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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Blooms at The Gift Shop

It is the first week of Spring. Early plants are just beginning to sprout, and we are all ready to enjoy the blooms to come. You can enjoy the color and joy of flowers in your own home with the lovely art from The Gift Shop.
This week features the blooming art of Pete Snodgrass, Helena Kuttner-Giasson, and David Dinsdale.

Pete Snodgrass (SNOD) is a watercolor artist. His original paintings and cards of flowers and fruit are so sweet.


Helena Kuttner-Giasson (KUTT) is one of our favorite painters. She is adept at many styles and mediums. Her flower paintings are just lovely. Shown are two of her paint and ink prints. We also have Helena's cards.



David Dinsdale's (DINS) photographs are so vivid and rich. His flower portraits are especially beautiful.



(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.)

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Showing now at Anton Art Center:
2017 Macomb County Annual Secondary Student Show  featuring the artwork of our own Macomb County Secondary Students. This popular show runs through April 8. You will be inspired by the works of these talented young people!

Come and visit us soon!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Baubles, Pebbles, and Purses

Baubles, pebbles, and bright hand-made purses are in the spotlight this week at The Gift Shop.
Our featured artists are: Connie Babinchak, Jay Lozen, and Rosie Kiley.

Connie Babinchak (BAB) is a new jewelry artist fresh from Christmas Market 2016. Her pieces are very pretty, and are offered in sets.




Next is a brand new artist to The Gift Shop, Jay Lozen (LOZ). Jay decorates ordinary objects with bright, colorful pebbles, turning them into art pieces with an organic look. Jay has told us that he finds and polishes each pebble!



Now comes Rosie Kiley (KILE). Her hand-crafted purses are as well made as they are attractive and versatile.



(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.)

Come in soon and see the work of all our talented artists.

Showing now at Anton Art Center:
2017 Macomb County Annual Secondary Student Show  featuring the artwork of our own Macomb County Secondary Students. This popular show opens March 11, and runs through April 8. You will be inspired by the works of these young people!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

St. Patrick's Day decor

Here at The Gift Shop, we are all Irish on March 17.  This year it's time to go all out for St. Patrick's Day with this bright, happy wreath created for the holiday by Jan Gunning (GUN).

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

Opening this Saturday at Anton Art Center:
2017 Macomb County Annual Secondary Student Show  featuring the artwork of our own Macomb County Secondary Students. This popular show opens March 11, and runs through April 8.  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Silk, cards, and St. Patrick's Day at The Gift Shop

The variety and consistent quality of the artwork available here at The Gift Shop continues to offer our patrons unique gift-giving options.
This week there are three more Christmas Market 2016 artists who have joined The Gift Shop. The featured artists are: Cynthia VanHaaren, Linda Burton, and Jan Gunning.

Cynthia VanHaaren (VANH) hand paints gorgeous silk scarves. Pictured is one of her scarves with iconic Detroit  landmarks. We also have a lamp crafted with one of her vivid silk images, pictured below.




Linda Burton (BUR) has brought us bright, colorful greeting cards. Each one has an inspiring message inside.




Jan Gunning (GUN) had her decorative wreaths in our Christmas Market 2016, but wreaths are not just for the Christmas holidays. Here is a very special wreath for the celebration of Saint Patrick's Day!


(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.)

Stop in soon and see what treasures await you at The Gift Shop!

Coming soon to Anton Art Center:
2017 Macomb County Annual Secondary Student Show  featuring the artwork of our own Macomb County Secondary Students. This popular show opens March 11, and runs through April 8.  




Thursday, February 23, 2017

Still more new artists at The Gift Shop

We are not finished meeting the artists who have joined The Gift Shop from our successful 2016 Christmas Market.
Today let's look at the works of Julie Matuzak, Jan Filarski, and Carol Johnson.

Julie Matuzak (MAT) works in clay. Her patterns and techniques are very interesting.
Here are two examples of her clay work:



Jan Filarski (FIL) is a well-known artist, now she has joined The Gift Shop. Jan has brought us necklaces and pins made using tiny canvasses. Every one is a piece of wearable art. Here are two each of her colorful necklaces and pins:


Carol Johnson (JOHN) is also a jewelry artist. She uses gemstones, crystals, and wire wrap to create her pieces. Shown are several of her organic, very pretty pieces:



(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:
These are the final days for these wonderful shows. Make a point to see them before they are gone.
Michigan Annual XLIV
through Feb. 24 in the main floor galleries. This is a juried show open to Michigan artists.
Coffee,Tea & Chocolate  
through Feb. 24 on the 2nd. floor Community Gallery. A juried show open to members of Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair ShoresMount Clemens Art Association, and Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association
There is also a very popular exhibit through Feb. 24 in our History Gallery celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Selfridge Air National Guard Base .

See you soon here at The Gift Shop and in the galleries!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

More New Artists at The Gift Shop

Our list of artists who have joined The Gift Shop from Christmas Market continues with Chris Charron, Sharon McDonnell, and Marvin and Robin Blitchok.

Chris Charron (CHAR) is a wonderful photographer.



Three examples of the photos created by Chris Charron (CHAR). Very striking!
Next is our new wood artist, Sharon McDonnell (MCDO). The pieces are practical, and well made.






 The metal art pieces by Marvin and Robin Blitchok were a very big hit at Christmas Market. Much of their work is designed for garden display.



Lovely examples of the work of Marvin and Robin Blitchok (BLI). 
(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:
Michigan Annual XLIV
through Feb. 24 in the main floor galleries. This is a juried show open to Michigan artists.
Coffee,Tea & Chocolate  
through Feb. 24 on the 2nd. floor Community Gallery. A juried show open to members of Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair ShoresMount Clemens Art Association, and Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association
There is also a very popular exhibit in our History Gallery celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Selfrige Air National Guard Base .

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New artists fresh from Christmas Market 2016

We had a very successful Christmas Market in 2016, and some of the artists who participated have chosen to be in The Gift Shop.
Today the focus will be on Keith Lowrie, Dana Matuskey, and Darleen Urbanek.

Keith Lowrie (LOW) is a gifted photographer. He has brought in some stunning work for The Gift Shop.




Pictured are three examples of the artistry of Keith Lowrie (LOW). Aren't they gorgeous?

Our next artist is Dana Matuskey (MATU). She creates lovely, and intricate knitted fashions.




Knitted fashions created by Dana Matuskey (MATU). Her pieces are elegant, colorful, and fresh.

Next up is painter Darleen Urbanek (URB). She has brought in her charming animal portraits.




Sweet animal portraits painted by artist Darleen Urbanek (URB)...so adorable!

(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:

Michigan Annual XLIV
through Feb. 24 in the main floor galleries. This is a juried show open to Michigan artists.
Coffee, Tea & Chocolate  
through Feb. 24 on the 2nd. floor Community Gallery. A juried show open to members of Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair ShoresMount Clemens Art Association, and Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association.

Come in soon and experience Michigan artists at their best!