Eric Blom, Wood Working / Roberta Busard, Mixed-Media Painting / Dale Compton, Painting /
John Copley, Painting / Carlye Crisler, Painting / Cheryl Dawdy, Collage & Greeting Cards / Pamela Day, Figurative Ceramics / Cherie Haney, Metal Art / Scott Hartley, Watercolor / Jack Kenny, Photography / John Lloyd, Photography / Suzy Mann, Hand-Knit Purses / David McAlpine, Clay Tiles / Mike Mouradian, Cigar Box Musical Instruments / Dan Mulholland, Mixed-Media Assemblages/
Nels Nelson, Handmade Cards / Suzan Sachs, Glassware / Genia Service, Painting / Dick Siegel, Mixed Media / Sarah Stanton, Jewelry / Carolyn Tjon-Burnstein, Jewelry /
Margo West, WestWare Art Pottery
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Catch Us While You Can: March Events
Thursday Salon Series, March 2nd, 4-5+pm:
RESCHEDULED EVENT: Well-known artists in diverse media: Painter, John Copley, & photographer, Jack Kenny, reveal 2 ways to portray rural Michigan thru John’s graphic, acrylic interpretations of MI barns, farmhouses, and landscapes, and Jack’s “Street Photography” developed thru decades documenting Cuba’s buildings and people. Jack will also preview his collection of Alberto “Korda” Diaz’s and Osvaldo and Roberto Salas’ photographs of the Cuban Revolution.
Coffee Tea & Croissants Series, Sunday, March 5th, Noon-2+pm:
The Opening of Jack Kenny’s Revolution Evolution, Alberto “Korda’ Diaz’, and Osvaldo and Roberto Salas’ photographs of the Cuban Revolution. Korda’s iconic “Heroic Guerilla” photo of Che Guevara became the symbol of international 20th Century revolution. He and Salas photographed the struggle, beauty, nobility and tragedy of the Cuban Revolution from 1958 to 1964. The photos and Kenney’s intimate knowledge of their story, create a new understanding of a century long struggle that still goes on. Their photos will be displayed all month, with Carlye Crisler’s Cuba paintings. Caryle, known from her many A2 Observer cover paintings of iconic A2 storefronts, brings her same casual insights into the storefronts, street scenes and people of Cuba.
Thursday Salon Series, March 9th, 4-5+pm:
Mother Nature & Man-Made: Genia Service explores what she calls the “yummy” palate of colors she uses to create luscious natural settings of trees, flowers and forests. Dale Compton’s similar vibrant colors recreate Detroit streets and intersections, where telephone poles, wires in the air and train crossings make industry into art. The artists will be sharing the stories of their work.
Coffee Tea & Croissants Series, Sunday, March 12th, Noon-2+pm: The weekly “brunch replacement” continues with its musicians and artists sharing songs, stories, laughs, and artwork. This week, the artists present plans to make the Gallery permanent, including changes to the space, a call for additional artists with new experience and visions, and even new names as the Gallery that may no longer be a “Makeshift” Pop-up. Other galleries may also be in attendance.
Thursday Salon Series, March 16th 4-5+pm:
Cigar Box Guitar & Panjo Jam – MOVED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD.
No event scheduled for March 16th.
Coffee Tea & Croissants Series, Sunday, March 19th, Noon-2+pm: Performance Network’s Tracy Leigh Komarmy, Ron Miller and Peter Knox, and Attic Theatre founder Jim Moran perform a staged reading of Jay Stielstra’s newest play. “O’ Say Can You See” is Stielstra’s look into the convoluted characters, politics and intrigue leading up to the Civil War. It features a surprisingly pro-slavery Francis Scott Key among abolitionists and plotters, and the disappearances of citizens and slaves. Stielstra’s humor (North Country Opera, Tittabawassee Jane) and inscrutable characters uncover the real people of the pre-bellum era and their families, workers and friends – being uprooted in the lead-up to the nation’s bloodiest war. Unlike Jay’s earlier plays, it uses popular music of the 1840s
Thursday Salon Series, March 23, 4-5+pm
Monthly program featuring artwork from local high schools artists. THIS EVENT MOVED TO APRIL, DATE TBD. Instead, we will be featuring the event originally scheduled for March 16th – A Cigar Box Guitar & Panjo Jam, by Mike Mouradian, friends and gallery artists, using his hand-made 3-string electric Cigar Box Guitars (like the old bluesmen and Bo Diddly played); his banjos made from pans, and dulcimer and ukulele. We’ll also get a taste of their history.
Coffee Tea & Croissants Series, Sunday, March, 26th, Noon-12+pm: Opening; Estate Sale of Barbara Kramer’s collected art. Barbara passed away in January. A member of numerous A2 organizations and long-time stage Manager and co-producer of shows at the Performance Network, her art collection has been donated to the Gallery by her husband Ron and her sons. Many paintings in a wide range of sizes and costs, as well as old music boxes and other collectables will be in the Gallery. Images of the artwork will be on view for the next few weeks. A selection will be offered live on a March 30th, and thru an on-line Auction. The event will be accompanied by area jazz musicians.
Thursday Salon Series, March 30, 4-5+pm, Salon Series:
A LIVE & ON-LINE Art Auction. Select artworks from the collection of local arts patron Barbara Kramer. On display at the gallery starting on March 26th, through the end of the month; select works will be available at a Live and On-Line Auction, from 4pm to 5+pm.
Items will range widely in size and price from very affordable to higher priced pieces. Donated by the Kramer family, the funds raised will go toward helping establish the Gallery as a full time, ongoing Art Gallery and Salon.