Exhibiting Artists

11/4/2014 - 12/1/2014

Alice Frank

Mixed Media

Alice Frank

Alice Frank - Cool Sail

Alice Frank

Alice Frank - Ethereal Pond

Alice Frank

Alice Frank - Flutist

Gallery Reception: Thursday, November 6 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Artist Statement - 

I like to present an intriguing variety of unique contemporary artistic styles, ranging from monoprints to complex; multi-fired enamel wall sculptures created from various media including found objects, hand-blown giass, woven fabrics, metals and watercolors. Some of the pieces are brightly colored and whimsical, while others are stark black and white. Each piece has a unique personality which draws appeal from the energy and thought surrounding me during the creative process. The scope and variety of these pieces will intrigue, surprise and delight you in ways you never thought an artist's work could. I hope you enjoy them!

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

9/30/2014 - 11/3/2014

Nancy Wolfe and Lois Kane

Edgey!

Lois Kane - Paperbag series 1

Edgey!

Nancy Wolfe - Nest

Edgey!

Nancy Wolfe - Paperbag series 2

Edgey!

Lois Kane

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, September 3 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Artist Statement - Nancy Wolfe

Seduced by the color and richness of poetry and literature, my work has a narrative connection, reflecting that love for the turns and tricks of language. My work comes from what is most fundamental: it is a forming and disintegration of deceptive simplicity. Instead of words, there are
shapes with color in a relationship

with or without conflict
in search of transparency
in search of connection
an introspective view
  

Artist Statement -  Lois Kane

 

 

My drawings are of stochastically propagating lines creating vertices which interact, generating more lines and vertices; which is to say, they are about tracks and nodes that occur in constant change and flow causing ephemeral stuff and feelings; which is to say, they are what they are.
 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

8/18/2014 - 9/30/2014

Joel Geffen

Dreaming

Joel Geffen - Featherlight

Dreaming

Joel Geffen - Haiku Reeds

Dreaming

Joel Geffen - Liquid Sunshine

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, September 3 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Artist's Bio. 

Joel Geffen was born in Miami, Florida in 1956. He graduated from the Digital Imaging Program at Lansing Community College in 2010. The school purchased one of his images for its permanent collection and honored him with the Zimmerman Visual Arts Award.

He served as a docent for the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in 2011. Among the featured artists he studied and presented to audiences were Dianora Niccolini, Andy Warhol, and Duane Michals. Joel has exhibited in Michigan, Indiana, Florida, and California. His art is currently on display at Northside Galleries in Fort Wayne and The Collection in Los Angeles.

Joel’s art is shaped by the work of Edward Weston, Mark Rothko, and Claude Monet, and J.M.W. Turner. He was the featured artist in the 2013 anniversary issue of UNSung magazine. The editors of Unsung wrote, “Geffen creates by responding viscerally and immediately to what he sees . . . his photographs are grounded in the physical world, ranging from highly detailed and precise close-ups inviting careful examination to soft and tranquil images with out-of-focus backgrounds that elicit contemplation.”

Joel lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and works as a professor at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.
 

Artist Statement:

 

“Dreaming”

Creating art is a process of discovery. Often, something striking will catch my imagination, such as a pattern or texture or the play of light upon a surface. I am attracted to colors, shapes, points and areas of contrast. The possibilities are limitless.
 

The way I see the world is grounded in my experience as a forester and an archaeologist. Both of these occupations require close observation and attention to distinguishing details—line, pattern, texture, and form. As a photographer, I seek graphic designs.
 

I do not typically photograph an entire object or a group of objects. My preference is for discovering and abstracting smaller beauties within a single subject—be that a rock, a tree, or a building. I delight in discovering visual gems of light, color, line, and texture. My art often expresses a painterly quality.
 

It is an art that reflects my belief in being as present as possible in the moment. In “Liquid Sunshine,” I photographed rain on a window against a brightly colored background. I chased drops and rivulets down the glass, quickly responding to what was occurring, capturing patterns of water and color as they rapidly formed and dispersed. I love the spontaneous nature of this kind of photography. Each vision of texture and line existed but briefly, then disappeared.
 

My photographs are encounters. They are chance meetings with beauties in the world. The more my art evolves, the more I am entranced with abstract forms, with colors, patterns, lines, and textures, delighting in the discovery of these within the details of the mundane.
 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

7/1/2014 - 8/7/2014

Wasentha Young

Wasentha Young - Mosaic Artist

Wasentha Young - Dragon

Wasentha Young - Mosaic Artist

Untitled - Hugh Semple

Wasentha Young - Mosaic Artist

Egg Harbor Wisconsin Falling into Winter

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, July 2 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Artist's Bio. 

Wasentha started painting, writing poetry, and did beadwork in her early teens. As a young adult she accomplished her goal of displaying her artwork in New York City art galleries and was accepted into the juried Village Art Show.

She is a student of internationally renowned mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. In addition to using smalti glass, Wasentha integrates several styles of glass mosaics including stained glass, crazy pavement, and byzantine. She has also attended intensives with master pebble mosaic artist, Maggie Howarth.

 

 

Artist Statement:

There is something profound about the process of creating mosaics as a fine art that resonates with me. Maybe it is because mosaic creations date back to the use of pebbles and stones for roads; or finding inspiration in the Roman/African flooring in Tunisia and the Moorish tiling on walls in Granada - to learning about the Byzantine period where glass was introduced into the art and used on church walls and ceilings in Italy. The Egyptians, Incans and Aztecs also used mosaics. As I hammer, snip, score and break my materials to embellish an object, dive into the abstract world, or create a true to life impression, the dynamic colors of minerals, stones, glass, and even incorporating found metal objects into my work is nourishing and transformative. 

 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

6/2/2014 - 6/30/2014

Mari Pruks

Coming Home

Coming Home

Mari Pruks - Exposed

Coming Home

Mari Pruks - New Day

Coming Home

Mari Pruks - Violin Player

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, June 4 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Artist's Bio. and Statement:

You can’t really go anywhere until you know where you are to begin with in this moment.
Like a fine piece of music has the power to change our feelings and alter our emotions, an image can have the same effect. I try in my pictures to move and inspire people. My work is about being in touch with my soul, coming home and yet at the same time having my emotional and physical baggage exposed and still staying open to whatever wants to be seen. My images are both reflection and expression in that I do not aim or plan a final picture, but instead allow myself to be guided by my intuition.
I have always been an image maker. Drawing and painting were activities that furnish some of my earliest childhood memories. I attended art school in Estonia since I was six years old, where I studied painting and drawing. After graduating from high school in Estonia, I studied art and photography in Finland and America. These art classes in painting, printmaking, and photography gave me a great appreciation for images of all types, and opened my eyes to the possibilities of combining different art techniques in a single work. All my pictures are made from my own images that I have collected over the years that I layer in Photoshop to make them look like paintings. So you might see an oak tree from my home country combined with flowers from my Michigan home backyard or my daughters toy piano. The Photographs are printed on Epson velvet fine art paper using 3880 Epson printer.
I have been selling and showing my photography prints for many years and I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice since 2011. Making pictures is my way to connect with the outer world.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

4/29/2014 - 6/1/2014

Hugh Semple

Inmost Reality

Inmost Reality

She Is Here - Hugh Semple

Inmost Reality

Untitled - Hugh Semple

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, April 30 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Artist's Bio. and Statement:

Hugh Semple’s creative life in the visual arts began in 1974. He worked in his photography business for over ten years. While continuing his creative pursuits, he worked in real estate renovations for 24 years. He found himself intrigued with light and shadow in photography and three dimensional form from his work with renovating structures. That lead him to study sculpture, architecture and monuments at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduating with a B.F.A. in 1997. Hugh has admired the art work of poet Robert Hayden, sculptor Richard Hunt, photographer Jerry Uelsmann, photographer Minor White, Painter Jacob Lawrence, collagist Romare Bearden, photographer Gordon Parks, architect Louis Sullivan and many others. He currently lives and practices his art in metropolitan Chicago.

His most recent curiosity has driven him to study digital imaging for the past three years. He finds that the technology lends itself to creating an ethereal quality of vision. His images combine a vivid extraction of organic patterns, architectural forms, light and color. Yet, the world he sees is temporal and becoming manifested through a balance of art, spiritual wisdom and science from which he believes connects him to humanity in finding our vitality and common unifying purpose; to secure the well being of all humankind. Moreover, “…to unravel the secrets that are treasured up in the inmost reality of all created beings.” ( from Baha’i Prayers )
 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

4/1/2014 - 4/28/2014

Lynlee Sky and Jim Neal

Mosaic Times Two

Mosaic Times Two

Garden Corgi - Lynlee Sky

Mosaic Times Two

Owl - JIm Neal

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, April 2 from 5pm - 7pm (free)

Jim's Artist Statement:

Being in the process of creating, whether sculpting clay, welding an armature, applying colored concrete, or cutting glass for mosaics are the happiest times for me. So, choosing amusing or uplifting subjects for my work multiplies that enjoyment and sets the stage to communicate joy into my completed sculptures or mosaic pieces.

 

Lynlee's Artist Statement:

Mystics say our view of life and ourselves are obscured by a veil, a curtain.Occasionally, the veil is pushed aside and we get a chance to glimpse another dimension. I begin a new piece of art with the desire to push the curtain aside and go into another zone of reality. To leave my everyday normal world and spend time caught up and part of another timeless, deeper space.

Sometimes it works, my finished piece takes on a life of its own,
it seems, and the result is joyful surprise.

Materials:
Materials for Jim's mosaics are handcut stained glass.
Materials for Lynlee's mosaics are tiles, stained glass, ceramic...(sometimes other materials that catch her eye).
 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

3/5/2014 - 3/31/2014

Glacier Hills Senior Exhibit

Glacier Hills Artists in Residence

Glacier Hills Senior Living Community Art Exhibit

Arboretum 2 - Nancy Sippel

Gallery Reception: Sunday, February 9 from 2pm - 4pm (free)

Exhibit Description:

Creativity, artistic vision, focus, and talent do not stop when one turns 62-years of age. For many, these attributes are more fully realized in the senior years than in the early and middle years. Come experience the wonderful works of art created by Glacier Hills “Artists in Residence!” This special exhibit is part of Glacier Hills 40thAnniversary Celebrations with and for our community.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

2/4/2014 - 3/3/2014

Malcolm Rowry

photos and paintings

Malcolm Rowry

Pool Side

Malcolm Rowry

Who You Wait n On

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, February 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

Artist Statement:

Being Black is not a color it’s a choice, it’s a state of being. Now my skin color is Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Brown.
My Ethnicity is American, an African in America. My gifts and calling come without repentance. I am a Minister by calling, for those of you that don’t know the calling came from God. My Gift of Art came from God. Being Black came from an attitude within, it’s also Strength, Unknown, Deep, Desired, Persecuted, Envied, Hated, Loved, also all the colors combined. So me being Black, is from within, a desire to be. Also my Mother and Father are Black from within. So it’s by popular demand that I am what I am.
That’s BLACK.

The Medium that I displaying is a mixed medium, at this time consisting of water color, pen, ink and acrylic. I am in hopes that you also will enjoy as much as I did in painting them.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

1/6/2014 - 2/3/2014

Adrienne Kaplan

paintings

Adrienne Kaplan paintings
Adrienne Kaplan paintings

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, January 8th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

"Los Angeles, my birthplace, has had a great influence upon me. The Southern California light and life style is like nowhere else. When I was 35 I moved with my family here to Ann Arbor, the middle north of this country. As in Southern California I have continued to be influenced by what I see and experience, the light and the life here. At the end of summers we have rented a place on the southern beaches of Maine, for me, the far north east coast of USA. Again, different light and life.

Since living in the Midwest I have painted Ann Arbor: flowers from the Anthroposophical Society gardens, the Huron river at Gallup Park, U-M Arboretum, our back garden and friends, cars and friends, Strictland’s market, road kill, and food; in Maine: people at the beach, in the house, rainy days, and food.

Southern California subconsciously seeps into all of it, not only the light and colors, but outlook. All of this is combined with my formal education, years of studio work at Chouinard Art Institute, USC, University of Hawaii, UCLA, Immaculate Heart, EMU, and U-M, and twenty years as a graphic designer in Ann Arbor.


The representational subjects of my paintings are heart-felt. But that’s not all; it’s not just recreating the imagery. It is the way it is treated on the 2-D surface. I have used many materials for depiction: ink, graphite, erasers, pencils, pastels, oil paint, and more recently acrylics. Acrylics are safe and offer a wide variety of surface opportunities. Each painting is an exploration with, I hope, a happy ending, communication." - Adrienne Kaplan
 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

12/2/2013 - 1/3/2014

Community High School Students of Steve Coron

“Our Hometown”, a photographic essay

“Our Hometown”, a photographic essay
“Our Hometown”, a photographic essay
“Our Hometown”, a photographic essay

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

“Our Hometown”, a photographic essay, is a collection of images produced by beginning
film photography students from Community High School in Ann Arbor, MI. Students were asked to consider their unique vision of their hometown and reflect on
images that might best express their connections to their city, neighborhoods, families,
friends, people, buildings, and natural surroundings. While each student captures their own single image, together they bring a lasting and important documentation of Ann Arbor as seen by teenagers. This photographic project is inspired by the belief in the power of photography as an essential educational process, and by the desire to help young people communicate the ways they see their lives and their communities.

I would like to thank the Kerrytown Concert House for hosting our exhibition, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation for their generous financial support, and most importantly the highly motivated and hard-working students in our beginning film photography class. I thank them for sharing their artistic energy and insightful images with us.

Steve Coron

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

11/4/2013 - 12/2/2013

Ruth Bardenstein

Structures of Possibility

Ruth Bardenstein

work of Ruth Bardenstein

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, November 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Exhibit Title: Structures of Possibility

Artist's Bio:

Ruth received her MFA from Eastern Michigan University in Studio Art (Graphic Design and Installation) and did her BFA work in Graphic Design at EMU as well. She currently has a studio practice and teaches Book Arts at Eastern Michigan University. Ruth’s work has been exhibited both locally and nationally.
Her work includes installation, book art, collage, typography, assemblage and graphic drawings which explore the connections and relationships across scientific, mathematical and artistic disciplines. Her interest in language, literary and philosophical texts, typography and symbol all inform her current work creating verbo-visual structures that attempt to expand the potencies of literary, analytic and graphic languages.
She has a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a M.S. in Operations Research from MIT. She has been a management consultant for over 30 years.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 10am am to 5pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

10/3/2013 - 10/30/2013

Michael Nagara and Nancy Wolfe

Minor Key

Michael Nagara and Nancy Wolfe

Structure 1- "We Still Live" work by Michael Nagara

Michael Nagara and Nancy Wolfe

Structure 2- "City Not Ruin"

Michael Nagara and Nancy Wolfe

"Footsteps 1" - work by Nancy Wolf

Michael Nagara and Nancy Wolfe

"Footsteps 2"

This exhibit is showing from Thursday, October 3 - Tuesday, November 5

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, October 9 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artists' Statements:

Michael Nagara:

My current work expresses dynamic interactions of scale in time and space, on the flat plane of immobile, two-dimensional artwork. Through these interactions I iterate the tension of multiple scales of problematic interrelation between extended timescales (planetary or ecosystem), and the immediate timescale of bodies amidst the 24-hour-a-day industrial production and administration system of minute-to-minute effort under technological surveillance.

 I make explicitly problematic juxtapositions between visual representation and abstraction as a means to express the tension in the interrelation between those timescales. The tension created between shifting perceptual modes thus acts as a visual expression of the human and environmental conflict created by the interaction between the extended and human timescales mentioned in the last paragraph.

 For instance, the Information Density and Access series and the Structure series contain multiple embedded layers of interacting visual marks (including text), with an atmospheric reading of gridded, geometric form contrasted with a nearly representational abstracted color field. These aesthetic readings are used to both camouflage meaning, and yet make a statement about the multiple-layered complexity of information in our society and culture or about the continuing life and resilience of those who live in supposed industrial ruin cities.
 

Nancy Wolfe:

My paintings are visual poems. They are a reflection of the twist and turns of my poetic voice, thoughts and ideas written in the touch and ambiguity of paint. .
Many years ago, I read that that out of three basic shapes: square, triangle and circle, come all natural form. From the moment I picked up a paint brush, I understood. I needed no basis in external theories to find a path. My work comes from what is most fundamental; it is a forming and disintegration of deceptive simplicity.
Instead of words, there are
shapes with color in a relationship
with or without conflict
in search of transparency
in search of connection
an introspective view  

Artists' Bios:

Michael Nagara has exhibited work in Japan, the Philippines, Finland, and the United States, since the mid-1990's. He has work in various private collections, as well as the collection of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 

Nancy Wolfe is a studio artist and educator, and has been exhibiting her paintings since 1994. Since the summer of 2000 she teaches a one-week intensive course called ‘The Visual Journal’ - Art as Idea, which she developed and teaches for Eastern Michigan University. It takes place each August at Northwestern Michigan University in Traverse City, Michigan. She also teaches ‘The Visual Journal’ for Wayne State University’s Art Therapy Department, Detroit, Michigan and teaches drawing at Washtenaw Community College.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 10am am to 5pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

9/4/2013 - 9/30/2014

Kate Roesch

Kate Roesch

Switch - Work by Kate Roesch

Kate Roesch

Family

Kate Roesch

Closest Dream

This exhibit is showing from Wednesday, September 4 - Monday, October 1

Gallery Reception: Thursday, September 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artist's Statement:

How is it possible not to feel that there is communication between our solitude as a dreamer and the solitudes of childhood?

 -Gaston  Bachelard

Where a do I try to go with my work? Back to childhood, playing by the creek at the end of our street. 

I see my hands reaching out to tease crawdads from their hiding places, picking them up with my fingers, and saving them in a bucket until evening. I’m tossing sticks into the water, watching the shapes of lines running along the surface.    I feel the intense heat as I crouch in the dirt next to the shallow, slow- moving water.  The sky is blue and blinding.

Those times were a refuge; a timeless experience that didn’t require an explanation or understanding.  In my outdoor solitude, I belonged.  It was as if everything I sensed  – the rough dirt I scrabbled in, the grass I sucked on – held me in affectionate communion. The work tries to touch that space from the distance of time.

Artist's Bio:

 Kate Roesch was born in 1956 and spent her childhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She attended art school at the University of Kansas, changed course half way through, and began a career in nursing. She returned to school much later receiving her MFA in painting at Eastern Michigan University in 1999.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 10am am to 4pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

8/6/2013 -

Kathy Kosins

Jazz in the Abstract

Kathy Kosins

Corcovado

Kathy Kosins

Joy Spring

Kathy Kosins

Marakesh

This exhibit is showing from Tuesday, August 6 - Tuesday, September 3

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, August 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artist's Statement:

My painting is total improvisation. "For me, painting is simply an extension of the music I love to listen to and perform. I never have an idea or color scheme in mind when I pick up a brush. I paint strictly from my intuition," she says, adding that the hardest part is acknowledging when a piece is done. "It was no different with
the old jazz masters. They could play endless solos all night, using the same form."

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 10am am to 4pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

7/9/2013 -

Jordan Pemberton

Jordan Pemberton

Murray Street -work by Jordan Pemberton

This exhibit is showing from Tuesday, July 9 - Friday, August 2

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, July 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artist's Bio:

Jordan Pemberton grew up in Tecumseh, Michigan, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has also studied at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Her work has been exhibited in Maryland, Michigan, New York, Missouri, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ireland. Jordan is excited to be one of two artists-in-residence hosted by the Grünewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington, this fall. In the spring she will be an artist-in-residence at the Leipzig International Art Programme in Leipzig, Germany.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 10am am to 4pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

6/1/2013 -

Denise Rohde

A World of My Own

Denise Rohde

work by Denise Rohde

This exhibit is showing from Saturday, June 1 - Monday, July 7

Gallery Reception: Tuesday, June 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artist's Statement:

"Trained in traditional photographic processes, I specialized in black and white imagery. The advent of digital photography and photoshop has given me the freedom, to not only use my craft, but to unleash my imagination as well."
 

Artist's Bio:

Denise Rohde uses her traditional training in photographic processes, while embracing digital editing to create a style of her own. By deconstructing and reconstructing familiar subjects, Rohde’s photographs have a dream-like quality that can appeal to a broad range of viewers. Rohde has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University and graduate coursework in photography with Art Sinsabaugh at the University of Illinois. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and has earned her several honors, including first place in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

5/8/2013 -

Rita Malone

"Seeds of Contemplation"

Rita Malone

work by Rita Malone

Rita Malone

This exhibit is showing from Wednesday, May 1 - Tuesday, May 28

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, May 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artist's Statement:

For me, art is an unabridged, unedited rendition of ourselves. If we can rekindle the childlike spirit that lives in each of us, our creativity comes to the surface. I spent many years working as a professional photographer. It was not until I began to work abstractly with watercolor, acrylic and mixed media that I found my true voice. I particularly enjoy working with metallics - it speaks to the notion of the symbolism of alchemy, both metaphorically and artistically.

Artist's Bio:

Rita Malone was born in Queens, New York. She received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Communication Arts, with a concentration in Photography and Publication Design. She earned a Masters in Organizational Media from Ithaca College and pursued training in the fine arts in private study with Jeanne Carbonetti, in Chester Vermont.

Rita now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she works from her studio. She has exhibited in Vermont, New York, Cape Cod and New Hampshire. Her works appear in private collections across the country including New York, California, Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin. She is a participating member of the National Association of Women Artists and the National Collage Society.

Rita's work consists of acrylic abstract paintings and multi media collage. The work has often been called "spiritual", as it comes from a place that is not in concert with imitating tangible people, places or things. A quote from her teacher, Jeanne Carbonetti sums it up beautifully:

" I saw her great affinity for the kinesthetic feel of materials, a kind of direct emotional equivalent in form. Working from the pure place of feeling, Rita digests her world in a palpable way, providing the rest of us a form which communicates her authentic response to life."

 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

3/29/2013 -

Barbara Shaheen Campbell-painter

Color in Motion

Barbara Shaheen Campbell-painter

work by Barbara Campbell

Barbara Shaheen Campbell-painter

 

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, April 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

Artist's bio:

Barbara Shaheen Campbell is a psychoanalyst and artist with a BA and MSW from Wayne State University, where she studied art as an undergraduate.

Barbara’s primary interest is in Abstract Expressionism, having been influenced by the works of Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, Hans Hoffman, Jackson Pollack, and Helen Frankenthaler.

Currently, Barbara’s creative endeavors include acrylics and watercolor, with a focus on the exploration of color. Her art and creativity have been passionately revealed throughout her life and can be seen in her paintings, and in the Japanese garden and the interior design of her home. Barbara’s other artistic endeavors include handmade purses, needle arts and jewelry making.

She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, North Africa, South America and the Far East, visiting most major art galleries, which has greatly enriched and inspired her.

Barbara continues her exploration in art by continuing her art education in classes at Washtenaw Community College and the Ann Arbor Art Center. She has exhibited her work in various art venues and galleries in Southeastern Michigan.

Professionally, she graduated in 2009, from the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, as a psychoanalyst. She has a private practice in Brighton Michigan where she lives
with her husband, Linn a Campbell, MD., who is also a psychoanalyst and a psychiatrist who shares his love of art with Barbara.
 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

3/5/2013 -

Keith Matz

Keith Matz, Photography

Lake Superior Provincial Park Sunrise

Keith Matz, Photography

Red Canoes in Lake Louise

 

Gallery Reception: Thursday March 21th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

In the artist's own words:

"The first time that I picked up a 35 mm camera in college I was hooked on photography.  After my involvement with the MSU yearbook I gravitated toward nature and scenic photography.  I have learned the craft of photography through reading, camera clubs and working with other photographers.  I have learned the art of photography through experience in the field, inspired by the dramatic contrasts of light and shadow, lines, patterns and textures that I encountered. My efforts have been rewarded with exhibits with the University Hospital Gifts of Art program and numerous camera club competition awards.  I have also given presentations to camera clubs and community groups.

I have traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada seeking out and finding beauty in the smallest wildflower to the grandest landscape.  Many of my photographs are taken here in the beautiful Huron River watershed and I hope viewers of my work will share the awe and reverence I feel for nature and the beauty that surrounds us."

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

2/4/2013 - 3/3/2013

Nancy Feldkamp

Sheep in Shape

Sheep in Shape
Sheep in Shape

 

Gallery Reception: Thursday Feb 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free):

In the artist's own words:

"My relationship to the sheep you see in my paintings goes directly to our farm life and ownership of a herd for many years. Now they have "come back" to claim an honored place in my work. Sometimes they are surrounded by abstracted images of their former habitat and sometimes they are almost hidden by colorful geometric forms suggesting passage of time. Sometimes they seem to be patiently waiting to be dressed in imaginative concepts of shape and pattern."

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

1/3/2013 - 2/4/2013

Karin Bodycombe

Landscape Forms: Painting Retrospective

Landscape Forms: Painting Retrospective

 

A U-M graduate from the School of Art & Design in 1949, Karin L. Bodycombe forged new territory in the arts. Working to pave the way for others, she studied at Wayne State University and earned a degree in Art Education in 1952, later inspiring many student artists. Creating in watercolor, gouache, pen, acrylics and oils, Bodycombe said of her work, "I paint landscape compositions reducing them to the basic areas or forms of the subject resembling the environment only through the tiles. Brush strokes express my feelings." Bodycombe has won many national awards and has exhibited her work in solo shows in Michigan and beyond.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

12/5/2012 - 1/3/2013

Steve Coron and Karin Wagner Coron

One Week on Lake Superior

One Week on Lake Superior: Photograpy and Paintings by Steve Coron and Karin Wagner Coron

 

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

Recent photographs and paintings from summer 2012 in the Upper Peninsula. Two artists share their images inspired by their time together on the shore of Lake Superior.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

11/6/2012 - 12/4/2012

Chrisa Craig

Thoughts on Squares

Thoughts on Squares: Paintings by Chrisa Craig

 

Gallery Reception: Wednesday November 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

In the artist’s own words, “All of the pieces are made using painting, drawing and collaging techniques.  While they are not pictorial, they are informed by real experiences and memories.  It is my hope that viewers might relate to the work in light of their own recollections.” - Chrisa Craig

The art of Chrisa Craig has taken many forms over her lengthy career as a visual artist.  Each form and medium explored reflecting Craig’s desire to establish a dynamic relationship between personal expression and the vehicle through which that expression is most effectively communicated.  Since her retirement from her position of Professor of Art at The College of New Jersey, Chrisa has been working exclusively with painting and drawing. She refers to the choice as “getting back to basics”. Her lifelong interest and involvement with the arts of traditional cultures inform both her imagery and concepts.

Craig earned a Masters Degree in painting from the University of Michigan and did post graduate study at The Art Students League and The School of Visual Arts in New York.  Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries throughout New Jersey.  Chrisa’s multi-media works were awarded with three New Jersey Council on the Arts grants and have had international, national and statewide exposure.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

10/5/2012 - 11/5/2012

Nancy Wolfe

Inside Out

Inside Out: Paintings by Nancy Wolfe

 

Gallery Reception: Wednesday Oct 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

In the artist's own words:

My paintings are my visual connection to language, my love for poetry.

Instead of words, there are shapes in a relationship with each other; there are calligraphic forms which conjure up a narrative connection and there is color that is transparent, a sense of the timeless past. This is my search of an inner/outer view of the earth, its figures, its beauty, its strangeness.

My work is formed by my intuitive nature and a need to communicate something not readily understood. At the beginning, I take the lead and then the painting leads me.

I am a studio artist and educator, and have been exhibiting my paintings since 1994. Since the summer of 2000 I teach a one-week intensive course called ‘The Visual Journal’ - Art as Idea, which I developed and teach for Eastern Michigan University. It takes place each August at Northwestern Michigan University in Traverse City, Michigan. I also teach ‘The Visual Journal’ for Wayne State University’s Art Therapy Department, Detroit, Michigan. I currently teach drawing at Washtenaw Community College.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

9/4/2012 - 10/3/2012

Angela and Jim George

The Spirit of Place: Photographs by Angela and Jim George

 

What is it that captures our attention in an ascending staircase or in reflections in a pool? We feel  something at our core being pulled to something beneath the surface of what we are looking at, the soul of the place, if a place may be said to have a soul.  What constitutes that which we are responding to is a mystery.  It may be related to what we know of a place's history—of all the people who have been somehow connected to that place, or to our wonder at the source of our feelings in response to the “natural beauty” of the scene, or it may be that it that it reflects something deep within ourselves.  Whatever it is, the only way we know to express our response is through images like these.  We can only hope that the viewer can experience a bit of the joy in viewing them that we have in sharing them.

Angela and Jim live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and have been working together as photographers for 20 years.  Much of their photography relates to their journeys throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America with excursions into Europe and North Africa.  All of it reflects their inner journeys as they explore the world they live in through the medium of photography.

More information about them and more images can be found at www.fotogypsies.com

8/6/2012 - 9/3/2012

Omi Chowdhury

Boots of Spanish Leather - Photographs by Omi Chowdhury
Boots of Spanish Leather - Photographs by Omi Chowdhury

Gallery Reception and Unofficial Book Launch
Tuesday • August 7 • 5 - 7PM
with special guest Frances Kai-Hwa Wang 

Jyoti Omi Chowdhury’s photography exhibits the equipoise between space and human identity. Most of his photographs were taken at various warzones and dictatorships, from Somalia to Burma. Instead of replicating and imitating the dire conditions that are part and parcel of human existence within these warzones, Chowdhury’s photography captures the levity, beauty, and randomness of people’s lives in these places. It is ultimately a homage to undying human spirit that refuses to wither even in the most desperate of circumstances.

Jyoti Omi Chowdhury was born in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, which in his opinion is infamous for torrential rain and back alley cricket. His formative years were spent daydreaming about women and soccer, under the cusp of a military dictatorship. He moved to the wilderness of the American prairies and western Canada for his university education, and eventually wound his way to Harvard. In between all this tiptoeing, rapidly developing wanderlust, he began to research and write on genocide, gender equity, war theory, and liberalism. During his PhD research and fieldwork, he found an outlet in photography. This will be Chowdhury’s third solo show, and his first in Michigan. His previous solo shows were in Boston and Berlin.

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

6/4/2012 - 8/5/2012

Leslie Sobel

Leslie Sobel: Water Ways

Black River on Pale Green

Leslie Sobel: Water Ways

Calligraphic Channel

 

Gallery Reception: Thursday June 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (free)

Leslie Sobel’s Watershed Moments series is inspired by vintage survey maps of the Mississippi River and current satellite images from when it flooded last spring.  As Sobel recalls, “I was fascinated by these images…I started trying to paint my emotion, capturing what was physically happening, but also trying to be more of a painter about it; more brushy.”

Artist’s statement: “I have been fascinated with aerial views of landscape for many years. Lately I'm focusing on the movement and power of the Mississippi River. Some of these pieces start digitally, some are purely hand-worked – using encaustic, collage, oil pastels, charcoal, conté and other media. The motion and physicality of the work echoes my emotion about the power of the river’s ever changing channels. The two-part process of my work integrates technology and nature, echoing my thematic exploration of our interconnected environment.”

                                                                                                            -LESLIE SOBEL

 

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

5/2/2012 - 6/5/2012

Photographs by John Lilley

Photographs by John Lilley

Red Leaves, Yellow Rock Wall

Photographs by John Lilley

White Light

Photographs by John Lilley

Tank, Blue

 

Gallery Reception:
Thursday, May 10 | 5 -7 pm
*free, open to the public

In the artist’s own words, "Simply put, I make photographs because I see photographs. In my process of exploration, I experience the finding of an image as an emotional event; recognition comes in the form of a deeply satisfying feeling of discovery. However, I'm rarely attracted to the "big picture." Rather, my vision is almost unconsciously drawn to distinct designs, textures, and forms that occur as small subsets of the broader landscape. I am fascinated by the myriad possibilities for abstract composition that exist in our world. Interpreting these usually unseen fragments of the environment by means of a photographic image has long been a compelling interest. My intention is to present the image content clearly and directly, even though the subject matter may not be immediately discernible. I’m most interested in creating the possibility that viewers will recognize and appreciate the “unheard music” in the landscape. To provide superior tonal gradation and textural detail, I work primarily with large and medium format film cameras. Film is scanned, after which the image becomes a digital file. Contrast and color are refined using the computer. Prints are made using pigment ink on the highest quality rag paper."

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

                                                                                                                     

4/3/2012 - 4/30/2012

Cathy Barry

Paintings by Cathy Barry
Paintings by Cathy Barry
Paintings by Cathy Barry

April 3rd - April 30th: Paintings by Cathy Barry

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Gallery Reception

Tuesday • APRIL 10 • 5 -7 pm

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Artist Statement:

"My creative work is inspired by Nature and driven by the process of painting. Most recently, I have become intrigued by images of deep space and the cosmos. I look at photographs from various scientific sources and sites such as the Hubble telescope, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA and Astrophotography. I also view images made by amateur and "backyard" photography groups. The way I paint keeps evolving. In the past few years, I have been exploring different methods and materials for applying paint. I use templates both found and made. I use drywall tape, string, screen, paper, masking tape...I layer, sand and splatter. I explore form and space through color and shape."

-Cathy Barry

 

CATHY BARRY

Cathy Barry received a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in 2000 and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Eastern Michigan University in 2004. Barry has two primary professional activities at this time: teaching art and curating exhibitions.   She has been teaching art at Washtenaw Community College for 17 semesters including courses in drawing, painting and introduction to studio art.   As one of the members of the faculty team at WCC, Barry derives satisfaction from helping to shape the program and curriculum there.  In 2009, she began coordinating exhibitions for the Chelsea Center for the Arts (CCA) Gallery.  Barry has taught at the CCA for 11 years and now in her new role has curated and juried both solo and group exhibitions.   She began teaching Fundamentals of Drawing for Non-majors at the University of Michigan during Winter tserm 2010 and is enjoying returning to her alma mater and working with U-M undergraduates.

 

Barry’s studio work continues to develop with a focus on paint application and formal concerns. She has recently intensified the use of templates—both found and made—to layer and compose as a work develops.  Barry primarily uses oil paint but also uses drawing and watercolor, especially in studies for larger oil works.  The current work is inspired by and drawn from astrophotography and images of deep space but the real exploration lies in the shapes, color, process and the act of painting itself.  

Current exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

2/28/2012 - 4/1/2012

Sarah Innes and Takeshi Takahara

Painter and Printmaker

Sarah Innes

Painter and Printmaker

Takeshi Takahara

February 29 - April 1: Paintings by Sarah Innes and Prints by Takeshi Takahara

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GALLERY RECEPTION

Thursday, March 8 at 4 pm.

(Free)

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Sarah Innes

Innes worked at the DIA and The Henry Ford Museum’s Works on Paper Collection from 1988-1991 where she encountered the work of early American portrait painters and silhouette cutters. As a professor she would have her drawing students cut silhouettes of the models from their paper, and she began to do so in her own studio practice. Sarah’s silhouettes function as stencils, which she places on the surface of her paintings and paints over. Sometimes the drawing or original painting is visible beneath the stenciled bit, causing the whole to vibrate in different dimensions.

 

Takeshi Takahara

Currently the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Takahara’s recent work investigates the phenomena of natural resources such as water, and challenges the boundaries of traditional print by creating a series of dimensional pieces that incorporate both encaustic (old) and digital technology (new).  Takahara has had over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 80 competitive, invitational and group exhibitions, both in the U.S. and internationally.  In 2005, Takahra was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in recognition of his consistently outstanding performance in undergraduate teaching. The Thurnau Professorship is one of the highest honors accorded to University of Michigan faculty.

 

Exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

1/31/2012 - 2/29/2012

John Pappas

Drawings

John Pappas

Champion Jack

John Pappas

Jay McShann

John Pappas

Memphis Slim

GALLERY RECEPTION DURING MR. B'S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BOUNCE

Sat • 2/18/2012 • 8:00pm

 

John Pappas: "After volunteering to do some design work for Mark Braun's (a.k.a. Mr. B) Joybox Express, I've had the good fortune to become friends with him. After discussing a possible collaboration and in an effort to combine Mark's musical prowess with my drawings, we decided to "illustrate" Mr. B's Birthday Bash. Mark chose work from several blues and boogie woogie greats and asked me to create a portrait for each player.

Inspired in part by religious icons, the portraits have been drawn in ink on hinged, three-pieced wood panels. Incidentally, Mark supplied the woodworking that was needed to prepare the panels. When open they are roughly 24" wide and 21" tall.

When Mr. B performs on February 18 at the KCH he will play selections from the blues greats that have been depicted, and offer some stories and anecdotes relating to each artist (some of which were known personally to him)."

 

January 31 -  February 26 2012: Drawings by John Pappas

John Pappas is a graphic designer and art director working in Ann Arbor. He enjoys drawing in his free time, primarily for his own amusement. He lives in Chelsea, is married to an artist, and has two college-aged children.

Exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

1/4/2012 - 1/29/2012

Oil Paintings by Denis Lee

Oil Paintings by Denis Lee

Denis Lee

Tin Fish

Denis Lee

Queen Bee


GALLERY RECEPTION: Thursday January 12 | 5-7 pm 

Denis Lee is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan.  He served on the faculty for over 30 years as Professor of Art and Design and Professor of Postgraduate Medicine.  His degree in Zoology from Indiana University and interest in art led him into the Master’s program in Medical Illustration at the University of Illinois, Chicago. After graduation, he worked at the Mayo Clinic, and then accepted a faculty position at the University of Michigan Medical Center, graduate program in Medical Illustration, where he taught and won numerous awards for his art work.  He later served as Director of that Graduate Program in Medical Illustration.

Retirement has afforded Professor Lee the luxury of painting and sculpting subjects which are of interest to him.  His work combines the vibrant colors of insects, plants and particularly sea life.  Professor Lee has won numerous awards for his artwork and sculpture.  He has appeared on the Today Show, The Donahue Show and has been featured in People, Newsweek and National Geographic Magazines.  One of the many prosthetic eyes he sculpted for his patients appeared in the National Geographic 100 Best Photos.

For more information visit his website at www.denisclee.com

Exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

12/6/2011 - 1/2/2012

Barbara Bushey

Textile Art

Barbara Bushey

Superior Dream Study I | Barbara Bushey

Barbara Bushey

Superior Dreams II | Barbara Bushey

 

GALLERY RECEPTION

Mon • 12/19/2011 • 5:00pm

Barbara Bushey's work is an exploration of what is hidden and what is revealed; whether in a visual, emotional or historical sense. Working with layers—both physically and visually—allows her to explore this complexity. 

 

December 6 – January 2, 2012: Textile Art By Barbara Bushey

With over 25 years of experience working with textiles, Barbara Bushey’s work has appeared three times in Quilt National, as well as many juried shows throughout the country and overseas. Bushey dyes and prints yardage for her own use and that of other quilters, and this work has also received prizes.  Her work is in the permanent collections of The White House, Washington DC, the University of Wyoming, and Hillsdale College, and many private collections.  The work has been published in Art/Quilt Magazine and the Surface Design Journal. Bushey is Associate Professor of Art at Hillsdale College, where she teaches design and art history. She has an MA in art history from Wayne State University, an MFA in textiles form Eastern Michigan University, a BFA in Graphic Design and Textiles from EMU, and a BS in psychology from the University of Michigan. 

Exhibits are available for viewing on other days Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

11/2/2011 - 12/4/2011

Nora Venturelli

Perennial: Drawings and Paintings by Nora Venturelli

Nora Venturelli

Overlooking the Bay | Nora Venturelli

PRICE: $1200

Nora Venturelli

West View | Nora Venturelli

PRICE: $250

 

GALLERY RECEPTION

Thu • 11/3/2011 • 5:00pm

"This group of drawings and paintings represents places which I have returned to paint numerous times through the years.  The process of repeating familiar sites where I document the changes of seasons, weather and light allows me to identify myself with my surroundings, developing a feeling of belonging."

          -Nora Venturelli

 

Nora Venturelli

Born in Rosario, Argentina, Nora Venturelli immigrated to California with her family in 1968. Shortly thereafter she graduated from high school and began studies in art. She has lived alternatively in both countries since then. In 1995 she graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors degree in Fine Art, and received her Masters in Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in April 1997. Since that time she has been actively showing her work and teaching as adjunct professor at both the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University since 1997.

Reservations are not required for this event.

Exhibits are available for viewing on other days Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999. A reception will take place on Thursday, November 3 from 5 – 7 p.m.

9/28/2011 - 10/31/2011

Lynda Cole

Expressions of Colors

Expressions of Colors

These seven new large encaustic panels make you want to touch them, look down into them. The layering used in the process of painting with encaustic means there are layers upon layers of clear and colored wax, all fused together with fire and exhibiting a depth that is unique to painting with wax.

Lynda Cole has been working in encaustic for the past eight years. Her encaustic paintings and works in other media are exhibited at WSG Gallery on Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. More of her work can be seen on her website: www.lcole.com or visit her blog: bonzochronicles.blogspot.com

Exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999

8/16/2011 - 9/26/2011

Marianne Sachs-Iacob

Shadows in Brianza

Shadows in Brianza

“All I remember of my childhood spent in the northern part of Italy-Brianza were the farmhouses amidst the green fields and the blue skies. The deep shadows inside these fortresses fascinated me. Light and shadow and a culture that has all but disappeared are what I have tried to capture in these paintings.”

Marianne Sachs-Iacob studied sculpture at the Academia di Brera in Milan, Italy with Marino Marini, before returning to Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan to complete her bachelor’s degree in art. She earned a Master’s degree in printmaking at Eastern Michigan University and has been an instructor at Washtenaw Community College for the past 21 years. She has exhibited paintings both in Europe and the United States.

Exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, during public concerts and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999. A reception will take place on Wednesday, September 7 from 5 – 7 p.m.

7/1/2011 - 8/15/2011

Photography by Angela and Jim George

A Matter of Light and Depth

A Matter of Light and Depth

Every photographic image begins as an illusion: three-dimensional reality is flattened to two dimensions.  The way the photographer makes use of light gives depth and a sense of reality to the photographic image. But on a deeper level, the photographer aims to illuminate and deepen the viewer’s response to the subject portrayed in the photograph. In these images Jim and Angela George try to go beyond realistic representation by using light, color and form to create an emotional response analogous to what they felt when they captured an image, or when they imagined it in retrospect. The Georges live in Ann Arbor and have been working together as photographers for 18 years.

A reception will take place on Thursday, July 14 from 5 – 7 p.m.

6/2/2011 - 6/29/2011

Nate Caplan

Caplan at 80: Explorations, Experiments and Prospects

Caplan at 80: Explorations, Experiments and Prospects


An abstract painter and old friend of KCH, Nathan Caplan presents an exhibit of his most recent works. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit Kerrytown Concert House.

There will be a reception on Saturday, June 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.





 

5/3/2011 - 5/31/2011

Laura Seligman

Ebb and Flow: Textiles and Photography

Ebb and Flow


Laura Seligman’s work explores color, fluid lines and texture through the lens of a camera as well as the luminosity of hand-dyed silk. She is fascinated by the inherent beauty in the way things fall apart and morph into organic forms with increasing abstraction.

There will be a reception on Thursday, May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
 

4/4/2011 - 5/1/2011

Denise Rohde, Photographer

Denise Rohde, Photographer

Denise Rohde uses her traditional training in photographic processes, while embracing digital editing to create a style of her own. By deconstructing and reconstructing familiar subjects, Rohde’s photographs have a dream-like quality that can appeal to a broad range of viewers. Rohde has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rutgers University and graduate coursework in photography with Art Sinsabaugh at the University of Illinois. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and has earned her several honors, including first place in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards.

An art reception will take place on Wednesday, April 6 from 5 – 7 p.m.

2/8/2011 - 4/3/2011

Bill Pelletier and Nancy Wolfe

Recent Works

Recent Works

 

Photographer Bill Pelletier, and abstract painter Nancy Wolfe, who are both established artists in the Ann Arbor scene, present a joint show of their most recent works.

A reception will take place on Wednesday, February 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

 

1/5/2011 - 1/31/2011

Helga Haller and Edith Maynard

Two Artists, Two Worlds

Two Artists, Two Worlds

This exhibit of the work of two local artists demonstrates their individual emotional and intellectual responses to various elements in their familiar worlds, both animate and inanimate, near and distant.

A reception will take place on Wednesday, January 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

11/29/2010 - 1/3/2011

Jianming Xiang

Dragonflies

Dragonflies

A fascination since childhood, Jianming Xiang considers dragonflies to be one of nature’s most intriguing insects, being the subject of some mankind’s most sublime and ridiculous myths. There are roughly 5,000 different species of dragonflies, which come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Xiang presents an exhibit of 20 years worth of photography on the insect taken in China and the U.S.

A reception will take place on Wednesday, December 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

10/27/2010 - 11/29/2010

Rita Malone

Finding My Way

Finding My Way

Rita Malone is an abstract artist. Her work consists of acrylic/mixed media paintings and thought-provoking collages composed of various elements: from metallic fragments to organic pieces of nature found along the roadside. This show is an eclectic collection of work depicting Rita’s journey through her life in the undefined process of transition through creativity.

A reception will take place on Sunday, November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., following a recital by her daughter, Kira Slovaček.
 

9/27/2010 - 10/25/2010

McCabe Ash

Cycles

Cycles

McCabe Ash creates art in a variety of media, including stained glass collages, image transfers, paintings and mixed media mosaics. Bicycles and birds are the inspiration for his work, which represent the freedom and difficulties in his own personal journey.

A reception will take place on Wednesday, October 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
 

8/26/2010 - 9/27/2010

Sarah Innes

In The Studio

In The Studio

Area artist Sarah Innes exhibits paintings and drawings of subjects in her art studio, including still lifes and models. Observation is one of her favorite activities, which she puts into action through painting and drawing. “I never work from photos because, for me, that would take away from the fun and immediacy,” she says. “I also love to read and listen to music: I think of the subjects and objects in my drawings and paintings as the words, and the color, patterns and the medium as the music.”

A reception will take place on Thursday, September 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
 

7/1/2010 - 8/26/2010

Paul Hickman

Slow Convergence: Digital Montages of Complex Chromatic Textures and Compositions

Slow Convergence: Digital Montages of Complex Chromatic Textures and Compositions

It had been 23 years since Paul Hickman’s last solo screen print or etching. After working with his two young sons for the past 5 years on “The Collaboration” prints, Paul has spent this past year taking the plunge back into printmaking on his own. The many experiences, techniques and styles from his career as a sign painter, graphics director, decorative painter, furniture designer and printmaker have converged to influence his new digital prints. He still has a fondness for textures and subtle underlying images that require some searching to discover.

A reception will take place on Thursday, August 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.
 

5/4/2010 - 6/30/2010

Jim and Angela George

Continents Apart: From Morocco to the American Southwest

Continents Apart: From Morocco to the American Southwest

Jim and Angela George, whose photographic art most often draws inspiration from their travels, present a new show. They have worked as a team in photography for almost 20 years, while maintaining their individual styles. Rather than trying to represent entire cultures, they attempt to capture details that elicit an emotional response to their photographic subjects, whether they are people, landscapes, or cultural artifacts.
 

4/5/2010 - 5/3/2010

Deborah Campbell and Kris Stewart

Conceptual Nature

Conceptual Nature

Inspired by the natural world, Deborah Campbell and Kris Stewart strive to capture the essence of this orderly chaos. Kris with clay and Deborah with fibers, their work expresses the subtle manifestations of growth and cycles of life. “Artists are witness to life in flux and evolution,” says Campbell. “Nature marks us and requires us to be respectful, to honor the process of creation.”

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

3/3/2010 - 3/31/2010

Three Photographers

Three Photographers

Former and present students of celebrated Ann Arbor photographer William Pelletier present their photos this month: Melvin Fuller, Ginger Kubish and Michael Seabrook. Kubish will display her passion for alternative processes with a collection of macro botanical fine art prints. Experiencing the best of both worlds, she shoots plant life digitally and then processes it in a wet-lab darkroom. Fuller’s work focuses on black and white and monochromatic documentary photography depicting historical architecture, dramatic mechanical workings and distinctive natural scenes. Seabrook’s photography, titled “Seasons of Change,” depicts nature’s beauty, which he hopes will raise awareness about preserving our wild places for future generations.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

2/4/2010 - 2/28/2010

Vertical Speech

African American Art Showcase

Vertical Speech

This group show features the works a various local and international African American artists. The artists include: Alonzo Edwards, Christopher Batten, Malcolm Rowry, Marcus Wilson, Mario Moore and Rod Gailes.

A portion of the art sales will help to fund the Pascal J. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be used to support the recruitment, retention, and matriculation of future men in the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, including underrepresented university underclassmen and eligible high school seniors.

An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, February 10 at 9:30 p.m. in conjunction with a benefit concert at 8 p.m. with Darnell Ishmel, baritone and Byron Sean, piano.

The exhibit is available for viewing Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., during concerts and by appointment.

1/4/2010 - 2/3/2010

Gallery 55+

Views of the Mature Artist

Gallery 55+: Views of the Mature Artist

Gallery 55+ presents a juried show of its artists. The organization exhibits work created by artists over the age of 55, some of whom are professional and some who have never exhibited their work. Gallery 55+ exhibits two-dimensional art and is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Exhibits change quarterly and include photography, painting, pastels, fiber arts and others. The Gallery 55+ is housed in the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor.

Please join the artists for the opening reception: Jan. 7 from 5 pm to 7 pm

11/3/2009 - 12/31/2009

Angelis Jackowski

An Amble in the Forest - Artistic Reflections on the Flora of North and South America

An Amble in the Forest - Artistic Reflections on the Flora of North and South America

Approximately 15 large format original watercolor paintings (up to 49" W x 65" H in size) by the artist that depict the flora of North & South American forests and jungles, respectively.

Please join the artist for an opening reception: November 5, 6pm - 8pm

Angelis Jackowski is an award-winning watercolorist who was born in the Andes of Venezuela and moved to Michigan in 1981 to study engineering at the University of Michigan. She later went on to Eastern Michigan University to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts. She began exploring the watercolor medium during her master’s degree and went on to pursue watercolor painting as a full-time profession and passion. She has won several prestigious awards around the country, including Best of Show titles in the states of Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. She has also exhibited in Toronto, Ontario. Corporate clients, such as St. Joseph-Mercy Health Centers, Harper Hospital-Karmanos Cancer Center and Pfizer Pharmaceutical, have purchased her works. Her current work can be viewed on-line at www.angelisj.com or at www.artsearch-corporate.com .  Angelis is represented by ARTSearch Gallery (717 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; 734-769-3223; www.artsearch-corporate.com; terrim@voyager.net).


 

10/21/2009 - 11/2/2009

Donald Jones

Images of Detroit

Images of Detroit and the American Romanian Music Festival

My Images of Detroit by Donald Jones
I have spent the last couple of years exploring the streets of our city and have developed a deep respect and love for the gritty hard-bitten spirit that exists here.  There is a creative drive that is communicated in the murals and the hand painted signs that can be found throughout the neighborhoods.  Spontaneous expressions of spirituality are found on many street corners.  From the historical significance of the Ossian Sweet Home to the architectural gems of the Albert Kahn buildings, the best and the worst of our society are well represented in Detroit.  Detroit is a blues, jazz and soul experience, with free form inclusiveness and a solid backbeat.  It is painfully obvious that the world is going through a critical transformation and nowhere has it hit harder than in our town.  Through my collection of images I have attempted to show how this transformation is taking place and it’s affect on the urban landscape.  It can be seen not only in the storefronts but also in the faces of the people.  I have always felt that one gets an immediate impression of an environment by observing the vernacular art that exists there.  This art can be powerfully transformative in both positive and negative ways. I have also felt very strongly that outside influences such as a giant billboards hawking liquor, tobacco or xxx movies illustrate a certain economic racism.  You just don’t see these kinds of ads and businesses in the suburbs and more affluent urban areas.  I feel that Detroit is a city in transition and wish to reflect its spirit in my photography.

 

9/1/2009 - 10/21/2009

Alvey Jones

Reeds of Change -- Paintings and assemblages by Alvey Jones

Reeds of Change—Paintings and assemblages by Alvey Jones

WORKS: Alvey Jones

The work of Michigan painter, printmaker and book artist Alvey Jones has been exhibited locally and nationally and is in many public and private collections. His artist books are in the Special Collections Department of the Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan. His artwork is part of the permanent collections of the University of Michigan, Saginaw Valley State University and Monroe Community College in Monroe, Michigan. He has won awards for his paintings, prints and artist books, including a First Prize at the Ann Arbor Art Center All-Media Competition and a First Prize at the Ann Arbor Art Center Members Only Exhibition. His work is regularly exhibited at WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor.

Before becoming a full-time painter, he was employed as a software engineer. He has worked professionally as an artist, graphic designer and illustrator in Peoria and Urbana, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; and New York City. He served in the U.S. Army as an illustrator in the Training Aids Section of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was art director for the Division of Broadcasting at the University of Illinois, and he has taught art history at Arizona State University and the University of Illinois. Born in Peoria, Illinois, he earned his BFA from Bradley University in Peoria and an MA from Arizona State University. He also did graduate work in art history at the University of Illinois. For more information: visit alveyjones.com

7/3/2009 - 8/31/2009

Terry Titus

Explorations in Design and Color: Paintings by Terry Titus

15-year retrospective of drawing and painting in pastel.

Terry Titus began her career with an MFA at Syracuse U., studying with the renowned Croatian sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic. One of her early stone carvings was selected for a national sculpture show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Over the years she worked primarily in clay but also in stone, wood and bronze, exhibiting in numerous juried shows in the USA and Mexico. Later in San Miguel de Allende she turned to drawing and painting in pastel. Among the artists who have influenced her are Ben Nicholson, Richard Diebenkorn, Mignonette Cheng and Jim Giampaoli of San Miguel.

Please Join the Artists for a Reception
Thursday, July 9, 5 pm - 7 pm

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