does not meet size limitations, or is not professionally presented.
Size limits: 2D - 72”high x 55” wide maximum 3D- must fit through standard doorway, max. 50lbs. No installations or ceiling hung work
Please contact Kerry Hagy with questions at email@example.com
South Haven Center for the Arts 600 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 Phone: (269) 637-1041 Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 11AM – 4:00PM (ET), Thurs: 11AM – 6:00PM www.southhavenarts.org
July 17th - September 11th
Opening Reception July 17th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Holland Area Arts Council Welcomes the Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild Members Show to the Lievense Gallery. This exhibit will feature multi-media fiber-based contemporary art ranging from sculpture to weaving.
History of the Guild: This group was created in Holland in March of 1979 by a group of artists who had taken a community class together on hand spinning wool. The group met every Wednesday evening at each person's home continuing to spin wool yarn and share life's adventures. The members started out as the Fiber Arts Guild of Holland in 1990, they later changed the name to Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild to be more inclusive of all the guild members from along the lakeshore communities beyond Holland. Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild has always been artistically diverse with mediums from weaving to spinning, dyeing, basket-making, paper-making, surface design, garment construction, knitting, quilting, and more. LFAG has belonged to the Michigan League of Hand Weavers for most of the years as a guild.
One Thing Becomes Another Thing
By Burleigh Kronquist, Annie Wassmann, Jenny Roberts, and Tom Edwards
July 15th - August 31st
Opening Reception July 15th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Tyranny of "O" by Burleigh Kronquist
As Artists, we wish to awaken attention to the absurd beauty and latent connotations of everyday objects. By transforming these objects and extending them into new realms of thought and feeling, we hope to generate new visual experiences and discover layers of meaning that resonate and stimulate.
WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING FROM AN ARTIST
YOU’RE BUYING MORE THAN AN OBJECT
YOU’RE BUYING HUNDREDS
OF HOURS OF ERRORS AND EXPERIMENTATION
AND MOMENTS OF PURE JOY
YOU’RE NOT BUYING JUST ONE THING
YOU ARE BUYING A PIECE OF A HEART
A PIECE OF A SOUL
A SMALL PIECE
OF SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE
Author Joy Plett
Oil painter Dawn Stafford is offering an intimate workshop, limited to 8 students, to take place outdoors in her beautiful backyard garden and rural hill top at the Peachbelt Studio. She will guides painters through demonstrations in palette theory, composition, abstraction, and support their own personal interpretation. Painters will choose what they study and work independently. A pre-selected palette of pure pigment oil paints and environmentally friendly solvent are included. Drawing skills are very helpful. All levels welcome.
For details visit
Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, Stitchers, Fiber People of all types! The good old Douglas UCC knitting crew invites you all to join us at their masked, outdoor, bring-your-own-chair-and-refreshments-and-projects meetups on Wednesday afternoons at the Retreat House backyard, beginning April 21 at 1pm! If you wish to receive reminders of those meetups and alerts when the weather looks too difficult to meet, join this group's mailing list by emailing Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Star Barns in Saugatuck will be holding curated markets at this summer. For an idea of what last years markets looked like, there are many pictures on both our Instagram and Facebook pages “Blue Star Barns”.
Many questions can be answered by reviewing the vendor application pdf (below) or feel free to contact
Joe & Amy Aernouts of the Blue Star Barns
3483 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
If you’re looking for a way to grow your clientele & connections but not ready for a storefront, you’ve found your place. Contact email@example.com or (616) 836-4886
March 23, 2021 from 7 to 8 PM
To sign up, send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81191779322?pwd=UG9UbzV2TU4yWkxOMzhvMHJMdDJTQT09
This class is offered as part of our upcoming community exhibit, Unmasked, which will feature cell phone portraits. If you want to participate in the exhibit, but don’t feel confident in your photography skill level, join us for this free class.
The session will be recorded for later viewing, and will be posted on the Library’s website.
In partnership with the new Saugatuck-Douglas-Fennville Arts Initiative and made possible by a grant from West Shore Aware
Scroll down to view the new courses! Visit https://winslowartcenter.com/online-course-catalog-winter-spring-2021/ or click the button below.
Join fellow artists at Ox-Bow for our upcoming Spring Saturday Series art workshops!
Ox-Bow is offering 3-session workshops in Collage/2D, Screenprinting, and Mosaic. Each workshop will meet on March 20, March 27 and April 3. They will be held indoors, in our studios, with all COVID mitigation protocols in place.
Find all details and registration info here: https://www.ox-bow.org/spring-aom
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Did you ever come across the soothing paint-along art shows of Bob Ross? Maybe you'd like to try painting along, but lack the supplies to make it happen? This program by the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library [SDDL] is for you!
Here's how it will work according to Hannah Mason of the SDDL:
"On Saturday, March 6, you'll pick up your paint-along kit from the Library during our open hours, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The kit will include an 8" by 10" canvas, all the paint colors you need (acrylics, not oils), and a couple of brushes. There is a suggested fee of $5 to cover materials.
At home you'll need to set up a place where you can both paint and watch a screen, and gather some simple supplies such as water and rags.
At 3 p.m. the same day you'll be invited to join a Zoom meeting in which we'll watch an episode of Bob Ross's show, and paint along with him to create "Snowy Solitude". If the timing is not convenient you can also find the show on YouTube and paint along at another time - we suggest you not wait too long, though, as the paints are liable to dry out.
We expect the program to take about an hour, and look forward to having you join us to create your own little 'masterpiece' (results may vary)!
Please call 269-857-8241 during open hours (see website) by Thursday, March 4, to reserve your spot. Supplies are limited and registration will close when all our kits are spoken for."
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A studio cleaning or move, an upcoming class, or excitement over a new project. If you have any news — big or small — to share with your fellow local artists, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org