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Thursday, August 17, 2017

More Garden Art for your home

Here at The Gift Shop there are still more artists whose creations bring the garden into your home.
This week we will look at the work of Anna Hughes, Winnie Chrzanowski, David Dinsdale, and Pete Snodgrass.

Anna Hughes (HUG) has brought us some of her beautiful hanging glass garden mosaics. Each is a framed 16"x11" piece.




Winnie Chrzanowski (CHRZ) is a photographer of many subjects. Her flower and insect portraits are so vivid. Many of her photos are also available as cards and magnets.







David Dinsdale (DINS) is also a photographer who has turned his photos into glass bread boards, and coasters. Here are some of his garden inspired creations.






Pete Snodgrass (SNOD) is a watercolor artist. Each of his paintings and cards is an original.





(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:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield

Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bring the Garden Indoors

It is wonderful to stroll through gardens at this time of year. Here at The Gift Shop we have art that will bring that same feeling of wonder into your home.
This week we will look at the garden art of: Cheryl English, Chris Charron, and Lynn Conlen.

Cheryl English (ENG) is a very well known clay artist, and garden expert. We have her pretty little table top birdbaths. Each is embellished with a clay leaf formed from an actual leaf from one of our native trees.



Chris Charron (CHAR) is a photographer. His flower photos are stunning.



Lynn Conlen (CON) is a clay artist who has created the sweetest ceramic butterflies. Some are made to stand on their own, others to hang on the wall.



(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.)

Enjoy your summer inside and out!

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield

Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month"

Irma Reinboth is the "Artist of the Month" for August here at The Gift Shop.

Irma Reinboth (REI) was born and raised in Mount Clemens. She has been painting in oils for many years. She recently began painting directly onto wood using dye, and then embellishing with oil pen or ink, in a process known as: "Wood Batik". Irma learned this process from a well-known Hawaiian artist named Ricky Pa.
In her own words: " I love seeing how each painting I create is going to turn out. The grain and hardness of  each piece of wood takes the dye differently, making every painting unique."

Framed 8x10  "Blue Cheek Butterfly Fish"

Framed 6x11 "European Robin"

Framed 8x10 "Michigan Oriole"

Framed 6.5x11 "Western Scrub Jay"

Framed 6x11 "Yellow Warbler of Oklahoma"

Come in soon and see these lovely, vibrant paintings for yourself.

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield

Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gifts for the Garden

Gardens are going strong right now. Flowers, foliage, and fauna abound. How about adding one more element of interest? Decorate your garden with art from The Gift Shop.
Lets look at the work of Marvin and Robin Blitchok, Theresa Lowe, and Sharon Parker.

Marvin and Robin Blitchok joined The Gift Shop this year after they experienced a very successful Christmas Market 2016. Their metal work is perfect for garden display, and can stay outside all year long.

Pick one or several of the Blitchok (BLI) bird stakes.

Add a fun Blitchok (BLI) chicken stake. 

The Blitchok (BLI) metal wreaths look great outside!
 Theresa Lowe (LOWE) has brought us lovely glass wind chimes. The soft tinkling, and beautiful flashes of color are a delight in the garden.



Here are just three of Theresa Lowe's (LOWE) wind chimes. Aren't they pretty?
Sharon Parker (PARK) has been one of our successful pottery artists for many years. Her ceramic and copper bird houses are so bright and colorful in the garden.



(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:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield

Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Glass Glistens at The Gift Shop

Here at The Gift Shop we have artists who have created the most beautiful glass-work. Today we will highlight the work of George Bochnig, Perry Hensen, Rick Shapero, and Martha Millis.

George Bochnig (BOCH) is a well-known glass artist. His work has been in The Gift Shop for many years. His vases, lotion bottles,and bowls are very popular.





Be sure to look for George Bochnig's (BOCH) shimmering glass Christmas ornaments at this years Holiday Market!

Perry Hensen (HEN) specializes in stained glass, and his pieces are beautiful! We have his unique business card holders, and classic window pieces.




Rick Shapero (SHAP) creates vases with the most vibrant colors.





Martha Millis (MILLI) employs glass in various ways. We have her coaster sets, and her Dichroic glass jewelry




Add some glisten, shimmer, and sparkle to your summer with glass from The Gift Shop.

(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:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield : Jan Gongloff, Shirley Gower, Colleen Hilzinger, Deborah K. Marvin, Kristine Olson, Olga T. Pawlowski, Diane L. Radtke, Lisa Richter, Sharyn Scharman, Ev Schwartz, Fran Seikaly, Nancy Slutsky, Rose Marie Starke, Donna Thibodeau, Billie Thompson, and Marcia M. Tournay. Juror Edward Duff.

Coming this Saturday to Anton Art Center:
Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art,  juried by Edward Duff Opening Reception Saturday, July 8, 1-3pm.



Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Artist of the Month" for July

The Gift Shop "Artist of the Month " for July is Lin Viglione. Lin creates in several different mediums, including: clay, pastel, watercolor, acrylics, photography, and collage. Here at The Gift Shop we have examples of her clay, photography, and collage work.

A beautiful clay angel mounted on marble created by Lin Viglione (VIG).

Sweet clay birds complete with bird seed from Lin Viglione (VIG).


Greeting cards made from photos by Lin Viglione (VIG).
8x10 matted collage created by Lin Viglione (VIG).



According to her Artist bio, Lin has said: "Reaching out to others with my art is my way of making things better...hard work for the hands and inspiration for the soul."

Inspired indeed! Come and see her work and more at The Gift Shop.

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


Showing now at Anton Art Center:
Palette and Brush Club Show   June 13 - August 25 in the main floor galleries. This show features selected artwork by members of the Palette & Brush Club of Southfield : Jan Gongloff, Shirley Gower, Colleen Hilzinger, Deborah K. Marvin, Kristine Olson, Olga T. Pawlowski, Diane L. Radtke, Lisa Richter, Sharyn Scharman, Ev Schwartz, Fran Seikaly, Nancy Slutsky, Rose Marie Starke, Donna Thibodeau, Billie Thompson, and Marcia M. Tournay. Juror Edward Duff.

Coming soon to Anton Art Center:
Romeo Guild of Art Members Show  July 8 - August 31, 2017. Featuring artwork by members of the Romeo Guild of Art,  juried by Edward Duff Opening Reception Saturday, July 8, 1-3pm.