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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Add Color to your Decor!

Here at The Gift Shop we have wall art artists who work in many styles, mediums, and choice of subjects.

Today we will look at the very colorful works of Sandra DeBose-Howard, Gloria Goeddeke, and Anastasia Chamiok.

Sandra DeBose-Howard paints bold, colorful abstracts using acrylics.



The late Gloria Goeddeke painted classic and impressionistic works in watercolor, oils, and pastels. We are lucky that her daughter has brought us some of her framed originals, and prints of her works.




Anastasia Chamiok creates beautiful original matted works with pastels.





Come in and see the beautiful wall art available from the featured artists and many more, here at The Gift Shop.

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
Motherhood  presented by McLaren Macomb. July 28 - September 5, 2018.  This is a juried exhibition featuring works in various media on the complexity of motherhood. 


 Tuesday Printmakers  July 21 - August 30, 2018. 
This exhibit features artwork by members of the Tuesday Printmakers artist group. Exhibiting artists include Joan Albert, Barbara Bollin, Tudi Harwood, Deborah Maiale, Edward Marsh, Kathleen McNamee, Cindy Sommerville, Mary Stebbins Taitt, Nobuko Yamasaki, and Lori Zurvalec.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

New Artist in The Gift Shop

We have a new artist here at The Gift Shop. Her name is Marty Ferguson.

Marty is a multi-talented award-winning artist, and teacher. Her work includes jewelry, found-object creations, and clay. She has brought us pieces from her "Quilted", and "Doily Hearts" collection.







 Marty's hearts are imaginative, and her glazes are so very colorful. Each heart is about 4 1/2"x 3 1/2"...small enough to tuck one or a few into your decor.

Showing now at Anton Art Center: Motherhood  presented by McLaren Macomb. July 28 - September 5, 2018  This is a juried exhibition featuring works in various media on the complexity of motherhood. 


 Tuesday Printmakers  July 21 - August 30, 2018. 
This exhibit features artwork by members of the Tuesday Printmakers artist group. Exhibiting artists include Joan Albert, Barbara Bollin, Tudi Harwood, Deborah Maiale, Edward Marsh, Kathleen McNamee, Cindy Sommerville, Mary Stebbins Taitt, Nobuko Yamasaki, and Lori Zurvalec.








Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month" for August

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month" for August is Patrick Dinunzio.

Patrick has fashioned wall art from metal and different woods. His process includes precise laser cutting, detailed hand carving, and creative wood staining.

Below are two examples of Patrick's metal wall pieces.




 Here we have three of Patrick's detailed wood creations in his "Steampunk" series.




Finally, another wooden wall piece with an ancient Egyptian theme.


Patrick is not the only artist in  the family...his wife Ilene Dinunzio makes handmade paper beads that she uses in her lovely necklaces. The necklaces are all 28" to 40" ...long enough to place over the head without the need for clasps. These close-ups of just three of her necklaces show the bead and pendant details.




Aren't they pretty?

Find Patrick's and Ilene's work and much more here at The Gift Shop!

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
Motherhood  presented by McLaren Macomb. July 28 - September 5, 2018
'Motherhood' is a juried exhibition featuring works of varying media on the complexity of motherhood. 

 Tuesday Printmakers  July 21 - August 30, 2018. 
This exhibit features artwork by members of the Tuesday Printmakers artist group. Exhibiting artists include Joan Albert, Barbara Bollin, Tudi Harwood, Deborah Maiale, Edward Marsh, Kathleen McNamee, Cindy Sommerville, Mary Stebbins Taitt, Nobuko Yamasaki, and Lori Zurvalec.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Acrylic Flow at The Gift Shop

"Acrylic Flow" is a popular painting technique. According to artists who use it, you never know exactly what the paint will do, and each piece is unique.
This week we look at the "Acrylic Flow" art from Kelly Wojdyla-Gray, and Sue Kimmen.

Kelly Wojdyla-Gray (WOJ) has created beautiful and colorful "Acrylic Flow" pieces on canvass.




Kelly has also used the technique on lovely necklace pendants.



Sue Kimmen (KIM) has also created beautiful "Acrylic Flow" work on canvass, in fact she teaches  classes here at Anton Art Center. Her work in The Gift Shop consists of bright treasure boxes, and unique wine stoppers.





Come in and see the work for yourself!

(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center: A Bicentennial Exhibition  June 16 - July 20. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display, with a special exhibit by the Italian American Cultural Society. Check out "A Bicentennial Exhibition" photos for a look at the works on display. This has been a very popular exhibit...and these are the last days to see it!


Coming Soon to Anton Art Center: "Tuesday Printmakers"  July 21 - August 30, 2018. Opening Reception & Awards Saturday, July 21, 1-3pm, refreshments provided.
This exhibit features artwork by members of the Tuesday Printmakers artist group. Exhibiting artists include Joan Albert, Barbara Bollin, Tudi Harwood, Deborah Maiale, Edward Marsh, Kathleen McNamee, Cindy Sommerville, Mary Stebbins Taitt, Nobuko Yamasaki, and Lori Zurvalec.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Animals We Love

There are many themes that our artists have explored here at The Gift Shop. One of my favorites is a focus on animals. Today we will look at the works from Anastasia Chamiok, Abigail Davidson, and Janice Lindell-Meinhard.

Anastasia Chamiok (CHAM) creates her beautiful pieces using pastels. Here is one of her original 16"x 20"  matted works.



Abigail Davidson (DAVI) employs the art of lithography to bring us her animal portraits. They are available as prints, cards, framed pieces, and wearables.





Janice Lindell-Meinhard (LIN) works in clay. Here are samples of her very clever animals!



(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:  "The Art of Weather"  June 9 - July 13.  This juried show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa. Take a quick look at the art here:"The Art of Weather" photos. These are the last days to see this show...don't miss it!

A Bicentennial Exhibition  June 16 - July 20. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display, with a special exhibit by the Italian American Cultural Society. Check out "A Bicentennial Exhibition" photos for a look at the works on display.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Gift Shop "Artist of the Month" for July

The "Artist of the Month" for July is George Bochnig.

George Bochnig (BOCH) is a skilled glass blower. His pieces are functional, beautiful, colorful, and delicate.

He received his training at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, as well as the Haystack Craft School in Maine. He opened his studio at his home in 1987 and has been in operation since then. 
He produces functional items with traditional off-hand Venetian techniques. His work includes bowls, vases, perfumes, ornaments and more. 








(Remember, the letters in parentheses after George's name shows his code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know he created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:

"The Art of Weather"  June 9 - July 13.  This juried show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa. Take a quick look at the art here:"The Art of Weather" photos.

A Bicentennial Exhibition  June 16 - July 20. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display, with a special exhibit by the Italian American Cultural Society. Check out "A Bicentennial Exhibition" photos for a look at the works on display.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer is Here!

Summer has officially started! Here at The Gift Shop we welcome the season with art that celebrates Summer's special events and memories. This week we will look at the "Summer Art" of  Winnie Chrzanowski, Marianna Defer-Pfeifer, Catherine Firmbach, and Theresa Lowe.

Winnie Chrzanowski (CHRZ) is a photographer adept at many different photo techniques.

"Waterlily"

"Sunrise in Paradise"

"Dog on the Beach"

Marianna Defer-Pfeifer (DEF) is a skilled painter and teacher. Below is her lovely Summer painting entitled "Lake Michigan".




Catherine Firmbach (FIR) is also a photographer. Her practiced "eye" has captured some beautiful Summer memories in prints and greeting cards. Here are just three of her available greeting cards.





Theresa Lowe makes the most beautiful wind chimes from fused glass, beads, and natural wood. Their sweet sound is so delightful.





(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)


Showing now at Anton Art Center:
"The Art of Weather"  June 9 - July 13.  This juried show features selected works from members of the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores (LPC), the Mount Clemens Art Association (MCAA), the Romeo Guild of Art (RGA), and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. (WTCFA). Juried by Carol LaChiusa. Take a quick look at the art here:"The Art of Weather" photos.

A Bicentennial Exhibition  June 16 - July 20, 2018. This exhibition celebrating 200 years of art and design in Macomb County and Mount Clemens, featuring a variety of historic items on display, with a special exhibit by the Italian American Cultural Society. Check out "A Bicentennial Exhibition" photos for a look at the works on display.